AI Can Help Identify Diseases Early

Scientists in Singapore have developed a software that quickly and accurately predicts chemical modifications of RNA molecules which can then help understand their role in diseases such as cancer.

Sensei RNA: The Iron-sensing Master

In yet another serendipitous discovery, researchers from India have identified a new class of RNA molecules that can selectively recognize iron called ‘Sensei RNA.’

Scientists Unveil The Transcriptome Of SARS-CoV-2

The first high-resolution transcriptomic map of the SARS-CoV-2 could help scientists find new targets against the virus that causes COVID-19.

Sydney Brenner, ‘father of the worm’ and decoder of DNA, dies at 92

Known for his sharp wit, visionary thinking and versatility, Brenner made many seminal contributions to molecular biology over the course of a seven-decade career.

Singapore Scientist Receives CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholarship

As a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, Dr. Wan Yue will receive ~US$77,000 in research funding and have access to specialized leadership and communication training.

A Twist In The Tale Of mRNA Tails

A team of scientists in South Korea have discovered that mixed mRNA tails act like a shield that extends the lifespan of mRNA species.

Four From Asia Among EMBO Young Investigator 2017 Cohort

The European Molecular Biology Organization has inducted 28 new researchers into its Young Investigators Program, including four based in Asia.

RNA Editing Makes Humans Complex

Humans are able to achieve greater biological complexity due to RNA editing, according to research by scientists in Singapore and the US.

Mammals Use RNA Interference Too

Like plants and invertebrates, mammalian cells also use RNA interference to protect themselves against viral infections.

Alternatively Spliced Variants Linked To Schizophrenia

Researchers have identified splicing quantitative trait loci in the human brain that may be associated with mental disorders such as schizophrenia.