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Blasts cause significant loses in wheat crops. Recently Bangladesh was devastated by an invasion of South American races of wheat blast fungus, which occurred for the first time... more
New portable DNA sequencer quickly and accurately diagnoses wheat viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A group of scientists have developed a new technology that makes it possible to rapidly identify viruses in wheat fields with a significantly higher accuracy. They collected four... more
SEPATH: New template to detect oncogenic viruses and bacteria in human DNA  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
A new study from the University of East Anglia describes a novel approach to detecting bacteria and viruses that may possibly be causing cancer.... more
Deaf couple may edit embryo’s DNA to correct hearing mutation  Science Magazine · 2 days
Russian parents weigh the risks and benefits of a scientist’s controversial proposal more
GenBank can be trusted, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists working to identify coral reef organisms analyzed more than 4.7 million animal DNA sequences from GenBank, the most commonly used tool used to identify environmental DNA, and discovered that animal identification errors are surprisingly rare... more
The secret of classic Belgian beers? Medieval super yeasts!  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An international team of scientists has discovered that some of the most renowned classic Belgian beers, including Gueuze and Trappist ales, are fermented with a rare and unusual form of... more
Scientists Create New, More Powerful Technique To Edit Genes  NPR · 2 days
A new technique, dubbed 'prime editing,' appears to make it even easier to make very precise changes in DNA. It's designed to overcome the limits of the CRISPR gene editing... more
Discovery about DNA-reeling bacteria can help inform strategies to stop bacterial infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study from Indiana University has revealed a previously unknown role a protein plays in helping bacteria reel in DNA in their environment... more
Comparisons of 4.7 million mtDNA sequences show GenBank is reliable for animal IDs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Did a murderer walk through the room? Did a shark just swim by? Is this a poisonous mushroom? Which reef species are... more
DNA-reeling bacteria yield new insight on how superbugs acquire drug-resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A study has revealed a protein's role in helping bacteria 'reel in' DNA from their environment to acquire new traits, such as antibiotic resistance. more
DNA-reeling bacteria yield new insight on how superbugs acquire drug-resistance  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study from Indiana University has revealed a previously unknown role a protein plays in helping bacteria reel in DNA in their environment—like a fisherman pulling up... more
US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by... more
The secret of classic Belgian beers? Medieval super-yeasts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An international team of scientists led by Prof. Kevin Verstrepen (VIB-KU-Leuven) and Prof. Steven Maere (VIB-UGent) has discovered that some of the most renowned classic Belgian beers, including Gueuze and Trappist ales,... more
Research reveals how migration affects DNA patterns in the UK  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A major new study reveals how socio-economic migration within the UK has affected the geographic distribution of human DNA linked to traits such as education levels and health. more
NCATS funds 'All of Us Research Program' to evaluate innovative DNA sequencing tools  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The All of Us Research Program has selected the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, to evaluate the use of leading-edge DNA... more
Development and assessment of NGS-based microsatellite instability assay  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The assay has a clinically relevant five-day turnaround time and can be conducted on as little as 20 ng genomic DNA with a batch size of up to forty samples in a... more
Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA may have helped early Melanesian people survive  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of researchers from the U.S., Italy and France has found evidence that suggests DNA inherited from Neanderthals and Denisovans may have helped early Melanesian... more
Museums put ancient DNA to work for wildlife  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists who are trying to save species at the brink of extinction are finding help in an unexpected place. Researchers increasingly are embracing the power of ancient DNA from old museum specimens... more
Scientists unwind mystery behind DNA replication  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The molecules of life are twisted. But how those familiar strands in DNA's double helix manage to replicate without being tangled up has been hard to decipher. A new perspective from Cornell physicists is helping unravel... more
Museums put ancient DNA to work for wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists who are trying to save species at the brink of extinction are finding help in an unexpected place. more
Architecture of African swine fever virus and implications for viral assembly  Science Magazine · 6 days
African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a giant and complex DNA virus that causes a highly contagious and often lethal swine disease without vaccine available. Using... more
Scientists unwind mystery behind DNA replication  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The molecules of life are twisted. But how those familiar strands in DNA's double helix manage to replicate without being tangled up has been hard to decipher. A new perspective from physicists is helping unravel the... more
Measuring development in young children: the DNA clock  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Scientists have come up with a new discovery that could transform our understanding of how childhood growth and development are measured – the DNA clock. The study, published in the Proceedings of... more
DNA methylation reprogramming, TE derepression, and postzygotic isolation of nascent animal species  Science Magazine · 7 days
The genomic shock hypothesis stipulates that the stress associated with divergent genome admixture can cause transposable element (TE) derepression, which could act as a... more
Epigenetic dynamics in infancy and the impact of maternal engagement  Science Magazine · 7 days
The contribution of nature versus nurture to the development of human behavior has been debated for centuries. Here, we offer a piece to this complex puzzle by identifying... more
New insights into biological underpinnings of schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have implicated 10 new genes in the development of schizophrenia using a method called whole exome sequencing, the analysis of the portion of DNA that codes for proteins. A global consortium of schizophrenia... more
New DNA 'clock' could help measure development in young children  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Scientists have developed a molecular 'clock' that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. more
Subtle changes in mitochondrial DNA can have profound consequences for patient's health  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Subtle changes in the DNA of mitochondria, the tiny power plants within cells, can have profound consequences for a patient's health. more
Researchers reveal mechanism involved in altering DNA methylation in cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Understanding the mechanisms that mediate widespread DNA damage in the cancer genome is of great interest to cancer physicians and scientists because it may lead to improved treatments... more
Koalas protect their germline cells against retroviral attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In a new study published in the journal Cell, scientists have found that koala DNA is protected against attack by retroviruses by a special type of immune response, which distinguishes foreign DNA... more
Sperm and egg cell 'immune response' protects koala DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Discovery of a type of immunity that protects koalas' DNA from viruses has importance for the survival of koalas and our fundamental understanding of evolution. A team of scientists are... more
DNA fracturing rewires gene control in cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A multi-institutional team has brought attention to genomic structural variation as a previously unappreciated mechanism involved in altering DNA methylation, a form of gene control, in human cancers. more
AAV vector integration into CRISPR-induced DNA breaks  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
To design safe clinical trials, it is crucial to better understand and predict gene editing outcomes in preclinical studies. Bence György and collaborators have shown that adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) can stably integrate into CRISPR-Cas9-induced... more
Protein-folded DNA nanostructures offer a new building material for biotechnology  nanowerk · 1 week
By using proteins that naturally bind and arrange DNA inside cells, scientists has devised a plug-and-play strategy for building stable, custom-designed nanostructures. more
Femtogenix announces efficacy, toxicity data of new DNA-binding ADC payload molecules  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Femtogenix Ltd, a UK biotechnology company developing the next generation of DNA-interactive Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) payloads, today announced data verifying the favorable toxicity profile and... more
Protein-folded DNA nanostructures offer a new building material for biotechnology  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
By using proteins that naturally bind and arrange DNA inside cells, a KAUST-led team has devised a plug-and-play strategy for building stable, custom-designed nanostructures. more
Researchers map the evolutionary history of oaks  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
How oaks are related has long posed a challenge to scientists. Dr. Andrew Hipp, senior scientist at The Morton Arboretum, led an international team of 24 scientists to unravel the history of global oak... more
Combination of two drugs disrupts cancer cells' ability to survive DNA damage, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In continuing efforts to find novel ways to kill cancer cells, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine... more
Physics: DNA-PAINT super-resolution microscopy at speed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Recent advances in fluorescence microscopy allow researchers to study biological processes below the classical diffraction limit of light. Researchers have now developed DNA-PAINT, a variant of these so-called super-resolution approaches. more
A virus is attacking koalas' genes—but their DNA is fighting back  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A virus that infects koalas is steadily integrating itself into their DNA, ensuring that it is passed down from generation to generation. But the koala genome... more
Study pinpoints a gene that allows chlamydia to pick up DNA from host environment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted bacterial disease... more
Scientists are decoding the genetic mechanisms of aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists describes the mechanisms by which longevity is regulated post-transcriptionally, or after a genetic blueprint has been transcribed from an organism's DNA. The identification of these mechanisms will serve as a road... more
Longtime DNA mystery illuminated by buttons and flies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Biologists have uncovered an important clue in the longtime mystery of how long strands of DNA fold up to squeeze into microscopic cells, with each pair of chromosomes aligned to ensure perfect... more
How chlamydia takes up new DNA from host  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Molecular biologists have pinpointed a gene that allows chlamydia to take up DNA from its host environment. more
Researchers discover how chlamydia takes up new DNA from host  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted bacterial disease in the U.S., totaling 1.7 million cases in... more
Koala epidemic provides lesson in how DNA protects itself from viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In animals, infections are fought by the immune system. Studies on an unusual virus infecting wild koalas, by a team of researchers reveal a new form... more
Buttons and flies help biologists solve longtime DNA mystery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Biologists at Johns Hopkins University have uncovered an important clue in the longtime mystery of how long strands of DNA fold up to squeeze into microscopic cells, with each pair... more
New cancer-driving mutation in 'dark matter' of the cancer genome  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the vast non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the 'dark matter' of human cancer... more
Nuclear receptors regulate alternative lengthening of telomeres through a novel noncanonical FANCD2 pathway  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) is known to use homologous recombination (HR) to replicate telomeric DNA in a telomerase-independent manner. However, the... more
Novel cancer-driving mutation discovered in vast non-coding regions of the cancer genome  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An Ontario-led research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the vast non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the... more
DNA study sheds new light on the people of the Neolithic battle axe culture  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have combined archaeological, genetic and stable isotope data to understand the demographic processes associated with the iconic Battle Axe... more
CRISPR-BEST prevents genome instability  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed CRISPR-BEST, a new genome editing tool for actinomycetes. It addresses the problem of genome instability caused by DNA double-stranded breaks in current CRISPR-technologies. more
DNA study sheds new light on the people of the Neolithic Battle Axe Culture  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In an interdisciplinary study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, an international research team has combined archaeological, genetic... more
DNA-PAINT super-resolution microscopy at speed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Recent advances in fluorescence microscopy allow researchers to study biological processes below the classical diffraction limit of light. Ralf Jungmann, Professor for Experimental Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and research group leader at the Max Planck Institute of... more
A study of genetic contributions to changes in prehistoric human stature  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found that genetics played a large role in changes in height for Europeans over... more
How chromosomes change their shape during cell differentiation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The human genome is made up of 46 chromosomes, each of which has a length of about 100 to 200 million base pairs, the building blocks of the DNA double helix. Even... more
Cholera pathogen can acquire large stretches of genetic material from neighboring bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In 2015, EPFL researchers led by Melanie Blokesch published a seminal paper in Science showing that the bacterium responsible for cholera, Vibrio cholerae, uses... more
DNA metabarcoding useful for analyzing human diet  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study demonstrates that DNA metabarcoding provides a promising new method for tracking human plant intake, suggesting that similar approaches could be used to characterize the animal and fungal components of human diets.... more
New study challenges our understanding of premature aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Disturbances in the function of mitochondrial DNA can accelerate the ageing process in ways that are different than previously thought, according to a new study. Offering a new perspective to ageing, the... more
Abnormal cell nucleotide levels, compromised nuclear DNA maintenance accelerate ageing  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Disturbances in the function of mitochondrial DNA can accelerate the ageing process in ways that are different than previously thought, according to a new Finnish study published in... more
Histone modifications play important role in 'zygotic genome activation'  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology observed changes to the gene-regulating factors during zebrafish development and discovered that modifications to "histone H3", one of the proteins around which DNA is... more
DNA metabarcoding useful for analyzing human diet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study demonstrates that DNA metabarcoding provides a promising new method for tracking human plant intake, suggesting that similar approaches could be used to characterize the animal and fungal components of human diets.... more
Study presents a new view on how mitochondrial dysfunction may contribute to aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Disturbances in the function of mitochondrial DNA can accelerate the ageing process in ways that are different than previously thought, according to... more
Cholera-causing bacteria steal large stretches of intact DNA to become more efficient  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new paper shows that the cholera germ is an inveterate and rapacious gene stealer, robbing other competing bacteria of up to 150 genes... more
Histone modifications are the influencers of zygotic genome awakening  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have observed changes to the gene-regulating factors during zebrafish development and discovered that modifications to 'histone H3', one of the proteins around which DNA is bound, play an important... more
For gene-edited livestock, regulation is in its infancy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Genetically modified salmon are, in principle, the only animal in the world with artificially altered DNA to have made their way onto humanity's plate—if only, for the moment, in Canada. more
NUS researcher invents novel transfection technique to deliver DNA into immune cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Immunotherapy is a promising cancer treatment that uses genetically modified immune cells to fight cancer. It can be used as a primary treatment or... more
A global push to get from disease genes to medicines  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
With 70,000 DNA markers in hand, new organization aims to draft a road map for figuring out what they do more
Scientist designs 'express courier service' for immune cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A researcher who is currently doing his post-doctoral training at Stanford University, has successfully invented a novel transfection method to deliver DNA into immune cells with minimal stress on these cells. This... more
The atomic-level structure of DNA polymerase delta – the enzyme behind DNA replication  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study has revealed how the fundamental enzyme called DNA polymerase delta operates during DNA replication, making a copy of the... more
How mothers transfer the DNA inside their mitochondria to their babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A recent study has revealed how DNA inside the cell's powerhouse comes from the mother's side. more
Researchers unlock potential to use CRISPR to alter the microbiome  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a new way to deliver the DNA-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 into microorganisms in the lab, providing a way to efficiently launch a targeted attack on specific... more
A catalog of DNA replication proteins  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Maintenance of genome integrity—and prevention of diseases such as cancer—requires complete and faithful replication of the genome every cell division cycle. more
Researchers unlock potential to use CRISPR to alter the microbiome  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at Western University have developed a new way to deliver the DNA-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 into microorganisms in the lab, providing a way to efficiently launch a targeted... more
Were hot, humid summers the key to life's origins?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Uncovering how the first biological molecules (like proteins and DNA) arose is a major goal for researchers attempting to solve the origin of life. Today, chemists at Saint Louis University,... more
Olympus and Inhealthcare partner to digitalize the endoscopy patient pathway  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Olympus and Inhealthcare are excited to announce the launch of a brand new digital education service which will cut the number of wasted endoscopy appointments. The partnership will... more
Differential soil fungus accumulation and density dependence of trees in a subtropical forest  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The mechanisms underlying interspecific variation in conspecific negative density dependence (CNDD) are poorly understood. Using a multilevel modeling approach, we combined long-term... more
Three-dimensional structure of the genome replication machine discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have discovered how the enzyme DNA polymerase delta works to duplicate the genome that cells hand down from one generation to the next. more
New Study Reveals Striking Similarities between Tasmanian Tiger and Wolf ‘Non-Coding’ DNA  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus), also known as the thylacine, was a carnivorous marsupial found throughout most of Tasmania before European settlement in 1803.... more
Mount Sinai researchers discover how DNA polymerase delta duplicates the genome  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Mount Sinai researchers have discovered how the enzyme DNA polymerase delta works to duplicate the genome that cells hand down from one generation to the next.... more
Scientists discover a new mechanism for the transfer of maternal genetic material  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigadores Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have established the dynamics of the transfer of mitochondrial DNA from mothers to their offspring.... more
New microscope with dual capabilities supports multitude of studies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A single strand of DNA. The toxic pollutants in a waft of air. A paint sample from a priceless work of art. Flakes of a Martian meteorite. That's only a... more
New study discovers the three-dimensional structure of the genome replication machine  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Mount Sinai researchers have discovered how the enzyme DNA polymerase delta works to duplicate the genome that cells hand down from one generation to the next.... more
New mechanism that controls DNA repair identified  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), is the macromolecule that holds all hereditary and genetic information. Continuously under assault, alterations and damage to DNA can lead to many different health issues, including cancer. more
Researchers identify mechanism controlling DNA repair  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), is the macromolecule that holds all hereditary and genetic information. Continuously under assault, alterations and damage to DNA can lead to many different health issues, including cancer. DNA is highly regulated within cells,... more
Telomerase promotes formation of a telomere protective complex in cancer cells  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein complex that catalyzes addition of telomeric DNA repeats to maintain telomeres in replicating cells. Here, we demonstrate that the telomerase protein hTERT... more
New mechanism controlling DNA repair identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), is the macromolecule that holds all hereditary and genetic information. Continuously under assault, alterations and damage to DNA can lead to many different health issues, including cancer. DNA is highly regulated within cells,... more
Gold-DNA nanosunflowers for efficient gene silencing with controllable transformation  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The development of an efficient delivery system for enhanced and controlled gene interference–based therapeutics is still facing great challenges. Fortunately, the flourishing field of nanotechnology provides more effective strategies for... more
Targeted therapy slows disease progression and improves survival for prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new PARP-inhibitor has been shown to significantly delayed cancer progression among patients with prostate cancer who had cancer cells with faulty DNA repair genes. more
Quantizing single-molecule surface enhanced Raman Scattering with DNA origami metamolecules  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Tailored metal nanoclusters can be actively developed in the lab to manipulate light at the subwavelength scale for nanophotonic applications. However, their precise molecular arrangement in a hotspot... more
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