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Contributors
Contributors
Jef Akst and Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Lessons in Memory from a Champ
Lessons in Memory from a Champ
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2017
A four-time winner of the USA Memory Championship is helping scientists understand how the brain works.
Advancing Techniques Reveal the Brain’s Impressive Diversity
Advancing Techniques Reveal the Brain’s Impressive Diversity
Sara B. Linker, Fred H. Gage, Tracy A. Bedrosian | Nov 1, 2017
No two neurons are alike. What does that mean for brain function?
Infographic: Understanding Our Diverse Brain
Infographic: Understanding Our Diverse Brain
Fred H. Gage, Tracy A. Bedrosian, Sara B. Linker | Oct 31, 2017
Recent advances in single-cell omics and other techniques are revealing variation at genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, and posttranscriptomic levels.
Base Editing Now Able to Convert Adenine-Thymine to Guanine-Cytosine
Base Editing Now Able to Convert Adenine-Thymine to Guanine-Cytosine
Catherine Offord | Oct 25, 2017
With the arrival of a new class of single-nucleotide editors, researchers can target the most common type of pathogenic SNP in humans.
RNA Editing Possible with CRISPR-Cas13
RNA Editing Possible with CRISPR-Cas13
Ruth Williams | Oct 25, 2017
Scientists extend the capabilities of the CRISPR-Cas system to include precise manipulations of RNA sequences in human cells.
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2017
Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.
How Geneticists’ Views Compare to the Public’s on Genome Editing
How Geneticists’ Views Compare to the Public’s on Genome Editing
Bob Grant | Oct 22, 2017
Professionals in the genetics field generally support editing the genomes of somatic cells, mirroring public opinion, but diverge from nonexperts when it comes to germline editing.
Insects Are Increasingly Evolving Resistance to Genetically Modified Crops
Insects Are Increasingly Evolving Resistance to Genetically Modified Crops
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 13, 2017
Plantings of non-GM refuges counter the development of resistance.
GM Mosquitoes Closer to Release in U.S.
GM Mosquitoes Closer to Release in U.S.
Abby Olena | Oct 13, 2017
The EPA is now in charge of regulating the use of Oxitec’s strain of Aedes aegypti, genetically engineered to reduce populations of the insects.