In a technological tour de force, Berlin scientists have created a virtual model of an early fly embryo. Its interactive interface allows researchers to explore the blueprint that underlies development at unprecedented spatial resolution and predict which cells express which genes.
Archives for August 2017
For some applications – such as in developmental biology – the genome cannot just be chopped up into tiny pieces before decoding. Instead, long read lengths of several thousand bases are needed. A recent paper in Nature shows what the PacBio sequencer at the Scientific Genomics Platform at the MDC can do.
To celebrate the birthday of our namesake, the MDC and the Friends of the MDC invite everyone who is interested to a charity concert and commemorative speech on Monday, September 4th. Prof. Nikolaus Rajewsky will speak about the collaboration between Max Delbrück and Nikolai Timoféeff-Ressovsky in Berlin-Buch.
MDC and BIH erect a new research facility for physicians, researchers and patients. The Käthe Beutler building will be completed in 2020.
For the first time, scientists have shown that circular RNA is linked to brain function. When a RNA molecule called Cdr1as was deleted from the genome of mice, the animals had problems filtering out unnecessary information – like patients suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders.