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The meaning of error bars is often misinterpreted, as is the statistical significance of their overlap.
Stem cells grown in three-dimensional cultures self-organize into tissues that resemble the developing human brain.
Nanobodies turn any GFP-expressing cells into targets for in vivo functional manipulation.
Informed by existing molecular recognition motifs, researchers design effective scaffolds for directed evolution of post-translational modification–specific antibodies.
A stepwise strategy of targeted synthesis enables researchers to reconstruct cellular glycomes in vitro.
High-throughput sequencing of massive mutant libraries helps researchers catalog determinants of protein stability.
Genomic position effects are probed in a highly parallel fashion with a clever combination of existing methods.
Interfacing synthetic diverters with a native yeast signaling pathway adds a robust layer of cell fate control.
Cloud computing can help busy genomics labs. But researchers will want to be cautious shoppers as they scan the skies for the cloud best suited to their needs.
Use of helper interactions to encourage weak heteromeric interactions between fluorescent protein pairs helps ensure optimal fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) signals and minimizes the impact on target protein interactions.
Fourteen scientists who participated in a recent workshop to identify and address challenges of epigenome-wide association studies summarize their recommendations in this Review.
This Perspective describes current and prospective advances in genome engineering made possible with the CRISPR-Cas9 system.
A collection of single-gene-mutant human cells is described. This growing resource is based on gene-trap mutagenesis of a near-haploid human cell line and covers almost 3,500 human genes.
Synthetic transcription factors based on the RNA-guided CRISPR-Cas9 system are used to activate specific endogenous genes in human cells. Also online, Joung and colleagues report similar developments at two other loci.
Synthetic transcription factors based on the RNA-guided CRISPR-Cas9 system are used to activate endogenous genes in human cells. Also online, Gersbach and colleagues report similar developments at multiple other loci.
A proteomic method to identify human proteins post-translationally modified by poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation is reported, which will help yield further insights into the biological role of this modification.
The DeNovoGear software detects de novo point mutations and indels with high specificity in familial and somatic tissue sequence data.
The addition of a low percentage of DMSO into liquid chromatography solvents strongly enhances peptide electrospray ionization, substantially improving proteome analysis by liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry.
Renewable affinity reagents with high specificity and affinity for histone modifications perform well in ChIP-seq and other applications in epigenetics research.
To determine microbial community structure, the UPARSE software extracts operational taxonomic unit (OTU) representative sequences with high accuracy on the basis of amplified marker-gene sequences.
A set of practical improvements and software provide more accurate and less biased metagenomic amplicon sequencing at lower sequencing effort.
Droplet digital PCR shows greater precision and reproducibility but no consistent gain in sensitivity when compared to real-time PCR.
A strategy, based on solid-state NMR spectroscopy, for determining the structure of an oligomeric, seven-helix membrane protein (Anabaena sensory rhodopsin) in a lipid environment is described.
This work describes wide-field temporal focusing, a two-photon volumetric imaging technique based on light sculpting that enables functional imaging of the majority of neurons in the head ganglia of C. elegans with high temporal and spatial resolution.
Addition of weak helper interactions to fluorescent protein pairs by protein engineering provides a simple method to increase FRET efficiency with little or no background.
CRISPR-Cas9–mediated cleavage is used to stimulate homologous recombination at specific target sites in the C. elegans genome, permitting flexible tagging and sequence modification of endogenous worm genes.