Using CRISPR technology, researchers are tracking the lineage of individual cancer cells as they proliferate and metastasize in real-time.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~10 min
Tiny microRNAs help destroy unwanted messenger RNAs in cells. New research finds how the body keeps them in check.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
A CRISPR-based test developed at MIT and the Broad Institute can detect nearly as many cases as the standard Covid-19 diagnostic.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
Applied computational biology discoveries vastly expand the range of CRISPR’s access to DNA sequences.
May 19, 2020 • ~6 min
New CRISPR-based research tool delivers results in an hour; researchers share protocol and kits to advance research and move toward clinical validation.
May 5, 2020 • ~8 min
Neuroscientists identify genes that modulate the disease’s toxic effects.
Jan. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
Researchers find master regulator needed for Toxoplasma gondii parasite to chronically infect host; promising step toward infection treatment, prevention.
Jan. 21, 2020 • ~6 min
Smart materials change properties in response to specific DNA sequences; could be used in a variety of devices.
Aug. 22, 2019 • ~6 min
Engineers program human and bacterial cells to keep a record of complex molecular events.
Aug. 22, 2019 • ~7 min
Whitehead Institute team finds drugs that activate a key brain gene; initial tests in cells and mice show promise for rare, untreatable neurodevelopmental disorder.
July 31, 2019 • ~6 min