CRISPRed B Cells Produce Antibodies Against Hard-to-Treat Viruses
CRISPRed B Cells Produce Antibodies Against Hard-to-Treat Viruses
In line with previous research, a new study in mice demonstrates that B cells can be engineered to ward off infections, this time against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
CRISPRed B Cells Produce Antibodies Against Hard-to-Treat Viruses
CRISPRed B Cells Produce Antibodies Against Hard-to-Treat Viruses

In line with previous research, a new study in mice demonstrates that B cells can be engineered to ward off infections, this time against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

In line with previous research, a new study in mice demonstrates that B cells can be engineered to ward off infections, this time against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

yeast, genetics, genetics & genomics, immunology
Bedbugs Predated <em>T. rex</em> and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
Bedbugs Predated T. rex and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
Ashley Yeager | May 17, 2019
The finding overturns the idea that the insect’s first victims were bats and reveals that certain species started targeting humans as a side snack, not as a main meal.
Most Extensive Synthetic Genome Project to Date
Most Extensive Synthetic Genome Project to Date
Ashley P. Taylor | May 16, 2019
Study shows the viability of bacteria with human-made, recoded DNA.
Image of the Day: Lefties
Image of the Day: Lefties
Chia-Yi Hou | May 15, 2019
Snails with a gene knocked out by CRISPR grow with their shells coiling in the opposite direction.
New Jersey Makes <em>Streptomyces griseus&nbsp;</em>Its Official State Microbe
New Jersey Makes Streptomyces griseus Its Official State Microbe
Chia-Yi Hou | May 13, 2019
Governor Phil Murphy signs a bill honoring the bacterium discovered in his state’s soil, now known for its antibiotic compounds used to treat tuberculosis.
Innate Immune Cells May Actually Remember Their Targets
Innate Immune Cells May Actually Remember Their Targets
Emma Yasinski | May 10, 2019
Human natural killer cells, previously considered not to participate in adaptive immunity, remember viral antigens after initial exposures, according to a new study.
Genetically Modified Viral Cocktail Treats Deadly Bacteria in Teen
Genetically Modified Viral Cocktail Treats Deadly Bacteria in Teen
Ashley Yeager | May 8, 2019
Tweaking the genomes of two phages and combining them with a third phage helped to clear a persistent Mycobacterium infection in the patient.
Killifish Survive Polluted Waters Thanks to Genes from Another Fish
Killifish Survive Polluted Waters Thanks to Genes from Another Fish
Emma Yasinski | May 6, 2019
Gulf killifish have made a stunning comeback in Houston with the help of genetic mutations imported from interspecies mating with Atlantic killifish.
What Does It Look Like to &ldquo;Turn On&rdquo; a Gene?
What Does It Look Like to “Turn On” a Gene?
Alla Katsnelson, Casey Rentz, Knowable Magazine | May 3, 2019
Only recently have scientists directly witnessed this most pivotal of events in biology, thanks to new technology that allows them to observe the process in living cells. It’s teaching them a lot.
Opinion: How to Define Life
Opinion: How to Define Life
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | May 2, 2019
As artificial life forms become more sophisticated, we propose a simple list of criteria to determine whether synthetic biological organisms and robots are living beings.