top 10 innovations, genetics & genomics
Scientists Edit Viable Human Embryos in U.S.
Scientists Edit Viable Human Embryos in U.S.
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2017
The embryos, whose genes were altered by CRISPR, were not intended for implantation. 
Massive RNAi Screens Probe for Genes Important to Cancer
Massive RNAi Screens Probe for Genes Important to Cancer
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2017
Two freely available databases include data on hundreds of human cancer cell lines. 
Dogs with Duchenne Treated with Gene Therapy
Dogs with Duchenne Treated with Gene Therapy
Diana Kwon | Jul 25, 2017
Researchers restored muscle function in animals with muscular dystrophy.
Dogs’ Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNA
Dogs’ Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNA
Bob Grant | Jul 20, 2017
Researchers pinpoint the genes that make pooches so dang affable.
Dogs Have a Single Genetic Origin: Study
Dogs Have a Single Genetic Origin: Study
Diana Kwon | Jul 18, 2017
A new genetic analysis contradicts a 2016 study proposing that our canine companions were domesticated from two distinct populations.
Most of Human Genome Nonfunctional: Study
Most of Human Genome Nonfunctional: Study
Kerry Grens | Jul 17, 2017
An estimate derived from fertility rates concludes that at least 75 percent of our DNA has no critical utility.
Emily Balskus Pins Down the Chemistry and Metabolism of Human Microbiomes
Emily Balskus Pins Down the Chemistry and Metabolism of Human Microbiomes
Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan | Jul 17, 2017
At Harvard University the chemical biologist looks for new metabolic pathways to investigate how gut bacteria interact with one another and their hosts.
Recreating Fish Migration Written Through Environmental Genomics
Recreating Fish Migration Written Through Environmental Genomics
Aggie Mika | Jul 17, 2017
Scientists examine floating traces of DNA left by fish to better understand New York’s aquatic life.
Microbiota Manipulations
Microbiota Manipulations
Ruth Williams | Jul 17, 2017
Two research teams develop tools for tinkering with a bacterial genus prominent in human guts.
Epigenetic Inheritance in Nematodes
Epigenetic Inheritance in Nematodes
Catherine Offord | Jul 17, 2017
The memory of a temperature spike can persist for as many as 14 generations in C. elegans.