Study finds that compressing cells, and crowding their contents, can coax them to grow and divide.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: genetics cancer biology research cells mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering biological-engineering
Modifications to chromosomes in “engram” neurons control the encoding and retrieval of memories.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: dna genetics neuroscience memory research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences picower-institute
Using these new particles, researchers could develop treatments for heart disease and other conditions.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: genetics rna research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes chemical-engeering
A well-known protein family binds to many more RNA sequences than previously thought in order to help neurons grow.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: genetics neuroscience development biology data research school-of-science computer-modeling
Findings related to bacterial gene expression overturn fundamental assumptions about basic biological pathways.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: dna physics genetics bacteria biology rna research school-of-science
Differently shaped RNA molecules allow HIV to express different genes from the same RNA sequence.
May 11, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: medicine genetics hivaids biology rna disease viruses research computer-science-and-technology algorithms whitehead-institute
Genetic, geographic, and demographic data from more than 30,000 Americans reveal more genetic diversity within ancestry groups than previously thought.
March 5, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: dna genetics broad-institute research school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-engineering urban-studies-and-planning electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs
Neuroscientists identify genes that modulate the disease’s toxic effects.
Jan. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: genetics crispr neuroscience broad-institute disease research drug-development school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-institutes-of-health-nih picower-institute
Researchers find master regulator needed for Toxoplasma gondii parasite to chronically infect host; promising step toward infection treatment, prevention.
Jan. 21, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: chemistry medicine genetics crispr biology disease research school-of-science whitehead-institute parasites
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