Stuff to read this week gives you everything from how genetics is changing our understanding of ‘race’, to beer being brewed with CRISPR technology.
Disruptive science can have a significant impact outside of our own domains of research and into our personal lives. Keeping abreast of these developments can help prepare and inspire.
There is a disconnect between scientists and the public when it comes to genomics. What is the public’s understanding of genomics and why is this important?
Scientists have created a new tool that targets not DNA, but RNA, and used it to correct a protein imbalance in cells from a dementia patient, restoring them to healthy levels.
The proclaim that the DNA of former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly changed during his year living in space, saying that 7% of his genes did not return back to normal when he came back to Earth is fake news.
Young, resting neural stem cells have large protein clumps often associated with neurodegeneration. As stem cells age, the aggregates inhibit their ability to make new neurons, researchers say.
How can researchers determine the best path forward when so many studies are coming out, each with new information?
The fragile X syndrome is the most common form of intellectual impairment in men, affecting 1 out of 3,600 boys. Scientists have used CRISPR to restore its activity.
To unearth new functional regions in the human genome with potential roles in shaping clinically important traits, researchers are using animals with extraordinary traits to reveal new elements.
The HHS civil rights division refocuses on the rights of health care providers who have moral objections to treatments such as abortion or sterilization, alarming critics.