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The Living Set
Wim Hordijk | Jun 1, 2015
Mathematical and computational approaches are making strides in understanding how life might have emerged and organized itself from the basic chemistry of early Earth.
Renowned Molecular Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 6, 2015
Alexander Rich, discoverer of Z-DNA, the RNA-DNA double helix, and the structure of collagen, has passed away at age 90.
Plant Biologist’s Work Investigated
Kerry Grens | Apr 2, 2015
Institutions where RNA interference scientist Olivier Voinnet has worked are looking into allegations of misconduct.
TS Live: The Enemy Within
Staff | Feb 1, 2015
How viruses wield tiny molecules of RNA to help them persist in our bodies for years, decades, and sometimes an entire life span
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2014
Researchers discover a new subunit of a bacterial RNA polymerase—as well as hints of its potential role in defending against viruses.
Cone Cell Correctors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.
Ruben Gonzalez Jr.: Molecular Visualizer
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2014
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University. Age 42
Modified CRISPR Expands Targets
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2014
Tweaking the expression of guide RNAs used in CRISPR genome editing broadens the repertoire of target sites.
RNA Determines Sex in Silk Worms
Bob Grant | May 19, 2014
The finding is the first case of sex determination that does not involve a protein and may one day be a boon to silk manufacturers.
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2014
See March 2014 Scientist to Watch Matthew Powner explain his work exploring the chemical origins of life on Earth.