Research suggests the products of transcription — RNA molecules — regulate their own production through a feedback loop.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~8 min
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Curiosity-driven basic science in the 1970s laid the groundwork for today’s leading vaccines against the novel coronavirus.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~9 min
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Immuneering uses bioinformatics to develop new medicines while also helping large pharmaceutical companies improve their treatments.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
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Using these new particles, researchers could develop treatments for heart disease and other conditions.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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Findings related to bacterial gene expression overturn fundamental assumptions about basic biological pathways.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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Unique survey of gene expression by cell type in humans and mice reveals several deficits affecting the most vulnerable neurons.
July 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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Applied computational biology discoveries vastly expand the range of CRISPR’s access to DNA sequences.
May 19, 2020 • ~6 min
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Using engineered binder proteins to detect viral proteins or antibodies rather than RNA, new tests may overcome current challenges in testing for SARS-CoV-2 virus.
May 19, 2020 • ~9 min
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