Whitehead Institute

Whitehead Institute researchers were able to restore nearly full FMR1 expression in a fragile X syndrome iPSC cell line.

This Week in PNAS

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

A genome-wide CRISPR screen has revealed five factors required for HIV infection, but which aren't critical to cell viability, including CD4 and CCR5.

Susan Lindquist Dies

Protein researcher and former Whitehead Institute director Susan Lindquist has died.

A Whitehead Institute-led study has revealed genes essential to one-celled parasites causing human diseases, which have resisted gene-editing techniques.

At one panel of the AACR conference in New Orleans this week, researchers discussed their labs' efforts to develop screens using CRISPR.

The researchers also identified genes involved in cancer cell proliferation and survival that could potentially be used as new drug targets.

The court found that the university had failed to demonstrate that one of its researchers had collaborated with the IP's inventors and therefore is not entitled to co-inventorship.

The partners are the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, The Innovative Genomics Initiative, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and the Broad and Whitehead Institutes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A pair of studies appearing online today in Nature are uncovering evolutionary patterns for the mammalian Y chromosome and revealing conserved Y chromosome sequences stemming from ancestral, dosage-sensitive genes that have acquired functions outside of the male re

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The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.