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. It is a Nature Video production.
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. It is a Nature Video production.
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. It is a Nature Video production.
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.
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.
“Snipping out” damaged mitochondrial DNA in mice and human cells is a step toward preventing serious inherited diseases
It's a sad fact that as members of a species become rarer they tend to suffer from inbreeding. This lack of genetic diversity can lead to birth defects and other problems, making a species even more endangered as time progresses.
Nearly half of all cancer patients undergoing next-generation genetic tests could receive misleading results that guide them and their physicians toward improper treatment