Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies
Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies
Working with a virus that infects bacteria, the Stanford University biochemist and developmental biologist helped to develop a way to stitch DNA together, a discovery that gave rise to genetic engineering.
Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies
Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies

Working with a virus that infects bacteria, the Stanford University biochemist and developmental biologist helped to develop a way to stitch DNA together, a discovery that gave rise to genetic engineering.

Working with a virus that infects bacteria, the Stanford University biochemist and developmental biologist helped to develop a way to stitch DNA together, a discovery that gave rise to genetic engineering.

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The Scientist Speaks Podcast – Episode 6
The Scientist Speaks Podcast – Episode 6
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jun 30, 2020
A Game of Cancer and Evolution
CRISPR Gene Editing Prompts Chaos in DNA of Human Embryos
CRISPR Gene Editing Prompts Chaos in DNA of Human Embryos
Amanda Heidt | Jun 26, 2020
Three studies identify unintended consequences of gene editing in human embryos, including large deletions and reshuffling of DNA.
Two Genetic Regions Linked with Severe COVID-19
Two Genetic Regions Linked with Severe COVID-19
Abby Olena | Jun 8, 2020
In a genome-wide association study, variants in both the ABO blood group locus and a cluster of genes on human chromosome 3 are more common among COVID-19 patients with respiratory failure than in the general population.
Book Excerpt from <em>Some Assembly Required</em>
Book Excerpt from Some Assembly Required
Neil Shubin | Jun 1, 2020
In the prologue to the book, author Neil Shubin sets the stage for discussing the iterative repurposing that marks several transformational developments throughout evolution.
SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Shares Sequence with a Human Protein
SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Shares Sequence with a Human Protein
Abby Olena | Jun 1, 2020
Eight amino acids are identical to part of the human epithelial sodium channel, leading researchers to suspect the virus might interfere with the channel’s function.
Infographic: Synthetases and the Evolution of Circulatory Systems
Infographic: Synthetases and the Evolution of Circulatory Systems
Amber Dance | Jun 1, 2020
Aminoacyl tRNA synthetases picked up new protein domains that participate in vasculature formation around the same time that organisms evolved key adaptations in the circulatory system.
Left-Handed DNA Has a Biological Role Within a Dynamic Genetic Code
Left-Handed DNA Has a Biological Role Within a Dynamic Genetic Code
Rachel Brazil | Jun 1, 2020
Once considered an unimportant curiosity, Z-DNA is now recognized to provide an on-the-fly mechanism to regulate how an RNA transcript is edited.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Infographic: DNA Isn&rsquo;t Always Right-Handed
Infographic: DNA Isn’t Always Right-Handed
Rachel Brazil | Jun 1, 2020
When the nucleic acid spirals to the left, it takes on a zig-zag shape known as Z-DNA that appears to regulate RNA editing.