New research finds RNA-guided enzymes called Fanzors are widespread among eukaryotic organisms.
By focusing on causal relationships in genome regulation, a new AI method could help scientists identify new immunotherapy techniques or regenerative therapies.
The findings could help doctors identify cancer patients who would benefit the most from drugs called checkpoint blockade inhibitors.
Researchers compared a pair of superficially similar motor neurons in fruit flies to examine how their differing use of the same genome produced distinctions in form and function.
Whitehead Institute researchers find many transcription factors bind RNA, which fine-tunes their regulation of gene expression, suggesting new therapeutic opportunities.
A new approach for identifying significant differences in gene use between closely-related species provides insights into human evolution.
The first RNA-guided DNA-cutting enzyme found in eukaryotes, Fanzor could one day be harnessed to edit DNA more precisely than CRISPR/Cas systems.
Synthetic biology expert to succeed Angela Belcher as department head effective Aug. 1.
The new findings could explain biodiversity hotspots in tectonically quiet regions.
With the new method, scientists can explore many cancer mutations whose roles are unknown, helping them develop new drugs that target those mutations.
Like ancient mariners, ancestors of Prochlorococcus microbes rode out to sea on exoskeleton particles
A new study shows the carbon-capturing phytoplankton colonized the ocean by rafting on particles of chitin.