China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features

An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.

An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.

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Dramatic Temperature Spikes Inside Cells Draw Interest, Skepticism
Dramatic Temperature Spikes Inside Cells Draw Interest, Skepticism
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
Using a tiny thermometer, researchers record fluctuations of more than 7 Kelvin in sea slug neurons when a heat-generating mitochondrial process is switched on.
CRISPR-Based Tool Expands DNA-Hydrogel Versatility
CRISPR-Based Tool Expands DNA-Hydrogel Versatility
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2019
DNA-responsive polymer gels used for releasing drugs, encapsulating cells, and much more now have greater adaptability thanks to the Cas12a nuclease.
Worm Embryogenesis: Cell by Cell and Gene by Gene
Worm Embryogenesis: Cell by Cell and Gene by Gene
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2019
A single-cell map of C. elegans’s transcriptome during development finds cell lineages that start out genetically different and end up as cells of similar function and genetic profile.
Infographic: Sequence-Directed Gel Degradation
Infographic: Sequence-Directed Gel Degradation
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2019
A novel system for customizable DNA-hydrogel manipulations
Technical Bias Widespread in RNA-Seq Datasets
Technical Bias Widespread in RNA-Seq Datasets
Diana Kwon | Nov 21, 2019
Genes that are exceptionally long or short are overrepresented in some published reports, which can lead to misinterpreted results.
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.