MIT's Search for Extraterrestrial Genomes is developing sequencing tools to use to try to detect whether there is any life on Mars, Quartz reports.
According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.
In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.
In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.
Built on concepts developed in Timothy Lu's MIT lab, a new approach to DNA-based computing in a cell increases precision and, potentially, scale.
The research team said its nanofluidic system increased the proportion of nucleic acid and protein disease biomarkers a billionfold prior to detection.
The grant recipients will receive up to $5 million each and are led by scientists at institutions including Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: approach to generate chromatin interaction networks, signature of cellular senescence, and more.
In PNAS this week: analysis of Finland-United States Investigation of Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Genetics study samples, chromosome loss and gain in prostate cancer, and more.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology-led team uncovered cell-type-specific transcriptional changes that occur early on in disease development.
ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.
The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.
CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.
In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.