Genetics
Geneticists make new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Medical researchers have made a new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined: it's not just about the X-Y chromosomes, but involves a 'regulator' that... more
Aleksander Madry on building trustworthy artificial intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Machine learning algorithms now underlie much of the software we use, helping to personalize our news feeds and finish our thoughts before we're done typing. But as artificial intelligence becomes further embedded in daily... more
Scientists Try to Save Woolly Monkeys from Extinction … by Training Them to Be Wild Again  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive... more
Folate deficiency creates more damaging chromosomal abnormalities than previously known  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Folate deficiency creates more problems in connection with DNA replication than researchers had hitherto assumed, researchers from the University of Copenhagen show in a new study. more
Tracking the footprints of protein synthesis  MIT · 2 days
Researchers refine how they quantify protein production, showing the remarkably similar precision with which bacteria and eukaryotes both tune their gene expression. more
TRM maintenance is regulated by tissue damage via P2RX7  Science Magazine · 3 days
Tissue-resident memory T cells (TRM) are noncirculating immune cells that contribute to the first line of local defense against reinfections. Their location at hotspots of pathogen encounter frequently exposes TRM... more
Scientists overhaul corn domestication story with multidisciplinary analysis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists are revising the history of one of the world's most important crops. Drawing on genetic and archaeological evidence, researchers have found that a predecessor of today's corn plants still bearing many... more
Noncoding mutations contribute to autism risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A whole-genome sequencing study of nearly 2,000 families has implicated mutations in 'promoter regions' of the genome -- regions that precede the start of a gene -- in autism. The study is the first genome-wide analysis... more
Shrinking objects to the nanoscale  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have invented a new way to fabricate nanoscale 3D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, semiconducting quantum dots, and DNA. more
Mammalian keratin genes and adaptation to living on land or sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have performed one of the largest comparative genomic studies to help determine the key molecular and evolutionary origins of mammalian adaptations seen in skin proteins. more
Prostate cancer: New computer model enables researchers to predict course of disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
How does a normal cell turn into a deadly cancer? Seeking an answer to this Question researchers examined the tumor genomes of nearly 300... more
Moun­tain birds de­clin­ing in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Population data for European mountain birds had been combined in a recent study, with worrying results: The abundance of mountain-specialist birds has declined by as much as 10 percent since 2000. more
Multidisciplinary team successfully performs complex surgery on patient suffering from enlarged skull  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A 2-year-old girl with an extreme form of hydrocephalus could someday lead a more normal life, thanks to a remarkable surgical intervention aided by... more
Tale of two trees: New web tool estimates gene trees with ease  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Gene trees, much like family trees, trace the lineage of a particular gene from its deep ancestral roots to its still-growing branches. By comparing... more
Geneticists discover how sex-linked disorders arise  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a regulatory gene carried on the Y chromosome that determines whether a baby will be male or female and the risk of disease. more
Scientists Identify Eight New Genetic Variants Responsible for Red Hair  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
By performing genome-wide analyses across hair colors, researchers at the University of Edinburgh, UK, have discovered... more
Recurrence of urinary tract infection may depend on bacterial strain, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Genetically diverse bacterial strains that cause urinary tract infections differ in their ability to trigger protective immune responses in mice, potentially explaining why these... more
Genetically modified pigs could limit replication of classical swine fever virus, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus, according to a study published December 13 in... more
Genetic marker, predictor of early relapse in common childhood cancer discovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Nova Southeastern University researchers recently discovered that by testing the level of NER (nucleotide excision repair) gene expression, pediatric oncologists can determine the likelihood of early... more
Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a new study. more
Whether a urinary tract infection recurs may depend on the bacterial strain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Genetically diverse bacterial strains that cause urinary tract infections differ in their ability to trigger protective immune responses in mice, potentially explaining why these... more
To repair DNA damage, plants need good contractors  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers report which genes are turned on or off, and in which order, to orchestrate the cellular processes required to protect and repair the genome in response to DNA damage. The research... more
Genetic marker, predictor of early relapse in pediatric ALL uncovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers recently discovered that by testing the level of NER (nucleotide excision repair) gene expression, pediatric oncologists can determine the likelihood of early relapse (less than three years)... more
Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal... more
To repair DNA damage, plants need good contractors  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When a building is damaged, a general contractor often oversees various subcontractors—framers, electricians, plumbers and drywall hangers—to ensure repairs are done in the correct order and on time. more
Acne could have a genetic basis find researchers promising new cure  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In one of the pioneering genetic studies of acne, it has been seen that the condition that affects millions of teenagers and adults could have a... more
CRISPR joins battle of the bulge, fights obesity without edits to genome  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A weighty new study shows that CRISPR therapies can cut fat without cutting DNA. Researchers describe how a modified version of CRISPR was used... more
Study uncovers new genetic clues to frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Unlike the more common Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia tends to afflict young people. It accounts for an estimated 20 percent of all cases of early-onset dementia. more
A-maize-ing genetic sleuthing rewrites history of corn  REUTERS · 3 days
The history of corn, one of humankind's indispensable staple crops, is far more complicated that previously known, according to scientists who conducted... more
Neanderthal genes give clues to human brain evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A distinctive feature of modern humans is our round (globular) skulls and brains. Researchers report that present-day humans who carry particular Neanderthal DNA fragments have heads that are slightly less rounded, revealing... more
CRISPR-mediated activation of a promoter or enhancer rescues obesity caused by haploinsufficiency  Science Magazine · 3 days
A wide-range of human diseases result from haploinsufficiency, where the function of one of the two gene copies is lost. Here, we targeted the... more
Neuron-specific signatures in the chromosomal connectome associated with schizophrenia risk  Science Magazine · 3 days
To explore the developmental reorganization of the three-dimensional genome of the brain in the context of neuropsychiatric disease, we monitored chromosomal conformations in differentiating neural progenitor cells. Neuronal... more
Transcriptome and epigenome landscape of human cortical development modeled in organoids  Science Magazine · 3 days
Genes implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders are active in human fetal brain, yet difficult to study in a longitudinal fashion. We demonstrate that organoids from human pluripotent... more
Comprehensive functional genomic resource and integrative model for the human brain  Science Magazine · 3 days
Despite progress in defining genetic risk for psychiatric disorders, their molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Addressing this, the PsychENCODE Consortium has generated a comprehensive online resource for... more
High-affinity allergen-specific human antibodies cloned from single IgE B cell transcriptomes  Science Magazine · 3 days
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies protect against helminth infections but can also cause life-threatening allergic reactions. Despite their role in human health, the cells that produce these... more
Transcriptome-wide isoform-level dysregulation in ASD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder  Science Magazine · 3 days
Most genetic risk for psychiatric disease lies in regulatory regions, implicating pathogenic dysregulation of gene expression and splicing. However, comprehensive assessments of transcriptomic organization in diseased brains are limited. In... more
Genome-wide de novo risk score implicates promoter variation in autism spectrum disorder  Science Magazine · 3 days
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has facilitated the first genome-wide evaluations of the contribution of de novo noncoding mutations to complex disorders. Using WGS, we identified... more
Multiproxy evidence highlights a complex evolutionary legacy of maize in South America  Science Magazine · 3 days
Domesticated maize evolved from wild teosinte under human influences in Mexico beginning around 9000 years before the present (yr B.P.), traversed Central America by... more
Monitoring the environment with artificial intelligence  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Microorganisms perform key functions in ecosystems and their diversity reflects the health of their environment. Researchers use genomic tools to sequence the DNA of microorganisms in samples, and then exploit this considerable amount of data with... more
Neuroscientists uncover sensory switches controlling infanticide and parental behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviors towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing, protective behaviors, and in some circumstances even act as surrogate... more
Corn domestication took some unexpected twists and turns  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
A DNA study challenges the idea people fully tamed maize in Mexico before the plant spread. more
Scientists Say Gene-Edited Babies Claim Is 'Wake-Up Call' For World  NPR · 3 days
U.S. National Academy of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Sciences call for international gene-editing standards. Critics blast statement as inadequate. more
Medical News Today: New brain circuit that controls anxiety found  MNT · 4 days
Using genetically modified mice, scientists have uncovered a brain circuit that regulates anxiety and could be a treatment target for related disorders. more
Tale of two trees: New web tool estimates gene trees with ease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists introduce ORTHOSCOPE, a new web-based tool capable of inferring gene function, estimating gene trees and identifying sets of ancestral genes in just minutes. more
Scientists overhaul corn domestication story with multidisciplinary analysis  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Smithsonian scientists and collaborators are revising the history of one of the world's most important crops. Drawing on genetic and archaeological evidence, researchers have found that a predecessor of today's corn plants... more
Team invents method to shrink objects to the nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
MIT researchers have invented a way to fabricate nanoscale 3-D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, quantum... more
New brain circuit that controls anxiety found  MNT · 4 days
Using genetically modified mice, scientists have uncovered a brain circuit that regulates anxiety and could be a treatment target for related disorders. more
Genetic study reveals new insights into underlying causes of moderate-to-severe asthma  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The largest-ever genetic study of people with moderate-to-severe asthma has revealed new insights into the underlying causes of the disease which could help improve its diagnosis... more
Researchers Find Oldest Known Plant Virus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Scientists studying ancient corncobs found at Antelope House, an Ancestral Puebloan ruin located at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, have discovered a 1,000-year-old... more
New techniques better determine how ancient viral DNA influences human genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New laboratory techniques can identify which of our genes are influenced by DNA snippets that are left behind in our genetic code by viruses. more
Neuroscientists uncover sensory switches controlling infanticide and parental behavior  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviours towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing, protective behaviours, and in some circumstances even act as surrogate... more
Nations 'face extinction' without instant climate action  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Dozens of nations threatened with catastrophe from unchecked climate change warned Thursday they "face extinction" without immediate action to rein in mankind's emissions, as UN climate talks limped towards their conclusion. more
Moun­tain birds de­clin­ing in Europe  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Population data for European mountain birds have been for the first time combined in a recent study, with worrying results: the abundances of mountain-specialist birds has declined by as much as 10% in the 2000s. more
Marine mammal experts gather to identify solutions to save threatened dolphins and porpoises  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Thirty-seven experts from 14 countries are gathering at the Cistercian Monastery in Heilsbronn—Nuremberg from December 14 to 18 to discuss conservation options... more
Monitoring the environment with artificial intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Microorganisms perform key functions in ecosystems, and their diversity reflects the health of their environment. However, they are still largely under-exploited in current biomonitoring programs because they are difficult to identify. Researchers from the University of... more
A new algorithm improves flight safety and reduce delays  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has taken part in the European research project TBO-Met, which has developed an algorithm that maximises the predictability of flights and reduces the... more
Why modern humans have round heads  Science Magazine · 4 days
Researchers find genes linked to head shape—by tracking traces of Neanderthal DNA in living people more
Neandertal genes shed light on unique aspects of the modern human brain  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A characteristic feature of modern humans is the unusually round skull and brain, in contrast to the elongated shape seen in other human species.... more
Tumor cells conquer territory from their neighbors using a newly discovered mechanism  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Despite decades of cancer research, the early phases of tumour progression that connect the appearance of few abnormal cells to the formation of a... more
New discovery will improve the safety and predictability of CRISPR  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists have discovered a simple set of rules that can be used to precisely predict how DNA will be modified by the CRISPR gene editing technique. more
New techniques better determine how ancient viral DNA influences human genes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New laboratory techniques can identify which of our genes are influenced by DNA snippets that are left behind in our genetic code by viruses, a new... more
The key to our humanity isn't genetic, it's microbial  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
What if the key to perfecting the human species were actually … yogurt? more
Specific genes protect cress plants from heavy metals  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Polish Olkusz region, which is home to one of the largest lead-zinc ore deposits in the world and a correspondingly large number of mines, holds a sad record: it is home... more
Lung lavage as new test method improves tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists performed repeated lung lavage as a new approach for tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros. Subsequent genetic tests reliably identified mycobacteria in the animals' respiratory fluids --... more
Biologists shed new light on the diversity of natural selection  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For nearly 100 years, biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. If nature selects the individuals with the best genes, then why aren't all... more
Scientists study genes misidentified as 'non-protein coding'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The human genome contains regions that "code" for proteins, which means they have instructions to make protein molecules with specific functions in the body. But Yale researchers have discovered several protein-coding genes that were... more
Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation  MNT · 4 days
New research shows how the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer. The findings also point to... more
50 years ago, armadillos hinted that DNA wasn’t destiny  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
Nine-banded armadillos have identical quadruplets. But the youngsters aren’t identical enough, and scientists 50 years ago could not figure out why. more
Recent findings on rare genetic disorder may help develop new treatment options  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Fresh discoveries about a rare genetic disorder that affects mainly boys may inform the development of therapies to treat the condition. more
New findings throw light on natural sex selection process  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
For nearly 100 years biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. If nature selects the individuals with the best genes then why aren't all organisms the... more
Blood test could lead to cystic fibrosis treatment tailored to each patient  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have used a blood test and microarray technology to identify distinct molecular signatures in children with cystic fibrosis. These patterns of gene expression... more
Rice plants that grow as clones from seed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Plant biologists have discovered a way to make crop plants replicate through seeds as clones. The discovery, long sought by plant breeders and geneticists, could make it easier to propagate high-yielding, disease-resistant... more
Biologists shed new light on an old question  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
For nearly 100 years biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. If nature selects the individuals with the best genes then why aren't all organisms the same? What... more
Cardinals living in adjacent deserts are sharply distinct in genetics and song  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research suggests that populations of the Northern Cardinal -- one of the most ubiquitous backyard birds in the United States -- are undergoing... more
Hybrid rice engineered with CRISPR can clone its seeds  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
New research has created self-cloning hybrid rice, raising hopes of higher food production. more
Cardinals living in adjacent deserts are sharply distinct in genetics and song  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New research suggests that populations of the Northern Cardinal —one of the most ubiquitous backyard birds in the United States— are undergoing speciation in... more
DNA study shows stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including staphylococcus  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Stethoscopes carried by health care practitioners are loaded with diverse bacteria, including some that can cause healthcare-associated infections, according to a study. The research also reviewed the effectiveness of cleaning... more
Neuroinflammatory signals drive spinal curve formation in zebrafish models of idiopathic scoliosis  Science Magazine · 5 days
The etiopathogenesis of idiopathic scoliosis (IS), a highly prevalent spinal deformity that occurs in the absence of obvious congenital or physiological abnormalities, is poorly... more
[Technical Comments] Comment on "ALK is a therapeutic target for lethal sepsis"  Science Magazine · 5 days
Physiologically relevant ALK (anaplastic lymphoma kinase) expression was not detected in human and mouse monocytes and macrophages, suggesting that the effects of bioactive compounds... more
Rice plants that grow as clones from seed  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Plant biologists at the University of California, Davis have discovered a way to make crop plants replicate through seeds as clones. The discovery, long sought by plant breeders and geneticists, could make... more
DNA analysis finds that stethoscopes used in the ICU are teaming with bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers have found that stethoscopes carried by healthcare practitioners in an intensive care (ICU) setting are loaded with a wide range of... more
During droughts, bacteria help sorghum continue growing  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The devastating effects of drought are expected to increase in severity and frequency in the coming years. To protect the world's food supply, scientists turn to genetic engineering. Now, a team of researchers has... more
The eradication of the tsetse fly will boost the livestock sector in Senegal  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Tstetes flies have been eradicated in an entire region of Senegal. This victory was due to be announced by Senegal's president at... more
Anti-GMO sentiment has repercussions for developing world  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Anti-GMO sentiment holds back agricultural advancement in the developing world, but an Iowa State University agronomist hopes his research will clarify the scientific consensus and spark wider acceptance of the technology in Africa. more
Improved understanding of the pathology of dwarfism may lead to new treatment targets  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition In PSACH, a genetic mutation leads to abnormal retention of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein... more
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A new algorithm improves flight safety and reduce delays
PHYS.ORG
Taking uncertainty out of cancer prognosis
SCIENCE DAILY
Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences
PHYS.ORG
Why biodiversity is key to our survival
PHYS.ORG
Discovery of gene that is calorie-burning and reduces fat storage
NEWS MEDICAL
VIDEO: To Save A Fox, Scientists Took To Land, Air And Sea
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Nanoscale tweezers can perform single-molecule 'biopsies' on individual cells
PHYS.ORG
Study shows mitochondrial DNA can be passed through fathers – what does this mean for genetics?
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New tricks of TALEs: Discovery of a new principle of gene regulation by molecular displacement
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Is the future of dog health in a DNA test?
PHYS.ORG
Chinese Scientist Says He's First To Create Genetically Modified Babies Using CRISPR
NPR
Breakthrough Alzheimer's discovery
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