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Some bacterial CRISPRs can snip RNA, too

You've probably seen news stories about the highly lauded, much-discussed genome editing system CRISPR/Cas9. But did you know the system was actually derived from bacteria, which use it to fight off foreign invaders such ...

dateMar 03, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Viruses, too, are our fingerprint

A group of researchers from the University of Helsinki and the University of Edinburgh have been the first to find the genetic material of a human virus from old human bones. Published in the journal Scientific Reports, the ...

dateDec 01, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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