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Genetics

How to tame a restless genome

Credit: Ipsaro/Joshua-Tor lab, CSHL/2021 Short pieces of DNA--jumping genes--can bounce from one place to another in our genomes. When too many DNA fragments move around, cancer, infertility, and other problems can arise. Cold…

Society is not ready to make human brains

A group of researchers led by ASHBi and CiRA Assistant Professor Tsutomu Sawai explains the ethical issues regarding brain organoid research Stem cell research has allowed medicine to go places that were once science fiction. Using stem…

Lockdown for genome parasites

Credit: Copyright: FloorFour/GMI Researchers at GMI - Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences - uncover an ingenious mechanism by which Arabidopsis safeguards the integrity of its genome. The…