<em>C. elegans&nbsp;</em>Healthier Without Longevity Gene
C. elegans Healthier Without Longevity Gene
Worms with the reproduction-related TCER-1 gene deleted could fight off infection for longer and survived better when exposed to heat and radiation.
C. elegans Healthier Without Longevity Gene
C. elegans Healthier Without Longevity Gene

Worms with the reproduction-related TCER-1 gene deleted could fight off infection for longer and survived better when exposed to heat and radiation.

Worms with the reproduction-related TCER-1 gene deleted could fight off infection for longer and survived better when exposed to heat and radiation.

yeast, genetics, genetics & genomics, immunology
Neuroscientist Rahul Desikan Dies
Neuroscientist Rahul Desikan Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2019
He developed an MRI-based map of the human cortex, discovered genetic risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases, and wrote about his struggles with ALS.
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
Jef Akst | Jul 16, 2019
In the wake of reports of CRISPRed babies born in China, a bipartisan resolution “opposes the experiments that resulted in pregnancies using genome-edited human embryos.”
Genetic Study Points to Metabolic Roots of Anorexia Nervosa
Genetic Study Points to Metabolic Roots of Anorexia Nervosa
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 15, 2019
Some variants implicated in the disease are also linked to other psychiatric disorders.
In Our Blood: A Profile of Stuart Orkin
In Our Blood: A Profile of Stuart Orkin
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 15, 2019
By unraveling the molecular underpinnings of inherited blood disorders, the Boston Children’s Hospital researcher has provided the basis for therapies now being tested for beta-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.
Moving Towards Individualized Medicine For All
Moving Towards Individualized Medicine For All
Bob Grant | Jul 15, 2019
How we talk about the coming revolution in clinical care matters as much as the need to involve all types of people in the process.
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Monique Brouillette | Jul 15, 2019
Researchers are devising ways to prevent viral vectors carrying gene therapies from triggering an immune response.
Infographic: DNA Detection with a Chip
Infographic: DNA Detection with a Chip
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2019
Researchers combine CRISPR technology with a graphene transistor to create an electronic sensor for particular DNA sequences.
Digital DNA Detection
Digital DNA Detection
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2019
A CRISPR-based electronic sensor flags target DNA sequences at high speed.
Bone and the Microbiome Have a Brittle Relationship
Bone and the Microbiome Have a Brittle Relationship
Kerry Grens | Jul 12, 2019
Animal studies and a few small clinical trials show it’s possible to get commensal microbes to protect against bone loss, rather than contribute to it.