A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions
Researchers use a combination of ultrasound waves, genetic engineering, and synthetic drugs to switch specific neurons on and off in mice.
A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions
A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions

Researchers use a combination of ultrasound waves, genetic engineering, and synthetic drugs to switch specific neurons on and off in mice.

Researchers use a combination of ultrasound waves, genetic engineering, and synthetic drugs to switch specific neurons on and off in mice.

techniques, infectious disease, cancer, genetics & genomics
Software-Based Chemical Screen Could Minimize Animal Testing
Software-Based Chemical Screen Could Minimize Animal Testing
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 13, 2018
Researchers develop a machine-learning tool for toxicity analyses that is more consistent in predicting chemical hazards than assays on animals.
Electric Shock Allows for CRISPR Gene Editing Without a Viral Vector
Electric Shock Allows for CRISPR Gene Editing Without a Viral Vector
Ashley Yeager | Jul 12, 2018
Brief electroporation appears to make T cells more receptive to new genetic material, which could speed the development of immunotherapies.
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Abby Olena | Jul 12, 2018
A re-analysis of sequencing data from a 2016 study of these tiny metazoans reveals possible contamination, rather than an exchange of DNA among species.
Image of the Day: Uncovered
Image of the Day: Uncovered
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 12, 2018
Researchers discover cells in the early life stage of the Schistosoma mansoni parasite that contribute to adults’ reproductive systems.
Traitorous Tumor Cells Kill Their Own Kind
Traitorous Tumor Cells Kill Their Own Kind
Ruth Williams | Jul 11, 2018
Researchers plan to turn cancer cells into defectors, engineering them to kill the tumors from whence they came, and have tested the approach in mice.
Roland Nardone, Advocate for Cell-Line Authentication, Dies
Roland Nardone, Advocate for Cell-Line Authentication, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 11, 2018
The Catholic University of America professor was also known for his summer workshops on the latest techniques.
Gene Editing Reduces Monkeys’ Cholesterol
Gene Editing Reduces Monkeys’ Cholesterol
Ashley Yeager | Jul 10, 2018
The results could lead to a treatment to lower cholesterol in patients with hypercholesterolemia.
CRISPR Gene Drive Used to Alter Mouse Coat Color
CRISPR Gene Drive Used to Alter Mouse Coat Color
Shawna Williams | Jul 9, 2018
It’s the first demonstration of the technology in mammals.
US Officials Order DNA Tests to Reunite Migrant Families
US Officials Order DNA Tests to Reunite Migrant Families
Ashley Yeager | Jul 6, 2018
The goal is to expedite the time it takes to bring families together, but immigration advocates say the tests raise concerns about how the government will use the data.