Coronavirus Reinfections: Three Questions Scientists Are Asking

Coronavirus Reinfections: Three Questions Scientists Are Asking When news broke last week that a man living in Hong Kong had been infected with the coronavirus again, months after recovering from a previous bout of COVID-19, immunologist Akiko Iwasaki had an unusual reaction. “I was really kind of happy,” she says.

Through Enzyme Testing, Researchers Sharpen CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool

Through Enzyme Testing, Researchers Sharpen CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool One of the biggest scientific advances of the last decade is getting better thanks to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin; the University of California, Berkeley; and Korea University. The team has developed a new tool to help scientists choose

Step Side CRISPR, RNA Editing is Taking Off

Step Side CRISPR, RNA Editing is Taking Off Making changes to the molecular messengers that create proteins might offer flexible therapies for cancer, pain or high cholesterol, in addition to genetic disorders. Read more...

Gene Hunting: The Power of Precision Medicine

Gene Hunting: The Power of Precision Medicine Humans and animals are made up of trillions of cells, and each cell contains DNA specific to that individual. Therefore, identifying DNA that causes genetic disorders gives researchers and clinicians a better understanding of how to treat inherited diseases and possibly prevent the

Machine, Meet Stem Cells

Machine, Meet Stem Cells Model organs grown from patients’ own cells may one day revolutionize how diseases are treated. A person’s cells, coaxed into heart, lung, liver, or kidney in the lab, could be used to better understand their disease or test whether drugs are likely to help them. But