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Ancestry pulls slavery-era ad after backlash  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Ancestry.com is apologizing after an ad for the DNA testing company that showed a white man and black woman discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era drew widespread criticism online more
Fuel cells in bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The exchange of nitrogen between the atmosphere and organic matter is crucial for life on Earth because nitrogen is a major component of essential molecules such as proteins and DNA. One major route for this exchange, discovered only in the... more
Taming the genome's 'jumping' sequences  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The human genome is fascinating. Once predicted to contain about a hundred thousand protein-coding genes, it now seems that the number is closer to twenty thousand, and maybe less. And although our genome is made up of about... more
Scientists use NIR light and injected DNA nanodevice to guide stem cells to injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
What if doctors had a remote control that they could use to steer a patient's own cells to a wound... more
Scientists deploy CRISPR gene-editing tool to engineer multiple edits  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists at Christiana Care Health System's Gene Editing Institute and NovellusDx, an Israeli biotechnology company, have deployed a breakthrough CRISPR gene-editing tool to successfully engineer multiple edits simultaneously to fragments... more
Oklahoma City bombing 'Survivor Tree' DNA to live on  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Oklahoma City is using science and technology to sustain the DNA of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on US soil more
New eDNA technology used to quickly assess coral reefs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have developed a technique for measuring the amount of living coral on a reef by analyzing DNA in small samples of seawater. more
Unbiased detection of CRISPR off-targets in vivo using DISCOVER-Seq  Science Magazine · 3 days
CRISPR-Cas genome editing induces targeted DNA damage but can also affect off-target sites. Current off-target discovery methods work using purified DNA or specific cellular models but are incapable of direct... more
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near... more
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near... more
Glowing millipede genitalia help scientists tell species apart  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Sometimes, it's really easy for scientists to tell species of animals apart—they'll be obviously different shapes or colors. Other times, different species will look nearly identical to the naked eye. In those... more
New eDNA technology used to quickly assess coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Department of Biology have developed a technique for measuring the amount of living coral on a reef by analyzing DNA in small... more
Injected DNA nanodevice as light-activated remote control for cells  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers used near-infrared light and an injected DNA nanodevice to guide stem cells to an injury, which helped muscle tissue regrow in mice. more
CRISPR base editors can induce wide-ranging off-target RNA edits  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team reports that several of the recently developed CRISPR base editors, which create targeted changes in a single DNA base, can induce widespread off-target... more
A light-activated remote control for cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
What if doctors had a remote control that they could use to steer a patient's own cells to a wound to speed up the healing process? Although such a device is still far from reality, researchers... more
A light-activated remote control for cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
What if doctors had a remote control that they could use to steer a patient's own cells to a wound to speed up the healing process? Although such a device is still far from reality, researchers... more
IDT partners with iGEM to support young researchers and promote scientific progress  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
As an advocate for researchers in synthetic biology, Integrated DNA Technologies is once again proudly partnering with the International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation to... more
Printing nanoparticle shapes for medical applications  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have developed a technology to customize the shapes of polymers and polymeric nanoparticles using DNA. In both 2D and 3D, precise patterns of structures composed of biocompatible polymer materials can be easily designed and constructed... more
New study delves deeper into individual genomic differences than ever before  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Human genomes vary quite a bit from individual to individual. These differences include single nucleotide changes, or "spelling mistakes" in the DNA sequence, but even more... more
Cause of cancer is 'written' in our DNA as unique 'fingerprints'  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Scientists have discovered that the cause of cancer is “written” within the DNA of tumors, a finding that could help doctors to decide on the best... more
Researchers identify cause of inherited metabolic disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study from BC Children's Hospital, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and an international team of researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to identify a rarely-seen... more
New catalog of DNA mutation 'fingerprints' could help doctors pinpoint cancer culprits  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Scientists in Cambridge and London have developed a catalog of DNA mutation 'fingerprints' that could help doctors pinpoint the environmental culprit responsible for a... more
Cause of rare genetic metabolic disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study is the first to identify a rarely-seen type of DNA mutation as the cause of an inherited metabolic disorder. Inherited metabolic disorders -- where the body can't break down specific nutrients from food... more
Engineering 'hairpins' increases CRISPR accuracy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Biomedical engineers have developed a method for improving the accuracy of the CRISPR genome editing technology by an average of 50-fold. The approach adds a short tail to the guide RNA that folds back and binds onto itself,... more
'Fingerprint database' could help scientists to identify new cancer culprits  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have developed a catalogue of DNA mutation 'fingerprints' that could help doctors pinpoint the environmental culprit responsible for a patient's tumor - including showing some of the... more
Novel approach promises ready access to hard-to-study proteins  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
DNA and the genome, we know, provide the blueprint for life. But it is the proteins made according to the genome's instructions that are the nuts and bolts of living organisms, providing... more
Astronaut Twins Study Yields New Insights, Algorithms and Portable DNA Sequencing Tools  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Long-term spaceflight causes more changes to gene expression than shorter trips, especially to the immune system and DNA repair systems, according to research by... more
Tiny light-up barcodes identify molecules by their twinkling  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An imaging technique developed at Duke University could make it possible to peer inside cells and watch dozens of different molecules in action at once—by labeling them with short strands of light-up... more
Loss of a DNA repair system creates a unique vulnerability in many cancer types  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Cancer cells adapt to potentially fatal mutations and other molecular malfunctions by adjusting one or more other genes' activity, in... more
Scientists capture a 'snapshot' of bacterial stress-response regulator's 'recycling truck'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have found that RssB -- a protein that specifically recognizes a critical stress-response master regulator in bacteria and delivers it to the recycling machinery somewhat like a... more
Genome research platform expands use of lab technique to visualise DNA in cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet present a publicly available resource that can accelerate the use of so-called FISH techniques for studying how the... more
DNA fragments from ancient hominins reveal new branches of the Denisovan lineage  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It's widely accepted that anatomically modern humans interbred with their close relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, as they dispersed out of Africa. more
The truth about a true frog: Unknown Costa Rican frog hidden amongst a widespread species  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Known to science since 1857, a common species of frog found from north-eastern Honduras through to central Panama,... more
Engineers tap DNA to create 'lifelike' machines  nanowerk · 1 week
Tapping into the unique nature of DNA, engineers have created simple machines constructed of biomaterials with properties of living things. more
New imaging technique reveals 'burst' of activity before cell death  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Studying the movement of tiny cells is no small task. For chromatin, the group of DNA, RNA, and protein macromolecules packed within our genome, motion is an integral... more
New species of deep-sea corals discovered in Atlantic marine monument  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
DNA analysis recently confirmed that Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists and their collaborators at OceanX, the University of Connecticut (UConn), and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) discovered... more
Scant amounts of DNA reveal conservation clues  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The challenges of collecting DNA samples directly from endangered species makes understanding and protecting them harder. A new approach promises cheap, rapid analysis of genetic clues in degraded and left-behind material, such as hair... more
Ancient DNA reveals new branches of the Denisovan family tree  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's widely accepted that anatomically modern humans interbred with their close relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, as they dispersed out of Africa. But a study examining DNA fragments... more
5-Minute sample processing enhances DNA imaging and analysis  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have developed a fast, simple sample preparation method that enhances imaging of DNA to better analyze its physical properties and interactions. more
Genome analysis shows the combined effect of many genes on cognitive traits  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Individual differences in cognitive abilities in children and adolescents are partly reflected in variations in their DNA sequence, according to a new study. more
New strategy for editing and repairing genetic mutation associated with microduplications  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists at UMass Medical School have developed a strategy for editing and repairing a particular type of genetic mutation associated with microduplications using CRISPR/Cas9 and a... more
Maryland researchers find four bat lineages that exhibit extreme longevity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
University of Maryland researchers analyzed an evolutionary tree reconstructed from the DNA of a majority of known bat species and found four bat lineages that exhibit extreme longevity. more
Kentucky to use rapid DNA tests for sex assault cases  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Kentucky is helping to pioneer new crime-fighting technology allowing for rapid DNA testing meant to help police catch sexual assault offenders faster, officials said Wednesday more
Novel strategy hits 'reset button' for disease-causing genetic duplications  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a strategy for editing and repairing a particular type of genetic mutation associated with microduplications using CRISPR/Cas9 and a seldom-used DNA repair pathway. This approach to programmable... more
Targeting dePARylation selectively suppresses DNA repair-defective and PARP inhibitor-resistant malignancies  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
While poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation (PARylation) plays an important role in DNA repair, the role of dePARylation in DNA repair remains elusive. Here, we report that a novel small molecule identified... more
Half-hearted: New insight into why the heart doesn't develop properly in some children  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Investigators have found evidence that the gene Ccdc117 supports the rapid growth of precursor cells needed for proper development of right-sided heart... more
Long-lived bats could hold secrets to mammal longevity  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
University of Maryland researchers analyzed an evolutionary tree reconstructed from the DNA of a majority of known bat species and found four bat lineages that exhibit extreme longevity. They also identified, for... more
Researchers explain signals of CpG 'traffic lights' in DNA  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A research team featuring bioinformaticians from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) has identified reliable markers of gene activity. The discovery has potential for future applications in clinical... more
Study relates DNA methylation levels to obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
DNA methylation is a mechanism that regulates whether genes are "on" or "off" and is influenced by hereditary and environmental factors, as well as lifestyle and nutritional habits. more
Long-lived bats could hold secrets to mammal longevity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers analyzed an evolutionary tree reconstructed from the DNA of a majority of known bat species and found four bat lineages that exhibit extreme longevity. They also identified, for the first time,... more
Scant amounts of DNA reveal conservation clues  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The key to solving a mystery is finding the right clues. Wildlife detectives aiming to protect endangered species have long been hobbled by the near impossibility of collecting DNA samples from rare and elusive... more
New resource accelerates use of FISH techniques to study spatial organization of DNA in cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet present a publicly available resource that can accelerate the use of so-called FISH techniques... more
Testing how well water disinfectants damage antibiotic resistance genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A team tested how well current water and wastewater disinfecting methods affect antibiotic resistance genes in bacterial DNA. While these methods work well to deter bacterial growth, they had varied... more
New DNA 'shredder' technique goes beyond CRISPR's scissors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An international team has unveiled a new CRISPR-based tool that acts more like a shredder than the usual scissor-like action of CRISPR-Cas9. The new approach, based on Type I CRISPR-Cas3, is able... more
Five-minute sample processing enhances DNA imaging and analysis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a fast, simple sample preparation method that enhances imaging of DNA to better analyze its physical properties and interactions. more
New DNA 'shredder' technique goes beyond CRISPR's scissors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the last six years, a tool called CRISPR-Cas9 has transformed genetic research, allowing scientists to snip and edit DNA strands at precise locations like a pair of tiny scissors. more
uliCUT&RUN maps protein binding on chromatin in single cells and single embryos  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Groundbreaking research by Sarah Hainer, an assistant professor of gene expression and cell fate in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Biological Sciences, and... more
JILA's 5-minute sample processing enhances DNA imaging and analysis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
JILA scientists have developed a fast, simple sample preparation method that enhances imaging of DNA to better analyze its physical properties and interactions. more
New biologically derived metal-organic framework mimics DNA  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The field of materials science has become abuzz with "metal-organic frameworks" (MOFs), versatile compounds made up of metal ions connected to organic ligands, thus forming one-, two-, or three-dimensional structures. There is now an... more
Discovery of a restriction factor for hepatitis B virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Hepatitis B is a viral liver infection that can lead to acute or chronic conditions. Although there is a vaccine that offers protection against the virus, current treatments which prevent... more
New biologically derived metal-organic framework mimics DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Chemical engineers have synthesized a biologically-derived metal-organic framework on which the hydrogen bonding that forms the DNA double helix can be mimicked and studied like never before. more
New biologically derived metal-organic framework mimics DNA  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Chemical engineers have synthesized a biologically-derived metal-organic framework on which the hydrogen bonding that forms the DNA double helix can be mimicked and studied like never before. more
Synthetic antibody rapidly prevents Zika infection in mice and non-human primates  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody prevents Zika infection in mice and non-human primates, researchers report April 5 in the journal Molecular Therapy. more
DNA copying machine a master of resource recycling  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Wollongong's (UOW) Molecular Horizons initiative have shed new light on how an important but not well understood protein goes about its vital role of reducing errors and... more
Here are 5 RNAs that are stepping out of DNA’s shadow  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
RNAs do a lot more than act as middlemen for protein building. Here are a few of the ways they affect your health and disease. more
Best DNA tests for 2019 - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Looking for the best DNA test kits you can buy right now? Here are your best options. more
Digging ancient signals out of modern human genomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Trying to find ancient DNA, let alone prove that the ancient DNA is ancestral to a population living today, is extremely challenging. A new study adds to this understanding by reconstructing artificial... more
Looking for beauty in your DNA  MNT · 2 weeks
Newly published research explores the genetic variations that are associated with facial attractiveness and finds that they vary by sex. more
Medical News Today: Looking for beauty in your DNA  MNT · 2 weeks
Newly published research explores the genetic variations that are associated with facial attractiveness and finds that they vary by sex. more
Unjamming the genome after DNA damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A protein complex that is involved in nearly every step in the regulatory control of gene expression in cells has now been shown also to play a key role in clearing potential traffic jams in the... more
Unjamming the genome after DNA damage: A gene regulatory multi-tool has yet another function  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A protein complex that is involved in nearly every step in the regulatory control of gene expression in cells has... more
A gene regulatory multi-tool plays key role in unjamming the genome after DNA damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A protein complex that is involved in nearly every step in the regulatory control of gene expression in cells has... more
In silico construction of a flexibility-based DNA Brownian ratchet for directional nanoparticle delivery  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Brownian particles confined in a system with periodic and asymmetric potential can be transported in a specific direction along the potential by... more
Poverty leaves a mark on our genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In this study, researchers found evidence that poverty can become embedded across wide swaths of the genome. They discovered that lower socioeconomic status is associated with levels of DNA methylation (DNAm) -- a key... more
How emus and ostriches lost the ability to fly  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Changes in regulatory DNA, rather than mutations to genes themselves, grounded some birds. more
Plants grow less in hotter temperatures  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers report how two transcription factors, ANAC044 and ANAC085, pause the cell cycle when cells experience stress. Mutations in ANAC044 and ANAC085 allowed cells to grow despite DNA damage or oppressive heat. The discovery provides new... more
Scientists genetically engineer yeast to improve understanding of how cells work  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers have 'fine-tuned' a major cell signalling mechanism by rewriting DNA inside yeast cells to control how they respond to their environment. more
Novel strategy hits 'reset button' for disease-causing genetic duplications  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at UMass Medical School have developed a strategy for editing and repairing a particular type of genetic mutation associated with microduplications using CRISPR-Cas9 and a seldom-used DNA repair pathway.... more
New protein for gene editing may improve disease treatment, sustainable manufacturing  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a method that uses the protein Argonaute from Natronobacterium gregoryi (NgAgo) and supplied DNA for gene editing. more
Novel strategy to ameliorate symptoms of mitochondrial disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Diseases affecting mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells, are often caused by mutations in the mitochondrial DNA. Symptoms of such mitochondrial diseases in mice can be ameliorated by increasing their levels of... more
Researchers Reconstruct Evolutionary History of Passerines  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
An international team of scientists has reconstructed the tree of life for all major lineages of passerines (perching birds). The team, led by Louisiana... more
G:BOX Chemi XX6 imager used to speed up analysis of proteins linked with breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Syngene, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions, today announced its G:BOX Chemi XX6 multi-application imager is being... more
Zooming in on an inner-cell DNA repair shop  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Inside every cell in your body are molecular machines that help package, read, and repair DNA. These protein assemblies are essential to survival, yet we know little about how they function because,... more
Scientists discover how RNA poII maintains accurate transcription with super computer  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The message of life is encoded in our genomic DNA through transcription of messenger RNAs and translation of proteins to perform cellular functions. To ensure accurate... more
Programmable 'Legos' of DNA and protein building blocks create novel 3-D cages  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The central goal of nanotechnology is the manipulation of materials on an atomic or molecular scale, especially to build microscopic devices or structures. Three-dimensional... more
More than seed plants, moss has had dynamic evolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a Nature Communications paper published today, an international research team including UConn's Bernard Goffinet used DNA-sequencing technology to reconstruct the family tree of mosses, which go back at least... more
Programmable 'Legos' of DNA and protein building blocks create novel 3D cages  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The central goal of nanotechnology is the manipulation of materials on an atomic or molecular scale, especially to build microscopic devices or structures. Three-dimensional... more
Prebiotic chemistry: Stable majorities  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
How could prebiotic information-bearing DNA sequences survive in the face of competition from a vast excess of shorter molecules with random sequences? Scientists now show that a relatively simple mechanism could have done the trick. more
Programmable 'Legos' of DNA and protein building blocks create novel 3D cages  nanowerk · 3 weeks
DNA nanotechnology uses DNA molecules as programmable 'Legos' to assemble structures with a control not possible with other molecules. more
Scientists Sequence Genomes of English Walnut and Its Wild Relative  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
A research team led by scientists from the University of California, Davis, has used a unique... more
Stable majorities  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
How could prebiotic information-bearing DNA sequences survive in the face of competition from a vast excess of shorter molecules with random sequences? LMU scientists now show that a relatively simple mechanism could have done the trick. more
First bacterial genome created entirely with a computer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have developed a new method that greatly simplifies the production of large DNA molecules containing many hundreds of genes. With this method, they have built the first genome of a bacterium... more
The milkweed bug's orange wings and DNA: How insects' diets are revealed by the genome  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international collaboration of researchers, including from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick, have... more
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