viruses, cell & molecular biology, genetics & genomics
Finding Mislabeled Noncoding RNAs
Finding Mislabeled Noncoding RNAs
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers scour the genome for micropeptides encoded within RNAs presumed to function in a noncoding capacity.
Building Gene Networks
Building Gene Networks
Richard A. Muscat | Jun 1, 2016
Synthetic biologists use natural genetic motifs to construct novel circuits.
The Fatty Acid–Ketone Switch
The Fatty Acid–Ketone Switch
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2016
In failing hearts, cardiomyocytes change their fuel preference.
Do Patents Promote or Stall Innovation?
Do Patents Promote or Stall Innovation?
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
A petition recently filed with the Supreme Court triggers renewed debate about the role of patents in the diagnostics sector.
Screening  with CRISPR
Screening with CRISPR
Kelly Rae Chi | Jun 1, 2016
Ever-improving CRISPR-based tools are already ripe for large-scale genetic screens.
Research at Micro- and Nanoscales
Research at Micro- and Nanoscales
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2016
From whole cells to genes, closer examination continues to surprise.
 
Generating Cardiac Precursor Cells
Generating Cardiac Precursor Cells
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers derive cardiac precursors to form cardiac muscle, endothelial, and smooth muscle cells in mice.
Questions Over <em>C. elegans</em> Life Span Factors
Questions Over C. elegans Life Span Factors
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
A recent paper challenges earlier findings that germline factors expressed in normal body cells influence life span in C. elegans.
Noncoding RNAs Not So Noncoding
Noncoding RNAs Not So Noncoding
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2016
Bits of the transcriptome once believed to function as RNA molecules are in fact translated into small proteins.
Synthetic Biology Comes into Its Own
Synthetic Biology Comes into Its Own
Richard A. Muscat | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers create novel genetic circuits that give insight into, and are inspired by, nature.