Social insects such as ants and bees often have complex societies, but understanding the genetics behind their social interactions can be difficult due to their complex lifecycles. This lab in New York hopes to investigate the genetics of ant social behavior by focusing on an unusual species: the clonal raider ant...
Genetic engineering, which refers to the direct manipulation of DNA, became a reality in the 1970s. In this eBook, we take a look at how far the field has come, starting with a revolutionary gene-editing tool called CRISPR that’s taking the research world by storm...
Using the CRISPR–Cas9 system, scientists can do much more than gene editing—they can boost gene transcription or use fluorescent proteins to paint and track a chromosome. In this Nature Video animation, several innovative uses for CRISPR are outlined and explained. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on October 31, 2017...
RNA interference systems would target genetic sources and shut down protein production
The agency hopes to enroll 1 million people in its precision medicine effort
They help with tough issues like facial recognition technology and nature vs nurture
The effort completed in 2003 used the best technology available but now scientists could do more
Tamed cats spread across the globe beginning almost 10,000 years ago, becoming the rodent-killing helpers of early farmers, mariners and Vikings. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on June 19, 2017...
Projects at the famed biologist’s lab include DNA data storage and resurrecting the woolly mammoth
More than 250 attendees are meeting in New York City to discuss synthesizing genomes from scratch
The controversial history of her "immortal" cells will be the subject of an HBO movie
Researchers want to employ CRISPR to solve a huge health care problem
A controversial measure may be included in future healthcare reform
When these monkeys bang rocks together, they make stone flakes that resemble those archaeologists believe humans made two million to three million years ago. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on October 19, 2016...
A federal task force should look seriously at investing in genomic methods that allow the simultaneous study of multiple genes
Rapid alteration of gene pools could fight disease—and harm ecosystems
One year ago there were a dozen known cases of children with a mutation on the SCN8A gene; now, there are more than 90
Is there any hope of saving the Bornean rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni) from extinction? Sadly, the chances of that happening seem to grow slimmer and slimmer.
“Recortar” el ADN mitocondrial dañado en ratones y células humanas es un paso hacia la prevención de enfermedades hereditarias graves.
Editor's Note: "Along the Tiger's Trail" is a series about the efforts to monitor tigers and their prey in the Malenad landscape in southwestern India that harbors one of the world's largest population of wild tigers...