Genetics
Neutrons get a wider angle on DNA and RNA to advance 3-D models  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland are using neutrons at Oak Ridge National... more
Scientists chart course toward a new world of synthetic biology  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Genetically engineered trees that provide fire-resistant lumber for homes. Modified organs that won't be rejected. Synthetic microbes that monitor your gut to detect invading disease organisms and kill... more
Single-cell imaging and characterization of Escherichia coli persister cells to ofloxacin in exponential cultures  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Bacterial persistence refers to the capacity of small subpopulations within clonal populations to tolerate antibiotics. Persisters are thought to originate... more
Defaunation precipitates the extinction of evolutionarily distinct interactions in the Anthropocene  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Species on Earth are interconnected with each other through ecological interactions. Defaunation can erode those connections, yet we lack evolutionary predictions about the consequences of losing... more
Biophysical basis underlying dynamic Lck activation visualized by ZapLck FRET biosensor  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Lck plays crucial roles in TCR signaling. We developed a new and sensitive FRET biosensor (ZapLck) to visualize Lck kinase activity with high spatiotemporal resolutions in... more
Human migration in Oceania recreated through paper mulberry genetics  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
The migration and interaction routes of prehistoric humans throughout the islands of Oceania can be retraced using genetic differences between paper mulberry plants, a tree native to Asia cultivated for... more
[Research Articles] Epigenetic activation and memory at a TGFB2 enhancer in systemic sclerosis  Science Magazine · 9 hours
In systemic sclerosis (SSc), previously healthy adults develop an inflammatory prodrome with subsequent progressive fibrosis of the skin and viscera. SSc has... more
Dietary supplement improves neuronal function of a patient with atypical Rett syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
A multicentric translational research study carried out by groups of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, the University of Barcelona,... more
Antarctic marine life recovery following the dinosaurs' extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A new study shows how marine life around Antarctica returned after the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. A team studied just under 3000 marine fossils collected from Antarctica to understand... more
Scientists pinpoint cause of fatal respiratory disorder that turns babies' lips and skin blue  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Scientists used a gene editing method called CRISPR/Cas9 to generate mice that faithfully mimic a fatal respiratory disorder in newborn... more
Researchers identify genes linked with survival in children with biliary atresia  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have identified an expression pattern of 14 genes at the time of diagnosis that predicts two year, transplant-free survival... more
Researchers find cause of rare, fatal disease that turns babies' lips and skin blue  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Scientists used a gene editing method called CRISPR/Cas9 to generate mice that faithfully mimic a fatal respiratory disorder in newborn... more
Troublesome trees: spread of forests contributed to ancient extinction  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Evidence from ancient rocks in north Alabama show the Earth's first forest spread rapidly, likely contributing to a mass extinction of shallow marine life some 370 million years ago. more
Marine life recovery following the dinosaurs' extinction  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A new study shows how marine life around Antarctica returned after the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. more
Scientists make breakthrough in understanding the genetics of common syndromic autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Australian and Chilean scientists have made a breakthrough in their understanding of the genetics of a common form of syndromic autism – and they hope their... more
New environmental DNA program makes conservation research faster, more efficient  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
It's estimated that a person sheds between 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells per day. These cells and their associated DNA leave genetic traces of ourselves in showers, dust—pretty... more
Creating a physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativa  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Scientists have developed a physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativa to facilitate further investigation into the genetic and molecular mechanisms exhibited by this plant. more
FACS-based CRISPR screening shows how Chlamydia bacterium invades host cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Using FACS-based CRISPR screening, scientists have identified three candidate genes that may facilitate the invasion of Chlamydia trachomatis into host cells. more
Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
It's a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines—from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities at zoos... more
Study links high number of copies of chromosomal region to chemotherapeutic drug resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, with the participation of collaborators from the Baylor College of Medicine and the University Institute... more
Researchers identify genetic mutation that causes fatal response to HAV infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that caused an 11-year-old girl to suffer a fatal reaction to infection with the Hepatitis A virus. more
Study provides new insight into the heritability of coronary artery disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A collaboration involving the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the German Heart Center Munich, AstraZeneca, and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has demonstrated that more... more
Gene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
New research from the Danish psychiatric project, iPSYCH, shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor... more
Scientists develop new class of drugs to treat hereditary kidney disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists from the University of Sheffield are part of an international collaboration to develop a new class of drugs to treat a common genetic kidney disease... more
Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Sea otters have very low genetic diversity, scientists report. Their findings have implications for the conservation of rare and endangered species, in which a... more
Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Sea otters have low genetic diversity, which could endanger their health as a species, a UCLA-led team of life scientists has discovered. The findings... more
Scientists studying how large-scale environmental disruptions affected ancient societies  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
John Day, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in LSU's College of the Coast & Environment, has collaborated on a new analysis of societal development with Joel Gunn of the University of North... more
Dark centers of chromosomes reveal ancient DNA  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Geneticists exploring the dark heart of the human genome have discovered big chunks of Neanderthal and other ancient DNA. The results open new ways to study both how chromosomes behave during cell division and... more
Study uncovers potential modifier genes in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is the most common inherited neurological disorder affecting peripheral motor and/or sensory nerves in humans. more
Gene linked to cannabis abuse  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor in the brain, and people with low amounts of this receptor have... more
Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Bad news, Jurassic Park fans—the odds of scientists cloning a dinosaur from ancient DNA are pretty much zero. That's because DNA breaks down over time and isn't stable enough to stay intact for millions... more
Origin of life: A prebiotic route to DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
DNA, the hereditary material, may have appeared on Earth earlier than has been assumed hitherto. Chemists now show that a simple reaction pathway could have given rise to DNA subunits on the... more
New drug compound could tackle major life-limiting kidney disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists are developing a new class of drugs to treat a common genetic kidney disease which is a major cause of kidney failure. more
Urban gardens to monitor air pollution  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen have assessed the use of edible plants for the biomonitoring of atmospheric pollution. more
Genetic cause for fatal response to Hepatitis A  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that caused an 11-year-old girl to suffer a fatal reaction to infection with the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). The study reveals that mutations in the IL18BP... more
New Earth-like exoplanets discovered around red dwarf Teegarden star  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An international team led by the University of Göttingen (Germany) with participation by researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) have discovered, using the CARMENES high-resolution spectrograph at... more
A prebiotic route to DNA  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
DNA may have appeared on Earth earlier than has hitherto been assumed. LMU chemists led by Oliver Trapp show that a simple reaction pathway could have given rise to DNA subunits on the early Earth. more
Study reveals new genomic roots of ecological adaptation in polar bear evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have shed new light on the genomic foundation of the polar bear's ecological adaption by pinpointing rapid changes in the bear's gene copy... more
New study provides insights into genetics and behavior of the Caucasian Lynx  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Little is known about the biology and the genetic status of the Caucasian Lynx, a subspecies of the Eurasian lynx distributed across portions of... more
Tracking life's first step: Two molecules 'awaken' brand new genome  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Within hours after fertilization, a unique genome forms from chromosomes contributed by the egg and sperm. However, this new genome is initially inactive and must be 'awakened' to... more
Study reveals new genomic roots of ecological adaptation in polar bear evolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Vanderbilt University and Clark University have shed new light on the genomic foundation of the polar bear's... more
The Atmosphere of a New Ultra Hot Jupiter Is Analyzed  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The combination of observations made with the CARMENES spectrograph on the 3.5m telescope at Calar Alto... more
Global commodities trade and consumption place the world's primates at risk of extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A recent study highlights the fact that the economic benefits of commodity export for primate habitat countries has been limited relative to... more
Balancing data protection and research needs in the age of the GDPR  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientific journals and funding bodies often require researchers to deposit individual genetic data from studies in research repositories in order to increase data sharing... more
Tracking life's first step: Two molecules 'awaken' brand new genome  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Within hours after fertilization, a unique genome forms from chromosomes contributed by the egg and sperm. However, this new genome is initially inactive and must be "awakened" to... more
New tool will help implement more precise treatments for patients with cardiogenic shock  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A joint research effort by the Hospital and the Instituto de Investigación Germans Trias i Pujol is characterizing and studying a new... more
Lynx in Turkey: Noninvasive sample collection provides insights into genetic diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A team of scientists collected data and samples (feces, hair) from the Caucasian Lynx (Lynx lynx dinniki), in a region of Anatolian Turkey over several years.... more
Scientists identify two genes that may play a role in prostate enlargement  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
For aging men, prostate enlargement is almost as common as graying hair, and yet scientists know very little about why the prostate increases in size or... more
Lynx in Turkey: Noninvasive sample collection provides insights into genetic diversity  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Little is known about the biology and the genetic status of the Caucasian Lynx (Lynx lynx dinniki), a subspecies of the Eurasian lynx distributed across portions... more
Combining new tool with existing methods renders precise and patient-specific decision-making possible  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A joint research effort by the Hospital and the Instituto de Investigación Germans Trias i Pujol is characterizing and studying a new cohort of... more
Turning up the heat on pathogenic bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Pathogenic bacteria come alive at the metabolic level when they enter the warmth of the human gut, firing up genes that encode toxins and other compounds harmful to our bodies. A KAUST-led study shows... more
Sequencing the almond reveals how it went from bitter to sweet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers with members from Spain, Switzerland, Denmark and Italy has found the genetic difference between bitter wild almonds and the sweet domesticated variety.... more
Stressed sheep fleeced for their genes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Genetics play a large factor in determining the temperament of sheep and how they react to stress, a study carried out by The University of Western Australia has found. more
Global commodities trade and consumption place the world's primates at risk of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ—the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences highlights the fact that the economic benefits... more
Developmental disorders: Discovery of new mutations  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In the largest study to date on developmental delay, researchers analyzed genomic data from over 31,000 parent-child trios and found more than 45,000 de novo mutations, and 40 novel genes. This will provide valuable information to... more
Researchers develop DNA nanorobots that target breast cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
According to the Mayo Clinic, about 20% of breast cancers make abnormally high levels of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). more
Early cancer detection with sensory protein corona 'fingerprints'  nanowerk · 3 days
When nanoparticles enter the blood stream or other biological fluids, they are quickly surrounded by a layer of proteins. This so-called protein corona on the nanoparticles hinders interactions between the targeting ligands... more
Research opens up new avenues for understanding the causes of schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Schizophrenia causes hallucinations and memory or cognition problems inter alia. This psychiatric illness affects 0.5% of the general population, and it may be related to genetic... more
Augusta vision scientist receives grant to learn more about keratoconus’ causes and treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
It's an eye condition where genetics and environmental factors like ultraviolet light and vigorous eye rubbing conspire to make the usual curvature... more
Genetic study on liver iron content may pave way for better treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
High levels of iron in the liver are linked to a number of serious health conditions including cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular... more
New discovery could improve therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart... more
Researchers find genes that could help create more resilient chickens  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have identified genes that may help farmers, especially ones in low- and middle-income countries, breed chickens that can resist one of the biggest disease threats facing poultry... more
Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers shed light on the important role that microbial genes, like those from viruses, can play in insect and animal evolution. more
IL-23-producing IL-10R{alpha}-deficient gut macrophages elicit an IL-22-driven proinflammatory epithelial cell response  Science Magazine · 5 days
Cytokines maintain intestinal health, but precise intercellular communication networks remain poorly understood. Macrophages are immune sentinels of the intestinal tissue and are critical for gut homeostasis.... more
Researchers find genes that could help create more resilient chickens  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An international team of scientists, led by Penn State researchers, have identified genes that may help farmers, especially ones in low- and middle-income countries, breed chickens that can... more
Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Many of an organism's traits are influenced by cues from the organism's environment. These features are known as phenotypically plastic traits and are important in allowing an organism... more
It's not easy being green  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Despite how essential plants are for life on Earth, little is known about how parts of plant cells orchestrate growth and greening. By creating mutant plants, researchers have uncovered a cellular communication pathway sought by scientists for decades. more
A rapid, easy-to-use DNA amplification method at 37 Celcius  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists in Japan have developed a way of amplifying DNA on a scale suitable for use in the emerging fields of DNA-based computing and molecular robotics. By enabling highly sensitive... more
Discovery of new genetic causes of male infertility  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The man is implicated in about half of all cases of infertility. Despite the known importance of genetic factors in the non-production of sperm, only about 25% of these cases can be... more
A rapid, easy-to-use DNA amplification method at 37°C  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have developed a way of amplifying DNA on a scale suitable for use in the emerging fields of DNA-based computing and molecular robotics. By enabling highly sensitive nucleic acid detection, their... more
Mutant bacterial receptor could help identify therapeutic compounds that inhibit quorum sensing  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new mutant version of a receptor used by a bacterial pathogen for a chemical communication process called quorum sensing, according... more
Mutations in fetal genome may contribute to premature birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Mutations in the gene that codes for SLIT2, a protein expressed in fetal cells in placentas and involved in directing the growth of the fetal nervous system, may contribute to... more
Research uncovers elusive process essential to plant greening  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Despite how essential plants are for life on Earth, little is known about how parts of plant cells orchestrate growth and greening. By creating mutant plants, UC Riverside researchers have uncovered a... more
Researchers find salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from... more
Salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort found in US  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the US The find is... more
Fetal genome involved in triggering premature birth  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Mutations in the gene that codes for SLIT2, a protein expressed in fetal cells in placentas and involved in directing the growth of the fetal nervous system, may contribute to premature births, possibly by... more
How Almonds Went From Deadly To Delicious  NPR · 6 days
In a new study, researchers pinpoint the genetic mutation that transformed almonds from toxic and bitter to tasty and sweet. more
Mutant bacterial receptor could point to new therapies against opportunistic pathogen  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new mutant version of a receptor used by a bacterial pathogen for a chemical communication process called quorum sensing, according to a... more
People using third-party apps to analyze personal genetic data  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study finds that people who are initially motivated to learn about their ancestry with third-party personal genetics services frequently end up engaging with health interpretations of their genetic... more
Mutation of a bHLH transcription factor allowed almond domestication  Science Magazine · 6 days
Wild almond species accumulate the bitter and toxic cyanogenic diglucoside amygdalin. Almond domestication was enabled by the selection of genotypes harboring sweet kernels. We report the completion of the almond... more
Discovery and inhibition of an interspecies gut bacterial pathway for Levodopa metabolism  Science Magazine · 6 days
The human gut microbiota metabolizes the Parkinson’s disease medication Levodopa (l-dopa), potentially reducing drug availability and causing side effects. However, the organisms, genes, and... more
Once thought to be asexual, single-celled parasites caught in the act  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The single-celled parasite Leishmania can reproduce sexually, according to new research. The finding could pave the way towards finding genes that help the parasite cause disease. more
Genetic inequity towards endocrine disruptors  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Phthalates are used by industry in plastic products. Their toxic effect on the endocrine system is worrying. Indeed, the exposure of male fetuses to phthalates can have devastating consequences for the fertility. However, researchers show that phthalate susceptibility... more
Mutant bacterial receptor could point to new therapies against opportunistic pathogen  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new mutant version of a receptor used by a bacterial pathogen for a chemical communication process called quorum sensing, according to a... more
Genes for Good project harnesses Facebook to reach larger, more diverse groups of people  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The Genes for Good project has engaged more than 80,000 Facebook users, collected 27,000 DNA spit-kits, and amassed a trove... more
New quantum dot microscope shows electric potentials of individual atoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. The new scanning quantum dot microscopy method could open up new... more
Superfast gene sequencing helps diagnose critically ill patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In an analysis of the real-world impact of a pioneering test called metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS), developed by scientists to diagnose patients with mysterious inflammatory neurological conditions, the technique was shown to... more
New quantum dot microscope shows electric potentials of individual atoms  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. The new scanning quantum dot microscopy method could open up new opportunities... more
Researchers identify the source of asymmetry in RNA-DNA hybrids  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A study headed by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and published in the journal CHEM furthers the understanding of the asymmetry between nucleic acid hybrids. This advance... more
Flies go all-in to overcome mitochondrial genetic mutation, reach adulthood  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has revealed how fruit fly larvae with a seemingly fatal flaw can survive and advance to adulthood. more
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Breakthrough in the discovery of DNA in ancient bones buried in water
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DNA origami to scale-up molecular motors
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Iconic Australian working dog may not be part dingo after all
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How DNA is read and copied
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Scientists unravel how DNA organizes and preserves genetic information
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