SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have performed the first all-atom molecular dynamics simulations of Cas9-catalyzed DNA cleavage in action. The simulations shed light on the process of Cas9 genome editing and helped resolve controversies about specific aspects of the cutting. 6 months
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Library of CRISPR targeting sequences increases power of the gene-editing method
SCIENCE DAILY CRISPR, the gene-editing technology that has taken biology by storm, is now more powerful than ever. Scientists have assembled a library of RNA sequences that can... 5 hours
Library of CRISPR targeting sequences increases power of the gene-editing method
PHYS.ORG CRISPR, the gene-editing technology that has taken biology by storm, is now more powerful than ever. Scientists have assembled a library of RNA sequences that can... 1 day
Genome therapy could lead to new treatment for life-threatening blood disorders
SCIENCE DAILY By introducing a beneficial natural mutation into blood cells using the gene-editing technique CRISPR, scientists have been able to switch on production of fetal haemoglobin -... 4 days
Structures of the CRISPR genome integration complex
Science Magazine CRISPR-Cas systems depend on the Cas1-Cas2 integrase to capture and integrate short foreign DNA fragments into the CRISPR locus, enabling adaptation to new viruses. We present crystal structures of Cas1-Cas2 bound to both donor... 1 day
Simulation reveals universal signature of chaos in ultracold reactions
PHYS.ORG Researchers have performed the first ever quantum-mechanical simulation of the benchmark ultracold chemical reaction between potassium-rubidium (KRb) and a potassium atom, opening the door to new controlled chemistry experiments and... 2 days
Massive simulation shows HIV capsid interacting with its environment
PHYS.ORG It took two years on a supercomputer to simulate 1.2 microseconds in the life of the HIV capsid, a protein cage that shuttles the HIV virus to the nucleus of... 3 days
Massive simulation shows HIV capsid interacting with its environment
SCIENCE DAILY It took two years on a supercomputer to simulate 1.2 microseconds in the life of the HIV capsid, a protein cage that shuttles the HIV virus to the nucleus of... 2 days
Researchers discover how CRISPR proteins find their target
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered how Cas1-Cas2, the proteins responsible for the ability of the CRISPR immune system in bacteria to adapt to new viral infections, identify the... 1 day
Genome-wide signatures of complex introgression and adaptive evolution in the big cats
Science Magazine The great cats of the genus Panthera comprise a recent radiation whose evolutionary history is poorly understood. Their rapid diversification poses challenges to resolving... 2 days
World's 1st Laser Weapon Is Ready to Blast Rogue Drones
LIVE SCIENCE The world's first laser weapon — one that can "kill" threatening, airborne drones — is ready for action, according to news sources. 3 days
World's 1st Laser Weapon Is Ready to Blast Rogue Drones
SPACE.COM The world's first laser weapon — one that can "kill" threatening, airborne drones — is ready for action, according to news sources. 2 days
When evolution and biotechnologies collide
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Since 2012, genetic engineering has been revolutionised by CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing. The technology is based on an enzyme from a bacterial cell, whose work is to cut the information storing system of living beings, DNA, at one predefined location.... 10 hours
New limits to functional portion of human genome reported
SCIENCE DAILY New calculations by an evolutionary biologist suggest that no more than 25 percent of the human genome is functional. That is in stark contrast to suggestions by scientists with the... 6 days
Only 10-25% of Human Genome is Functional, New Estimate Says
SCI-NEWS.COM In a paper published in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution, University of Houston Professor Dan... 2 days
New limits to functional portion of human genome reported
PHYS.ORG An evolutionary biologist at the University of Houston has published new calculations that indicate no more than 25 percent of the human genome is functional. That is in stark contrast... 1 week
Team reveals the whole genome sequences of rare red bat
PHYS.ORG A recent study, affiliated with the Korean Genomics Industrialization and Commercialization Center (KOGIC) at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented the first... 4 days
Whole genome sequences of rare red bat
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have presented the whole genome sequence and analyses of the rare red bat, Myotis rufoniger. 4 days
2nd Half of 160-Day Mars Mission Simulation Begins in Canadian Arctic
SPACE.COM The second half of the ambitious, months-long Mars 160 simulation mission is now underway. Six crewmembers have arrived at the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS), an... 3 days
Postcard from Capitol Hill: When health care takes a breather
NEWS MEDICAL As one senator's health care emergency upended what was supposed to be an action-packed week for the Senate health care bill, Capitol Hill's denizens began rebooking Monday. 4 days
New rules urgently needed to protect our oceans, scientists warn
PHYS.ORG Urgent action is needed to protect marine life, with more than 60 per cent of the world's oceans lacking effective conservation measures, according to new Oxford University study. 3 days
New bacterial defense mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas system uncovered
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found an unprecedented defense mechanism by which bacteria defend themselves against invading viruses. When the bacterial immune system gets overwhelmed, the CRISPR-Cas system produces a chemical signal that... 3 days
New bacterial defense mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas system uncovered
PHYS.ORG Researchers led by Martin Jinek of the University of Zurich have found an unprecedented mechanism by which bacteria defend themselves against invading viruses. When the bacterial immune system gets overwhelmed,... 3 days
Notes from Mars 160: The Arctic Journey Begins
SPACE.COM Mars 160 crewmember Paul Knightly is chronicling life and science on The Mars Society's Twin Desert-Arctic Analog simulation. Here's his first post from the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station, in the Canadian... 13 hours
New 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Footage Unveiled at D23 Expo
SPACE.COM Saturday at Disney's Live Action panel at D23, Lucasfilm debuted a behind the scenes footage reel from December's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" with new images... 6 days
How CRISPR proteins find their target
SCIENCE DAILY In addition to the Cas9 protein that bacteria use to bind and snip DNA, bacteria have other Cas proteins that know where to insert that viral DNA into the CRISPR region to remember which viruses have... 1 day
Genome study offers clues about history of big cats
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A large international team of researchers has conducted a genetic analysis and comparison of the world's biggest cats to learn more about their history. In their paper published on the... 10 hours
Resistance to CRISPR gene drives may arise easily
SCIENCE-NEWS New tools for pest and disease control could become useless without improvements. 1 day
3-D models help scientists gauge flood impact
SCIENCE DAILY Using one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, a research team performed one of the first highly resolved, 3-D, volume-of-fluid Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulations of a dam break in a natural environment. The simulation... 3 days
Crucial gene involved in the development of the placenta discovered
SCIENCE DAILY A new study solidifies an important role for both TLK1 and TLK2 in genome stability. This work is also the first to report on the key role of... 3 days
The Weirdest Aliens of 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'
SPACE.COM Thousands of bizarre alien species coexist in one giant alien megastrucure in the new science-fiction action film, "Valerian and the City of a Thousand... 3 hours
When evolution and biotechnologies collide
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How scientists invent new colours
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Did Oxygen Therapy Really 'Reverse' Child's Brain Damage? Experts Are Skeptical
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The moon is front and center during a total solar eclipse
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Groundbreaking for an international neutrino experiment
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Holographic imaging could be used to detect signs of life in space
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Meet the scientist who turns data into music—and listen to the sound of a neutron star
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Researchers discover mice speak similarly to humans
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NASA invites you to become a citizen scientist during U.S. total solar eclipse
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Researcher considers structural measures to protect cities from extreme heat events
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