1-7-2018 protein

Designer proteins could help us fight flu, remove gluten from foods

[Researchers have] been stumped by one great mystery: how the building blocks in a protein take their final shape. David ...
Are 'gene drive' trials too risky for field studies?

Are ‘gene drive’ trials too risky for field studies?

In 2013, scientists discovered a new way to precisely edit genes — technology called Crispr... One of the more intriguing ...
NY Times' Carl Zimmer: CRISPR gene editing vital but offers ethical challenges

NY Times’ Carl Zimmer: CRISPR gene editing vital but offers ethical challenges

[Editor's Note: Carl Zimmer is a columnist at the New York Times, where his column "Matter" appears each week. He ...
10 more years: Men with this common gene mutation may live longer, grow taller

10 more years: Men with this common gene mutation may live longer, grow taller

A common genetic mutation is linked to an increase in life span of about 10 years among men...The mutation, described ...
'Genome graph' offers way for scientists to map human gene pool

‘Genome graph’ offers way for scientists to map human gene pool

[I]t’s becoming painfully clear that the original method that scientists used to compare genomes to each other...is rapidly becoming obsolete ...
Human ancestors may have moved out of Africa in one single migration

Human ancestors may have moved out of Africa in one single migration

Modern humans evolved somewhere in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. But how did our species go on to populate the ...

Large genetic database reveals how our individual DNA differs

ExAC...is a compendium of genetic information that...[is] so big that it is giving scientists a much more realistic vision of ...
Video: DNA looks much different than what you might think

Video: DNA looks much different than what you might think

Biology textbooks like to depict DNA looking like an abstract spiral staircase, representing the classic double helix shape. However, real ...

Patients under hypnosis exhibit distinct patterns of brain activity

Psychiatrists have been using hypnosis on patients for decades — to help them reduce their pain or kick a smoking ...
Have media, scientists overstated what in biology epigenetics can explain?

Have media, scientists overstated what in biology epigenetics can explain?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Epigenetic marks are undoubtedly ...

CRISPR can edit RNA, scientists report

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Just a few years ...
DNA unveils history of African American migration

DNA unveils history of African American migration

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The history of African-Americans ...

Geneticist uncovers history with human DNA

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As a boy growing ...

What can a year in space do to your genes?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. "I was a dorky ...
'Tree of Life' diagrams known evolutionary history of all life

‘Tree of Life’ diagrams known evolutionary history of all life

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A team of scientists ...

Meat eating may have driven evolution of tool use

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists recently turned Harvard’s ...

Some ‘junk’ DNA more than just extra baggage in genome

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Some of our genes ...

What will it take for cancer ‘moonshot’ cure to become reality?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. To anyone who follows ...

New antibiotics produced by surprisingly simple method

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Slava Epstein works in ...
With rise of agriculture came big changes in European genome

With rise of agriculture came big changes in European genome

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The agricultural revolution was ...

Ancient Alaskan children’s DNA tells story of earliest migration to America

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  In the Proceedings of ...

Elephants’ remarkable longevity hints at mechanisms for cancer resistance

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  In 1977, a University ...
'Stinky cheeses' made naturally from molds with genes from other species

‘Stinky cheeses’ made naturally from molds with genes from other species

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Many cheeses require a ...

Fetal cells stay in mom’s body long after pregnancy

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Recently, a team of ...

Rare disease causing uncontrollable bone growth may soon have cure

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is ...
Paleo diet update: Carbs in tubers key to humans' evolutionary boon

Paleo diet update: Carbs in tubers key to humans’ evolutionary boon

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists have long recognized ...
Ancient Kennewick man Native American, not European, DNA shows

Ancient Kennewick man Native American, not European, DNA shows

In July 1996, two college students were wading in the shallows of the Columbia River near the town of Kennewick, ...

Modern Europeans descended from mingling of distinct migratory groups

Two teams of scientists — one based at the University of Copenhagen and one based at Harvard University — have ...