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Using Light Scattering to Characterize Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Harnessing the interactions between DNA, RNA, and proteins holds much promise for detecting biomarkers, diagnosing disease, and improving cancer-targeting therapeutics. Quantifying these interactions is essential for understanding and controlling their biomolecular mechanisms. more
Role of biochip advancements in next-generation sequencing  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Biochips are essentially tiny laboratories designed to function inside living organisms, and they are driving next-generation DNA sequencing technologies. more
Biochip advances enable next-generation sequencing technologies  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Biochips are essentially tiny laboratories designed to function inside living organisms, and they are driving next-generation DNA sequencing technologies. This powerful combination is capable of solving unique and important biological problems, such as single-cell, rare-cell or... more
Review emphasizes the power of simple physical models for complex protein machines  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
The living cell can be viewed as a factory where protein machines are in charge of various processes, such as transport of material inside... more
Stem cells moonlight to protect the stomach from bacterial invaders  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Our mucosal surfaces are constantly exposed to numerous bacterial species, some of which can induce DNA damage in host cells. Normally this remains inconsequential, as the rapid turnover... more
Applying the Goldilocks principle to DNA structure  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The Goldilocks of fairy-tale fame knew something about porridge. It needed to be just right—neither too hot nor too cold. Same with furniture—neither too hard nor too soft. In a different context, scientists at... more
Applying the Goldilocks principle to DNA structure  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Inspired by ideas from the physics of phase transitions and polymer physics, researchers set out to determine the organization of DNA inside the nucleus of a living cell. Their findings suggest that the phase... more
Researchers develop new technique to image cell populations and genetic contents  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers have come up with a new way to image cell populations and their genetic contents. Their study, appearing June 20 in the journal Cell, describes... more
New DNA Microscopy Technique Offers Novel Insight into Genomic Information in Cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Scientists are now able to see inside cells to a genomic level with a newly invented imaging technique called DNA microscopy. Using DNA “bar... more
'DNA microscopy' offers entirely new way to image cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Rather than relying on optics, the microscopy system offers a chemically encoded way to map biomolecules' relative positions. more
'DNA microscopy' offers entirely new way to image cells  nanowerk · 6 days
Instead of relying on light (or any kind of optics at all), scientists use DNA 'bar codes' to help pinpoint molecules' relative positions within a sample. more
Narwhals and belugas can interbreed  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team of researchers has compiled the first and only evidence that narwhals and beluga whales can breed successfully. DNA and stable isotope analysis of an anomalous skull from the Natural History Museum of Denmark has allowed researchers... more
A study describes the reaction mechanism of DNAzymes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A study from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has published a study in the journal Nature Catalysis that describes the reaction mechanism used by the DNAzyme 9DB1, the first... more
Particle analogs of electrons in colloidal crystals  Science Magazine · 6 days
A versatile method for the design of colloidal crystals involves the use of DNA as a particle-directing ligand. With such systems, DNA-nanoparticle conjugates are considered programmable atom equivalents (PAEs), and design rules have been... more
Bizarre skull belongs to 1st known beluga-narwhal hybrid  CBC · 6 days
Modern DNA technology has confirmed a strange-looking whale skull with weird, twisted teeth collected by a hunter decades ago belongs... more
Researchers confirm that narwhals and belugas can interbreed  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of University of Copenhagen researchers has compiled the first and only evidence that narwhals and beluga whales can breed successfully. DNA and stable isotope analysis of an anomalous skull from... more
DNA confirms a weird Greenland whale was a narwhal-beluga hybrid  SCIENCE-NEWS · 6 days
DNA analysis of a skull indicates that the animal had a narwhal mother and beluga father. more
APNewsBreak: Texas says DNA technology jeopardizes cases  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Texas officials are raising concerns over Rapid DNA analysis that has been used to identify California wildfire victims and verify family connections on the US-Mexico border more
Paleontologists Find Strange Microbes in Dinosaur Fossils  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
In a new study published in the journal eLife, an international team of paleontologists looked for preserved collagen proteins and DNA in... more
APNewsBreak: Texas says Rapid DNA supplier jeopardizes cases  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Texas officials are raising concerns over Rapid DNA analysis that has been used to identify California wildfire victims and verify family connections on the US-Mexico border more
Neutrons get a wider angle on DNA and RNA to advance 3-D models  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland are using neutrons at Oak Ridge National... more
Single-cell imaging and characterization of Escherichia coli persister cells to ofloxacin in exponential cultures  Science Magazine · 7 days
Bacterial persistence refers to the capacity of small subpopulations within clonal populations to tolerate antibiotics. Persisters are thought to originate... more
New environmental DNA program makes conservation research faster, more efficient  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's estimated that a person sheds between 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells per day. These cells and their associated DNA leave genetic traces of ourselves in showers, dust—pretty... more
Dark centers of chromosomes reveal ancient DNA  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Geneticists exploring the dark heart of the human genome have discovered big chunks of Neanderthal and other ancient DNA. The results open new ways to study both how chromosomes behave during cell division and... more
Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bad news, Jurassic Park fans—the odds of scientists cloning a dinosaur from ancient DNA are pretty much zero. That's because DNA breaks down over time and isn't stable enough to stay intact for millions... more
Origin of life: A prebiotic route to DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
DNA, the hereditary material, may have appeared on Earth earlier than has been assumed hitherto. Chemists now show that a simple reaction pathway could have given rise to DNA subunits on the... more
A prebiotic route to DNA  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
DNA may have appeared on Earth earlier than has hitherto been assumed. LMU chemists led by Oliver Trapp show that a simple reaction pathway could have given rise to DNA subunits on the early Earth. more
Tracking life's first step: Two molecules 'awaken' brand new genome  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Within hours after fertilization, a unique genome forms from chromosomes contributed by the egg and sperm. However, this new genome is initially inactive and must be 'awakened' to... more
Tracking life's first step: Two molecules 'awaken' brand new genome  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Within hours after fertilization, a unique genome forms from chromosomes contributed by the egg and sperm. However, this new genome is initially inactive and must be "awakened" to... more
2020 Polestar 1 first drive review: Powering the future - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
This is the first production car from fledgling electric sports car manufacturer Polestar, and while its Volvo DNA is evident throughout, this car is unlike anything... more
Turning up the heat on pathogenic bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Pathogenic bacteria come alive at the metabolic level when they enter the warmth of the human gut, firing up genes that encode toxins and other compounds harmful to our bodies. A KAUST-led study shows... more
Researchers develop DNA nanorobots that target breast cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
According to the Mayo Clinic, about 20% of breast cancers make abnormally high levels of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). more
A rapid, easy-to-use DNA amplification method at 37 Celcius  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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. By enabling highly sensitive... more
A rapid, easy-to-use DNA amplification method at 37°C  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a way of amplifying DNA on a scale suitable for use in the emerging fields of DNA-based computing and molecular robotics. By enabling highly sensitive nucleic acid detection, their... more
New quantum dot microscope shows electric potentials of individual atoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. The new scanning quantum dot microscopy method could open up new... more
Genes for Good project harnesses Facebook to reach larger, more diverse groups of people  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Genes for Good project has engaged more than 80,000 Facebook users, collected 27,000 DNA spit-kits, and amassed a trove... more
New quantum dot microscope shows electric potentials of individual atoms  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. The new scanning quantum dot microscopy method could open up new opportunities... more
Engineers crack the code to quickly diagnose anti-malarial drug resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
One of the keys to quickly diagnosing anti-malarial drug resistance -- potentially saving lives -- lies in testing whole blood instead of extracting DNA, eliminating processing steps that... more
Researchers identify the source of asymmetry in RNA-DNA hybrids  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A study headed by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and published in the journal CHEM furthers the understanding of the asymmetry between nucleic acid hybrids. This advance... more
IDT unveils latest additions to NGS portfolio at European Human Genetics Conference  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As part of its ongoing mission to advocate for researchers in the genomics age, Integrated DNA Technologies will unveil the latest additions to its... more
New technology harnesses bacterial jumping genes for precise DNA integration  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new discovery by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons could fix one of the major shortcomings of current gene-editing tools, including CRISPR, and... more
MOF-encapsulated DNA for gene therapy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A critical challenge in gene therapy is the safe and effective delivery of genetic materials across cell membranes into target cells. Although viral systems have been the most effective method for delivering genetic matter into cells, they pose... more
New gene editor harnesses jumping genes for precise DNA integration  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists 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... more
New gene editor harnesses jumping genes for precise DNA integration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new discovery by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons could fix one of the major shortcomings of current gene-editing tools, including CRISPR, and... more
Submicrometer elasticity of double-stranded DNA revealed by precision force-extension measurements with magnetic tweezers  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Submicrometer elasticity of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) governs nanoscale bending of DNA segments and their interactions with proteins. Single-molecule force spectroscopy, including magnetic... more
New gene-editing system precisely inserts large DNA sequences into cellular DNA  MIT · 2 weeks
Researchers identify and develop new CRISPR-associated transposase system for targeted integration of DNA, adding key capabilities to gene-editing technology. more
Learning from nature's bounty: New libraries for drug discovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Natural products make some of our most potent medicines, among which macrocycles with their large carbon-rich ring systems are one class. Their size and complexity has made it difficult to... more
Big picture genetic scoring approach reliably predicts heart disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Polygenic risk scores -- genetic risk scores that take into account variations in a person's entire DNA -- are able to predict coronary artery disease in those who have not... more
Breakthrough in the discovery of DNA in ancient bones buried in water  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fresh evidence rewrites the understanding of the most intriguing archaeological burial site in western Finland. New DNA technology gives significant information on the bones... more
Breakthrough in the discovery of DNA in ancient bones buried in water  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Fresh evidence rewrites the understanding of the most intriguing archaeological burial site in western Finland. New DNA technology gives significant information on the bones... more
Polygenic risk scores based on entire genome sequence may reliably predict heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Specialized risk scores derived from testing that calculates the cumulative effect of an individual's entire DNA sequence, the genome, may reliably predict... more
Learning from nature's bounty: New libraries for drug discovery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Natural products, or their close derivatives, make some of our most potent medicines, among which macrocycles with their large carbon-rich ring systems are one class. The size and complexity of... more
New microneedle technique speeds plant disease detection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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. DNA extraction is the first step in... more
DNA base editing induces substantial off-target RNA mutations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a study published in Nature on June 10, 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... more
Genealogy companies could struggle to keep clients’ data from police  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Police probably won’t stop searching DNA family trees to find crime suspects. New restrictions on database searches could spur more fights over privacy. more
New microneedle technique speeds plant disease detection  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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. DNA extraction is the first step in... more
New microneedle technique speeds plant disease detection  nanowerk · 2 weeks
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. more
A molecular glue to overcome cancer drug resistance?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have discovered a small molecule drug that can stop cancer cells from becoming resistant to chemotherapy. The new compound, which was tested in an animal model of melanoma, could serve as... more
Police use of DNA leads to backlash, changes to big database  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A popular online genetics database used to find unknown relatives has tightened its policies for police usage over privacy concerns more
DNA and Protein Studies Shake Up Sloth Family Tree  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Sloths once roamed the Americas, ranging from cat-sized animals that lived in trees all the way up to... more
CRISPR-associated transposons able to insert custom genes into DNA without cutting it  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers affiliated with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, MIT and the National Institutes of Health has found that CRISPR-associated... more
Human body is a mosaic pattern of DNA mutations, say researchers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers have discovered that the cells of the human body aren’t clones of a single DNA sequence, but are actually a mosaic of mutations. more
New tool integrates diverse single-cell datasets, aids definition of cell types  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Single-cell research reveals minute details about cells that may be overlooked in other analyses. Biologists currently use a range of methods to gather single-cell data on... more
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Also great for Uber and Lyft drivers, the N2 Pro captures both front- and rear-facing video. Or get its compact counterpart for... more
Translation of genes more complex than expected  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have shown that translation of the genetic information stored in our DNA is much more complex than previously thought. This discovery was made by developing a type of advanced microscopy that directly visualizes... more
Drug makes tumors more susceptible to chemo  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have discovered a potential drug compound that can block a mutagenic DNA repair pathway that helps cancer cells survive chemotherapy. When they treated mice with this compound along with cisplatin, a DNA-damaging drug,... more
$180 million DNA 'barcode' project aims to discover 2 million new species  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
As massive global effort launches, portable DNA sequencers also allow species identification in the field more
Translation of genes more complex than expected  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers from Marvin Tanenbaum's group at the Hubrecht Institute have shown that translation of the genetic information stored in our DNA is much more complex than previously thought. This discovery was made by developing... more
RNA-guided DNA insertion with CRISPR-associated transposases  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
CRISPR-Cas nucleases are powerful tools to manipulate nucleic acids; however, targeted insertion of DNA remains a challenge as it requires host cell repair machinery. Here we characterize a CRISPR-associated transposase (CAST) from cyanobacteria Scytonema hofmanni which... more
Drug makes tumors more susceptible to chemo  MIT · 3 weeks
Compound that knocks out a DNA repair pathway enhances cisplatin treatment and helps prevent drug-resistance. more
Ancient DNA sheds light on Arctic hunter-gatherer migration to North America around 5,000 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An ancient population of Arctic hunter-gatherers, known as Paleo-Eskimos, made a significant genetic contribution to populations living in... more
DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two children's milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown... more
DNA nanorobots target HER2-positive breast cancer cells  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a DNA nanorobot that recognizes HER2 on breast cancer cells, targeting them for destruction. more
DNA nanorobots target HER2-positive breast cancer cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
According to the Mayo Clinic, about 20% of breast cancers make abnormally high levels of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). When displayed on the surface of cancer cells, this... more
Kelp DNA records destructive power of ancient earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the most memorable and astonishing aspects of the recent Kaikoura earthquake was the sudden uplift of the sea floor, which left populations of coastal species like kelp and shellfish literally... more
New genes out of nothing  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
One key question in evolutionary biology is how novel genes arise and develop. Researchers now show how new genes and functions that are advantageous to bacteria can be selected from random DNA sequences. more
New genes out of nothing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One key question in evolutionary biology is how novel genes arise and develop. Swedish researchers now show how new genes and functions that are advantageous to bacteria can be selected from random DNA sequences. The results are presented... more
Gene-edited chicken cells resist bird flu virus in the lab  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have used gene-editing techniques to stop the bird flu virus from spreading in chicken cells grown in the lab. The team prevented the virus from taking hold... more
Key obstacles to scaling up DNA data storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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. more
An effective sweeper closes DNA replication cycling  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists reported a novel molecular mechanism for the regulation of PCNA cycling during DNA replication. They proved that ATAD5-RLC opens PCNA ring to be removed from DNA as a bona-fide PCNA unloader. Since uncontrolled... more
Sponges collect penguin, seal, and fish DNA from the water they filter  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists report that sponges, which can filter 10,000 liters of water daily, catch DNA in their tissues as they filter-feed. This proof-of-concept study identified... more
2 Chinese Babies With Edited Genes May Face Higher Risk Of Premature Death  NPR · 3 weeks
Analysis of DNA from more than 400,000 people in the UK suggests a genetic modification that protects against HIV may actually increase... more
Sponges collect penguin, seal, and fish DNA from the water they filter  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Just like humans leave DNA in the places we inhabit, water-dwelling animals leave DNA behind in the water column. In a paper published June... more
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