Genetics
Scientists sharpen their molecular scissors and expand the gene editing toolbox  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Scientists have figured out a better way to deliver a DNA editing tool to shorten the presence of the editor proteins in the cells in what... more
Older biologic age linked to elevated breast cancer risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Biologic age, a DNA-based estimate of a person's age, is associated with future development of breast cancer, according to scientists. Biologic age was determined by measuring DNA methylation, a chemical... more
Scientists unravel genetic basis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
One third of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cases in Finland are caused by one of the four major mutations, a new study shows. Overall, 40 percent of patients carried a specific or a likely mutation causing... more
Scientists sharpen their molecular scissors and expand the gene editing toolbox  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have figured out a better way to deliver a DNA editing tool to shorten the presence of the... more
The gene-edited twins born in China may have altered cognition and memory  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A new study has fuelled further concerns over the controversial gene-editing experiment that was performed in China last year. more
New drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy clears phase 1 clinical trial testing in boys  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have few treatment options. Medications currently available or in development either target only a... more
A decline in gene discoveries  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The number of papers reporting new protein-function discoveries in 2017 declined by two-thirds compared with 2000 output, according to research led by A*STAR. more
Revealing the role of the mysterious small proteins  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The human genome contains an estimated 20,000 genes coding for proteins. The proteins are the body's "workers," tasked with performing specific functions that are key to survival. Despite their importance, there is... more
Preventing the production of toxic mitochondrial proteins—a promising treatment target  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Researchers at the University of Helsinki uncovered the mechanisms for a novel cellular stress response arising from the toxicity of newly synthesized proteins. Activation of the stress response... more
Researchers uncover interspecies communication between gut bacteria and host  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 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 hosts what to do. more
Onset of puberty depends on gap between parents' and child's height  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have found that the age puberty hits is based on the gap between the parents' and child's ultimate height, not... more
Newly designed molecule could benefit people with Friedrich's Ataxia  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A radiation in laboratory tests, than those from a... more
New blood test detects genetic disorders in fetuses  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new blood test for genetic disorders that may allow parents to learn about the health of their baby as early as 11 weeks into pregnancy. more
Phase 1 data reinforce safety profile of new drug for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
Patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have few treatment options. Medications currently available or in development either target only a... more
Focusing on the fovea  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Using high-throughput genetic sequencing methods, scientists have created the first cellular atlas of the primate retina, an important foundation for researchers to build on as they seek to understand how vision works in primates, including humans, and how vision can... more
Research creates DNA-like molecule to aid search for alien life  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
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
Yeasts reach across tree of life to domesticate suite of bacterial genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research finds that some yeast picked up a whole suite of genes from bacteria that gave them the new ability to scavenge iron... more
Scientists Have Created Synthetic DNA with 4 Extra Letters  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Will scientists ever be able to create 'better' DNA in the lab than evolution did in nature? more
Fruit fly wing research reshapes understanding of how organs form  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
How do fruit flies grow their wings? Scientists discovered a surprising answer that could one day help diagnose and treat human genetic diseases. Even when scientists manipulate cells... more
Sun Protection to patients with rare genetic disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A (AVA) radiation in laboratory tests, than those from a healthy... more
Genetic defect linked to pediatric liver disease identified  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in collaboration with several other institutions, have discovered a genetic defect linked to Biliary atresia, the most common pediatric cause of end-stage liver... more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago... more
Hachimoji DNA and RNA: A genetic system with eight building blocks  Science Magazine · 1 day
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
A pharmacological master key mechanism that unlocks the selectivity filter gate in K+ channels  Science Magazine · 1 day
Potassium (K+) channels have been evolutionarily tuned for activation by diverse biological stimuli, and pharmacological activation is thought to target... more
U-Pb constraints on pulsed eruption of the Deccan Traps across the end-Cretaceous mass extinction  Science Magazine · 1 day
Temporal correlation between some continental flood basalt eruptions and mass extinctions has been proposed to indicate causality, with eruptive volatile... more
Ubiquitin-dependent chloroplast-associated protein degradation in plants  Science Magazine · 1 day
Chloroplasts contain thousands of nucleus-encoded proteins that are imported from the cytosol by translocases in the chloroplast envelope membranes. Proteolytic regulation of the translocases is critically important, but little is known about the underlying mechanisms. We... more
New 'interspecies communication' strategy between gut bacteria and mammalian hosts uncovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
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
Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons  MIT · 1 day
System that generates coherent single particles of light could help pave the way for quantum information processors or communications. more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
UC Berkeley scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million... more
Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In the global quest to develop practical computing and communications devices based on the principles of quantum physics, one potentially useful component has proved elusive: a source of individual particles of light with perfectly... more
Using E. coli to create bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Mechanical engineers are working on genetically engineering and optimizing E. coli bacteria to produce bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner. more
New 'interspecies communication' strategy between gut bacteria and mammalian hosts uncovered  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
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
Pioneering study could offer protection to patients with rare genetic disease  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A (AVA) radiation in laboratory... more
Rules of inheritance rewritten in worms  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
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
Yeasts reach across tree of life to domesticate suite of bacterial genes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An insect's gut might seem an inhospitable place to settle in, but diverse microbes nonetheless make their home there. Yet in the gut, there's... more
Fruit fly wing research reshapes understanding of how organs form  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
How do fruit flies grow their wings? Rutgers scientists discovered a surprising answer that could one day help diagnose and treat human genetic diseases. more
A qualitative model to describe microscopic 'jumps' by adhesive tape unwinding from a roll  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers from Universite de Lyon and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique has developed a qualitative model... more
Fat bats withstand the effects of white-nose syndrome, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Although white-nose syndrome (WNS) has pushed some bat populations to extinction, researchers have found that higher fat stores are helping some little brown bats to survive this deadly... more
Drug increases melanin production in some people with albinism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A small pilot clinical study at the National Eye Institute suggests that the drug nitisinone increases melanin production in some people with oculocutaneous albinism type 1B, a rare genetic disease... more
Researchers discover several genes linked to increased use of alcohol and tobacco  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The use of alcohol and tobacco is closely linked to several diseases, and is a contributing factor in many deaths. more
Study finds new genetic clues associated with asthma in African ancestry populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found new clues into the parts of... more
Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. says it will no longer sell or service genetic sequencers in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism that they were... more
Researchers discover DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. more
Genetic blueprint for extraordinary wood-munching fungus  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The first time someone took note of Coniochaeta pulveracea was more than two hundred years ago, when the South African-born mycologist Dr Christiaan Hendrik Persoon mentioned it in his 1797 book on the classification of fungi.... more
Gene therapy durably reverses congenital deafness in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have managed to restore hearing in an adult mouse model of DFNB9 deafness -- a hearing disorder that represents one of the most frequent cases of congenital genetic deafness. Individuals with... more
New insight on potent HIV antibody could improve vaccine design  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new observation highlights the importance of previously unstudied mutations that arises early in bnAbs, giving the antibodies the flexibility to adapt to changes in the virus's outer... more
Extinguishing fear memories relies on an unusual change to DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
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
Establishing the molecular blueprint of early embryo development  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A team of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic cells to establish the molecular blueprint of mouse early embryo development. This new research provides... more
Scientists identify genetic mechanism involved in how females inherit traits  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Female cells randomly and permanently shut off one of the X chromosomes during embryonic development through a process called X chromosome inactivation, or XCI. Just how XCI occurs... more
Genetic clues to high rates of asthma in those of African ancestry  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found new clues into the parts of the human genome associated with the higher rates... more
Nitisinone increases melanin in people with albinism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A small pilot clinical study suggests that the drug nitisinone increases melanin production in some people with oculocutaneous albinism type 1B (OCA-1B), a rare genetic disease that causes pale skin and hair and poor... more
Microbial dormancy in the marine subsurface: Global endospore abundance and response to burial  Science Magazine · 2 days
Marine sediments host an unexpectedly large microbial biosphere, suggesting unique microbial mechanisms for surviving burial and slow metabolic turnover. Although dormancy is... more
Bottlebrush-architectured poly(ethylene glycol) as an efficient vector for RNA interference in vivo  Science Magazine · 2 days
Nonhepatic delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) remains a challenge for development of RNA interference–based therapeutics. We report a noncationic vector wherein linear poly(ethylene... more
Extraordinary Diversity on Land Is Not a Recent Phenomenon, Says New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
According to new research published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, land animal diversity has been similar for at least the last 60... more
Establishing the molecular blueprint of early embryo development  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers in Cambridge have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic cells to establish the molecular blueprint of mouse early embryo development. This new... more
Familiarity breeds aggression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Aggressiveness among animals may increase the longer individuals live together in stable groups. The study used the Amazon molly, a naturally clonal fish species that produces genetically identical individuals to isolate the effects of familiarity on behavior. 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
City bees' favourite flowers, according to our DNA tracking experiment  PHYS.ORG · 3 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
First evidence for an unusual congenital pathology in cave bears  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists from the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) have published a paper in the International Journal of Paleopathology that describes the first case of... more
Genetic blueprint for extraordinary wood-munching fungus  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A relatively unknown fungus, accidentally found growing on an Acacia tree in the Northern Cape, has emerged as a voracious wood-munching organism with enormous potential in industries based on renewable resources. more
Study shows foraging gene works nearly the same in humans and fruit flies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers from Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. has found that a gene known to influence foraging in fruit... more
Plants can skip the middlemen and directly recognize disease-causing fungi  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fungal diseases collectively termed "powdery mildew" afflict a broad range of plant species, including agriculturally relevant cereals such as barley, and result in significant reductions in crop yield.... more
Mars Weather: Daily Reports from NASA’s InSight Lander  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019, NASA’s InSight lander will provide a daily report of atmospheric weather conditions on Mars. This... more
New insights into phenotypic complexity and diversity among cichlids  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Is evolution predictable? What are the mechanisms that allow different fish to respond to the same environmental challenge in slightly different ways? When the same jaw bones and muscles change... more
First gene therapy operation for macular degeneration is a success  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new treatment is the first to target the underlying genetic cause of AMD, which affects more than 600,000 people in the UK alone. more
Medical News Today: Hipertensión: Causas, síntomas y tratamientos  MNT · 3 days
La hipertensión puede derivar en una cardiopatía, un ACV y muerte, lo que la convierte en la mayor preocupación a nivel global. Muchos factores de riesgo pueden aumentar las oportunidades de que... more
Medical News Today: VIH y SIDA: Definición y diferencias  MNT · 3 days
El VIH ataca a las células inmunes y se transmite mediante los fluidos corporales, mientras que el SIDA es una enfermedad que puede emerger de una etapa avanzada por infección... more
Medical News Today: Todo lo que necesita saber sobre la tuberculosis  MNT · 3 days
Infórmese sobre esta enfermedad contagiosa que se esparce mediante el aire por las bacterias. Puede ser mortal y afectar a cualquier persona en cualquier parte del... more
Medical News Today: ¿Qué son estas manchas blancas en mi piel?  MNT · 3 days
Las manchas blancas en la piel generalmente surgen cuando las proteínas cutáneas o las células muertas quedan atrapadas debajo de la superficie de la piel. more
Medical News Today: Diez causas comunes de la mastalgia  MNT · 3 days
El 70% de las mujeres sufre dolor en una o ambas mamas y solo el 15% requiere tratamiento. Es muy común en las más jóvenes y durante la menstruación. Se... more
Scientists Release Controversial Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In High-Security Lab  NPR · 3 days
The insects were created, using CRISPR, to carry a powerful "gene drive." The mosquitoes could provide a potent weapon against malaria, but they raise fears about unpredictable environmental effects. more
Investigators figure out how to block new antibiotic resistance gene  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers... more
Newly developed gene therapy helps decelerate aging process  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Aging is a leading risk factor for a number of debilitating conditions, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease, to name a few. This makes the need for anti-aging therapies all the... more
Study finds new link between food allergies and multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Like many other medical conditions, the mechanism of multiple sclerosis remains an enigma--a puzzle composed of complex genetic and environmental factors. A key piece to this puzzle is... more
A lack of antibody diversity may make the elderly more susceptible to the flu  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies... more
Antibiotic resistances spread faster than thought, aquaculture study reveals  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers have shed new light on the mechanisms by which antibiotic resistance genes are transferred between bacteria. According to their study, those mechanisms are... more
Birch pollen allergen immunotherapy normalizes nasal gene-expression and microbial community  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
According to a new study, birch pollen allergen immunotherapy modifies the gene expression and microbiome profile of the nasal epithelium to correspond to those of healthy controls. more
How to block new antibiotic resistance gene  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a beta-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block... more
Gene therapy restores hearing in mice with congenital genetic deafness  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In collaboration with the universities of Miami, Columbia and San Francisco, scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, CNRS, Collège de France, Sorbonne University and the University of Clermont... more
Unique gene therapy approach paves new way to tackle rare, inherited diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Nonsense mutations are single-letter errors in the genetic code that prematurely halt the production of critical proteins. These unfinished proteins are unable to function... more
CRISPR/Cas9 therapy can suppress aging, enhance health and extend life span in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have developed a new gene therapy to help decelerate the aging process. The findings highlight a novel CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing therapy that... more
These climate activists want you to give up hope  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Extinction Rebellion, a network of climate activists who use civil disobedience to spotlight inaction on global warming, is rooted in the conviction that humanity has dug its own grave... more
Novel gene therapy approach creates new route to tackle rare, inherited diseases  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Nonsense mutations are single-letter errors in the genetic code that prematurely halt the production of critical proteins. These unfinished proteins are unable to function... more
Here's Why Great White Sharks Are Natural-Born Superheroes  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
What's the secret to being a badass great white shark? Millions of years of highly specialized genetic evolution. more
Astronomers publish sky map of thousands of newly discovered galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprecedented sensitivity using the... more
Fish with a high level of familiarity are more aggressive towards each other  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Aggressiveness among animals may increase the longer individuals live together in stable groups. This is the finding of a recent study carried... more
Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Australia officially declared a Great Barrier Reef rodent extinct on Tuesday, making it the first mammal believed to have been killed off by human-induced climate change. more
Medical News Today: Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice  MNT · 4 days
Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1. more
Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice  MNT · 4 days
Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1. more
Study shows how 3D organization of genetic material helps perpetuate the species  NEWS MEDICAL · 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... more
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