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human chromosomes

Infographic: Creating artificial human chromosomes

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To convert a piece of cloned DNA into a centromere-containing human artificial chromosome (HAC), an array of repeated LacO sequences ...

‘It’s very encouraging’: Experimental gene therapy shows promise for glioblastoma patients in clinical trial

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An inducible, tumor-localized gene therapy has been tested for the first time in glioblastoma patients. The two-part approach, which involves ...

Understanding what happens when routine touching becomes agony

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It shouldn’t hurt to put on socks, wash hands, or walk about, but for some people with damaged nerves, certain ...
M Id Exercise

Could a pill replicate the Alzheimer’s defense gained through exercise?

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Mice that model a severe form of Alzheimer’s disease tend to exhibit improved memory after exercise-induced neuron production, according to ...

Does sunshine make us smarter? UV exposure boosts mouse brainpower

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The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a major cause of skin cancer, but it offers some health benefits too, such ...
New Lettuce

Korean researchers develop gene editing technique that does not introduce foreign DNA

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

Brain structures communicate through ‘post office’ system

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Scientists have achieved a greater understanding of the mammalian brain’s connectivity by showing that the hippocampus—a central information processing hub—sends ...

Neuron diversity might shape personality and ability

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Genomic analyses of single human neurons—either from postmortem brains or those derived in culture—reveal a considerable degree of DNA copy ...

Fighting Viruses with RNAi

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Plants, fungi, and invertebrates use RNA interference (RNAi) to fend off invading viruses. Mammals, on the other hand, are known ...

New technique for simultaneous gene visualization and epigenetic analysis

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Techniques exist to visualize specific gene loci within tissue sections. And separate test-tube experiments exist to determine those genes’ epigenetic ...

Scientists create gene therapy virus that targets the retina

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The following is an excerpt. Using mouse eyes as a setting for directed evolution, scientists have created a new version ...