Cardiac development needs more than protein-coding genes
January 24, 2013Biologists find that long non-coding RNA molecules are necessary to regulate differentiation of embryonic stem cells into cardiac cells.
Editing the genome with high precision
January 3, 2013New method allows scientists to insert multiple genes in specific locations, delete defective genes.
Evolution: It’s all in how you splice it
December 20, 2012MIT biologists find that alternative splicing of RNA rewires signaling in different tissues and may often contribute to species differences.
Researchers identify biochemical functions for most of the human genome
September 5, 2012New map provides a reference for interpreting function of disease-associated regions.
Searching genomic data faster
July 10, 2012Biologists’ capacity for generating genomic data is increasing more rapidly than computing power. A new algorithm will help them keep up.
Genetic 911: Cells’ emergency systems revealed
July 3, 2012Study examines how cells exploit gene sequences to cope with toxic stress.
Scientists unveil tools for rewriting the code of life
July 15, 2011New technology from MIT and Harvard can edit DNA at the genome scale, giving cells novel functions.