prison, genetics & genomics, microbiology
Disease-Linked Genes Questioned
Disease-Linked Genes Questioned
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2016
Many patients with genetic variations linked to cardiac disorders do not exhibit any symptoms, raising concerns about the validity of incidental findings of genetic tests.
TS Picks: CRISPR Patent Edition
TS Picks: CRISPR Patent Edition
Kerry Grens | Jan 5, 2016
A challenge to the first CRISPR patent just got teeth.
CRISPR Improves Disease in Adult Mice
CRISPR Improves Disease in Adult Mice
Kerry Grens | Jan 4, 2016
Three groups of researchers used the gene-editing method to restore a protein deficient in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Reveling in the Revealed
Reveling in the Revealed
Kelly Rae Chi | Jan 1, 2016
A growing toolbox for surveying the activity of entire genomes
Contributors
Contributors
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2016 issue of The Scientist.
All Together Now
All Together Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2016
Understanding the biological roots of cooperation might help resolve some of the biggest scientific challenges we face.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
January 2016's selection of notable quotes
Telomerase Overdrive
Telomerase Overdrive
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 1, 2016
Two mutations in a gene involved in telomere extension reverse the gene’s epigenetic silencing.
Managing Methylation
Managing Methylation
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
A long noncoding RNA associated with DNA methylation has the power to regulate colon cancer growth in vitro.
RNA Methylation Dynamics
RNA Methylation Dynamics
and Gidi Rechavi, Dan Dominissini, Chuan He | Jan 1, 2016
Additions to the bases of RNA molecules can be written, read, and erased.