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Research creates DNA-like molecule to aid search for alien life  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be... more
Scientists Have Created Synthetic DNA with 4 Extra Letters  LIVE SCIENCE · 9 hours
Will scientists ever be able to create 'better' DNA in the lab than evolution did in nature? more
Hachimoji DNA and RNA: A genetic system with eight building blocks  Science Magazine · 10 hours
We report DNA- and RNA-like systems built from eight nucleotide "letters" (hence the name "hachimoji") that form four orthogonal pairs. These synthetic systems meet the structural... more
New 'interspecies communication' strategy between gut bacteria and mammalian hosts uncovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Bacteria in the gut do far more than help digest food in the stomachs of their hosts; they can also tell the genes in their mammalian... more
Rules of inheritance rewritten in worms  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The idea that children inherit half of their DNA from each parent is a central tenet of modern genetics. But a team led by KAUST's Christian Frøkjær-Jensen has re-engineered this heredity pattern in roundworms, a commonly... more
Researchers discover DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. more
Extinguishing fear memories relies on an unusual change to DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. The findings could help guide the development of new treatments for fear-related anxiety disorders. Professor... more
City bees' favourite flowers, according to our DNA tracking experiment  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As cities get bigger and cover more land, the need to make space for wildlife – including insects – in urban areas has become more pressing. Research has... more
Blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a study of mice and human brain tumors researchers searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with gliomas live remarkably longer than others. The results suggested that certain patients'... more
Study shows how 3D organization of genetic material helps perpetuate the species  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA... more
DNA variants significantly influence body fat distribution  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have identified multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue. The new findings broaden the understanding of how genes can predispose certain individuals to obesity. more
How 3D arrangement of DNA helps perpetuate the species  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA to prepare offspring isn't clear. Using... more
Scientists reveal how 3-D arrangement of DNA helps perpetuate the species  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA to prepare... more
Combination of PARP inhibitor and immunotherapy results in tumor regression in SCLC mouse models  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that a combination of immune checkpoint blockade and... more
Study examines how compound damaged DNA to understand its connection to cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In an effort to understand how colibactin, a compound produced by certain strains of E. coli, may be connected to the development of colorectal... more
IDT expands its courier zones in the UK  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
As an advocate for researchers in the genomics age, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is expanding its courier zones to ensure that the highest-fidelity oligos are available in less time and at the... more
Sausage mislabeling in Canada is down, new study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Sausage mislabelling in Canada is down, according to a new University of Guelph DNA barcoding study. more
Researchers find 14 percent of sausages mislabelled in Canada, down from last study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Sausage mislabelling in Canada is down, according to a new University of Guelph DNA barcoding study. more
The human gut bacterial genotoxin colibactin alkylates DNA  Science Magazine · 1 week
Certain Escherichia coli strains residing in the human gut produce colibactin, a small-molecule genotoxin implicated in colorectal cancer pathogenesis. However, colibactin’s chemical structure and the molecular mechanism underlying its genotoxic effects have... more
Blood-based liquid biopsies can accurately track cancer treatment responses  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Results of two clinical studies have added to evidence that blood-based liquid biopsies can accurately track lung cancer treatment responses by measuring circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) during immunotherapy and related... more
Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA with blood test during pregnancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional noninvasive... more
Sensitive biosensor detects Down syndrome DNA  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed a sensitive new biosensor that could someday be used to detect fetal Down syndrome DNA in pregnant women's blood. more
Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional non-invasive prenatal tests for the condition are unreliable or carry risks... more
New DNA methylation GrimAge tool allows you to predict lifespan and healthspan  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The Grim Reaper arrives for each of us eventually--wouldn't it be nice to know when? Now UCLA researchers have developed a new tool to... more
Why too much DNA repair can injure tissue  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have discovered how overactive DNA repair systems can lead to retinal damage and blindness in mice. A DNA repair enzyme called Aag glycosylase becomes hyperactive, provoking an inflammatory response that produces... more
Why too much DNA repair can injure tissue  MIT · 1 week
Overactive repair system promotes cell death following DNA damage by certain toxins, study shows. more
Researchers map extremely complex chromosome aberrations using DNA puzzle pieces  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Using puzzle pieces from four different DNA analyses, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have been able to map three extremely complex chromosome aberrations. more
Super-resolution microscopy could help better study single cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For a better understanding of biological processes, researchers need to be able to ‘see’ the smallest components of individual cells, such as DNA, mRNA and proteins. more
Study of Arctic fishes reveals the birth of a gene—from 'junk'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Though separated by a world of ocean, and unrelated to each other, two fish groups—one in the Arctic, the other in the Antarctic—share a surprising survival... more
Research sheds light on how motor enzyme can promote genome integrity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Approximately one per cent of each organism's genome encodes helicases. Helicases are mostly known as motor enzymes that can unwrap double-stranded DNA by use of energy. more
DNA-methods reveal the web of life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Modern DNA-based methods provide entirely new insight into the interaction between different species in nature. Researchers can finally reveal the details of who is eating whom, who pollinates what flower and who lives on whose skin... more
Motor enzyme protects genome through several mechanisms  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A helicase, Pfh1, can thanks to several different mechanisms protect the genome from DNA obstacles and damages associated with cancer. This is shown in a new doctoral thesis at Umeå University, Sweden. more
Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too. more
Butterflies are genetically wired to choose a mate that looks just like them  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Male butterflies have genes which give them a sexual preference for a partner with a similar appearance to themselves, according to new... more
Cryo-force spectroscopy reveals the mechanical properties of DNA components  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Physicists from the University of Basel have developed a new method to examine the elasticity and binding properties of DNA molecules on a surface at extremely low temperatures. With a... more
Nested CRISPR enables efficient genome editing using long DNA fragments  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
CRISPR is a technique that is revolutionizing biomedical research through high-precision genome editing. However, even though it allows the creation or correction of mutations consisting of a single... more
DNA traces on wild flowers reveal insect visitors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have discovered that insects leave tiny DNA traces on the flowers they visit. This newly developed eDNA method holds a vast potential for documenting unknown insect-plant interactions,... more
Nanomachines taught to fight cancer  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists from ITMO in collaboration with international colleagues have proposed new DNA-based nanomachines that can be used for gene therapy for cancer. This new invention can greatly contribute to more effective and selective treatment of oncological diseases. The... more
IDT supports innovative synthetic biology start-ups with grant program  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Demonstrating its commitment to advocating for synthetic biology research, Integrated DNA Technologies’ Synthetic Biology Start-up Grant Program has once again benefited innovative start-ups in their missions to impact sustainable manufacturing,... more
Cryo-force spectroscopy reveals the mechanical properties of DNA components  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Physicists have developed a new method to examine the elasticity and binding properties of DNA molecules on a surface at extremely low temperatures. With a combination of cryo-force spectroscopy and... more
New DNA-based nanomachines can be used for gene therapy of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scientists from ITMO in collaboration with their international colleagues proposed new DNA-based nanomachines that can be used for gene therapy of cancer. more
Cloning-free Nested CRISPR uses long DNA fragments for efficient gene editing  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
CRISPR is a technique that is revolutionizing biomedical research through high-precision genome editing. However, even though it allows the creation or correction of mutations consisting of... more
Engineered DNA vaccine protects against emerging Mayaro virus infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A novel, synthetic DNA vaccine induces protective immunity against Mayaro virus (MAYV), a mosquito-borne infection endemic to South America, that has the potential to become a global emerging viral threat. more
Nanomachines are taught to fight cancer  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists have proposed new DNA-based nanomachines that can be used for gene therapy of cancer. This new invention can greatly contribute to making the treatment of oncological diseases more effective and selective. more
Study reveals the hidden contributions of women to a branch of science  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
From DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin to the NASA mathematicians in the film "Hidden Figures," the historical contributions of women to science are increasingly coming... more
European Mars Rover Named for Crystal Scientist Rosalind Franklin  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The European Space Agency (ESA) has named its next Mars rover, due to touch down on the Red Planet in March 2021, in honor of British scientist Rosalind Franklin, whose... more
Structural insight into nucleosome transcription by RNA polymerase II with elongation factors  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) transcribes chromosomal DNA that contains multiple nucleosomes. The nucleosome forms transcriptional barriers, and nucleosomal transcription requires several additional factors in... more
Butterflies are genetically wired to choose a mate that looks just like them  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of academics from the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, observed the courtship... more
The novel method Nested CRISPR enables efficient genome editing using long DNA fragments  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers used the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans to optimize a new technique, leading to the development of the method called Nested CRISPR.... more
European Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin  CBC · 2 weeks
The British-built Mars rover scheduled to be launched in 2020 has been named after English scientist Rosalind Franklin,... more
Insufficient sleep mirrored by DNA from blood leukocytes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An insufficient amount of sleep and qualitatively poor sleep are common among the general population. Prior studies have indicated that prolonged insufficient sleep and poor sleep quality are associated with a heightened... more
Tests suggest scientists achieved 1st 'in body' gene editing  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease more
ESA's Mars rover has a name – Rosalind Franklin  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The ExoMars rover that will search for the building blocks of life on the Red Planet has a name: Rosalind Franklin. The prominent scientist behind the discovery of the structure... more
In their DNA: Rotator cuff stem cells more likely to develop into fat cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Why are fat deposits more likely to occur after tears of the shoulder's rotator cuff, compared to other types of... more
New computer program aims to reduce DNA contamination in microbial samples  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
DNA sequencing of microbial samples can give researchers and medical professionals a wealth of information about microbiomes – the communities of microorganisms that inhabit our bodies... more
Molecular Velcro helps illuminate DNA repair  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using a piece of molecular "Velcro" to attach a light-emitting probe to a protein molecule, University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers have unlocked the mystery of how an important protein goes about repairing damaged DNA in bacteria,... more
Cleaning up the clutter: How proto-biology arose from the prebiotic clutter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Just like the mythical creation stories that depict the formation of the world as the story of order from chaos, the early Earth was home to... more
Personal DNA tests might help research – but they put your data at risk  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Your DNA has become a valuable commodity. Companies such as 23andMe may charge you for an analysis of your genetic... more
How 'optical tweezers' could address one of crime labs' biggest challenges  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When potential DNA evidence—say, from a sexual assault case—is submitted to a forensic lab for analysis, the scientists are often faced with the time-consuming challenge of... more
What FamilyTreeDNA sharing genetic data with police means for you  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Law enforcement can now use one company’s private DNA database to investigate rapes and murders. more
Research using fission yeast reveals anticancer mechanism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Much like shoelaces or dangly necklaces, DNA strands can tangle up in unruly knots. Specialized enzymes keep DNA organized when cells divide, so the cells split smoothly and don't get stuck. But in tumor... more
Where does this contamination come from?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a simple method for detecting water contamination from ruminants directly at source, using a simple DNA test. more
Anticancer mechanism revealed in yeast experiments  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Much like shoelaces or dangly necklaces, DNA strands can tangle up in unruly knots. Specialized enzymes keep DNA organized when cells divide, so the cells split smoothly and don't get stuck. But in tumor cells, this... more
Scientists find new and smaller CRISPR gene editor: CasX  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a mere seven years, Cas9 has shown itself to be a formidable gene editor, employed in humans, plants, animals and bacteria to quickly and accurately cut and splice DNA,... more
The web meets genomics: A DNA search engine for microbes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Microbes are the most common and diverse organisms on the planet. A new search engine, called BIGSI, allows scientists to search public microbial DNA data for specific genes... more
Yeast study prompts rethink of DNA safekeeping  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
DNA replication is more prone to errors at times of stress leading to mutations that could cause disease. more
The web meets genomics: a DNA search engine for microbes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have combined their knowledge of bacterial genetics and web search algorithms to build a DNA search engine for microbial data. The... more
Yeast study prompts rethink of DNA safekeeping  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
DNA replication is more prone to errors at times of stress leading to mutations that could cause disease. more
DNA from extinct red wolves lives on in some mysterious Texas coyotes  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Mystery canids on Texas’ Galveston Island carry red wolf DNA, thought to be extinct in the wild for 40 years. more
Where does this contamination come from?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When bodies of water become polluted, it is important to find the cause as quickly and as economically as possible. To this end, TU Wien has now developed a new, DNA-based rapid testing procedure. more
An at-home DNA testing company is helping the FBI solve violent crimes  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
FamilyTreeDNA, a popular at-home DNA test, is working with the FBI to help the agency solve violent crimes, the company acknowledged in a statement... more
Police: Man executed in Texas in 1999 killed Oregon woman  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A convicted murderer who was executed by the state of Texas in 1999 has been identified via DNA as the person who killed a 20-year-old woman in Portland,... more
Mitochondrial DNA and temperature tolerance in lager yeasts  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
A growing body of research suggests that the mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) is important for temperature adaptation. In the yeast genus Saccharomyces, species have diverged in temperature tolerance, driving their use in high-... more
Synchron and Festo introduce new ultra-high throughput DNA extraction device at SLAS 2019  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
During SLAS 2019, February 4-6 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Synchron, with its automation partner Festo, describes... more
Chromatrap partners with Covaris to offer highly scalable and simple ChIP workflow  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Chromatrap has entered into a partnership with Covaris to offer a highly scalable and simple ChIP workflow enabling researchers to easily isolate protein-DNA complexes... more
Researchers discover how transcription factors find specific loci within DNA  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Bioengineering experts have discovered that transcription factors which bind non-specifically to mitotic chromosomes are more efficient at finding their binding site within DNA during interphase. more
IDT recognized for best-in-class customer experience  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In recognition of its dedication to advocating for customers, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), has won a prestigious Life Science Industry Award for Best Overall Customer Experience, as well as a Gold award for Most Useful Website. more
How transcription factors explore the genome  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Transcription factors (TFs) are proteins that regulate the transcription of genes, which is the first step in making a protein. The way TFs work is by searching the entire genome and binding to specific regions that... more
Huge step forward in decoding genomes of small species  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
For the first time, scientists have read the whole genetic code of one single mosquito. Scientists worked to advance technology and lower the starting amount of DNA needed to just... more
Heavy drinking may change DNA, leading to increased craving for alcohol  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol, according to a new study. more
Huge step forward in decoding genomes of small species  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For the first time, scientists have read the whole genetic code of one single tiny mosquito. Traditionally, it has been difficult to extract enough DNA from insects and other small... more
Binge and heavy drinking may change DNA, resulting in greater desire for alcohol  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol, according to a Rutgers-led... more
In simple bacteria, scientists find new evidence of complex immunity  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Bacteria have lots of enemies. Among them are rivaling bacteria, viruses, and even DNA—namely, a special type of DNA called a plasmid, which can infect a microbe and... more
Study: Sleep Deprivation May Damage Your DNA  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
A new observational study by researchers from Hong Kong demonstrates that disrupted sleep is associated with DNA damage. The findings appear in... more
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