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Forsyth team gains new insight on childhood dental disease
Researchers at the Forsyth Institute have made a significant discovery about the nature of childhood dental disease. The scientific studies led by Anne Tanner, BDS, Ph.D., identified a new pathogen connected to severe early childhood caries (cavities). This bacterium, Scardovia wiggsiae, was present in the mouths of children with severe early childhood caries when other known pathogens such as Streptococcus mutans were not detected. This research may offer the potential to intervene and halt the progression of disease. (2011-02-28)

Refrigerator us warm?
A discovery made at RUDN University allows to substantially increase the production of high-quality planting material of horticultural crops. (2016-09-06)

UNESCO Director-General Reaffirms That Human Cloning Is Contrary To Human Dignity
Human cloning cannot be accepted under any circumstances, UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor reiterated today, stressing that the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights, adopted on November 11, 1997, by UNESCO's 186 Member States, bans the practice as an offense against human dignity. (1998-01-26)

Mapping the maize genome
Maize is one of the most important cereal crops in the world. The complete genome of maize has been sequenced, but its size and complexity presents a challenge to researchers seeking to identify specific genes responsible for traits. Positional cloning has been used successfully in smaller genomes; researchers have applied this mapping technique to the maize genome and have published their protocol -- the first detailed step-by-step protocol on positional cloning -- in Applications in Plant Sciences. (2015-01-20)

Highly efficient CRISPR knock-in in mouse
CRISPR/Cas -- clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas) -- system, which is based on chemically synthesized small RNAs and commercially available Cas9 enzyme, has enabled long gene-cassette knock-in in mice with highest efficiency ever reported. (2015-04-30)

Scripps research scientists find new genetic mutation that halts the development of lupus
Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have uncovered a specific genetic mutation that suppresses the development of systemic lupus, an incurable autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack itself. The research suggests potential targets for future drug development. (2008-01-17)

Difficulties with primate cloning: A religious comment
A brief article by Gerald Schatten et al. ( (2003-04-10)

Traces of early Native Americans -- in sunflower genes
New information about early Native Americans' horticultural practices comes not from hieroglyphs or other artifacts, but from a suite of four gene duplicates found in wild and domesticated sunflowers. Indiana University Bloomington scientists learned duplications of the gene flowering locus T, or FT, could have evolved and interacted to prolong a flower's time to grow. A longer flower growth period means a bigger sunflower -- presumably an attribute of value to the plant's first breeders. (2010-04-02)

No males needed: All-female salamanders regrow tails 36 percent faster
The lady salamander that shuns male companionship may reap important benefits. For instance, when a predator snaps off her tail. New research from The Ohio State University compared an all-female population of mole salamanders to a related heterosexual species and found they grew their tails back 36 percent faster. The unisexual salamanders (part of the Ambystoma genus) contain DNA of up to five species and reproduce primarily by cloning themselves. (2016-05-02)

Stem cell research to benefit horse owners and trainers
In a potential breakthrough for the performance horse industry (such as racing and polo), Melbourne scientists are aiming to harness stem cells to repair tendon, ligament, cartilage and bone damage in horses. (2008-10-20)

GEN Feb. 1 issue features special focus on epigenetics
Increasing numbers of research studies clearly demonstrate that genetics alone cannot explain the diversity of living organisms, reports Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. Also driving the development of such complexity is epigenetics, and the Feb. 1 issue of GEN contains three articles that illustrate the growing recognition of the importance of this emerging field of study. (2010-02-03)

Cloned pigs behave like...pigs
Some people would like to clone their pets. A study at Texas A&M University indicates that cloning may not produce exact copies of pets or any other animals. (2003-01-02)

University of Missouri researcher study provides insight into how corn makes hormones
By using a positional cloning technique and molecular markers, McSteen and her colleagues were able to pinpoint the absent gene, which they named vanishing tassel2 or vt2. The gene encodes an enzyme, called tryptophan aminotransferase, important for making auxin, an important growth hormone in plants. (2011-03-07)

New hope for regenerative medicine
In the February 15th issue of Genes & Development, Dr. K. John McLaughlin and colleagues report on their success in using uniparental embryonic stem cells to replace blood stem cells in mice. Uniparental embryonic stem cells are an appealing alternative source of patient-derived embryonic stem cells, as they have several advantages over embryonic stem cell lines generated by somatic cell nuclear transfer (also known as therapeutic cloning). (2007-02-14)

Recommendations to the review of the legislation governing the use of human embryos in research
The Australian Stem Cell Centre has made five recommendations to the 2010 Review of the Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002 and the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002. (2011-03-16)

Declaration On Human Genome And Human Rights
Paris, July 28 - A Draft Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights with guidelines on genetic research and practices was adopted by an inter-governmental committee at the end of a four-day meeting at UNESCO's Headquarters in Paris early Saturday. (1997-07-29)

Landmark conference for United Nations on human cloning and stem cell research
The Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) will host a landmark event for delegates of the United Nations focusing on the science of reproductive and therapeutic cloning. (2004-05-11)

Stem-cell research and reproductive cloning laws should be separate
The author of a Public Policy article in this week's issue of THE LANCET discusses recent failures of international organisations to establish clear policies with regard to stem-cell research and reproductive cloning. This will have implications for research scientists who will not be clear about the type of research programmes that could be publicly funded or that are legally permissible in the near future. (2004-07-08)

Sex: It's a good thing
In a study on evening primroses, biologist Erika Hersch-Green has found that sexual reproduction strengthens an organism's ability to adapt; specifically, it may lead to stronger disease resistance. (2012-05-31)

International scientific body calls for ban on human reproductive cloning
More than 60 science academies from every continent in the world have called on the United Nations to adopt a ban on human reproductive cloning. The statement was issued by the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues (IAP), a body representing scientific academies worldwide. In the same statement, however, the science academies say that therapeutic cloning should be exempt from the ban. (2003-09-22)

Jefferson scientist's patent dramatically improves
A basic scientist at Jefferson Medical College and the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, has shared a patent on what may someday be a ubiquitous tool in DNA analysis. He and a colleague at Johns Hopkins University, have developed a technique that makes a DNA separation technique called electrophoresis, five times faster and less expensive than is is possible. The discovery could have a range of applications, from forensics, to cloning, and also to bioterrorism. (2007-07-18)

Sex evolved to help future generations fight infection, scientists show
Why does sex exist when organisms that clone themselves use less time and energy, and do not need a mate to produce offspring? Researchers at the University of Stirling aiming to answer this age-old question have discovered that sex can help the next generation resist infection. (2016-12-20)

By cloning mouse neurons, TSRI scientists find brain cells with 100+ unique mutations
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute are the first to sequence the complete genomes of individual neurons and to produce live mice carrying neuronal genomes in all of their cells. Use of the technique revealed surprising insights into these cells' genomes. (2016-03-03)

Rice University's Baker Institute experts available to discuss stem cell research, recommendations
Baker Institute fellows Neal Lane and Kirstin Matthews released policy recommendations on stem cell research for the Obama administration. (2009-02-17)

Studies Of A Gene For A Rare Form Of Rickets Shed Light On Vitamin D Deficiencies
Two years after they cloned the gene for a vital kidney enzyme, vitamin D-1-alpha hydroxylase, researchers at the University of California San Francisco are beginning to understand how the enzyme works. (1999-05-03)

EMAP II: A Cytokine Regulated By Apoptosis
Endothelial monocyte-activating polypeptide II (EMAP II) is a proinflammatory cytokine and a chemoattractant for monocytes. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Physiological and Clinical Research (Bad Nauheim, Germany) have demonstrated a regulatory role for apoptosis in the processing of the EMAP II precursor to the biologically active form, implicating EMAP II in the attraction of monocytes to sites of apoptosis. (1998-11-06)

Pharmaceutical breakthrough may make a range of drugs cheaper and more available
A new study published in the February 2008 print edition of the FASEB Journal describes an advance that should reduce the cost and increase the availability of several drugs. University of Pennsylvania researchers used gene therapy to breed large animals capable of producing therapeutic proteins in their milk, such as insulin or those that fight cancer. This represents a significant milestone, as previous methods involved cloning, which takes more time and generally costs more. (2008-01-31)

Scientists clone mice from adult skin stem cells
Using a nuclear transfer procedure, scientists at Rockefeller University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have, for the first time, shown reproducibly that mice can be cloned from adult stem cells. (2007-02-12)

Reinventing Humans Is Focus Of Virginia Tech Program
(Blacksburg, VA) Can humans redesign themselves? Are there limits to what should be attempted? How do we decide? The Choices and Challenges Project will present a public forum on Reinventing the Human Thursday, March 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Virginia Tech. The program will offer social, political, economic, and ethical perspectives to help the community make decisions now that will affect life in the future. (1999-02-19)

Mouse stem cell line advance suggests potential for IVF-incompetent eggs
Researchers have found that mouse oocytes that fail to become fertilized during in vitro fertilization are nevertheless often capable of succeeding as (2007-02-19)

LSU veterinarians deliver cloned calves by caesarian section
A team of LSU veterinarians recently delivered two cloned calves by caesarean section at the university's School of Veterinary Medicine. The calves were cloned by Cyagra Inc. of Manhattan, Kan., under a trial procedure Cyagra is filing as a new patent. (2001-03-25)

New insights into skin blistering disease pop up
Pemphigus is a skin blistering disease caused by production of autoantibodies that attack desmogleins, causing lesions and blisters that don't heal. In a JCI study, scientists engineered antibodies like those found in a pemphigus patient, showed that the antibodies inactivate desmogleins, have harmful effects on skin cells in culture, and cause blisters when transferred to mice. This is the first successful cloning of human antibodies that reproduce pemphigus, and offer an opportunity for development of therapies to treat this deadly disease. (2005-03-24)

Not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 clones!
Chinese researchers have produced a theory for a quantum cloning machine able to produce several copies of the state of a particle at atomic or sub-atomic scale, or quantum state, in an article about to be published in EPJ D. This could have implications for quantum information processing methods used, for example, in message encryption systems. (2011-11-04)

Researchers Announce Breakthrough In Transgenic Animal Technology
Research reported in the November 24 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences may herald a new era in biopharmaceutical production. Work performed by dairy scientist Robert Bremel, and by Gala Design LLC, a Sauk City, Wis. company, has resulted in breakthrough increases in the efficiency of the production of transgenic livestock. (1998-11-30)

Animal eggs not suitable substitutes to produce stem cells
Since the cloning of Dolly the Sheep over a decade ago, somatic cell nuclear transfer has been considered a promising way to generate human, patient-specific stem cells for therapeutic applications. The shortage of human donor eggs has led to efforts to substitute animal oocytes. (2009-02-02)

Fake Tweets, real consequences for the election
The researchers analyzed 20 million election-related tweets created between Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. They found that robots, rather than people, produced 3.8 million tweets, or 19 percent. Social bots also accounted for 400,000 of the 2.8 million individual users, or nearly 15 percent of the population under study. (2016-11-04)

'Performance cloning' techniques to boost computer chip memory systems design
Computer engineering researchers have developed software using two new techniques to help computer chip designers improve memory systems. The techniques rely on 'performance cloning,' which can assess the behavior of software without compromising privileged data or proprietary computer code. (2015-09-30)

OHSU discovers molecular channel that regulates blood pressure
New research for the first time reveals the three-dimensional structure of a membrane channel that's critical in controlling blood pressure. The findings, published today in the open-access journal eLife, represent the first time the human epithelial sodium channel has been shown so precisely since it was first isolated and described through expression cloning more than two decades ago. (2018-09-25)

TSRI scientists clone gene that regulates circadian rhythms in plants
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have cloned a gene that regulates circadian rhythms in plants, providing an increased understanding of the processes that enable organisms to anticipate and adapt to daily variations in the environment. (2000-08-03)

New Way To Modify Mammalian Genes: Honolulu Transgenesis
Less than a year after announcing the Honolulu Technique for Cloning, University of Hawaii scientists have developed the Honolulu Transgenesis, a new method for producing transgenic mammals. The method uses sperm to deliver genetic information (DNA) from one organism into the egg of another. The experiments demonstrated the new method using DNA for jellyfish green fluorescent protein to make green mice. (1999-05-13)

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