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Encrypted messages in biological processes

Scientists have shown that modified RNA bases have a great impact on the dynamics of gene expression from DNA to functional RNA. The study yields important new insight into how the basis of RNA modifications can affect the function of mature RNA molecules.

Jun 20th, 2018

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Faster, cheaper, better: A new way to synthesize DNA

In what could address a critical bottleneck in biology research, researchers announced they have pioneered a new way to synthesize DNA sequences through a creative use of enzymes that promises to be faster, cheaper, and more accurate.

Jun 18th, 2018

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A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk

In order to strengthen the efficacy of vaccines on the immune system, and in particular on T lymphocytes, specialized in the detection of cancer cells, researchers have developed spider silk microcapsules capable of delivering the vaccine directly to the heart of immune cells.

Jun 12th, 2018

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Gene editing just got easier

An international team of researchers has made CRISPR technology more accessible and standardized by simplifying its complex implementation.

Jun 8th, 2018

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