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Unlocking DNA and Cancer Mysteries Using Nanopores

September 12, 2016

Cancer thrives when mutated cells undergo frequent division. Most anti-cancer drugs work by inserting themselves in between the DNA base pairs that encode our genetic information. This process is known as intercalation, and it can result [more...]

Using Light to Control Genome Editing

September 5, 2016

MIT researchers have added an extra layer of control to the CRISPR gene-editing approach, by making the system responsive to light (Image credit: MIT News) The genome-editing system known as CRISPR allows scientists to delete or replace [more...]