A common gene-editing enzyme could be used to disable RNA viruses such as flu or Ebola
The Saharan silver ant feeds on other insects that have died on the hot sands, which it traverses at breakneck (for an ant) speeds.
Synthetic repellents such as DEET seem to mask the scent of our “human perfume”—making us less obvious targets for mosquitoes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
“Prime editing” can potentially correct almost any type of mutation, but it requires much more testing before clinical use
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Russian “CRISPR Baby” Scientist Has Started Editing Genes in Human Eggs with the Goal of Altering Deaf Gene
Denis Rebrikov says that he does not plan to implant gene-edited embryos until he gets regulatory approval
You have probably already heard, or at least heard of, white noise. Maybe you grew up when televisions were still analog...
U.C.S.F. researchers find a gene for flourishing with less shut-eye
A small study tested the approach for treating a common bacterial infection by restoring a healthy microbiome
The Dsup protein protects DNA under conditions that create caustic free radical chemicals.
Beneficial blazes are critical to maintaining the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, but animals are eating the fuel
Time crystals, trickle-up economics, songbird diversity, and more
Long-forgotten varieties of the staple crop can survive flood, drought and other calamities. The challenge is bringing them back
A study illuminates how genes defend against viral invasions
How the surprisingly intricate drumming of woodpeckers evolved
William Kaelin, Jr., Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” New therapies for cancer and conditions such as anemia are in the pipeline, based on these discoveries...
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to William G. Kaelin, Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” They identified molecular machinery that regulates gene activity in response to changing levels of oxygen...
DNA from the teeth of medieval plague victims indicates the pathogen likely first arrived in eastern Europe before spreading across the continent.
Scientists found eight species of nematodes living in California’s harsh Mono Lake—quintupling the number of animals known to live there. Christopher Intagliata reports.