Nature Biotechnology is a peer reviewed scientific journal published monthly by the Nature Publishing Group. The chief editor is Andrew Marshall who is part of an in-house team of editors. The focus of the journal is biotechnology including research results and the commercial business sector of this field. Coverage includes the related biological, biomedical, agricultural and environmental sciences. Also of interest are the commercial, political, legal, and societal influences that affect this field.
Enhancing RNA interference
Nanoparticles that deliver short strands of RNA offer a way to treat cancer and other diseases by shutting off malfunctioning genes. Although this approach has shown some promise, scientists are still not sure exactly what ...
Biotech crops vs. pests: Successes and failures from the first billion acres (Update)
Since 1996, farmers worldwide have planted more than a billion acres (400 million hectares) of genetically modified corn and cotton that produce insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt for short. ...
Scientists cut through data noise of high-throughput DNA sequencing with mathematical technique
(Phys.org) —Scientists at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have developed a revolutionary method to quickly cut through noise and generate a unified and simplified analysis of high-throughput biological data ...
Study assesses impact of US Supreme Court decision on gene patents: Finds about 8,000 US patents likely affected
(Phys.org) —The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that genes cannot be patented. A recent CSU-led study sheds light on the impacts of the case.
Drug sensitivity predicted computationally
With modern high-throughput technologies researchers can measure a multitude of molecular properties from cancer cells. A big question of precision medicine is how computational modelling can be used to predict sensitivity ...
'Roadmap' of human metabolism offers new understanding of cancer, obesity, more
(Medical Xpress)—An international consortium of researchers has created the largest computer model of human metabolism to date, an astonishingly detailed roadmap that points the way to better understanding of cancer, obesity, ...
Study assesses impact of pending landmark US Supreme Court case on gene patents
(Phys.org) —As the U.S. Supreme Court moves closer to a decision this summer in the landmark gene patent case against Myriad Genetics, a study, led by Colorado State University, is shedding light on what may be at stake.
New technology simplifies production of biotech medicines
The final step in the production of a biotech medicine is finishing with the correct sugar structure. This step is essential for the efficacy of the medicine, but it also makes the production process very complex and expensive. ...
Engineered biomaterial could improve success of medical implants
(Phys.org) —It's a familiar scenario – a patient receives a medical implant and days later, the body attacks the artificial valve or device, causing complications to an already compromised system.
Process that controls tomato ripening discovered
(Phys.org)—Everyone loves a juicy, perfectly ripened tomato, and scientists have long sought ways to control the ripening process to improve fruit quality and prevent spoilage.