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‘Swiss-army-knife’ molecule could help researchers assess how cells really work

Researchers have discovered a first-of-its-kind way to isolate RNA from live cells in their natural tissue microenvironment without damaging nearby ...
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Synthetic biology research could be impacted by Nagoya Protocol

A new report shows the uncertainty surrounding the Nagoya Protocol, passed by the UN in 2010, could impact American research ...
With just a few genetic changes, new species are able to evolve

With just a few genetic changes, new species are able to evolve

By analyzing two closely related species of butterflies, scientists at the University of Chicago have found that it only takes ...
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Scientists invent new technique for DNA repair

Researchers from the Berkeley Lab have invented a new technique for detecting and repairing errors in the genetic code, which ...
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Gene-silencing could suppress genetic defect that causes Down syndrome

A team of researchers has demonstrated that the genetic defect that causes Down syndrome could be suppressed using the gene-silencing ...
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New app allows users to access their genetic info from smartphone

A new smartphone app, developed by researchers at Tel Aviv University, will allow individuals who’ve had their genome sequenced to ...

Y-chromosome mutations reveal uncertainty of male development

The idea that men and women are fundamentally different from each other is widely accepted. And throughout the world, this ...

DNA ‘cages’ may aid in drug delivery

New research out of McGill University shows that nanoscale "cages" made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and ...

Scientists sequence genome of ‘sacred lotus,’ which likely holds anti-aging secrets

The following is an excerpt. A team of 70 scientists from the U.S., China, Australia and Japan today reports having ...

Short DNA strands may be key to understanding human cognition and diseases

Short snippets of DNA found in human brain tissue provide new insight into human cognitive function and risk for developing ...

Study questions feasibility of entire genome sequencing in minutes

The claim that nanopore technology is on the verge of making DNA analysis so fast and cheap that a person's ...

Scientists advance the mapping of the barley genome

In a major advance that will unlock the benefits of the mapping of the barley genome--one of the world's most ...

Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

Over the last two decades, scientists have come to understand that the genetic code held within DNA represents only part ...

Genetic sleuthing uncovers deadly new virus in Africa

An isolated outbreak of a deadly disease known as acute hemorrhagic fever, which killed two people and left one gravely ...

Nutrient in eggs and meat may influence gene expression from infancy to adulthood

Just as women are advised to get plenty of folic acid around the time of conception and throughout early pregnancy, ...

Scientists uncover mechanism by which plants inherit epigenetic modifications

During embryonic development in humans and other mammals, sperm and egg cells are essentially wiped clean of chemical modifications to ...

Gene ‘switch’ may explain heart defect syndrome severity

The discovery of a 'switch' that modifies a gene known to be essential for normal heart development could explain variations ...

A GPS in your DNA

While your DNA is unique, it also tells the tale of your family line. It carries the genetic history of ...

DNA deletions promote cancer, collateral damage makes it vulnerable

Genomic deletions promote cancer by carving up or eliminating tumor-suppressor genes, but now scientists report in the journal Nature that ...

Researchers identify a novel double-stranded DNA structure

Scientists have been proposing a novel form of double-stranded DNA structure since 1996. Referred to as 'S-DNA', it is produced ...

New genomic sequencing method enables ‘smarter’ anaysis of individual cells

Research published in the July 22 issue of Nature Biotechnology, shows for the first time that a novel genomic sequencing ...

Melon genome obtained

A consortium of nine research centres has obtained the melon genome, a horticultural specie with high economic value around the ...

Transgenic technique to ‘eliminate’ a specific neural circuit of the brain in primates

In the brains of humans and non-human primates, over 100 billion nerve cells build up complicated neural circuits and produce ...

Scientists tie DNA repair to key cell signaling network

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have found a surprising connection between a key DNA-repair process and a ...

Bonobo genome completed

In a project led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, an international team of scientists has ...

Manipulating chromatin loops to regulate genes may offer future treatments for blood diseases

In exploring how proteins interact with crucial DNA sequences to regulate gene activity, researchers have shed light on key biological ...

Asiatic pear genome sequenced

The first sequencing of the Asiatic pear genome has recently been completed by an international consortium of seven worldwide universities ...

Study suggests expanding the genetic alphabet may be easier than previously thought

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute suggests that the replication process for DNA-the genetic instructions ...