Tag: stem cells

May 2016
News

Student invention grows hundreds of ‘mini-brains’ at once

by  /  2 May 2016

Researchers are building on the bright ideas of high school students to bring ambitious biotechnology tools to life.

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April 2016
News / Toolbox

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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March 2016
News / Toolbox

Culture trick transforms immune cells into neurons

by  /  30 March 2016

A new method allows scientists to chemically coax immune cells in blood into becoming mature neurons.

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News / Toolbox

Method maps each neuron’s unique genetic fingerprint

by  /  23 March 2016

Sequencing the whole genomes of individual mouse neurons reveals that each cell carries roughly 100 unique mutations.

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News

‘Chimeric’ mice host mix of mouse, human cells

by  /  9 March 2016

Researchers injected cells from an African-American individual into mouse embryos, creating white mice with black spots.

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News

Study links dietary supplement to brain development

by  /  7 March 2016

For some pregnant women, taking the supplement carnitine may lower the risk of having a child with autism.

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February 2016
News

Clever strategy recreates large DNA changes linked to autism

by  /  25 February 2016

In a feat of genetic engineering, researchers have found a way to recreate DNA duplications and deletions in human stem cells.

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December 2015
Features / Special Reports / 2015 Year in review

What’s the hardest part of an autism researcher’s job?

22 December 2015

Scientists dish about the biggest challenges they face as they tackle tough questions about autism.

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News

‘CRISPR’ way to cut genes speeds advances in autism

by  /  14 December 2015

A molecular Swiss army knife for DNA is hewing a path to clarify the subtle effects of thousands of autism-linked mutations.

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October 2015
News

For best research results, keep neurons in close touch

by  /  20 October 2015

Disrupting cell-to-cell contact among developing neurons, even briefly, may alter their fates for good.

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