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Research Field Diagnostics & prognostics

A PCR Technique Out of Left Field

| Joanna Cummings

Using left-handed DNA to better monitor and control PCR.

Research Field Genetics

Only Gene Deep

| Han van Krieken

Advances in genomics are thrilling, but a tumor is more than a bundle of genetic information

Research Field Cell & gene therapy

DNA on the Cutting Room Floor

| Charlotte Barker

CRISPR is the new kid on the block, but do ZFNs and TALENs still have a place?

Research Field Professional development

The Synthesizer

| Jef Boeke

Jef Boeke, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at NYU

Research Field Genetics

The Impact of COMET

| Ralph Mazitschek, Stephen J. Haggarty

COMET could allow precise spatiotemporal targeting of disease-controlling mechanisms

Research Field Cancer

Retrotransposon Risks

| William Aryitey

Retrotransposons can initiate oncogenesis, with an increased risk in certain populations

Research Field Biomedical engineering

Building the Human Genome

| William Aryitey

An ambitious, large-scale project plans to fully construct a synthetic human genome

Research Field Genetics

A Genetic Basis for MS

| William Aryitey

The discovery of multiple sclerosis' genetic origin may lead to better therapies

Research Field Genetics

Ghost in the Cell

| William Aryitey

New software couples computer programming with cell function using the ultimate coding language: DNA

Research Field Drug discovery

Arresting ALS

| Joe Beckman

When it comes to prognosis, the mouse models I use to study amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are sadly accurate – like their human counterparts with familial ALS, all mice with these mutations die young. After 20 years of trying – and failing – to find a treatment that could extend life, I was close to giving up, until a new drug candidate came along. Then something amazing happened – a mouse lived.

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