whole genome sequencing, genetics & genomics
Image of the Day: Everybody Needs a Friend
Image of the Day: Everybody Needs a Friend
The Scientist Staff | Aug 10, 2017
The protein encoded by the gene that causes Fragile X in humans partners with another protein, dNab2, to alter gene expression in fruit fly neurons.
A Database of Genetic Differences Among Lab Mice
A Database of Genetic Differences Among Lab Mice
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 7, 2017
Researchers have catalogued mutations in the coding regions of 36 of the most important mouse strains.
DNA Analysis Throws New Light on the 1845 Franklin Arctic Expedition
DNA Analysis Throws New Light on the 1845 Franklin Arctic Expedition
Catherine Offord | Aug 3, 2017
Anthropologists make use of forensic science to delve into historical mysteries.
Final Nail Hammered into NgAgo Coffin
Final Nail Hammered into NgAgo Coffin
Kerry Grens | Aug 3, 2017
The paper describing the gene-editing method is retracted.
Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos
Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos
Kerry Grens | Aug 2, 2017
Scientists correct a mutation in fertilized eggs that causes a severe cardiac disease.
Scientists Destroy Entire Chromosome with CRISPR
Scientists Destroy Entire Chromosome with CRISPR
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2017
Multiple DNA breaks at either the centromere or the long arm of the mouse Y chromosome cause it to fragment and disappear.
Human Genetic Variation May Complicate CRISPR
Human Genetic Variation May Complicate CRISPR
Ashley Yeager | Jul 31, 2017
Slight sequence differences confound target sites in precision genome-editing, a study shows.
Zebrafish Embryos Survive Deep Freeze and Quick Thaw
Zebrafish Embryos Survive Deep Freeze and Quick Thaw
Ashley Yeager | Jul 28, 2017
In a first, scientists reanimate the fish using embedded gold nanoparticles that heat up cells by absorbing laser light.
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.