Left-Handed DNA Has a Biological Role Within a Dynamic Genetic Code
Left-Handed DNA Has a Biological Role Within a Dynamic Genetic Code
Once considered an unimportant curiosity, Z-DNA is now recognized to provide an on-the-fly mechanism to regulate how an RNA transcript is edited.
Left-Handed DNA Has a Biological Role Within a Dynamic Genetic Code
Left-Handed DNA Has a Biological Role Within a Dynamic Genetic Code

Once considered an unimportant curiosity, Z-DNA is now recognized to provide an on-the-fly mechanism to regulate how an RNA transcript is edited.

Once considered an unimportant curiosity, Z-DNA is now recognized to provide an on-the-fly mechanism to regulate how an RNA transcript is edited.

RNA editing
Infographic: DNA Isn’t Always Right-Handed
Infographic: DNA Isn’t Always Right-Handed
Rachel Brazil | Jun 1, 2020
When the nucleic acid spirals to the left, it takes on a zig-zag shape known as Z-DNA that appears to regulate RNA editing.
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.
CRISPR System Targets RNA in Mammalian Cells
CRISPR System Targets RNA in Mammalian Cells
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 4, 2017
Researchers engineer bacterial CRISPR-Cas13 to knock down RNA in mammalian cells.
CRISPR Corrects RNA-based Disease Defects
CRISPR Corrects RNA-based Disease Defects
Kerry Grens | Aug 10, 2017
In human cells, researchers deploy the genome editor to snip out toxic repetitive sequences.
Cephalopod Genomes Contain Thousands of Conserved RNA Editing Sites
Cephalopod Genomes Contain Thousands of Conserved RNA Editing Sites
Abby Olena | Apr 6, 2017
Octopus, cuttlefish, and squid extensively edit messenger RNAs in an evolutionarily conserved process. 
A New Way to ID Targets of RNA-Binding Proteins
A New Way to ID Targets of RNA-Binding Proteins
Ruth Williams | Jun 30, 2016
The catalytic domain of an RNA-editing enzyme is fused with RNA-binding proteins.
CRISPR Can Tag RNA
CRISPR Can Tag RNA
Kerry Grens | Mar 21, 2016
Modifications to the DNA-slicing program allow for monitoring the movement of messenger RNA.
Toying with RNA
Toying with RNA
Hayley Dunning | Jun 26, 2012
A new online game challenges users to design RNA sequences with the opportunity to have them brought to life.
How to Survive Freezing Waters
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2012
For at least one species of octopus, all it takes is a little RNA editing.