How a Thieving Transcription Factor Dominates the Genome

Gene expression in developing cells is heavily influenced by group dynamics of DNA-binding proteins interacting with each other.

Weighing the Planet's Biological Matter

A new study makes the first global estimates of the mass of life on Earth.

Ten Thousand Bursting Genes

Scientists can now image the activity of 10,421 genes at once within individual cells, using a new technique developed at Caltech.

The Cartography of the Nucleus

A new technique creates maps of the folded structures of DNA, RNA, and proteins within the cellular nucleus, revealing elegant "hubs" of organization.

How Social Isolation Transforms the Brain

Caltech researchers gain new insights into the brain mechanisms underlying the negative effects caused by long-term social isolation.

Caltech Plant Biologist Receives Genetics Prize

Elliot Meyerowitz is a recipient of the 2018 Gruber Genetics Prize.

No Embryo Required: Studying Development in the Lab

Caltech scientists have engineered cells to create spatial patterns in a dish similar to those that occur during embryonic development.

Solving Pieces of the Genetic Puzzle

A new approach developed at Caltech is an important step in cracking the code of mysterious, noncoding regions of DNA.

A Gut Bacterium's Guide to Building a Microbiome

Many studies have linked the gut microbiome to health and disease. New research from Caltech reveals mechanisms utilized by gut bacteria to assemble a microbiome in the first place.

Anderson Receives Neuroscience Prize

The 2018 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience is awarded to Caltech's David Anderson.

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