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Genetic Tags Illuminate Where Neurons Extend
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2016
Barcodes of mRNA travel to the cells' axon terminals, offering a sequencing-based approach to neural mapping.
How to Track Translation in Living Cells
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2016
Four independent research groups develop techniques for visualizing peptide production in living cells.
New Test for Zika OKed
Kerry Grens | Mar 22, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval for a combination diagnostic that can distinguish between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya infections.
CRISPR Can Tag RNA
Kerry Grens | Mar 21, 2016
Modifications to the DNA-slicing program allow for monitoring the movement of messenger RNA.
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
A long noncoding RNA associated with DNA methylation has the power to regulate colon cancer growth in vitro.
Gidi Rechavi, Chuan He, Dan Dominissini | Jan 1, 2016
DNA isn’t the only decorated nucleic acid in the cell. Modifications to RNA molecules are much more common and are critical for regulating diverse biological processes.
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.
Ghosts in the Genome
Oliver J. Rando | Dec 1, 2015
How one generation’s experience can affect the next
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2015
A new high-throughput, transcriptome-wide assay determines RNA structures in vivo.
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.