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Archaeological mystery solved with modern genetics
Researchers at the University of Tokyo conducted a census of the Japanese population around 2,500 years ago using the Y chromosomes of men living on the main islands of modern-day Japan. (2019-06-20)
Landmark study signals shift in thinking about stem cell differentiation
Researchers found that embryonic stem cells commit to a cell fate far more rapidly than anticipated. (2019-06-20)
Canadian researchers discover new genetic link to premenopausal breast cancer
University of Alberta researchers have added a new genetic marker to the breast cancer map, helping to expand the list of genetic mutations clinicians can watch for in cancer screenings. (2019-06-20)
B chromosome first -- mechanisms behind the drive of B chromosomes uncovered
B chromosomes are supernumerary chromosomes, which often are preferentially inherited and showcase an increased transmission rate. (2019-06-20)
Dark centers of chromosomes reveal ancient DNA
Geneticists exploring the dark heart of the human genome have discovered big chunks of Neanderthal and other ancient DNA. (2019-06-18)
Once thought to be asexual, single-celled parasites caught in the act
The single-celled parasite Leishmania can reproduce sexually, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-13)
Nuclear architecture: What organizes the genome in the nucleus?
Spatial separation of active from inactive fractions of the genome in the cell nucleus is crucial for gene expression control. (2019-06-06)
Cell division requires a balanced level of non-coding RNA for chromosome stability
Assistant Professor Dr Karen Wing Yee Yuen and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Yick Hin Ling from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong (HKU), discovered that centromeric DNA is used as a template to produce a non-protein coding, centromeric RNA (ribonucleic acid), that is essential for chromosome stability. (2019-05-22)
New role in spatial chromosome organization identified for often mutated cancer protein
New research from The Wistar Institute sheds light on the function of the ARID1A protein, encoded by a gene that is among the most frequently mutated across human cancers. (2019-05-22)
Danish research team identifies the first gene that increases the risk of fainting
Fainting is not solely caused by external factors. Your genes also play a part. (2019-05-16)
Understanding relationship break-ups to protect the reef
Unravelling the secrets of the relationship between coral and the algae living inside it will help prevent coral bleaching, University of Queensland researchers believe. (2019-05-13)
Measuring chromosome imbalance could clarify cancer prognosis
Researchers have found that higher levels of aneuploidy lead to much greater lethality among prostate cancer patients. (2019-05-13)
First major study of proteins in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
The most common form of childhood cancer is acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). (2019-04-25)
Multiple myeloma: DNA rearrangement may predict poor outcomes
In multiple myeloma, Ig lambda translocations may indicate poor outcomes and resistance to immunomodulatory drugs such as lenalidomide. (2019-04-23)
Cell biology: The complexity of division by two
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers have identified a novel protein that plays a crucial role in the formation of the mitotic spindle, which is essential for correct segregation of a full set of chromosomes to each daughter cell during cell division. (2019-04-15)
New role for a driver of metastatic cancers
Metastatic ovarian, prostate and breast cancers are notoriously difficult to treat and often deadly. (2019-04-02)
The evolution of bird-of-paradise sex chromosomes revealed
Birds-of-paradise are a group of songbird species, and are known for their magnificent male plumage and bewildering sexual display. (2019-04-01)
Origin of Scandinavian wolves clarified
There are no signs that hybrids of dog and wolf have contributed to the Scandinavian wolf population -- a matter that has been discussed, especially in Norway. (2019-03-29)
UTA biologist shows new insights into chromosome evolution, venom regulation in snakes
In a new paper, a team of biologists addressed genomic questions by generating and analyzing the first most complete chromosome-level genome for a snake -- the prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis). (2019-03-29)
Stabilizing ends of chromosomes could treat age-related disease
A study has uncovered a new strategy that can potentially treat age-related disease and decline. (2019-03-28)
Colourful male fish have genes to thank for their enduring looks
Striking colours that are seen only in the males of some species are partly explained by gene behaviour, research into guppy fish suggests. (2019-03-22)
New study shows effects on offspring of epigenetic inheritance via sperm
As an organism grows and responds to its environment, genes in its cells are constantly turning on and off, with different patterns of gene expression in different cells. (2019-03-20)
Breakthrough in fight against plant diseases
A global research team including scientists from La Trobe University have identified specific locations within plants' chromosomes capable of transferring immunity to their offspring. (2019-03-20)
Molecular puzzle reveals unknown stages of fetal development
By applying gene analysis to individual cells from early mouse embryos, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered previously unknown cellular stages of fetal development from fertilized egg to living being. (2019-03-05)
How new species arise in the sea
How can a species split into several new species if they still live close to each other and are able to interbreed? (2019-03-04)
Too-tight membrane keeps cells from splitting
Scientists uncover how one protein keeps conditions 'just right' so that cells can easily divide into two identical daughter cells. (2019-02-28)
Machinery used in basic cell division does double duty as builder of neurons
Researchers at the San Diego branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at University of California San Diego have identified an entirely new mechanism underlying the development and structure of the nervous system during embryogenesis. (2019-02-28)
Biologists find the long and short of it when it comes to chromosomes
A team of biologists has uncovered a mechanism that determines faithful inheritance of short chromosomes during the reproductive process. (2019-02-27)
First semi-identical twins identified in pregnancy
Boy and girl twins in Brisbane, Australia, have been identified as only the second set of semi-identical, or sesquizygotic, twins in the world -- and the first to be identified by doctors during pregnancy. (2019-02-27)
Scientists lay foundation for single-cell level understanding of DNA replication
A research team established a novel method to scrutinize DNA replication in individual cells. (2019-02-25)
Breeding a better strawberry
An international team of scientists led by the University of California, Davis, and Michigan State University have sequenced and analyzed the genome of the cultivated strawberry, which will provide a genetic roadmap to help more precisely select desired traits. (2019-02-25)
Scientists identify genetic mechanism involved in how females inherit traits
Female cells randomly and permanently shut off one of the X chromosomes during embryonic development through a process called X chromosome inactivation, or XCI. (2019-02-20)
Scientists reveal how 3D arrangement of DNA helps perpetuate the species
From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. (2019-02-18)
Making better embryos
One out of every six Canadian couples experiences infertility. Some resort to in vitro fertilization. (2019-02-14)
RUDN biochemists found a way to stop the immortality of cancer cells with oligonucleotides
RUDN biochemists found a way to reduce the activity of telomerase (the enzyme of cell immortality) 10 times. (2019-02-11)
Biologists answer fundamental question about cell size
MIT biologists have discovered why cell sizes are so tightly regulated. (2019-02-07)
Male Y chromosomes not 'genetic wastelands'
Researchers from the University of Rochester have found a way to sequence a large portion of the Y chromosome in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster--the most that the Y chromosome has been assembled in fruit flies. (2019-02-06)
What causes rats without a Y chromosome to become male?
A look at the brains of an endangered spiny rat off the coast of Japan by University of Missouri (MU) Bond Life Sciences Center scientist Cheryl Rosenfeld could illuminate the subtle genetic influences that stimulate a mammal's cells to develop as male versus female in the absence of a Y chromosome. (2019-01-31)
How transcription factors explore the genome
EPFL scientists have discovered how proteins that regulate gene transcription can scan and bind the genome efficiently. (2019-01-30)
Genetic causes of tumors in salivary glands
Acinic cell carcinoma is the third most common malignant form of salivary gland cancer. (2019-01-30)
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