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Genetically engineered immune cells rapidly clear leukemia tumors

Heidi Ledford | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The new therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a swift-growing cancer that tends to kill ...

Most popular human cell in science gets sequenced

The following is an excerpt. The research world’s most famous human cell has had its genome decoded, and it’s a ...

Most popular human cell in science gets sequenced

Ewen Callaway | 
The following is an excerpt. The research world’s most famous human cell has had its genome decoded, and it’s a ...

Form and function: The debate over junk DNA

The following is an edited excerpt. Science is at the mercy of its language. One enduring debate has been resurrected ...

DNA tool kit goes live online

Ewen Callaway | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The latest shopping website is open for business, offering unusual wares: DNA tools to ...

Drug-resistant bacteria pose ‘catastrophic threat’

Daniel Cressey | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The danger of antibiotic resistant bacteria should be placed alongside pandemic influenza and terrorism ...

Circular RNAs throw genetics for a loop

Heidi Ledford | 
The following is an excerpt. Behold the latest curio in the cabinet of RNA oddities: naturally occurring circular RNA molecules ...
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An embarrassment of “-omes”: Which ones matter?

Monya Baker | 
Forget the genome. We're drowning in transcriptomes, epigenomes, and other -omes. How many of these categories are useful and how ...

Bomb threat rattles Mexican biotechnology lab

Michele Catanzaro | 
The following is an excerpt. A letter containing explosive material was delivered on 11 February to the Institute of Biotechnology of the ...

Stem cells in Texas: Cowboy culture

David Cyranoski | 
The following is an excerpt. By offering unproven therapies, a Texas biotechnology firm has sparked a bitter debate about how ...

Controversial stem-cell company moves treatment out of the United States

David Cyranoski | 
The following is an excerpt. US citizens who had pinned their hopes on a company being able to offer stem-cell ...

California stem-cell institute reacts to critical report

Monya Baker | 
The following is an excerpt. California’s $3 billion stem-cell agency plans to make a few changes in response to an ...

Leprosy bug turns adult cells into stem cells

Becky Summers | 
Leprosy bacteria can reprogram cells to revert to a stem-cell-like state, able to mature into different cell types, researchers report ...
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Court lifts cloud over embryonic stem cells

Monya Baker | 
Nature.comCourt lifts cloud over embryonic stem cellsNature.comThe US Supreme Court's decision last week to throw out a lawsuit that would ...

Genomes link aboriginal Australians to Indians

Ed Yong | 
Some aboriginal Australians can trace as much as 11% of their genomes to migrants who reached the island around 4,000 ...
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Safety of induced stem cells gets a boost

New research refutes a 2011 study which raised concerns over the side-effects of induced pluripotent stem cells as a treatment ...
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Safety of induced stem cells gets a boost

Monya Baker | 
New research refutes a 2011 study which raised concerns over the side-effects of induced pluripotent stem cells as a treatment ...

Expert tours own exome, finds mainly false alarms

Monya Baker | 
When 23andMe offered a few select clients the opportunity to have the protein-encoding portion of their genome sequenced, Gabe Rudy ...

Camel genome holds information about diabetes, high blood pressure

Nidhi Subbaraman | 
In a paper published in Nature Communications, scientists show that camels can withstand massive blood glucose levels owing in part ...

Coconut crisis forces a rethink on gene banks as conservation tools

Anne Moorhead | 
The international collection of the South Pacific's coconut palm species, held at a field gene bank in Papua New Guinea, ...

Researchers sequence individual cancer cells, track their genetic divergence

Brian Owens | 
The ability to sequence 100 human cancer genomes was unthinkable a decade ago, and it is still a remarkable feat ...

Personal genomics in the classroom: Students sequence themselves

Monya Baker | 
Medical and graduate students will get the chance to sequence and interpret their own genomes in what is being billed ...
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Artist uses epigenetics to practice ‘experimental philosophy’

Monya Baker | 
The man in the bow tie says he can transform you into anyone you want. At the Modernism Gallery in ...
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Are politics holding back animal engineers?

Amy Maxmen | 
When she saw the trailer for the documentary Genetic Roulette, Alison Van Eenennaam wanted to laugh, then cry. The film ...

Scientists believe DNA has half life of more than 500 years

Matt Kaplan | 
Few researchers have given credence to claims that samples of dinosaur DNA have survived to the present day, but no ...
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Genoeconomics: To uproar, researches say genetic diversity can predict economic success

Ewen Callaway | 
A yet-to-be-published article in an upcoming issue of the prestigious American Economic Review by two economics professors, peer reviewed by ...

New DNA test pinpoints newborns’ genetic diseases in days

Monya Baker | 
A faster DNA sequencing machine and streamlined analysis of the results can diagnose genetic disorders in days rather than weeks, ...

The great gene-patent debate contines: Does it help or hinder research?

Amy Maxmen | 
An ongoing legal battle over gene patents has led many scientists to ask whether such claims help or hinder research ...