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Scientists Use CRISPR to Edit Human Embryos
LIVE SCIENCE A biologist in Oregon has successfully used CRISPR to edit single-celled embryos carrying severe genetic defects. 22 minutes
How human cells maintain the correct number of chromosomes
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered an important part of the mechanism involved in how chromosomes are pulled apart during cell division, so that one complete set goes into each of the new... 31 minutes
Sixteen genetic markers can cut a life story short
SCIENCE DAILY The answer to how long each of us will live is partly encoded in our genome. Researchers have identified 16 genetic markers associated with a decreased lifespan, including 14 new... 2 hours
Canaanites Live: DNA Reveals Fate of Biblical People
LIVE SCIENCE The Bible's maligned Canaanites persisted despite conquest. 6 hours
Storing data in DNA brings nature into the digital universe
PHYS.ORG Humanity is producing data at an unimaginable rate, to the point that storage technologies can't keep up. Every five years, the amount of data we're producing increases 10-fold,... 6 hours
Researchers discover how human cells maintain the correct number of chromosomes
PHYS.ORG Cell division is an essential process in humans, animals and plants as dying or injured cells are replenished throughout life. Cells divide at least a billion... 8 hours
Scientists uncover link between backup pathogen-fighting system and mutations in Crohn's patients
NEWS MEDICAL Genes that regulate a cellular recycling system called autophagy are commonly mutated in Crohn's disease patients, though the link between biological housekeeping and inflammatory... 9 hours
Two de-identification methods reduce risk of re-identification of patients
NEWS MEDICAL Two de-identification methods, k-anonymization and adding a "fuzzy factor," significantly reduced the risk of re-identification of patients in a dataset of 5 million patient records from a large cervical cancer... 10 hours
Study highlights health consequences of selectively breeding German Shepherd Dogs
PHYS.ORG German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) could be predisposed to health conditions such as arthritis because of the way they have been bred in recent decades, according to a new... 17 hours
DNA-protein structure more diverse and flexible chain than previously thought, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL How can six and half feet of DNA be folded into the tiny nucleus of a cell? Researchers funded by the National Institutes of... 17 hours
Long-sought mechanism of metastasis is discovered in pancreatic cancer
SCIENCE DAILY An important discovery establishes a cause of metastasis in pancreatic cancer. Using organoids grown from patient tissues and transplanted in mouse models of the illness, the team pinpoints an epigenetic... 17 hours
Link between backup immune defense, mutation seen in Crohn's disease discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Genes that regulate a cellular recycling system called autophagy are commonly mutated in Crohn's disease patients, though the link between biological housekeeping and inflammatory bowel disease... 18 hours
Genome-wide cancer 'dependency map' now revealed
SCIENCE DAILY In one of the largest efforts to build a comprehensive catalog of genetic vulnerabilities in cancer, researchers have identified more than 760 genes upon which cancer cells from multiple types are strongly dependent for their growth... 18 hours
CRISPR sheds light on rare pediatric bone marrow failure syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Using the gene editing technology CRISPR, scientists have shed light on a rare, sometimes fatal syndrome that causes children to gradually lose the ability to manufacture vital blood... 18 hours
In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos (Update)
PHYS.ORG For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. 19 hours
DNA and proteins from ancient books, music made from data, and the keys to poverty traps
Science Magazine This week we hear stories on turning data sets into symphonies for business and pleasure, why... 19 hours
DNA links male, female butterfly thought to be distinct species
PHYS.ORG Researchers recently discovered what was thought to be a distinct species of butterfly is actually the female of a species known to science for more than a century. 20 hours
Errors made by 'DNA spellchecker' revealed as important cause of cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Important processes that create mutations that cause cancer have been identified by researchers studying the genomes of more than 1,000 tumors. Many mutations in human cancers... 21 hours
Gene editing technology shines light on rare dyskeratosis congenita
NEWS MEDICAL Using the gene editing technology CRISPR, scientists have shed light on a rare, sometimes fatal syndrome that causes children to gradually lose the ability to manufacture vital blood cells. 21 hours
First U.S. team to gene-edit human embryos revealed
Science Magazine Editing embryos early in development could avoid technical hurdles of previous work 21 hours
Bronze Age Iberia received fewer Steppe invaders than the rest of Europe
SCIENCE DAILY The genomes of individuals who lived on the Iberian Peninsula in the Bronze Age had minor genetic input from Steppe invaders, suggesting that these... 22 hours
DNA links male, female butterfly thought to be distinct species
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers recently discovered what was thought to be a distinct species of butterfly is actually the female of a species known to science for more than a century. 22 hours
Longstanding biological mystery of DNA organization now solved
SCIENCE DAILY Stretched out, the DNA from all the cells in our body would reach Pluto. So how does each tiny cell pack a two-meter length of DNA into its nucleus, which is just... 22 hours
Secrets of the amazing tardigrades revealed by their DNA
SCIENCE DAILY New genome sequences shed light on both the origins of the tardigrades (also known as water bears or moss piglets), and the genes that underlie their extraordinary ability to survive... 22 hours
Scientists solve longstanding biological mystery of DNA organization
PHYS.ORG Stretched out, the DNA from all the cells in our body would reach Pluto. So how does each tiny cell pack a two-meter length of DNA into its nucleus, which is just... 22 hours
Bronze Age Iberia received fewer steppe invaders than the rest of Europe
PHYS.ORG The genomes of individuals who lived on the Iberian Peninsula in the Bronze Age had minor genetic input from Steppe invaders, suggesting that these... 22 hours
Secrets of the amazing tardigrades revealed by their DNA
PHYS.ORG New genome sequences shed light on both the origins of the tardigrades (also known as water bears or moss piglets), and the genes that underlie their extraordinary ability to survive... 22 hours
Tardigrades aren’t champion gene swappers after all
SCIENCE-NEWS Genetic studies reveal more secrets of the bizarre creatures known as tardigrades. 23 hours
Directing reconfigurable DNA nanoarrays
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Control of species-dependent cortico-motoneuronal connections underlying manual dexterity
Science Magazine Superior manual dexterity in higher primates emerged together with the appearance of cortico-motoneuronal (CM) connections during the evolution of the mammalian corticospinal (CS) system. Previously thought to be specific to higher primates,... 23 hours
Relaying information on DNA tiles
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DNA methylation makes for tired T cells
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Genetic biomarker for cancer immunotherapy
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ChromEMT: Visualizing 3D chromatin structure and compaction in interphase and mitotic cells
Science Magazine The chromatin structure of DNA determines genome compaction and activity in the nucleus. On the basis of in vitro structures and electron microscopy (EM)... 23 hours
Gene transfer corrects severe muscle defects in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
SCIENCE DAILY Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rapidly progressive disease that causes whole-body muscle weakness and atrophy due to deficiency in a protein called dystrophin. Researchers... 23 hours
Who were the Canaanites? Ancient human DNA evidence yields answers
SCIENCE DAILY Thousands of years ago, the Canaanite people lived in a part of the world we now recognize as Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, establishing a culture that... 23 hours
Five vascular diseases linked to one common genetic variant
SCIENCE DAILY Genome-wide association studies have implicated a common genetic variant in chromosome 6p24 in coronary artery disease, as well as four other vascular diseases: migraine headache, cervical artery dissection, fibromuscular dysplasia,... 24 hours
In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos
PHYS.ORG For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. 24 hours
Ancient DNA offers clues to the Canaanites’ fate
SCIENCE-NEWS DNA is painting a more detailed portrait of the ancient Canaanites, who have largely been studied through the secondhand accounts of their contemporaries. 1 day
Ancient DNA counters biblical account of the mysterious Canaanites
Science Magazine Study suggests Israelites did not wipe out their Canaanite enemies 1 day
Present-day Lebanese descend from Biblical Canaanites, genetic study suggests
PHYS.ORG In the most recent whole-genome study of ancient remains from the Near East, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists and their collaborators sequenced the entire genomes of 4,000-year-old Canaanite individuals who... 1 day
Lebanese are Direct Descendants of Biblical Canaanites, Study Suggests
SCI-NEWS.COM In the first study of its kind, a Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute-led team of researchers has uncovered the... 1 day
Crops that kill pests by shutting off their genes
PHYS.ORG Plants are among many eukaryotes that can "turn off" one or more of their genes by using a process called RNA interference to block protein translation. Researchers are now weaponizing... 1 day
Crops that kill pests by shutting off their genes
SCIENCE DAILY Plants are among many eukaryotes that can 'turn off' one or more of their genes by using a process called RNA interference to block protein translation. Researchers are now weaponizing... 1 day
A rogue gene is causing seizures in babies
SCIENCE DAILY Two rare diseases caused by a malfunctioning gene that triggers seizures or involuntary movements in children as early as a few days old have left scientists searching for answers and better treatment... 1 day
Fussy fish use genetic compatibility to pick partners from afar
PHYS.ORG When salmon spawn, the sperm of competing males are in an all-or-nothing race to be the first to reach and fertilise the eggs. 1 day
Researchers conduct sequencing and de novo assembly of 150 genomes in Denmark
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A large international team of researchers has developed a Danish reference genome catalog based on the de novo assembly of 150 genomes sequenced from... 1 day
US scientists make advances in modifying human embryos
NEWS MEDICAL American Scientists have managed to edit and improve the DNA of human embryos in an effort to correct the gene defects that cause inherited diseases. 1 day
Researchers uncover 16 genetic markers linked to decreased lifespan
NEWS MEDICAL The answer to how long each of us will live is partly encoded in our genome. Researchers have identified 16 genetic markers associated with a decreased lifespan, including 14 new... 1 day
A new bird which humans drove to extinction discovered in Azores
PHYS.ORG Inside the crater of a volcano on Graciosa Island in the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic, an international team of researchers has discovered the bones of... 1 day
Medical News Today: Could UV-absorbent DNA layer replace sunscreen?
MNT Researchers have developed a DNA 'coating' that is highly efficient at absorbing UV light, which might make it an excellent alternative to sunscreen. 1 day
Samsung soars, sidestepping jailing of chief, Note 7 fiasco
PHYS.ORG Seemingly invincible Samsung Electronics appears set to log record annual profit this year as exploding use of data in mobile devices and the "memory supercycle" help it surmount the jailing... 1 day
First editing of human embryos carried out in United States
REUTERS (Reuters) - Technology that allows alteration of genes in a human embryo has been used for... 2 days
Gene mutations in smoking-related cancers identified
SCIENCE DAILY African-Americans typically have worse outcomes from smoking-related cancers than Caucasians, but the reasons for this remain elusive. However, scientists have now taken a big step toward solving this puzzle. 2 days
Soft wearable robotic suit promotes normal walking in stroke patients, opening new approaches to gait re-training and rehabilitation
SCIENCE DAILY Exosuits can be used to improve walking after stroke, say researchers. This... 2 days
Borrowed genes give mums the blues
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists have genetically modified chrysanthemums to be “true blue” for the first time. 2 days
PHOTOS: Japanese Scientists Turn Chrysanthemums 'True Blue'
NPR The scientists introduced genes from two other flowers that allowed the mums to mimic the chemical process producing blue pigment. This might be applicable to other flowers, like roses and lilies. 2 days
A viral scaffolding protein triggers portal ring oligomerization and incorporation during procapsid assembly
Science Magazine Most double-stranded DNA viruses package genetic material into empty precursor capsids (or procapsids) through a dodecameric portal protein complex that occupies 1... 2 days
Generation of blue chrysanthemums by anthocyanin B-ring hydroxylation and glucosylation and its coloration mechanism
Science Magazine Various colored cultivars of ornamental flowers have been bred by hybridization and mutation breeding; however, the generation of blue flowers... 2 days
Scientists genetically engineer the world’s first blue chrysanthemum
Science Magazine Achieving the rare color was a “stroke of luck” 2 days
Genetic predisposition to higher calcium levels linked with increased risk of coronary artery disease
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic predisposition to higher blood calcium levels was associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease and heart... 2 days
Gene therapy: Microdystrophin restores muscle strength in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of an innovative gene therapy in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. After injecting microdystrophin (a 'shortened' version of the dystrophin gene) via... 2 days
Scientists regenerate retinal cells in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have succeeded in regenerating functional retinal cells in adult mice. Like humans, mice cannot repair damage to their retinas. However, because zebrafish can, researchers created in mice a version of the fish gene responsible for... 2 days
How body may detect early signs of cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Fresh insights into how cells detect damage to their DNA -- a hallmark of cancer -- could help explain how the body keeps disease in check. Scientists have discovered how damage to... 2 days
Living computers: RNA circuits transform cells into nanodevices
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have demonstrated how living cells can be induced to carry out computations in the manner of tiny robots or computers. 2 days
New bird that humans drove to extinction discovered in Azores
SCIENCE DAILY Inside the crater of a volcano on Graciosa Island in the Azores archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean, an international team of researchers has discovered the bones of a... 2 days
Novel RNA nanodevices in living cells can sense and analyze multiple complex signals
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The interdisciplinary nexus of biology and engineering, known as synthetic biology, is growing at a rapid pace, opening new vistas that could... 2 days
How a lethal type of bacteria spreads resistance to antibiotics
SCIENCE DAILY Infection by S. aureus is a serious threat in hospitals worldwide. Now, scientists have identified a key component of the machinery that allows Staphylococcus aureus to transfer genes... 2 days
Large-mouthed fish was top predator after mass extinction
SCIENCE DAILY The food chains recovered more rapidly than previously assumed after Earth's most devastating mass extinction event about 252 million years ago as demonstrated by the fossilized skull of a large predatory fish... 2 days
Biomarkers for identifying tumor aggressiveness
SCIENCE DAILY Future early-stage colon cancer patients could benefit from specific genetic tests that forecast their prognosis and help them make the right decision regarding chemotherapy. Two of the biomarkers are the MACC1 gene, high levels of which promote aggressive... 2 days
Study provides fresh insights into how the body detects early signs of cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Fresh insights into how cells detect damage to their DNA - a hallmark of cancer - could help explain how the body... 2 days
Genetic test that predicts prognosis could benefit early-stage colon cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Early-stage colon cancer patients could benefit in the future from specific genetic tests that forecast their prognosis and help them make the right decision regarding chemotherapy. 2 days
'Residual echo' of Neanderthal genes may hold clues to deficits in mental disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health have produced the first direct evidence that parts of our brains implicated in mental... 2 days
How scientists redesign DNA codes
PHYS.ORG Scientists are working to create yeast that operates with custom-made DNA. 2 days
Sharks revealed as the great protectors of seagrass
PHYS.ORG Sharks, marine scientists say, are often misunderstood, described as ravenous man-eaters. In reality, sharks are critically important to the health of the world's oceans, yet a quarter of all shark species are... 2 days
'Residual echo' of ancient humans in scans may hold clues to mental disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have produced the first direct evidence that parts of our brains implicated in mental disorders may be shaped by a 'residual... 2 days
New DNA sunscreen gets better the longer you wear it
SCIENCE DAILY Why use regular sunscreen when you can apply a DNA film to your skin? Researchers have developed a coating made out of DNA that gets better at protecting... 2 days
Judge set to decide on where Charlie Gard's spends last days
ABC NEWS A British judge is set to rule on where Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare genetic disease, will spend the last days of his life 2 days
Scientists build DNA from scratch using yeast
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers are rewriting the yeast genome from scratch as part of a controversial project aiming to create custom-made chunks of DNA codes. One goal of the project is to create codes that can be... 2 days
Large-mouthed fish was top predator after mass extinction
PHYS.ORG The most catastrophic mass extinction on Earth took place about 252 million years ago – at the boundary between the Permian and Triassic geological periods. Up to 90 percent of the marine... 2 days
Researchers identify the component that allows a lethal type of bacteria to spread resistance to antibiotics
PHYS.ORG Antibiotic resistance of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for 11,300 deaths a year in the... 2 days
Visualization of transcription initiation at single-molecule resolution
PHYS.ORG A novel approach developed at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) has allowed scientists in Dirk Schübeler's group to dissect and quantify the individual steps of transcription initiation. Unexpectedly, they observed that... 2 days
Genetic test to predict IBD severity in children
NEWS MEDICAL Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic relapsing inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract with abdominal pain and diarrhea being the most common symptoms. It can be challenging to diagnose as gastrointestinal complaints... 2 days
New DNA coating gets better at protecting skin with more exposure to UV light
NEWS MEDICAL Why use regular sunscreen when you can apply a DNA film to your skin? Researchers at Binghamton University, State University... 2 days
Researchers prove existence of unique but ill-fated New Zealand black swan
PHYS.ORG New Zealand once had its own species of black swan but, like the moa, it was hunted to extinction soon after humans arrived in the late... 2 days
Researchers overturn wisdom regarding efficacy of next-generation DNA techniques
PHYS.ORG Metagenomics enables us to investigate microbial ecology at a much larger scale than ever before and sheds light upon the previously invisible diversity of microscopic life. A new study appearing... 2 days
Researchers develop DNA sunscreen that gets better the longer you wear it
PHYS.ORG Why use regular sunscreen when you can apply a DNA film to your skin? Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have... 2 days
Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint
PHYS.ORG At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here. 2 days
Birds get new wings at Brazil rehab center
PHYS.ORG Not a single wing flutters in the Seropedica aviary near Rio de Janeiro, where aras and others parrots are learning how to fly again after they were rescued from traffickers. 2 days
Gene's position on chromosome influences mutations, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Genes do not exist in isolation. Like beads on a string, they sit next to each other on long DNA molecules called chromosomes. 3 days
Thousands of genes exchanged within microbial communities living on cheese
SCIENCE DAILY Using cheese as a novel way to study microscopic communities, researchers have found that bacteria living on artisanal cheese varieties have transferred thousands of genes between each other.... 3 days
Aim Lab to unveil latest PathFinder automation platform at AACC Expo 2017
NEWS MEDICAL At the AACC Expo 2017, the Australian designer and manufacturer of lab automation systems, Aim Lab Automation Technologies Pty Ltd, will unveil its latest... 3 days
African-American patients have increased gene mutations in tobacco-related tumors, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL African-Americans typically have worse outcomes from smoking-related cancers than Caucasians, but the reasons for this remain elusive. However, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have... 3 days
Our ancestors were already warm-blooded just before the Permian-Triassic extinction event
SCIENCE DAILY For how long have warm-blooded animals existed? The time at which this character first appeared in the ancestors of mammals has long been debated. Now, dating... 3 days
Goats, bookworms, a monk’s kiss: Biologists reveal the hidden history of ancient gospels
Science Magazine Researchers use ancient DNA and proteins to read the biology of books 3 days
Gene therapy helps dogs with muscle dystrophy, humans next?
PHYS.ORG Researchers have used gene editing to reverse symptoms in dogs of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)—a muscle-wasting and life-shortening disease that affects one in 5,000 baby boys. 3 days
Preclinical study demonstrates efficacy of gene therapy in treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Genethon, the AFM-Telethon laboratory, Inserm (UMR 1089, Nantes) and the University of London (Royal Holloway) demonstrated the efficacy of an... 3 days
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Science Magazine VIDEO Researchers use ancient DNA and proteins to read the biology of books 3 days
Health commentators say there is a lingering consent problem in biobanking
PHYS.ORG Researchers throughout the world are going to great lengths to get hold of your genes, tissue and health information. Yet, remarkably, there is very little consensus... 3 days
How fear alone can cause animal extinction
SCIENCE DAILY Fear alone may contribute to the extinction of animal populations according to a recent study. When scientists exposed fruit flies to the scent of a praying mantis, a known predator, they found that the... 3 days
Novel RNA nanodevices in living cells can sense and analyze multiple complex signals
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Goats, bookworms, a monk's kiss: Biologists reveal the hidden history of ancient gospels
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When evolution and biotechnologies collide
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