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Genomic cut and paste using a Class 1 CRISPR system
Repairing faulty genes to prevent and cure disease is something researchers have been working towards for many years. (2019-12-09)
Storing data in everyday objects
ETH Zurich researchers and an Israeli scientist have discovered a new method for turning nearly any object into a data storage unit. (2019-12-09)
Increasing food intake by swapping mitochondrial genomes
To uncover the relationship between variation in genes and phenotypic diversity, geneticists use a set of fully sequenced fruit-fly genomes. (2019-12-09)
Pioneering research gives fresh insight into 1 of the pivotal building blocks of life
The quest to better understand how genomic information is read has taken a new step forward, thanks to pioneering new research. (2019-12-06)
What does DNA's repair shop look like? New research identifies the tools
A team of scientists has identified how damaged DNA molecules are repaired inside the human genome, a discovery that offers new insights into how the body works to ensure its health and how it responds to diseases that stem from impaired DNA. (2019-12-05)
New tool to detect blackleg disease in potato has widespread application
'We hope Uniqprimer and the tests it designed will aid in the accurate detection of D. dianthicola and many other pathogens,' said lead author Shaista Karim. (2019-12-05)
Hiring antibodies as nanotechnology builders
Researchers at the University of Rome Tor Vergata recruit antibodies as molecular builders to assemble nanoscale structures made of synthetic DNA. (2019-12-03)
How accumulating useful genes helps older yeast fare better in tougher times
Researchers in the Babraham Institute's Epigenetics research programme have used yeast to learn more about how satellite (extrachromosomal) DNA circles are formed to carry amplified genes, how the gene duplication is specific to the environmental pressure and the effects of age. (2019-12-03)
LJI researchers reveal unexpected versatility of an ancient DNA repair factor
New work from the lab of La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) investigator Anjana Rao, Ph.D., reveals a previously unrecognized activity for a highly conserved DNA repair factor. (2019-12-02)
Dance of the RNases: Coordinating the removal of RNA-DNA hybrids
Two research teams led by Professors Brian Luke and Helle Ulrich at the Institute of Molecular Biology have deciphered how two enzymes, RNase H2 and RNase H1, are coordinated to remove RNA-DNA hybrid structures from chromosomes. (2019-11-27)
Gene discovery in fruit flies could help search for new treatments for mitochondrial disease
Scientists have identified a protein in fruit flies that can be targeted to reverse the effects of disease-causing mutations in mitochondrial genes. (2019-11-27)
Scientists now know what DNA's chaperone looks like
Researchers have discovered the structure of the FACT protein -- a mysterious protein central to the functioning of DNA. (2019-11-27)
Once hidden cellular structures emerge in fight against viruses
A University of Arizona researcher describes how a cellular structure that was once lost to science combats attacks waged in the 'world's oldest war.' (2019-11-26)
Unique sledge dogs helped the Inuit thrive in the North American Arctic
A unique group of dogs helped the Inuit conquer the tough terrain of the North American Arctic, major new analysis of the remains of hundreds of animals shows. (2019-11-26)
Structurally designed DNA star creates ultra-sensitive test for dengue virus
By folding snippets of DNA into the shape of a five-pointed star using structural DNA nanotechnology, researchers have created a trap that captures Dengue virus as it floats in the bloodstream. (2019-11-25)
Tiny devices made of DNA detect cancer with fewer false alarms
A new cancer-detecting tool uses tiny circuits made of DNA to identify cancer cells by the molecular signature on their surface. (2019-11-22)
How does the prion protein clump? DNA-modulated liquid droplets may explain
Researchers at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in Brazil, have found that the prion protein (PrP) suffers liquid-liquid phase separation, and that this mechanism is finely controlled by some DNA sequences. (2019-11-22)
Unraveling gene expression
EPFL chemists have uncovered the first steps in the process of gene expression by showing how the protein Rap1 pries open the tightly wound, compacted structure of DNA in the cell to gain access to specific genes. (2019-11-21)
Not so selfish after all--Key role of transposable elements in mammalian evolution
A scientist at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) has revealed a key role for 'selfish' transposable elements in the evolution of the mammary gland, a defining feature of all mammals. (2019-11-20)
Gene therapy: Development of new DNA transporters
Scientists at the Institute of Pharmacy at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed new delivery vehicles for future gene therapies. (2019-11-18)
Genetic alterations caused by cancer therapies identified
Scientists at IRB Barcelona determine the genetic alterations in the cells of cancer patients caused by the main cancer therapies. (2019-11-18)
A potential new way to diagnose male infertility and pharmaceutical treatment options
Washington State University-led research has discovered infertile men have identifiable patterns of epigenetic molecules or biomarkers attached to their sperm DNA that aren't present in fertile men. (2019-11-14)
Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on and off
New research from Dr. Luis M. Schang and his group at the Baker Institute for Animal Health has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates between dormant and active stages of infection. (2019-11-14)
Crick researchers unravel protective properties of telomere t-loops
Loops at the ends of telomeres play a vital protective role preventing irretrievable damage to chromosomes, according to new research from the Crick. (2019-11-13)
Predicting evolution
A new method of 're-barcoding' DNA allows scientists to track rapid evolution in yeast. (2019-11-13)
Yale study finds 'hyperhotspots' that could predict skin cancer risk
New research by Yale University scientists reports the discovery of 'hyperhotspots' in the human genome, locations that are up to 170-times more sensitive to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from sunlight compared to the genome average. (2019-11-13)
SMAD2 and SMAD3, two almost identical transcription factors but with distinct roles
Both transcription factors regulate the expression of genes involved in embryo development, among other functions, although they exert very different roles. (2019-11-12)
Scientists develop method to standardize genetic data analysis
MIPT researchers have collaborated with Atlas Biomedical Holding and developed a new bioinformatics data analysis method. (2019-11-08)
Neural network fills in data gaps for spatial analysis of chromosomes
Computational methods used to fill in missing pixels in low-quality images or video also can help scientists provide missing information for how DNA is organized in the cell, computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have shown. (2019-11-07)
Revealed a mechanism of beta-cells involved in the development of type-1 diabetes
Researchers reveal how beta cells in the pancreas respond to an inflammatory environment and how this response is implicated in the risk of developing Type 1 diabetes. (2019-11-06)
Online tool speeds response to elephant poaching by tracing ivory to source
A new tool uses an interactive database of geographic and genetic information to quickly identify where the confiscated tusks of African elephants were originally poached. (2019-11-01)
Status of proteins housing DNA controls how cells maintain identity
The inheritance, not only of DNA, but of changes to proteins that package it, maintains the identity of cells as they multiply, a new study finds. (2019-10-31)
Mutated form of DNA repair protein may shed light on its role in preventing cancer
Clemson University researcher Jennifer Mason created a mutated version of RAD51, a DNA repair protein, to better understand its critical functions at key steps in the cell replication process during times of stress. (2019-10-31)
In one direction or the other: That is how DNA is unwound
DNA is like a book, it needs to be opened to be read. (2019-10-30)
Genetic history of endangered Australian songbird could inspire an encore
The genetic history of a critically endangered songbird shows its best chance of survival is to protect its rapidly disappearing habitat. (2019-10-30)
DNA is like everything else: it's not what you have, but how you use it
A new paradigm for reading out genetic information in DNA is described by Dr. (2019-10-28)
Researchers find 'protein-scaffolding' for repairing DNA damage
At the University of Copenhagen, researchers have discovered how some types of proteins stabilize damaged DNA and thereby preserve DNA function and integrity. (2019-10-28)
Advanced cancer drug shrinks and intercalates DNA
A new study published in EPJ E has found that the drug first forces itself between the strands of the DNA molecule's double helix, prising them apart. (2019-10-28)
Researchers make neural networks successfully detect DNA damage caused by UV radiation
Researchers of Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with the University of Chemistry and Technology (Prague) conducted a series of experiments, which proved that artificial neural networks can accurately identify DNA damages caused by UV radiation. (2019-10-24)
Uncovering the pathway to colon cancer
The hidden world of genetic changes, or mutations, in healthy colon tissue has been uncovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. (2019-10-23)
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