Here are five stories you should read this week. The conversation with George Church is highly recommended!
Brain scientists have filmed a first-of-a-kind birth video. It reveals specialized cells in the brains of mice dividing to create newborn nerve cells.
Researchers have found a structure on the small viruses that deliver gene therapy that makes them better at crossing from the bloodstream into the brain.
Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.
DNA twitches during transcription to bring distant regions in contact and enhance gene expression, according to Stanford researchers, who devised a new way to label individual, nonrepetitive DNA sequences.
Researchers have identified a new stem cell pathway that allows a highly aggressive form of breast cancer—triple-negative breast cancer—to thrive.
New findings point to a technique that uses specially designed nanoparticles and near-infrared laser treatment to cause cancer cells to lose their multidrug resistance capabilities for days at a time.
Reading the whole genetic blueprint of a fetus long before birth could become a routine procedure thanks to a new blood test.
A new consumer genomics test offers families immediately actionable information aimed at furthering the health of their youngest family members.
Researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that may help to explain how viruses that cause chronic infections, such as HIV or hepatitis c virus, manage to outsmart their hosts’ immune systems.
For young children with cystic fibrosis, the lungs’ bacterial population changes in the first few years of life as respiratory infections and inflammation set in, new research suggests.