July 2013: 3

Controlling genes with light
“New technique can rapidly turn genes on and off, helping scientists better understand their function”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — July 22, 2013

Exercise in a Pill? The Search Continues
Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times — July 17, 2013

Genetic Mutation Linked to Severe Obesity
“Mice gain weight even when fed normal amounts of food; similar mutation linked to severe obesity in humans”
Harvard Medical News — July 19, 2013

Searching for Meaningful Markers of Aging
David Stipp, New York Times — July 22, 2013

Single-Cell Sequencing Reveals Genomes of More Than 200 Unusual Microbes
“The approach has unlocked a trove of microbial diversity, obtained from nine diverse environments on Earth, such as hydrothermal vents, a bioreactor and a gold mine”
Erika Check Hayden and Nature magazine — July 15, 2013

Genome engineering (January 2013)

A sharper tool for genome engineering
Elizabeth Cooney, Harvard Medical News — January 11, 2013

Editing the genome with high precision
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — January 3, 2013

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