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Spliceosome may help disable foreign RNA from viral infections

The Scientist | 
Although small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are largely explored today for their potential in gene therapy, the phenomenon was first described ...

Drug-resistant avian flu strains emerge

The Scientist | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The H7N9 strain of bird flu circulating in China appears to have easily developed ...

Unproven stem-cell treatment given green light

The Scientist | 
The following is an edited excerpt. A combination of patient-derived stem cells, which have no publication record of efficacy, can ...

Italy: Stem-cell cocktail given green light

The Scientist | 
The following is an excerpt. A combination of patient-derived stem cells, which have no publication record of efficacy, can now ...

Genetics-poverty link questioned

The Scientist | 
The following is an excerpt. Economists at Brown University and Williams College published a paper in this month’s issue of the American Economic ...