Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
He Jiankui says he has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to tweak the genes of twins born earlier this month. Some independent experts are dubious.
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation

He Jiankui says he has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to tweak the genes of twins born earlier this month. Some independent experts are dubious.

He Jiankui says he has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to tweak the genes of twins born earlier this month. Some independent experts are dubious.

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Researchers Develop New Strategy for Detecting Consciousness
Researchers Develop New Strategy for Detecting Consciousness
Abby Olena | Nov 21, 2018
The EEG-based method could help clinicians identify patients with severe brain injuries who are actually capable of some cognitive function, despite appearing unresponsive.
Half the Time, Psychology Results Not Reproducible: Study
Half the Time, Psychology Results Not Reproducible: Study
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 20, 2018
These failures were not due to differences among sample populations.
Dorothy Cheney, Pioneer in Social Cognition, Dies
Dorothy Cheney, Pioneer in Social Cognition, Dies
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2018
Her work changed the discipline by bringing rigorous experimentation to field studies of monkeys and baboons.
Research Building Burns Down in Woolsey Fire
Research Building Burns Down in Woolsey Fire
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2018
The structure was the cornerstone of a UCLA conservation science center.
PTSD Researcher Naomi Breslau Dies
PTSD Researcher Naomi Breslau Dies
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 15, 2018
Breslau found that interpersonal traumas, not just combat or natural disasters, can cause post-traumatic stress disorder.
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Ruth Williams | Nov 15, 2018
Researchers have outfitted brewer’s yeast with light-harvesting semiconductors to boost chemical productivity.
Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action
Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action
Abby Olena | Nov 15, 2018
In mice, seeing and smelling food causes immediate cellular changes that ready the liver to convert incoming amino acids to proteins.
College Campuses Close as Wildfires Ravage California
College Campuses Close as Wildfires Ravage California
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2018
Universities are still assessing the extent of the damage; field sites are at risk and some equipment has been damaged.
Parkinson’s Patient Transplanted with Neurons Derived from iPSCs
Parkinson’s Patient Transplanted with Neurons Derived from iPSCs
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 14, 2018
This is the first time researchers have tested the use of the reprogrammed stem cells in the human brain.