reagents, cell & molecular biology, genetics & genomics
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.
Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response
Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 4, 2016
A gene-expression signature correlates with a person’s likelihood of experiencing adverse events after receiving a seasonal flu vaccine, scientists show. 
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.
Master Folder
Master Folder
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
Meet Susan Lindquist, the MIT biologist who has won numerous accolades for her research on protein folding.
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.
Fearless about Folding
Fearless about Folding
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2016
Susan Lindquist has never shied away from letting her curiosity guide her research career.
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.
Smooth Move
Smooth Move
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 1, 2016
In the mouse lung, hardening of a blood vessel can result from just a single progenitor cell forming new smooth muscle.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
January 2016's selection of notable quotes
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.