MIT's Technology Review reports on Katushka, a bright-red fluorescent protein that can be seen from deep within the bodies of small animals, making possible non-invasive, live-cell imaging of disease progression. Developed by researchers at Shemiakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in Moscow, the new protein belongs to the far-infrared spectrum, which will allow it to image tagged genes, cells, or tissues that require deep tissue penetration.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.