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June 2016
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DNA typo tracker uncovers glitches in gene regulation

by  /  8 June 2016

A new tool allows researchers to identify thousands of genome errors in dozens of people at once.

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Culture scheme yields realistic neuron mixture

by  /  1 June 2016

Using a clever culture method, scientists can transform human stem cells into a precise blend of neuron types.

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May 2016
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New gene-editing system can swap single DNA letters

by  /  25 May 2016

A tool that allows researchers to switch one DNA letter with another may help them evaluate the change’s consequences.

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Atlas of brain connectivity can flag attention problems

by  /  18 May 2016

A new set of charts shows how brain connections can change as children grow, and can serve as a reference for detecting problems with attention.

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Fast-acting anesthetic sharpens images of rodent brains

by  /  11 May 2016

A chemical commonly used in emergency rooms can anesthetize mice and rats for brain scans without distorting the images.

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New tool lights up edits to zebrafish genome

by  /  4 May 2016

A new gene-editing system allows researchers to rewrite lengthy stretches of DNA in zebrafish and identify the mutant fish with ease.

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April 2016
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Flexible tool watches brain talk as mice walk

by  /  27 April 2016

A new brain imaging system lets researchers eavesdrop on mouse neurons as the animals move around and interact with each other.

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New atlas of gene regulators shows effects of variants

by  /  20 April 2016

A new online tool reveals how different types of DNA sequences work together to regulate gene expression.

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Molecular knob dials down gene activity

by  /  13 April 2016

A new method harnesses the gene-editing system CRISPR to fine-tune gene expression in human cells.

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New way to see through brains reveals minute cell structures

by  /  7 April 2016

A new chemical cocktail that renders brains transparent allows a powerful microscope to resolve minute details within the brain.

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