Technical Bias Widespread in RNA-Seq Datasets
Technical Bias Widespread in RNA-Seq Datasets
Genes that are exceptionally long or short are overrepresented in some published reports, which can lead to misinterpreted results.
Technical Bias Widespread in RNA-Seq Datasets
Technical Bias Widespread in RNA-Seq Datasets

Genes that are exceptionally long or short are overrepresented in some published reports, which can lead to misinterpreted results.

Genes that are exceptionally long or short are overrepresented in some published reports, which can lead to misinterpreted results.

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Microfluidic Chambers Trigger Sleep in <em>C. elegans</em>
Microfluidic Chambers Trigger Sleep in C. elegans
Alejandra Manjarrez | Nov 19, 2019
This newly described behavior occurs spontaneously, but can be modulated by food availability, temperature, and the size of the chambers.
Image of the Day: Floating Metal
Image of the Day: Floating Metal
Emily Makowski | Nov 11, 2019
Buoyancy techniques used by spiders and ants inspire the development of floating aluminum discs.
Oct4, Considered Vital for Creating iPSCs, Actually Isn&rsquo;t Needed
Oct4, Considered Vital for Creating iPSCs, Actually Isn’t Needed
Emma Yasinski | Nov 8, 2019
Dropping the transcription factor from the four so-called Yamanaka factors reduces the efficiency of inducing the production of stem cells, but the resulting cells are of greater quality.
Image of the Day: Fizzy Birth Control
Image of the Day: Fizzy Birth Control
Emily Makowski | Nov 7, 2019
A microneedle patch can subcutaneously deliver a contraceptive hormone to rats.
Image of the Day: Fungal Feature Tracker
Image of the Day: Fungal Feature Tracker
Emily Makowski | Nov 5, 2019
New software can analyze fungi’s growth over time.
Infographic: Building an Artificial Chromosome
Infographic: Building an Artificial Chromosome
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2019
Integrating a specialized histone into large segments of transgenic DNA enables centromere formation.
Streamlined Artificial Chromosome Creation
Streamlined Artificial Chromosome Creation
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2019
Recruiting an epigenetic instigator of centromere formation into large segments of cloned DNA facilitates their transformation into artificial chromosomes.
Did On-Site Rapid DNA Testing Identify al-Baghdadi&rsquo;s Remains?
Did On-Site Rapid DNA Testing Identify al-Baghdadi’s Remains?
Emma Yasinski | Oct 31, 2019
Over the past few years, several companies have developed rapid DNA tests that can be used in the field to identify remains in 90 minutes—but President Trump suggested the confirmation only took 15.
UCL to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics, Including Pipette Tips
UCL to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics, Including Pipette Tips
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 25, 2019
Britain’s largest university aims to eliminate single-use plastics, in the lab and elsewhere around campus, by 2024. How exactly the institution plans to meet that goal is yet to be determined.