virology, genetics & genomics
Considering Gene Editing
Considering Gene Editing
Jef Akst | Jul 12, 2016
An international committee continues its investigation into the ethical and social considerations of precision DNA editing technology with a public meeting held this morning in Washington, DC.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2016
Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics
The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases
The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases
Kelly Rae Chi | Jul 1, 2016
Techniques for determining which genes or genetic variants are truly detrimental
Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race
Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race
Anthony Ryan Hatch | Jul 1, 2016
Scientists who study the lifestyle disorder must do a better job of incorporating political and social science into their work.
A New Way to ID Targets of RNA-Binding Proteins
A New Way to ID Targets of RNA-Binding Proteins
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2016
The catalytic domain of an RNA-editing enzyme is fused with RNA-binding proteins.
Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship
Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 28, 2016
Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.
Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks
Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 22, 2016
Researchers identify three new examples of infectious cancers affecting these invertebrates.
Speaking of Microbiology
Speaking of Microbiology
Tanya Lewis and Tracy Vence | Jun 21, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Bob Grant | Jun 21, 2016
Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.
Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR
Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR
Ruth Williams | Jun 9, 2016
Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.