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Among the study's goals is to identify molecular signatures that can distinguish idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis from interstitial lung disease.

Mice whose gut microbiomes have been disrupted are unable to overcome fear conditioning, New Scientist says.

A new sequencing-based method developed by Duke University's Kate Meyer is one of several that can detect RNA methylation without the use of antibodies.

Investigators plan to profile clonal hematopoiesis in a broad range of patients to get a clearer look at its interactions with aging and disease.

Even Earlier Edits?

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

The method allows for the annotation of cells by their genotype and capture of single-cell transcriptomes, even when the cells aren't morphologically distinct.

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.

A New York Genome Consortium-led team plans retrospective and prospective analyses on very rare cancers in the hopes of improving treatment options available for patients.

With DNA methylation data for more than 1,800 chronic lymphocytic leukemia B cells, researchers tracked CLL epimutation rates and saw lineages with distinct treatment responses.

The researchers reported that most of these changes, though not all, reverted to normal upon the astronaut's return to Earth.

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Researchers are sampling the wild relatives of modern crops to try to preserve genetic diversity, NPR reports.

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.

Undark reports on a bill introduced this year to the US House of Representatives to strengthen scientific integrity.

In Genome Research this week: post-zygotic mutations in diabetes development, single-cell RNA sequencing study of aging, and more.