This Week in Science

In a paper published online in advance in Science this week, the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus' Sandra Garrett and Joshua Rosenthal show that extensive mRNA editing "underlies temperature adaptation in K+ channels from polar octopuses." The team found that one particular mRNA editing site, which recodes an isoleucine to a valine in the ion channel's pore, "greatly accelerates gating kinetics by destabilizing the open state," in both Antarctic and Arctic spec

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.