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Improving Brain Plasticity

The Shatz Lab at Stanford developed a decoy drug that allowed mice to form new connections as adults, leading to findings that could eventually help people recover from stroke, forms of blindness and Alzheimer's disease. 

  • Improving Brain Plasticity

    The Shatz Lab at Stanford developed a decoy drug that allowed mice to form new connections as adults, leading to findings that could eventually help people recover from stroke, forms of blindness and Alzheimer's disease. 

  • Parkinson's Diagnosis by Typing on a Keyboard

    MIT researchers show how analyzing people's keystrokes as they type can reveal information about the state of their motor function.

  • Employing CRISPR Technology in Drug Discovery

    CRISPR technology will allow AstraZeneca to identify and validate new drug targets in preclinical models that closely resemble human disease.

  • Cas9: As a Transcriptional Activator

    In this technical animation, Wyss Institute researchers instruct how they engineered a Cas9 protein to create a powerful and robust tool for activating gene expression. 

  • Complex 3D DNA structures

    MIT biological engineers have created a new computer model that allows them to design the most complex 3D DNA shapes ever produced, including rings, bowls, and geometric structures such as icosahedrons that resemble viral particles. 

  • Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters

    Senior news editor Alex Philippidis discusses GEN’s annual ranking of the nation’s most nurturing regions.

  • Music in Your DNA and a New Species of Human?

    Is musical ability genetic? And were there more species of ancient humans than we once thought? SciShow News investigates!

  • Could Tissue Engineering Mean Personalized Medicine?

    Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips.

  • The Science Love Song

    Express your love this Valentine's Day with a scientifically accurate song by Mitch Moffit and Greg Brown from AsapSCIENCE.

  • Regenerative Medicine: Making the Impossible Possible

    At the Center for Regenerative Medicine, researchers harness Mayo Clinic's collective knowledge, resources and skills to teach your body to heal from within and provide definitive solutions.

  • Will Gene Therapy Cure Cancer?

    Jonathan Strickland walks through the process of human gene therapy, reveals it's exciting potential, and questions the ethics of genetic modification and altering DNA.

  • Synthetic Biology Explained

    From selective breeding to genetic modification, our understanding of biology is now merging with the principles of engineering to bring us synthetic biology.

  • Nanobiotechnology: Putting Molecular Machines to Work

    Describes the concepts of high-throughput protein expression coupled with immobilizations in functionalized nanoporous materials to carry out multiple kinds of diverse reactions. 

  • Year in Review: Advances in Stem Cell Research

    2014 was a year of high-profile advances and one big scandal in the field of stem cell science, the Wall Street Journal's Gautam Naik reports.

  • Crash Course: DNA Structure and Replication

    An introduction to molecule deoxyribonucleic acid—also known as DNA—and an explanation of how it replicates itself in our cells.

  • Careers in Biotechnology

    Explore various careers in biotechnology, with perspectives offered by Pfizer employees.

  • Blood-Cleansing Biospleen Developed

    Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute discover a new breakthrough in the battle against pathogens—nano magnets that can clean the blood.

  • Ebola: Prevention and Containment

    Diagnostics analyst Aish Vivekanadan with Frost & Sullivan's global Life Sciences practices sheds light on why Ebola is so hard to treat, currently available diagnostic tests, companies pursuing other tests and the roadblocks in the way of progress.

  • GEN Touch: Stay in the Know Wherever You Go

    Introducing GEN Touch, a new app lets you keep up with the latest biotech news and insights on your smart phone or tablet. We've designed versions for quick and easy reading on Apple and Android devices.

  • Bringing Biotechnology into the Home

    Cathal Garvey, creator of the blog Indie Biotech, is on a mission to spread DIYbio. He wants to provide biotechnology tools, materials, and learning resources to individuals worldwide. Cathal provides affordable, open-source-DNA development platforms, kits, and strains for beginners to learn the engineering of bacteria easily, and perhaps later to facilitate engineering of plants and simple bugs.