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The Oldest DNA from Giant Pandas Was Just Discovered in a Cave in China
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists analyzed mitochondrial DNA to prove that a fossil belonged to an unknown, ancient cousin of modern pandas. 9 hours
The Oldest DNA from Giant Pandas Was Just Discovered in a China Cave
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists analyzed mitochondrial DNA to prove that a fossil belong to an unknown, ancient cousin of modern pandas. 9 hours
Scientists learn more about how gene linked to autism affects brain
SCIENCE DAILY New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing... 10 hours
Faster, cheaper, better: A new way to synthesize DNA
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have pioneered a new way to synthesize DNA sequences through a creative use of enzymes that promises to be faster, cheaper, and more accurate. DNA synthesis is a fundamental... 10 hours
22,000-year-old panda from cave in Southern China belongs to distinct, long-lost lineage
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China -- a place... 10 hours
Electrical wire properties of DNA linked to cancer
SCIENCE DAILY New research finds a connection between a cancer mutation and electron-mediated DNA repair. 10 hours
Novel information about the effects of in vitro fertilization on embryonic growth
SCIENCE DAILY In vitro fertilization affects the regulatory region of genes essential for placental and embryonic growth, as well as the birth weight. A new study... 10 hours
Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO The study of a Quebec family with an unusual gene provides novel insight into how our... 11 hours
Genomics offers new treatment options for infants with range of soft tissue tumors
SCIENCE DAILY The genetic causes of a group of related infant cancers have been discovered by scientists. Whole genome sequencing of tumours revealed mutations... 11 hours
Study finds more information about how gene linked to ASD affects the brain
NEWS MEDICAL New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal... 11 hours
Biologists identify a genetic mechanism in the evolution of novel traits
PHYS.ORG There has long been a debate among biologists over whether the evolution of new traits requires new genes to evolve or whether they can arise simply... 11 hours
New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons
SCIENCE DAILY A new way of dating skeletons by using mutations in DNA associated with geography will avoid the difficulties and inaccuracies sometimes associated with existing dating methods. The technique will enable a better... 12 hours
Addgene keeps flow of CRISPR plasmids fast and affordable
PHYS.ORG As a key global enabler of the revolutionary genome editing technology known as CRISPR, the nonprofit organization Addgene has made available more than 100,000 CRISPR plasmids (circular DNA fragments) to... 14 hours
Rewiring plant defence genes to reduce crop waste
PHYS.ORG Plants can be genetically rewired to resist the devastating effects of disease—significantly reducing crop waste worldwide—according to new research into synthetic biology by the University of Warwick. 14 hours
New technique could help scientists create a gene in just 1 day
Science Magazine Enzymes are on the cusp of speed writing DNA 15 hours
Electrical wire properties of DNA linked to cancer
PHYS.ORG One of the biggest helpers in our bodies' ongoing efforts to prevent DNA mutations—mutations that can lead to cancer—is actually rather tiny. Electrons, as it turns out, can signal proteins that repair... 15 hours
New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have invented a new way to synthesize DNA that promises to be easier and faster, does not require... 15 hours
22,000-year-old panda from cave in Southern China belongs to distinct, long-lost lineage
PHYS.ORG Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China—a place where no... 15 hours
Japan, SKorea ban Canadian wheat imports over bioengineered plants
PHYS.ORG The world's sixth largest wheat producer sought to reassure trading partners on Monday that genetically modified wheat plants discovered on an Alberta farm were few and posed no food safety... 16 hours
Scientists discover genetic causes underlying group of related infant cancers
NEWS MEDICAL The genetic causes of a group of related infant cancers have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Wuerzburg and their collaborators. 17 hours
Study combines gene editing and stem cell technologies to predict person’s risk for heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists may now be able to predict whether carrying a specific genetic variant increases a person's risk for... 17 hours
MXene's tour de force
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Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Physical activity plays an important part in dementia prevention. In order to identify risk factors for this neurological disease more... 17 hours
Gene editing technology predicts heart disease risk
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists could now use gene editing and stem cell technologies to predict whether carrying a specific gene variant increases the risk of heart disease. 18 hours
New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons
PHYS.ORG Interest in the origins of human populations and their migration routes has increased greatly in recent years. A critical aspect of tracing migration events is dating them. However, radiocarbon techniques commonly used... 21 hours
Genetic engineering researcher: Politicians are deaf to people's ethical concerns
PHYS.ORG While a many Danes question whether genetically modified foods are unnatural, this concern is much less apparent among politicians, according to Professor Jesper Lassen at the University of... 21 hours
Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 'new genetic markers'
MNT Research locates new genetic markers that may show an elevated risk of developing prostate cancer. This will help to identify men who need early screening. 22 hours
Technology breakthrough could enable detection of fetal genetic abnormalities in early pregnancy
NEWS MEDICAL A wide range of fetal genetic abnormalities could soon be detected in early pregnancy thanks to a world-first study led by University of South... 22 hours
Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'
PHYS.ORG Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1,500 years—and one academic hopes the marvels of modern science can finally unravel... 2 days
Genetic engineering researcher: Politicians are deaf to people's ethical concerns
SCIENCE DAILY A new study reports that political discussions about genetically modified foods have ignored concerns among Danes that GM foods are 'unnatural'. 2 days
Critical plant gene takes unexpected detour that could boost biofuel yields
SCIENCE DAILY For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function -- produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential... 2 days
Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases
PHYS.ORG A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and... 2 days
161 genetic factors for myopia identified
SCIENCE DAILY Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common disorder affecting the eyesight and it is on the increase. This is particularly worrying for severely short-sighted people as it increases their risk of developing... 3 days
A recessive form of hyper-IgE syndrome by disruption of ZNF341-dependent STAT3 transcription and activity
Science Magazine Heterozygosity for human signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) dominant-negative (DN) mutations underlies an autosomal dominant form of... 4 days
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Could this 'missing link' be a cause?
MNT Cell defects and genes have been separately identified in Parkinson's disease. Now, scientists suggest a faulty cell mechanism is the missing link. 4 days
Non-coding DNA changes the genitals you're born with
SCIENCE DAILY Male mice grow ovaries instead of testes if they are missing a small region of DNA that doesn't contain any genes -- a finding that could help explain disorders of sex development... 4 days
Microbe breaks 'universal' DNA rule by using two different translations
SCIENCE DAILY DNA is often referred to as the blueprint for life, however scientists have for the first time discovered a microbe that uses two different translations of the DNA... 4 days
Critical plant gene takes unexpected detour that could boost biofuel yields
PHYS.ORG For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function—produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential to human... 4 days
Flatworms found to win most battles with harvestmen
PHYS.ORG A trio of researchers with Universidade de São Paulo has documented evidence of flatworms and harvestmen engaging in battle in the forests of Brazil. In their paper published in the Journal of... 4 days
From metabolism to function—the extreme structural adaptations of photoreceptors
PHYS.ORG One of the most puzzling aspects of cancer is how cells inevitably manage to reactivate precisely those few genes that can turn them into tumors. One example, discussed at length... 4 days
To avoid humans, more wildlife now work the night shift
PHYS.ORG For their first 100 million years on planet Earth, our mammal ancestors relied on the cover of darkness to escape their dinosaur predators and competitors. Only after the... 4 days
Secrets of extinct cow with face like a bulldog revealed
PHYS.ORG An international team of scientists have used the latest genetic and anatomical techniques to study the remains of a cow with a short face like a bulldog that... 4 days
Researchers identify gene enhancer that affects sex determination
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have identified a gene enhancer that is critical for male sex development and shown that deleting it results in male-to-female sex reversal in mice. 4 days
Study provides insights into genetics underlying debilitating pediatric kidney disease
NEWS MEDICAL New research provides insights into the genetics underlying a debilitating kidney disease in children. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American... 4 days
DNA 'fossils' in fish, amphibians, and reptiles reveal deep diversity of retroviruses
SCIENCE DAILY Retroviruses, a broad category of viruses that infect humans and other vertebrates, have much greater diversity than previously thought, according to new research. 4 days
Researchers identify 161 genetic factors for myopia
NEWS MEDICAL The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia in Nature Genetics. Researchers from the Gutenberg Health Study at the Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University... 4 days
Genetic testing of prostate tumors could identify likely responders to immunotherapy
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have identified a pattern of genetic changes that could pick out men with advanced prostate cancer who are likely to benefit from immunotherapy. 4 days
RNA processing for metabolic control
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Environmental DNA tracks rare species
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The little piece of DNA that makes girls boys
Science Magazine Study pinpoints regulatory DNA that’s key to determining sex of a child 5 days
Sex reversal following deletion of a single distal enhancer of Sox9
Science Magazine Cell fate decisions require appropriate regulation of key genes. Sox9, a direct target of SRY, is pivotal in mammalian sex determination. In vivo high-throughput chromatin accessibility... 5 days
DNA 'fossils' in fish, amphibians, and reptiles reveal deep diversity of retroviruses
PHYS.ORG Retroviruses, a broad category of viruses that infect humans and other vertebrates, have much greater diversity than previously thought, according to new research presented... 5 days
Non-coding DNA changes the genitals you're born with
PHYS.ORG Male mice grow ovaries instead of testes if they are missing a small region of DNA that doesn't contain any genes, finds a new paper published in Science. 5 days
Microbe breaks 'universal' DNA rule by using two different translations
PHYS.ORG DNA is often referred to as the blueprint for life, however scientists have for the first time discovered a microbe that uses two different translations of the DNA... 5 days
Human and artificial intelligence join forces to study complexity of the brain
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists lead by prof. Stein Aerts (VIB-KU Leuven) is the first to map the gene expression of each individual brain cell... 5 days
Researchers discover genetic program that controls invasiveness of glioblastoma tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most severe form of brain cancer in adults. The aggressiveness of this cancer is largely due to its ability to invade surrounding brain tissue, making... 5 days
Tiny device takes big step in non-invasive fetal blood test technology
PHYS.ORG A small microfluidic device that can separate maternal and fetal cells is being developed to detect genetic abnormalities in early pregnancy through non-invasive blood tests. 5 days
Study shows how a gene helps plants manage their protein production in stressful times
PHYS.ORG The lab of Federica Brandizzi is showing how a gene helps plants adjust protein production during stressful times. The study... 5 days
A tango with tangled polymers
PHYS.ORG While statisticians are driven by real-world problems, U of S mathematics professor Chris Soteros is motivated by the more esoteric behaviour of long-chain molecules, such as polymers and DNA, and the mathematical problems they pose. 5 days
Scientific sleuthing for reproducible results
PHYS.ORG Researchers found traces of foreign, non-human genetic material in human blood samples. It turned out that it was not a groundbreaking scientific discovery, but mostly the result of contaminated laboratory materials. Scientists led by Associate Prof. Paul Wilmes... 5 days
Large-scale whaling in north Scandinavia may date back to 6th century
PHYS.ORG The intensive whaling that has pushed many species to the brink of extinction today may be several centuries older than previously assumed. This view is held... 5 days
Observing the cell's protein factories during self-assembly
PHYS.ORG Berlin-based researchers have produced snapshots of cellular ribosomes. Their findings could set us on the path towards a new class of antibiotics. The study—a basic science study conducted by researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin... 5 days
Blood samples can be used to uncover genetic secrets inside the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Our blood can be used to uncover genetic secrets inside the brain, according to University of Queensland research. 5 days
Anguil Environmental Systems celebrates 40th anniversary
NEWS MEDICAL Starting an environmental company in the late 1970’s was not nearly as well received as it would be today, but Gene Anguil, Founder of Anguil Environmental Systems, persevered. Four decades later, Anguil is recognized as a... 5 days
Researchers show feasibility of stem cell-derived organoids for developing gene therapy vectors
NEWS MEDICAL A new study that compared six of the most promising adeno-associated viral gene therapy vectors in human retinal organoid models showed clear distinctions in... 5 days
Genetically engineered bacteria shows promise as new treatment for constipation
NEWS MEDICAL Genetically engineered bacteria are showing promise as a new treatment for constipation, researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have discovered in a mouse study. 5 days
How 'gatekeepers' to a cell's nucleus let genetic instructions pass through
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have revealed how the human nuclear pore complex is involved in the flow of genetic information. 5 days
Deadly fungus found for first time in critically endangered amphibian species
SCIENCE DAILY A fungal pathogen which has led to the extinction of entire species in South America has been recorded for the first time in critically endangered amphibians... 5 days
Scientists discover biomarker for flu susceptibility
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a way to predict whether someone exposed to the flu virus is likely to become ill. They used a computational approach to pinpoint a blood-based genetic biomarker to determine an individual's susceptibility to... 5 days
Large-scale whaling in north Scandinavia may date back to 6th century
SCIENCE DAILY The intensive whaling that has pushed many species to the brink of extinction today may be several centuries older than previously assumed. 5 days
Researchers discover roles and teamwork of CRISPR-Cas proteins
PHYS.ORG Recently published research from the University of Georgia and UConn Health provides new insight about the basic biological mechanisms of the RNA-based viral immune system known as CRISPR-Cas. 5 days
Extensive lipidomics studies reveal signatures of metabolic health and disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from EPFL and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have carried out one of the most extensive lipidomics studies to date, connecting almost 150 different lipid species to their... 5 days
DNA testing can bring families together, but gives mixed answers on ethnicity
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO DNA testing has become a new way for millions of Americans to expand their family trees and learn something about themselves, but results vary... 5 days
What I actually learned about my family after trying 5 DNA ancestry tests
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancestry results vary widely depending on which company you use. 5 days
X chromosome protects against bladder cancer in females via a KDM6A-dependent epigenetic mechanism
Science Magazine Men are much more likely than women to develop bladder cancer (BCa), but the underlying cause of this gender disparity remains poorly... 6 days
[Research Articles] NEDD9 targets COL3A1 to promote endothelial fibrosis and pulmonary arterial hypertension
Science Magazine Germline mutations involving small mothers against decapentaplegic–transforming growth factor–β (SMAD–TGF-β) signaling are an important but rare cause of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH),... 6 days
Researchers found novel structure in the 'antennae' of light-sensing neurons
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands have discovered that the antennae-like structures on light-sensing neurons, called photoreceptors, have a unique... 6 days
Genetic soil prospecting yields wealth of potential antibiotics
PHYS.ORG Soil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics, according to University of California, Berkeley, scientists. 6 days
U.S. Spy Agencies Want to Store Data on DNA Computers
LIVE SCIENCE DNA and other stringy molecules could store data much more efficiently than hard drives in modern computers. 6 days
British mammals' fight for survival
SCIENCE DAILY Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to a recent comprehensive review of their populations. 6 days
Researchers report micro-CT scan of a mouse embryo at unprecedented resolution
PHYS.ORG One of the most vital research paths in genetics is the relationship between genes and embryonic growth. Noninvasive, whole-body 3-D imaging of embryos is highly important... 6 days
British mammals' fight for survival
PHYS.ORG Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to the first comprehensive review of their populations for more than 20 years launched today by the Mammal Society and Natural England. 6 days
Giant Viruses Invent Genes Shared by No Life on Earth
LIVE SCIENCE Viruses that are bigger than bacteria also invent their own genes. 6 days
How 'gatekeepers' to a cell's nucleus let genetic instructions pass through
PHYS.ORG Standing guard between a cell's nucleus and its main chamber, called the cytoplasm, are thousands of behemoth protein structures called nuclear pore complexes, or NPCs. NPCs... 6 days
Medical News Today: What causes webbed toes in humans?
MNT Some people are born with extra skin between their toes. This is called webbing, and it can be a genetic condition, although sometimes the cause is unknown. The treatment to... 6 days
Molecular Health introduces MH Mendel to help geneticists in diagnosing hereditary diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Molecular Health, a leading biomedical company that is transforming molecular data into clinically actionable information for efficient and safer cancer treatment options based on... 6 days
Charity introduces new Hereditary Cancer Risk Tool to fight ovarian cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Around 15% of ovarian cancer cases are linked to genetic mutations such as BRCA1, BRCA2 and Lynch Syndrome, which increase an individual's likelihood of developing ovarian... 6 days
OGT increases NGS cancer panel content to provide more flexibility for customization
NEWS MEDICAL Oxford Gene Technology, The Molecular Genetics Company, has expanded its SureSeq myPanel™ NGS Custom Cancer Panel content - now covering 120 fully optimized cancer... 6 days
Novel approach induces cell death via dual targeting of DNA repair mechanism
NEWS MEDICAL Proteins commonly known as BRCA - short for BReast CAncer susceptibility gene- serve a critical role in cellular DNA repair, but when mutated they... 6 days
New discovery could have significant implications in brain aging and cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered what keeps the perfect balance of breaks and repairs in our DNA - something which could help improve... 6 days
Troves from a search for new biomarkers: blood-borne RNA
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found a new way to trawl blood samples for snippets of RNA released by tumors or diseased organs. The method might eventually help doctors diagnose and track a... 6 days
Deadly fungus found for first time in critically endangered amphibian species
PHYS.ORG A fungal pathogen which has led to the extinction of entire species in South America has been recorded for the first time in critically endangered amphibians... 6 days
What Causes Uncombable Hair Syndrome?
LIVE SCIENCE Only around 100 people worldwide are known to be affected by this rare genetic disorder, but scientists think it could be more. 6 days
Researchers discover genomic characteristics that define testicular germ cell cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Testicular germ cell cancer, a disease that is rare but growing in incidence in men in the United States, is considered to be among the most curable of... 7 days
UNC study provides insight into mechanism of CHD4-related heart defects
NEWS MEDICAL Heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, and can be caused by mutations in the gene CHD4. Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have... 7 days
Watch Strange, Glowing Bacteria Harpoon and Swallow DNA to Evolve
LIVE SCIENCE An astonishing new video shows a bacterium reach out into space, snatch a piece of DNA and stuff that DNA into its own body. 7 days
Scientists discover first genetic marker for bone tumor
NEWS MEDICAL The first genetic marker for the bone tumor, osteoblastoma, has been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. 7 days
By the skin of their teeth—DNA traces reveal what kind of pigs lived in Bronze Age Hallstatt
PHYS.ORG Salt has been mined at Hallstatt since the Bronze Age, including for the preservation... 7 days
Medical News Today: Gene editing for cancer prevention may actually cause cancer
MNT Gene editing tools have been hailed as promising in cancer prevention therapy. However, new research warns that they may, in fact, help to trigger... 7 days
Research identifies new genetic variations that could indicate higher prostate cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL As the result of a six-year long research process, Fredrick R. Schumacher, PhD, a cancer epidemiology researcher at Case Western Reserve University School of... 7 days
Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
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New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing
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DNA testing can bring families together, but gives mixed answers on ethnicity
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A new system optimises electric transmission from offshore wind farms
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