New nanoparticles shrink tumors in mice
August 15, 2012Particles that shut off cancer genes could also allow researchers to screen potential drug targets more rapidly.
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.
Researchers achieve RNA interference, in a lighter package
June 3, 2012Pared-down nucleic acid nanoparticle poses less risk of side effects, offers better targeting.
A new look at prolonged radiation exposure
May 14, 2012MIT study suggests that at low dose-rate, radiation poses little risk to DNA.
Study shows unified process of evolution in bacteria and sexual eukaryotes
April 5, 2012A single gene mutation can sweep through a population, opening the door for the concept of ‘species’ in bacteria.
What lies ahead for science and science writing?
March 27, 201210th anniversary of MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing celebrates past, looks to future.
The mathematics of taste
January 24, 2012By using ‘genetic programming’ to crossbreed algorithms, researchers help flavor companies figure out what their customers like.
Neuroscientists identify a master controller of memory
December 22, 2011One gene appears to regulate the brain’s ability to form new memories.
Unraveling how a mutation can lead to psychiatric illness
November 17, 2011MIT neuroscientists show that a gene linked with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder impairs early brain development.
Analysis of 29 mammals reveals genomic ‘dark matter’
October 12, 2011Genomic comparison offers a new map for charting human disease and biology.
Scientists unveil tools for rewriting the code of life
July 14, 2011New technology from MIT and Harvard can edit DNA at the genome scale, giving cells novel functions.