Researchers develop a CRISPR-based technique that efficiently corrects point mutations without cleaving DNA.
The first night people sleep in a new place, one of their brain hemispheres remains somewhat alert, a study shows.
Ghrelin promotes fat storage not feeding, according to a study.
Using patient-derived stem cells, researchers create laboratory neuron models that reflect a patient’s response to a pain drug.
Clusters of tumor-derived cells can pass through narrow channels that mimic human capillaries, scientists show in vitro and in zebrafish.
Other news in life science:
Monitoring Mitochondrial Mutations
Induced pluripotent stem cells—particularly those generated from older patients—should be screened for defects in mitochondrial DNA, a study shows.
Two NIH Labs Cease Reagent Production
Contamination concerns at cell therapy and radioactive tracer facilities spur production shutdowns.
Mapping Worldwide Zika Susceptibility
More than 2 billion people may be at risk, according to a map of global environmental suitability for transmission of the virus.
Study: “Dirty” Mice More Humanlike
Housing laboratory mice with those reared in a pet store makes the lab rodents’ immune systems more similar to those of people.
The same brain mechanism by which surprising events interrupt movements may also be involved in disrupting cognition, according to a study.