proteins, culture, genetics & genomics
More CRISPR Proteins Discovered
More CRISPR Proteins Discovered
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2015
Researchers identify three new proteins that may serve as alternatives to Cas9.
Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction
Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction
Kerry Grens | Oct 21, 2015
The personal genomics firm is ramping up its suite of disease-related genetic tests.
Genetically Engineered Dogs
Genetically Engineered Dogs
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2015
Researchers in China delete the myostatin gene in beagles, creating animals with twice the muscle mass.
Tethering Transposons
Tethering Transposons
Ruth Williams | Oct 15, 2015
Panoramix, a newly identified transcription repressor, takes the bounce out of jumping genes.
Ancient African DNA Hints at Eurasian Migration
Ancient African DNA Hints at Eurasian Migration
Bob Grant | Oct 13, 2015
A 4,500-year-old genome, extracted from the skeleton of an Ethiopian man, bears the marks of human migration from Europe back into Africa.
Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
Kerry Grens | Oct 13, 2015
An upcoming clinical trial aims to correct for a disease of fragile bones in affected babies before they are born.
Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation
Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2015
Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.
Epigenetic Marks Tied to Homosexuality
Epigenetic Marks Tied to Homosexuality
Kerry Grens | Oct 8, 2015
In a small study of male twins, nine methylation sites helped researchers predict a person’s sexual orientation.
Phase 3 Win for Gene Therapy
Phase 3 Win for Gene Therapy
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2015
The treatment restored sight among people with an inherited visual impairment.
Debating the Value of Anonymity
Debating the Value of Anonymity
Jef Akst | Oct 5, 2015
PubPeer responds to criticism that anonymous post-publication peer review threatens the scientific process.