Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

So Underappreciated

It's Friday, and what better way to celebrate than with an ode to the ribosome? At his Transcription and Translation blog, Alex Palazzo writes that he's disappointed over the lack of mainstream media interest in the science Nobels this year, and suggests the problem might be a misconception that ribosomes are boring. "Nothing could be further from the truth," he writes. "Ribosomes are arguably the most important biological molecule that we know of." He goes on to add some of the more noteworthy characteristics of ribosomes, including their connection to cancer.

The Scan

Study Finds Few FDA Post-Market Regulatory Actions Backed by Research, Public Assessments

A Yale University-led team examines in The BMJ safety signals from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and whether they led to regulatory action.

Duke University Team Develops Programmable RNA Tool for Cell Editing

Researchers have developed an RNA-based editing tool that can target specific cells, as they describe in Nature.

Novel Gene Editing Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers in Science Advances report on their development of a non-nuclease-based gene editing approach they hope to apply to treat cystic fibrosis.

Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.