During any other year, these groundbreaking advances would have been big news. Here’s some of what you may have missed while you were busy washing your hands.
Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley and UCSF professor and Berkeley Lab faculty scientist, shares the prize with Emmanuelle Charpentier for their discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as a tool for making targeted changes to the genome.
Eliminating RNA amplification simplifies and speeds up assay for SARS-CoV-2 virus, making it ideal for point of care testing.
186 years after Darwin first described the Galapagos racer snake, Danielle Edwards seeks to rebuild their population by using DNA from one of his original samples.
Scientists have discovered genetic data that will help food crops like tomatoes and rice survive longer, more intense periods of drought on our warming planet.
UC scientists and physicians hope to permanently cure patients of sickle cell disease by using CRISPR-Cas9 to replace a defective gene with the normal version.
Today’s humans share many genes with oceanic creatures missing heads.
Could gene therapy halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease? A first-in-human clinical trial will seek answers
Earlier animal studies suggest the restorative gene treatment may slow, prevent or reverse progression of the disorder.
Diminishing a single protein in a set of mice caused them to gain only half the weight of other mice, even on a high-fat diet.
Understanding how dogs age can help us fight human aging.
Saliva can be gathered without medical supervision, unlike current tests, which saves time, money and precious PPE.
The Pan-Cancer Project discovers causes of unexplained cancers and zeros in on mechanisms of development.