CRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than Intended
The DNA-cutting enzyme used in the technique is not as precisely targeted as scientists had thought, and investors take notice.
CRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than Intended
CRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than Intended

The DNA-cutting enzyme used in the technique is not as precisely targeted as scientists had thought, and investors take notice.

The DNA-cutting enzyme used in the technique is not as precisely targeted as scientists had thought, and investors take notice.

Parkinson's disease, stem cells, evolution, cancer
Cancer Geneticist Quits After Harassment Allegations
Cancer Geneticist Quits After Harassment Allegations
Kerry Grens | Jul 17, 2018
Accusations that Nazneen Rahman bullied employees at the Institute of Cancer Research in the U.K. stretch back 12 years.
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Abby Olena | Jul 12, 2018
A re-analysis of sequencing data from a 2016 study of these tiny metazoans reveals possible contamination, rather than an exchange of DNA among species.
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Shawna Williams | Jul 11, 2018
The dating of stone tools in China puts members of the Homo genus there more than 2 million years ago.
Traitorous Tumor Cells Kill Their Own Kind
Traitorous Tumor Cells Kill Their Own Kind
Ruth Williams | Jul 11, 2018
Researchers plan to turn cancer cells into defectors, engineering them to kill the tumors from whence they came, and have tested the approach in mice.
Natural Killer Cells Prove Effective as a CAR Therapy in Mice
Natural Killer Cells Prove Effective as a CAR Therapy in Mice
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 6, 2018
Stem-cell–derived natural killer cells engineered in a similar way to CAR-T cells may pave the way to “off the shelf” cancer therapies that aren’t patient-specific.
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Catherine Offord | Jul 5, 2018
European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.
Neuropharmacologist Arvid Carlsson Dies at 95
Neuropharmacologist Arvid Carlsson Dies at 95
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 2, 2018
The Nobel laureate’s discoveries led to a treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
Infographic: Resurrecting Ancient Proteins
Infographic: Resurrecting Ancient Proteins
Amber Dance | Jul 1, 2018

Learn the basic steps researchers take when reconstructing proteins from the past and how these biomolecules can inform engineering projects.

Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
The function of early hominins’ enlarged brow ridges, and their reduction in size in Homo sapiens, have puzzled paleoanthropologists for decades.