Taming the Transposon Hordes
Taming the Transposon Hordes
Researchers repurpose the CRISPR machinery to turn whole classes of transposable elements on or off.
Taming the Transposon Hordes
Taming the Transposon Hordes

Researchers repurpose the CRISPR machinery to turn whole classes of transposable elements on or off.

Researchers repurpose the CRISPR machinery to turn whole classes of transposable elements on or off.

techniques
Top Technical Advances in 2018
Top Technical Advances in 2018
Shawna Williams | Dec 24, 2018
The year’s most impressive achievements include ecology research via drone, mice with two dads, and the use of artificial intelligence to identify and monitor cancer cells.
AI Networks Generate Super-Resolution from Basic Microscopy
AI Networks Generate Super-Resolution from Basic Microscopy
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2018
A new study uses deep learning to improve the resolution of biological images, but elicits skepticism about its ability to enhance snapshots of sample types that it has never seen before.
Image of the Day: Bad Behavior
Image of the Day: Bad Behavior
Kerry Grens | Dec 12, 2018
A deep learning program can identify cells with higher metastatic potential based on the way they look and move.
CRISPR Scientists Slam Methods Used on Gene-Edited Babies
CRISPR Scientists Slam Methods Used on Gene-Edited Babies
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 4, 2018
Since He Jiankui presented his results at last week’s gene editing summit, researchers have raised concerns about his protocol, calling the procedure “amateurish” and “unconscionable.”
Deep Brain Stimulation of Orbitofrontal Cortex Relieves Depression
Deep Brain Stimulation of Orbitofrontal Cortex Relieves Depression
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 3, 2018
The result of a study among patients with epilepsy strengthens the case for the importance of this brain region in determining mood.
Sounding Out Cell Stickiness
Sounding Out Cell Stickiness
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2018
Acoustic forces can be used to differentiate adherent from non-adherent cells.
Infographic: Shaken Loose
Infographic: Shaken Loose
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2018
How acoustic waves let researchers measure whether, and how firmly, cells are bound to a substrate
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2018
United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 30, 2018
Investigators have the victims’ samples in hand, but face a range of obstacles before they can finally ID them.