Genetics
VideoVideo
TrendingTrending
FreshFresh
Anthropology
Archeology
Astronomy
Solar System
Space Tech
Universe
Biology
Genetics
Microbiology
Reproduction
Chemistry
Education
Engineering
Environment
Weather
Health
Cancer
Dentistry
Dietary
Diseases
Infectology
Pharmaceuticals
Surgery
Mathematics
Paleontology
Physics
Particle Physics
Psychology
Geopolitics
Psychiatry
Sexuality
Social Science
UNC researchers discover cascade of gene activity during journey to maturation in fruit flies
NEWS MEDICAL Every animal starts as a clump of cells, which over time multiply and mature into many different types of cells,... 6 hours
Preliminary: BRCA variations may work alongside COMT variation to reduce breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers find through looking at genetic data sets of presumed cancer-free women who carry BRCA 1/2 variants, the co-occurrence of a rare COMT genetic... 12 hours
Two genetic variants in bicuspid aortic valve development
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report a key protein is affected during heart valve formation, in the first genome-wide study of bicuspid aortic valve. 12 hours
CRKL in 22q11.2; a key gene that contributes to common birth defects
SCIENCE DAILY The research findings imply that patients with genitourinary birth defects due to 22q11.2 changes in gene dosage should also be evaluated for other potential... 12 hours
Balancing rights and responsibilities in insurers' access to genetic test results
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have compared the regulation of life insurers' use of genetic information in the UK, Canada, and Australia. 12 hours
Global increase in replication fork speed during a p57KIP2-regulated erythroid cell fate switch
Science Magazine Cell cycle regulators are increasingly implicated in cell fate decisions, such as the acquisition or loss of pluripotency and self-renewal potential. The... 14 hours
Photonic-plasmonic hybrid single-molecule nanosensor measures the effect of fluorescent labels on DNA-protein dynamics
Science Magazine Current methods to study molecular interactions require labeling the subject molecules with fluorescent reporters. However, the effect of the fluorescent reporters on... 14 hours
Directional mechanical stability of Bacteriophage {varphi}29 motors 3WJ-pRNA: Extraordinary robustness along portal axis
Science Magazine The molecular motor exploited by bacteriophage 29 to pack DNA into its capsid is regarded as one of the most powerful mechanical... 14 hours
Dog skull study reveals genetic changes linked to face shape
SCIENCE DAILY A study of dog DNA has revealed a genetic mutation linked to flat face shapes such as those seen in pugs and bulldogs. 14 hours
Bacteria with multicolor vision
MIT Red, green, and blue light can be used to control gene expression in engineered E. coli. 17 hours
Isolated Greek villages reveal genetic secrets that protect against heart disease
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular disease has been discovered. The cardioprotective variant was found in an isolated Greek population, who are known... 17 hours
DNA ladders: Inexpensive molecular rulers for DNA research
SCIENCE DAILY New license-free tools will allow researchers to estimate the size of DNA fragments for a fraction of the cost of currently available methods. The tools, called a DNA ladders, can gauge DNA... 18 hours
Knowledge gap on the origin of sex
SCIENCE DAILY There are significant gaps in our knowledge on the evolution of sex, according to a research review on sex chromosomes. Even after more than a century of study, researchers do not know enough about... 18 hours
Innate genetic advantage contributes to better outcomes in newborn infant girls than boys, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL Newborn infant girls have better outcomes than their male counterparts due to an innate genetic advantage in responding... 19 hours
Dog DNA influences face shape
PHYS.ORG A study of dog DNA has revealed a genetic mutation linked to flat face shapes such as those seen in pugs and bulldogs. 19 hours
OGT makes several advances in hybridization-based targeted sequencing
NEWS MEDICAL Oxford Gene Technology, The Molecular Genetics Company, has made several advances in hybridisation-based target enrichment protocols that now enable researchers to prepare samples for sequencing in just one day. 19 hours
Researchers discover cardioprotective genetic variant in isolated Greek population
NEWS MEDICAL A genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular disease has been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators. 20 hours
Nanopore technology makes leap from DNA sequencing to identifying proteins
PHYS.ORG In the May issue of PLOS Computational Biology, scientists from UC San Diego and the University of Notre Dame report on a study that could open up the... 21 hours
DNA research provides new hope for a bird on the brink
PHYS.ORG In a fresh bid to save the southern black-throated finch from extinction, researchers are turning to a novel analysis of DNA to help plot a path... 21 hours
Scientists are accidentally helping poachers drive rare species to extinction
PHYS.ORG If you open Google and start typing "Chinese cave gecko", the text will auto-populate to "Chinese cave gecko for sale" – just US$150, with delivery. This extremely rare species is... 21 hours
How dinosaurs may have evolved into birds
PHYS.ORG Tohoku University researchers and their international collaborators have identified a possible genetic mechanism underlying the evolution of birds, according to a recently published study in Nature Communications. 22 hours
DNA ladders: Inexpensive molecular rulers for DNA research
PHYS.ORG New, license-free DNA ladders will allow researchers to estimate the size of fragments of DNA for a fraction of the cost of currently available methods. A research team of undergraduate students led... 23 hours
Knowledge gap on the origin of sex
PHYS.ORG There are significant gaps in our knowledge on the evolution of sex, according to a research review on sex chromosomes from Lund University in Sweden. Even after more than a century of study, researchers... 1 day
Genetic risk factor for equine eye cancer identified
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic mutation in horses has been identified that should help identify horses that are at risk for squamous cell carcinoma of the eye and enable horse owners to make informed breeding... 1 day
Preliminary study: Co-occurrence of COMT and BRCA 1/2 variants may reduce breast cancer incidence
NEWS MEDICAL Research looking at genomic data from women with a genetic risk for breast cancer, who may never develop cancer, found... 1 day
Tudor-SN-mediated endonucleolytic decay of human cell microRNAs promotes G1/S phase transition
Science Magazine MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression. The pathways that mediate mature miRNA decay are less well understood than those that mediate miRNA... 1 day
RNA polymerase motions during promoter melting
Science Magazine All cellular RNA polymerases (RNAPs), from those of bacteria to those of man, possess a clamp that can open and close, and it has been assumed that the open RNAP separates promoter DNA strands and then... 1 day
Trapping RNA polymerase in the act
Science Magazine 1 day
Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocks
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations. 1 day
Mountain honey bees have ancient adaptation for high-altitude foraging
SCIENCE DAILY Mountain-dwelling East African honey bees have distinct genetic variations compared to their savannah relatives that likely help them to survive at high altitudes, report researchers. 2 days
Mountain honey bees have ancient adaptation for high-altitude foraging
PHYS.ORG Mountain-dwelling East African honey bees have distinct genetic variations compared to their savannah relatives that likely help them to survive at high altitudes, report Martin Hasselmann of the University of... 2 days
Study finds two genetic variants linked to bicuspid aortic valve development
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers are working to determine why the aortic valve doesn't form correctly in patients with the most common congenital heart defect: bicuspid aortic valve. 2 days
Scientists identify key gene in 22q11.2 that contributes to genitourinary birth defects
NEWS MEDICAL The 22q11.2 region of human chromosome 22 is a hotspot for a variety of birth defects. Scientists learned about this region because it is... 2 days
In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everything
SCIENCE DAILY Using fruit flies, researchers have discovered a cascade of molecular signals that program gene activity to drive the fly from one stage of maturation to the next, like a baby... 2 days
In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everything
PHYS.ORG Every animal starts as a clump of cells, which over time multiply and mature into many different types of cells, tissues, and organs. This is fundamental biology. Yet, the details... 2 days
Ancient DNA evidence shows hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately linked
SCIENCE DAILY In human history, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming is a significant one. As such, hunter-gatherers and farmers are usually thought about as two entirely different... 2 days
Scientists identify genetic risk factor for equine squamous cell carcinoma
NEWS MEDICAL Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common cancer found in equine eyes and the second most common tumor of the horse overall. Thanks to a recent genetic... 2 days
Researchers find crucial clue to manipulating reproduction in plants
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers, led by a plant cell biologist at the University of California, Riverside, has for the first time identified a small RNA species and its target gene... 2 days
Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocks
PHYS.ORG A recent study from UBC's Okanagan campus identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations. 2 days
Ancient DNA evidence shows hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately linked
PHYS.ORG In human history, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming is a significant one. As such, hunter-gatherers and farmers are usually thought about as two entirely different... 2 days
expressing genetic interactions through music Expressing genetic interactions through music
PHYS.ORG VIDEO An artistic collaboration between musician and sound producer Max Cooper, respected visual artist Andy Lomas and researchers from the Babraham Institute in Cambridge has produced an emotive new way for anyone to experience the elegance and complexity of... 2 days
Spinach genome will make more than Popeye stronger
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report a new draft genome of Spinacia oleracea, better known as spinach. Additionally, the authors have sequenced the transcriptomes (all the RNA) of 120 cultivated and wild spinach plants, which has... 2 days
Helping plants pump iron
SCIENCE DAILY Genetic variants have been identified that help plants grow in low-iron environments, which could improve crop yields, say researchers. 2 days
Miami is key point for transmission of Zika virus to the US
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (TSRI) have mapped the entry of the Zika virus into the US by analysing its DNA. Miami... 2 days
Our 'selfish' genes contain the seeds of our destruction – but there might be a fix
PHYS.ORG The human race is in so much trouble that it needs to colonise another planet within... 2 days
Genetic risk factor for equine eye cancer identified
PHYS.ORG Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common cancer found in equine eyes and the second most common tumor of the horse overall. Thanks to a recent genetic study led by UC... 2 days
Largest psoriasis meta-analysis to date yields new genetic clues
SCIENCE DAILY The identification of 16 additional genetic markers will help researchers get closer to understanding how -- and why -- psoriasis develops. 2 days
Zika spread secrets tracked through new gene sequencing study
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists studying the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond has provided a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time. The research has... 2 days
Camelina: Where you grow what you grow
SCIENCE DAILY A new study looks at how three varieties of camelina perform when grown in two different regions within the Great Plains. The end goal is to find the camelina variety that performs best in... 2 days
A fresh look inside the protein nano-machines
SCIENCE DAILY Proteins perform vital functions, they digest food and fight infections. They are in fact nano-machines, each one of them designed to perform a specific task. But how did they evolve to match those needs,... 2 days
Research reveals different aspects of DNA demethylation involved in tomato ripening process
PHYS.ORG Using advanced gene-editing technology, a team of scientists found that DNA demethylation is required for the tomato ripening process through both activation of induced... 2 days
Water forms 'spine of hydration' around DNA, group finds
PHYS.ORG Water is the Earth's most abundant natural resource, but it's also something of a mystery due to its unique solvation characteristics – that is, how things dissolve in it. 2 days
UCLA study characterizes brain differences between people with genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism
NEWS MEDICAL A UCLA study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at... 2 days
Genetic sequencing reveals how Zika virus spread in the Americas
NEWS MEDICAL Genetic analysis of samples collected as the Zika virus (ZIKV) spread throughout the Americas after its introduction in 2013 or 2014 has shown that the virus circulated undetected... 2 days
Your Intelligence Genes: 52 and Counting
LIVE SCIENCE The genes only explain a small portion of the differences in intelligence among people. 2 days
Researchers identify genetic variants that help plants grow in low-iron environments, which could improve crop yields
PHYS.ORG Just like people, plants need iron to grow and stay healthy. But some plants are better... 2 days
The birth and death of a tectonic plate
PHYS.ORG Several hundred miles off the Pacific Northwest coast, a small tectonic plate called the Juan de Fuca is slowly sliding under the North American continent. This subduction has created a collision zone... 3 days
CTCF facilitates DNA double-strand break repair by enhancing homologous recombination repair
Science Magazine The repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) is mediated via two major pathways, nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ) and homologous recombination (HR) repair. DSB repair is vital... 3 days
Inducing superconductivity in Weyl semimetal microstructures by selective ion sputtering
Science Magazine By introducing a superconducting gap in Weyl or Dirac semimetals, the superconducting state inherits the nontrivial topology of their electronic structure. As a result, Weyl superconductors are expected... 3 days
Repeated divergent selection on pigmentation genes in a rapid finch radiation
Science Magazine Instances of recent and rapid speciation are suitable for associating phenotypes with their causal genotypes, especially if gene flow homogenizes areas of the genome that are... 3 days
[Reports] The Src/c-Abl pathway is a potential therapeutic target in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Science Magazine Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal disease causing progressive loss of motor neurons, still has no effective treatment. We developed a phenotypic... 3 days
The Zika epidemic began long before anyone noticed
SCIENCE-NEWS Zika spread undetected into Brazil and Florida, a genetic study suggests. 3 days
New study identifies 16 additional genetic markers linked to psoriasis
NEWS MEDICAL It's one of the most common immune-mediated diseases in the U.S., causing red, patchy and scaly marks on the skin. Yet the 1 to 2 percent of the... 3 days
A fresh look inside the protein nano-machines
PHYS.ORG Proteins digest food, and fight infections and cancer, and serve other metabolic functions. They are basically nano-machines, each one designed to perform a specific task. But how did they evolve to match those needs,... 3 days
Large meta-analysis identifies new genes associated with intelligence
MNT Forty new genes associated with intelligence are reported in a paper published online in Nature Genetics. 3 days
Scientists identify ten new genetic variants linked to cardiac structure and function
NEWS MEDICAL Strong or weak, big or small - variations in our genome play a decisive part in how our heart is shaped and works. 3 days
FDA grants accelerated approval to cancer treatment based on common biomarker
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker). 3 days
Researchers identify key regulator gene for formation of cardiac valves
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland have identified a key regulator gene for the formation of cardiac valves - a process crucial to normal embryonic heart... 3 days
Study shows how different genetic mutations cause acute myeloid leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL A study led by the University of Birmingham has made a breakthrough in the understanding of how different genetic mutations cause acute myeloid leukemia. 3 days
Seattle Children’s opens first clinical trial to study IBD and GVHD in pediatric patients
NEWS MEDICAL In an effort to find new strategies to personalize treatment for pediatric patients, Seattle Children's has opened the first clinical... 3 days
Genetic mutation trade-offs lead to parallel evolution
PHYS.ORG Organisms in nature adapt and evolve in complex environments. For example, when subjected to changes in nutrients, antibiotics, and predation, microbes in the wild face the challenge of adapting multiple traits at the same... 4 days
Improve evolution education by teaching genetics first
PHYS.ORG Evolution is a difficult concept for many students at all levels, however, a study publishing on May 23 in the open access journal PLOS Biology has demonstrated a simple cost-free way to significantly improve... 4 days
Study: DNA may have only modest impact on sexual assault arrests
PHYS.ORG Most arrests in sexual assault cases occur before crime laboratory results are available, a new study found, suggesting that DNA testing may influence arrests in just... 4 days
Oyster farming to benefit from new genetic screening tool
PHYS.ORG Oyster farmers are set to benefit from a new genetic tool that will help to prevent disease outbreaks and improve yields. 4 days
medical news today alzheimer s disease family history may explain puzzling link to metabolic gene Medical News Today: Alzheimer's disease: Family history may explain puzzling link to metabolic gene
MNT VIDEO Research linking the metabolic gene TOMM40 with Alzheimer's risk has produced mixed results for years. Now, a new study says... 4 days
Research decoding the first deep-sea mussel genome published
PHYS.ORG A joint research led by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has assembled the 1.64 gigabytes genome of a deep-sea mussel, which is... 4 days
Large study uncovers genes linked to intelligence
PHYS.ORG Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what extent it is genetic, are some of the most controversial questions in science. But now a new study of nearly 80,000 people, published in Nature Genetics, has... 4 days
Did humans evolve in Europe rather than Africa? We don't have the answer just yet
PHYS.ORG Charles Darwin believed that humans evolved in Africa, because that's where our closest ape relatives the chimpanzees and... 4 days
UT Southwestern research shows potential of new DNA vaccine in preventing Alzheimer’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL A new DNA vaccine when delivered to the skin prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated... 4 days
Scientists identify new risk genes providing insights about cause of CAD
NEWS MEDICAL Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Despite dozens of regions in the genome associated with CAD, most of the genetic components... 4 days
Researchers show how DPF2 protein controls blood cell production in leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL Many things go wrong in cells during the development of cancer. At the heart of the chaos are often genetic switches that control the production of... 4 days
Researchers identify small RNA molecule that promotes deadly forms of breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology have identified a small RNA molecule that helps maintain the activity of stem cells in both... 4 days
Pitt scientists discover genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL The first known identification of two genes responsible for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a severe congenital heart defect, has been reported by researchers at the University of... 4 days
Study uncovers new genes linked to intelligence
NEWS MEDICAL Intelligence is one of the most investigated traits in humans and higher intelligence is associated with important economic and health-related life outcomes. 4 days
Sperm frozen in space produce healthy mouse pups
Science Magazine Despite some DNA damage, baby mice are healthy and fertile 5 days
Taking a closer look at genetic switches in cancer
PHYS.ORG Many things go wrong in cells during the development of cancer. At the heart of the chaos are often genetic switches that control the production of new cells. In a... 5 days
Team finds new antibiotic resistance gene in Salmonella from broiler chickens
PHYS.ORG A team of investigators from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Guelph, Ontario, has discovered a gene that confers resistance to the important broad-spectrum antibiotic, fosfomycin. The researchers... 5 days
Sunflower genome sequence to provide roadmap for more resilient crops
PHYS.ORG University of Georgia researchers are part of an international team that has published the first sunflower genome sequence. This new resource will assist future research programs using genetic... 5 days
Bacteria can paint with light, thanks to genetic engineering
Science Magazine New paint-by-light process could help manufacture chemicals, drugs 5 days
Conservation and nameless earthworms: Assessors in the dark?
PHYS.ORG Species that live exclusively in a single region are at a particular risk of extinction. However, for them to be protected, thorough assessments of the environmental impacts need to be performed. 5 days
Calcium dynamics regulating the timing of decision-making in C. elegans
PHYS.ORG All animals make decisions according to information, but the detailed mechanism is not known. The researchers found that, a tiny worm chooses the direction in an odor space... 5 days
40 more ‘intelligence’ genes found
SCIENCE-NEWS A study of nearly 80,000 people turns up 40 genes that may have a role in making brains smarter. 5 days
A new approach to forecasting solar flares
PHYS.ORG The emerging discipline of space meteorology aims to reliably predict solar flares so that we may better guard against their effects. Using 3-D numerical models, an international team headed by Etienne Pariat, a researcher... 5 days
The deaf-blind can now 'watch' television without intermediaries
PHYS.ORG Today Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Telefónica and the Federation of Deaf-Blind Persons Associations has developed PervasiveSUB, groundbreaking software that allows deaf-blind persons to receive and enjoy television content without intermediaries... 5 days
New Study Expands Understanding of How DNA is Organized in Human Cells
SCI-NEWS.COM After decades of research aiming to understand how DNA is organized in our cells, a team of researchers from the Gladstone Institutes, the Massachusetts... 5 days
fado a ground breaking tool to reconstruct the history of galaxies FADO: A Ground-Breaking Tool to Reconstruct the History of Galaxies
ASTRO WATCH FADO is a new analysis tool, developed by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA)... 6 days
Donald, it'll blow over Fine Spoofs Logo
Expressing genetic interactions through music
PHYS.ORG
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's disease: Family history may explain puzzling link to metabolic gene
MNT