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Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life
Scientists went looking for preserved collagen, the protein in bone and skin, in dinosaur fossils. (2019-06-18)
Origin of life - A prebiotic route to DNA
DNA, the hereditary material, may have appeared on Earth earlier than has been assumed hitherto. (2019-06-18)
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)
Uncovering hidden protein structures
Combining research-oriented teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration pays off: Researchers at the University of Konstanz develop a novel spectroscopic approach to investigate hitherto difficult-to-observe protein structures. (2019-06-18)
From function to form
Researchers use new method to predict structures for four proteins and one RNA molecule from humans, bacteria and yeast In a marked departure from previous work, the new method uses synthetic mutations in the DNA sequence rather than naturally occurring variations in DNA 3D structures of biomolecules yield valuable clues about protein function that can illuminate the effects of individual genetic differences and shed light on basic mechanisms of disease (2019-06-17)
RNR 'switch' offers hope in battling antibiotic resistant bacteria
New research from Cornell University offers a new pathway for targeting pathogens in the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria. (2019-06-17)
A rapid, easy-to-use DNA amplification method at 37°C
Scientists in Japan have developed a way of amplifying DNA on a scale suitable for use in the emerging fields of DNA-based computing and molecular robotics. (2019-06-14)
Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection. (2019-06-14)
New gene editor harnesses jumping genes for precise DNA integration
Scientists at Columbia have developed a gene-editing tool -- using jumping genes -- that inserts any DNA sequence into the genome without cutting, fixing a major shortcoming of existing CRISPR technology. (2019-06-12)
From face to DNA: New method aims to improve match between DNA sample and face database
Predicting what someone's face looks like based on a DNA sample remains a hard nut to crack for science. (2019-06-11)
Tube anemone has the largest animal mitochondrial genome ever sequenced
Discovery by Brazilian and US researchers could change the classification of two species, which appear more akin to jellyfish than was thought. (2019-06-11)
Catalog of north Texas earthquakes confirms continuing effects of wastewater disposal
A comprehensive catalog of earthquake sequences in Texas's Fort Worth Basin, from 2008 to 2018, provides a closer look at how wastewater disposal from oil and gas exploration has changed the seismic landscape in the basin. (2019-06-11)
New microneedle technique speeds plant disease detection
Researchers have developed a new technique that uses microneedle patches to collect DNA from plant tissues in one minute, rather than the hours needed for conventional techniques. (2019-06-10)
The cholera bacterium's 3-in-1 toolkit for life in the ocean
The cholera bacterium uses a grappling hook-like appendage to take up DNA, bind to nutritious surfaces and recognize 'family' members, EPFL scientists have found. (2019-06-10)
DNA base editing induces substantial off-target RNA mutations
Researchers from Dr. YANG Hui's Lab at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and collaborators from the CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology of CAS and Sichuan University demonstrated that DNA base editors generated tens of thousands of off-target RNA single nucleotide variants (SNVs) and these off-target SNVs could be eliminated by introducing point mutations to the deaminases. (2019-06-10)
Drug makes tumors more susceptible to chemo
Researchers at MIT and Duke University have discovered a potential drug compound that can block a mutagenic DNA repair pathway that helps cancer cells survive chemotherapy. (2019-06-06)
Scientists get a grip on sloth family tree
A new study, by an international team of researchers led by academics at the University of York, challenges decades of scientific opinion concerning the evolutionary relationships of tree sloths and their extinct kin. (2019-06-06)
Study shakes up sloth family tree
A pair of studies published June 6, 2019 have shaken up the sloth family tree, overturning a longstanding consensus on how the major groups of sloths are related. (2019-06-06)
Researchers spot mutations that crop up in normal cells as we age
Cell division is not perfect. As we get older, mutations often appear in genes in normal cells. (2019-06-06)
Maternal blood test is effective for Down syndrome screening in twin pregnancies
Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing, which involves analyzing fetal DNA in a maternal blood sample, is a noninvasive and highly accurate test for Down syndrome in singleton pregnancies, but its effectiveness in twin pregnancies has been unclear. (2019-06-05)
The bacteria building your baby
Australian researchers have laid to rest a longstanding controversy: is the womb sterile? (2019-06-05)
First-ever spider glue genes sequenced, paving way to next biomaterials breakthrough
UMBC's Sarah Stellwagen and Rebecca Renberg at the Army Reserach Lab have determined the first-ever complete sequences of two spider glue genes. (2019-06-05)
Gene-edited chicken cells resist bird flu virus in the lab
Scientists have used gene-editing techniques to stop the bird flu virus from spreading in chicken cells grown in the lab. (2019-06-04)
New genes out of nothing
One key question in evolutionary biology is how novel genes arise and develop. (2019-06-04)
An effective sweeper closes DNA replication cycling
IBS scientists reported a novel molecular mechanism for the regulation of PCNA cycling during DNA replication. (2019-06-03)
Research overcomes key obstacles to scaling up DNA data storage
Researchers have developed new techniques for labeling and retrieving data files in DNA-based information storage systems, addressing two of the key obstacles to widespread adoption of DNA data storage technologies. (2019-06-03)
Sponges collect penguin, seal, and fish DNA from the water they filter
Just like humans leave DNA in the places we inhabit, water-dwelling animals leave DNA behind in the water column. (2019-06-03)
A treasure map to understanding the epigenetic causes of disease
Researchers have identified special regions of the genome where a blood sample can be used to infer epigenetic regulation throughout the body, allowing scientists to test for epigenetic causes of disease. (2019-06-02)
DNA origami to scale-up molecular motors
Researchers have successfully used DNA origami to make smooth-muscle-like contractions in large networks of molecular motor systems, a discovery which could be applied in molecular robotics. (2019-05-31)
DNA tests for patients move closer with genome analysis advance
Diseases caused by genetic changes could be detected more readily thanks to an advance in DNA analysis software developed by experts at the University of Edinburgh and the European Bioinformatics Institute at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. (2019-05-30)
A new mechanism for accessing damaged DNA
UV light damages the DNA of skin cells, which can lead to cancer. (2019-05-30)
Self-healing DNA nanostructures
DNA assembled into nanostructures such as tubes and origami-inspired shapes could someday find applications ranging from DNA computers to nanomedicine. (2019-05-29)
Researchers explore the epigenetics of daytime sleepiness
A new, multi-ethnic study led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital explores associations between daytime sleepiness and epigenetic modifications -- measurable, chemical changes that may be influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. (2019-05-29)
New blood test uses DNA 'packaging' patterns to detect multiple cancer types
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a simple new blood test that can detect the presence of seven different types of cancer by spotting unique patterns in the fragmentation of DNA shed from cancer cells and circulating in the bloodstream. (2019-05-29)
Surprisingly, inbred isle royale wolves dwindle because of fewer harmful genes
The tiny, isolated gray wolf population on Isle Royale has withered to near-extinction, but not because each animal carries a large number of harmful genes, according to a new genetic analysis. (2019-05-29)
Viral study suggests an approach that may decrease kidney damage in transplant patients
Sunnie Thompson's study of BK polyomavirus replication may lead to less failure of kidneys following organ transplant. (2019-05-29)
New genetic engineering strategy makes human-made DNA invisible
In a paper published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, Dr. (2019-05-28)
New compounds could be used to treat autoimmune disorders
In autoimmune disorders, the body's defense system erroneously attacks normal cells, leading to serious health problems. (2019-05-28)
Scientists uncover a trove of genes that could hold key to how humans evolved
New computational analysis finds that more than two dozen human zinc finger transcription factors, previously thought to control activity of similar genes across species have in fact human-specific roles and could help explain how our species came to be. (2019-05-27)
Artificial intelligence detects a new class of mutations behind autism
Using artificial intelligence, a Princeton University-led team has decoded the functional impact of regulatory DNA mutations in people with autism. (2019-05-27)
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