Close Menu

MIT

Prize for Five

Five researchers are to share this year's Albany Medical Center Prize for their work on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool, the AP reports.

The grants were made as part of the NSF's Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools — or EDGE — program.

Dubbed "Sherlock," the new technology has demonstrated potential in detecting viruses and bacteria as well as human SNPs and mutations in cell-free DNA.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: model to determine methylation effects of noncoding variants, Neisseria meningitides transcriptomics, and more.

In PNAS this week: genetic hints of adaptive evolution in Atlantic herring, ancestry of ancient individuals from the Pacific Northwest, and more.

In Cell this week: genomic events that could make attenuated polio virulent, formation of regulatory RNAs, and more.

In PNAS this week: high-altitude adaptation signature among Tibetans, de novo mutations in early-onset high myopia, and more.

Speakers at the conference's opening plenary showed how their work in cancer research fit into the broad theme of 'Discover, Predict, Prevent, Treat.'

The MIT researchers said that the mutational signature could be used to identify people exposed to aflatoxin who are at risk of developing liver cancer.

A special thermal annealing process and graphene oxide structure may enable inexpensive manufacturing and use, particularly in resource-poor areas of the world.

Pages

Los Angeles brought and settled a civil enforcement action against the makers of an at-home test for SARS-CoV-2, NPR reports. 

The Guardian reports that Cancer Research UK is cutting its research funding by £44 million.

Technology Review examines factors affecting SARS-CoV-2 testing turnaround times.

In PNAS this week: mapping of ancient human migrations in Europe, recurrent gene fusion in breast cancer, and more.