Genetics
GenBank can be trusted, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 minutes
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
Humpback whale population on the rise after near miss with extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
A new study finds that the western South Atlantic humpback population has grown to 25,000 whales. Researchers believe this new estimate is now close to pre-whaling... more
Link found between genetic variations and size of the brainstem, other subcortical structures  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Researchers have found a link between 48 common genetic variations and the size of the brainstem and other subcortical structures deep within... more
Scientists Create New, More Powerful Technique To Edit Genes  NPR · 2 hours
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
Gene variants influence size of brainstem, other structures  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Three-hundred researchers have identified 48 common genetic variants that are associated with the size of the brainstem and other subcortical structures deep within the brain. This is the first step toward understanding... more
Discovery about DNA-reeling bacteria can help inform strategies to stop bacterial infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
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
Peptide-based nanoparticles can suppress pancreatic cancer growth without adverse effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Despite advances in cancer survival, more than 90 percent of people with pancreatic cancer die within five years. Most patients with pancreatic tumors (and half of those with... more
Comparisons of 4.7 million mtDNA sequences show GenBank is reliable for animal IDs  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Did a murderer walk through the room? Did a shark just swim by? Is this a poisonous mushroom? Which reef species are... more
Mystery solved: Ocean acidity in the last mass extinction  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A new study led by Yale University confirms a long-held theory about the last great mass extinction event in history and how it affected Earth's oceans. The findings may also... more
Patterns unique to the striatum observed in people with Huntington's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
The part of the brain that selectively degenerates in people with Huntington's disease (HD), called the striatum, is almost entirely destroyed in the late stages of... more
US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
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
Uncovering the principles behind RNA folding  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A Northwestern Engineering research team led by Professor Julius Lucks has uncovered a new understanding of how RNA molecules act as cellular 'biosensors' to monitor and respond to changes in the environment by controlling gene expression.... more
Uncovering the principles behind RNA folding  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Using high-throughput next-generation sequencing technology, a researcher found similarities in the folding tendencies among a family of RNA molecules called riboswitches, which play a pivotal role in gene expression. more
Defining the centromere  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Centromeres are the chromosomal domains at which the kinetochore, a protein complex required for the correct separation of chromosomes during mitosis and meiosis, is assembled. The incorporation of the histone variant CenH3 into centromeric nucleosomes is a prerequisite for the... more
Resistance to last resort drug arose in patient over 3 weeks  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
French investigators have described development of resistance to one of the last resort therapies used to treat extremely drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. That resistance arose in a... more
Unique brain changes in people with Huntington's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
The part of the brain that selectively degenerates in people with Huntington's disease (HD), called the striatum, is almost entirely destroyed in the late stages of the disease. Brain samples from mutant... more
How the mouse X and Y chromosomes compete with each other to control offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
New research presents the first demonstration of a specific difference in sperm function associated with sex ratio skewing. more
Listening in to how proteins talk and learning their language  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Synthetic biologists have taken evolution of proteins into their own hands by changing some that occur in nature or even by synthesizing them from scratch. Such engineered proteins... more
How the mouse X and Y chromosomes compete with each other to control offspring  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The molecular function of genes in mice has a major influence on the sex of their offspring, according to a... more
DNA-reeling bacteria yield new insight on how superbugs acquire drug-resistance  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
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
DNA-reeling bacteria yield new insight on how superbugs acquire drug-resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
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
Amazon's white bellbirds set new record for loudest bird call  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Biologist Jeff Podos at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with Mario Cohn-Haft at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil, report that they have recorded the loudest... more
Research reveals how migration affects DNA patterns in the UK  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
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
The secret of classic Belgian beers? Medieval super-yeasts  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
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
Silencing RNA nanotherapy shows promise against pancreatic cancer  nanowerk · 8 hours
A preclinical study finds that the novel nanoparticle delivers gene-level treatment to suppress KRAS-driven cancer without adverse effects. more
Mapping millet genetics  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
In the semi-arid tropics of Asia and Africa, conditions can be difficult for crops. Plants need to have short growing seasons, survive on poor soils and tolerate environmental stresses. more
From biomedicine to buzz pollination: why we need a plan 'bee'  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
With Extinction Rebellion's mass bee-themed 'die ins' hitting the international news, we're reminded again that our bees are facing many threats—from climate change and loss of... more
'Instant liver, just add water'? Not quite, but a better way to grow multiple organs  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Pluripotent stem cells can be used to make experimental models of organ systems, but current techniques often produce... more
Getting revegetation right with genetics  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Eucalypts, wattles, banksias, grevilleas and other Australian native plants are some of the most fascinating and unique flora on Earth. more
Data mining applied to scholarly publications to finally reveal Earth's biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
At a time when a million species are at risk of extinction, according to a recent UN report, ironically, we don't know how many species there... more
VIDEO: See A Controversial Swarm Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In A Lab In Italy  NPR · 1 day
NPR was the only news organization allowed into the lab to witness the moment the releases began this year. The... more
Analysis of Galileo’s Jupiter Entry Probe Reveals Gaps in Heat Shield Modeling  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion. As the probe descended from Mach... more
Researchers quantify Cas9-caused off-target mutagenesis in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists are finding new ways to improve the use of the CRISPR enzyme Cas9 and reduce the chances of off-target mutations in laboratory mice, according to new results. The findings will help scientists contextualize... more
Whole genome sequencing could help save pumas from inbreeding  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The first complete genetic sequences of individual mountain lions point the way to better conservation strategies for saving threatened populations of the wild animals. more
Adaptive Genetic Variants from Archaic Hominins Found in Melanesians  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Modern individuals from the Pacific islands of Melanesia harbor adaptive copy number variants (CNVs) that they inherited from... more
Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion inspire climate protesters across the globe, young African activists say they still struggle to make themselves heard. more
NCATS funds 'All of Us Research Program' to evaluate innovative DNA sequencing tools  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 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 · 3 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
Researchers discover genes linked to sex ratio and male fertility in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
One of the more recent trends among parents-to-be is the so-called gender reveal, a party complete with pink or blue cake to answer the... more
Nontrivial quantum oscillation geometric phase shift in a trivial band  Science Magazine · 3 days
Quantum oscillations provide a notable visualization of the Fermi surface of metals, including associated geometrical phases such as Berry’s phase, that play a central role in topological quantum... more
Genes linked to sex ratio and male fertility in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers find genes that help maintain the 50-50 balance between male and female offspring in mice -- and that have major implications for male infertility. more
Genes linked to sex ratio and male fertility in mice  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
One of the more recent trends among parents-to-be is the so-called gender reveal, a party complete with pink or blue cake to answer the burning question, "Is it... more
Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA may have helped early Melanesian people survive  PHYS.ORG · 3 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
An evolution in the understanding of evolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Remember domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species and Charles Darwin's "tree of life" metaphor we learned about in high school biology? That way of describing living-things lineages is just science's best guess... more
Imaging combined with genetic screening of cells enhances genomic discoveries  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists routinely use genetic screens to perturb, or change the activity of, genes in mammalian cells, one at a time, to learn what those genes do. Pooled screens... more
Researcher invents an easy-to-use technique to measure the hydrophobicity of micro- and nanoparticle  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The scientific and industrial communities who work with micro- and nanoparticles continue to labor with the challenge of effective particle dispersion. Most... more
Researchers uncover novel molecular clues for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report that their study of tumor samples from people with the rare genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type... more
Adding plant-based compound to gene therapy could improve treatment outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Gene therapy has broadened the treatment possibilities for those with immune system deficiencies and blood-based conditions, such as sickle cell anemia and leukemia. more
Building models to reconstruct evolutionary change more accurately than ever before  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Remember domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species and Darwin's tree of life metaphor we learned about in high school biology? That way of describing... more
Medical News Today: ¿Por qué hay protuberancias blancas en mi pene?  MNT · 4 days
Las protuberancias blanquecinas en el pene tienen diversas causas, entre otras los puntos blancos, verrugas y manchas de Fordyce. Conoce cómo identificar estas protuberancias, sus causas... more
Medical News Today: Doce causas y tratamientos del párpado hinchado  MNT · 4 days
El párpado hinchado puede ir desde la irritación leve hasta afectar la visión. La mayoría de los casos son inofensivos. Lee sobre las causas más comunes, incluyendo orzuelos,... more
Medical News Today: ¿Por qué me duele la parte inferior derecha del abdomen?  MNT · 4 days
Las diferentes causas del dolor en la parte inferior derecha del abdomen y sus niveles de gravedad., Aquí examinamos cuándo se requiere... more
Medical News Today: ¿Puede el dolor de cuello ser un signo de algo grave?  MNT · 4 days
El dolor de cuello puede ocurrir en el lado derecho. La mayoría de las causas son benignas, como dormir en... more
Medical News Today: 14 posibles causas de los períodos irregulares  MNT · 4 days
Los períodos irregulares. obedecen a distintas causas. Habla con tu médico para descartar afecciones médicas subyacentes o causas más graves. Aquí te presentamos 14 posibles causas, así como... more
Researchers analyze neurodegeneration linked to FXTAS by measuring motor behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The neurological disorder FXTAS stems from a genetic premutation seen in one of every 151 women and one of every 468 men, called the FMR1 premutation. more
When added to gene therapy, plant-based compound may enable faster, more effective treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Today's standard process for administering gene therapy is expensive and time-consuming -- a result of the many steps required to deliver the... more
Scientists unravel how left-right information is integrated to correct organ positioning  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists from the Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH in Alicante, Spain, under the supervision of Professor Angela Nieto, have discovered the molecular mechanism that ensures the right... more
BARseq builds a better brain map  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A brain mapping technique called BARseq is capable of mapping thousands of neurons in a single mouse, at single neuron resolution, while also detailing which neuron expresses what genes. It could be a game-changer for how... more
Museums put ancient DNA to work for wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists who are trying to save species at the brink of extinction are finding help in an unexpected place. more
Scientists unwind mystery behind DNA replication  PHYS.ORG · 4 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
Cystic fibrosis carriers at increased risk of digestive symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have found that carriers of the most common genetic variant that causes cystic fibrosis experience some symptoms similar to those of people with cystic fibrosis. These findings were enabled... more
Architecture of African swine fever virus and implications for viral assembly  Science Magazine · 4 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
Adaptive archaic introgression of copy number variants and the discovery of previously unknown human genes  Science Magazine · 4 days
Copy number variants (CNVs) are subject to stronger selective pressure than single-nucleotide variants, but their roles in archaic... more
Scientists unwind mystery behind DNA replication  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 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
Museums put ancient DNA to work for wildlife  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 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
Industrial melanism linked to same gene in 3 moth species  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The rise of dark forms of many species of moth in heavily polluted areas of 19th and 20th century Britain, known as industrial melanism, was a highly visible... more
Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good  NPR · 4 days
The drive to make more milk has had an unsavory side effect: Cows have become more genetically similar and less fertile. Scientists... more
Deet gives humans an 'invisibilty cloak' to fend off mosquito bites  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Since its invention during the Second World War for soldiers stationed in countries where malaria transmission rates were high, researchers have worked to pinpoint precisely how... more
First method to differentiate the four egg types  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In the European Union, hen eggs are labeled with a code starting with numerals 0, 1, 2 or 3, depending on whether the hens are organically produced, free-range, floor-raised or caged, respectively.... more
Researchers discover how left-right information is integrated to correct organ positioning  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists from the Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH in Alicante, Spain, under the supervision of Professor Angela Nieto, have discovered the molecular mechanism that ensures equilibrium in... more
Drug treats inflammation associated with genetic heart disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
When young athletes experiences sudden cardiac death as they run down the playing field, it's usually due to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), an inherited heart disease. Now, researchers have shed new light on... more
Scientists successfully create age-resistant mice with hyper-long telomeres  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers have shown that it is possible to extend the life of mice by generating hyper-long telomeres, without using any gene modifying technologies. more
Tailings dumped into Portman Bay continue to release metals into the sea 25 years later  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Twenty-five years after the cessation of local mining activity, the waters of the Mediterranean Sea are still contaminated... more
Failure of mitochondrial quality control causes heart disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Mutations in the gene that encodes a protein called ANT cause a variety of conditions, such as heart disease, but the underlying mechanism of how these mutations trigger disease has been unclear.... more
Beyond Mutation: Cause of drug resistance in a type of intestinal tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers clarify mechanisms that allow hard-to-treat cancers to develop, and have identified strategies that could lead to new therapies. more
Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans  REUTERS · 5 days
Scientists who resurrected a 50,000-year-old gene sequence have analyzed it to figure out how... more
Genes remember having low social status in the past  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study in monkeys, published on October 14, 2019, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that organisms at the bottom of the social hierarchy live... more
Scientists use patient-derived neurons to develop new treatment strategy for Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Northwestern Medicine scientists have used patient-derived neurons to develop and test a new strategy to treat Parkinson's disease by mitigating the effects of harmful... more
Measuring development in young children: the DNA clock  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 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
AMSBIO offers new Luciferase assay systems to help improve gene reporter assays  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
AMSBIO announces two new Luciferase assay kits designed to help you improve your gene reporter assays. more
Genetically modified cotton could help fight against malnutrition  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Cotton could be an unlikely ally in the fight against malnutrition, says GlobalData. more
Medical News Today: Nueve remedios caseros eficaces para el dolor de oído  MNT · 5 days
El dolor de oído puede ser muy intenso y provocar incomodidad y mareos. Saber cómo detener los síntomas en casa puede evitar una visita... more
Medical News Today: ¿Qué tipos de dolores de cabeza existen?  MNT · 5 days
Aquí podrás conocer algunas diferencias entre el dolor de cabeza primario y secundario, sus causas y desencadenantes. Examinamos también las opciones de tratamiento disponibles para cada tipo de... more
Study reveals new and surprising function of adenine nucleotide translocator  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Mutations in the gene that encodes a protein called adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT) cause a variety of conditions, such as heart disease and weakness of the eye muscles,... more
Study represents a major step in seeking alternative cancer treatments for non-responders  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Research led by VHIO's Alena Gros signposts a new, less invasive approach to identify killer T lymphocytes in patients with gastrointestinal tumors with low... more
ALS patients with commonly inherited genetic variation may experience more severe symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A discovery made several years ago in a lab researching asthma at Wake Forest School of Medicine may now have implications for the treatment... more
Epigenetic changes can lead to development of GISTs, other cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Most cases of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), a type of soft-tissue cancer (sarcoma), are caused by mutations in genes that can be effectively targeted with drugs that inhibit... more
DNA methylation reprogramming, TE derepression, and postzygotic isolation of nascent animal species  Science Magazine · 5 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 · 5 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
[Research Articles] Astrocyte molecular signatures in Huntingtons disease  Science Magazine · 5 days
Astrocytes are implicated in neurodegenerative disorders and may contribute to striatal neuron loss or dysfunction in Huntington’s disease (HD). Here, we assessed striatal astrocyte gene and protein signatures in two HD mouse... more
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