Genetics (442 News)

CRISPR technology used to change flower color

Sep 19, 2017 10:30 am
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In a world-first, Japanese scientists have used the revolutionary CRISPR, or CRISPR/Cas9, genome- editing tool to change flower colour in an ornamenta...

The Genes That Deterines How Friendly You Are!

Sep 12, 2017 10:00 am
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A group of researchers from the National University of Singapore has found that CD38 and CD157 genes that regulate oxytocin, the supreme human social ...

Genetic Testing As First-Line Diagnostic Method for Seizures in Children

Sep 9, 2017 10:00 am
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A study published in JAMA Pediatrics supports the use of genetic testing, especially with sequencing, as first-line diagnostic method for young childr...

Predicting People Face Using Their Genome, and Its Controversy in the Scientific World!

Sep 9, 2017 9:15 am
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A storm of criticism has rained down a paper by genome-sequencing pioneer Craig Venter that claims to predict people’s physical traits from thei...

Long, mysterious strips of RNA affect sperm count

Sep 7, 2017 10:30 am
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Scientists have found distinctive portions of genetic material -- known as lncRNAs -- that help sperm develop. Male mice lacking a particular lncRNA h...

The Gene That Can Prevent Heart Scars!

Sep 6, 2017 9:00 am
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A heart attack wounds the heart similar to the way a deep cut wounds the skin: it leaves a scar. However, a scar on the skin, although a nuisance, can...

The Gene That Make Children More Prone to Be Sick!

Aug 28, 2017 5:00 pm
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Researchers funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have discovered mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children. Their ...

Biologists show how plants turn off genes they don't need

Aug 24, 2017 6:00 pm
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A plant has one genome, a specific sequence of millions of basepairs of nucleotides. Yet how this genome is expressed can vary from cell to cell, and ...

How Can Statins Protect Us From Infections?

Aug 23, 2017 10:00 am
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That statin you've been taking to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke may one day pull double duty, providing protection against a whole hos...

Gene variant activity is surprisingly variable between tissues

Aug 22, 2017 6:00 pm
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Every gene in (almost) every cell of the body is present in two variants -- so called alleles: one is deriving from the mother, the other one from the...

What Really Drive Cells To Become Cancerous?

Aug 22, 2017 4:00 pm
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What causes cancer? Smoking, certainly, and also things like sun and chemical exposure. Cancer risk also increases with some genetic predispositions a...

Histone 1, the guardian of genome stability

Aug 22, 2017 2:00 pm
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Scientists headed by Ferran Azorín, CSIC research professor and head of the Chromatin Structure and Function group at the Institute for Researc...

How Gene Expression is Affected By Mercury Toxicity?

Aug 21, 2017 10:00 am
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The mercury found at very low concentrations in water is concentrated along the entire food chain, from algae via zooplankton to small fish and on to ...

Genetic variants found to play key role in human immune system

Aug 20, 2017 10:31 am
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It is widely recognized that people respond differently to infections. This can partially be explained by genetics, shows a new study published today ...

Fishing for New Disease Causing Mutations in the 'dark genome'!

Aug 16, 2017 2:30 pm
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Summary: Researchers have developed a new methodology for identifying disease-causing genetic mutations in the non-coding region of the genome. This ...

Is Bone Strength Hereditary?

Aug 12, 2017 6:24 pm
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A new study indicates that bone strength may be inherited and that its genetic determinants are to some extent shared with bone mineral density. Th...

The Limits of Genetic Influence on Aging

Aug 12, 2017 4:25 pm
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Variants of a gene thought to be linked to longevity appear to influence aging into the 90s, but do not appear to affect exceptional longevity, or agi...

RNAi multiplies its effect in repressing gene expression, structural view suggests

Aug 11, 2017 10:30 am
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Continuously throughout our lives, our cells are expressing genes. It's the first step in making proteins, the stuff of all the structures in the ...

Safely releasing genetically modified genes into the wild

Aug 8, 2017 2:00 pm
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So, you've genetically engineered a malaria-resistant mosquito, now what? How many mosquitos would you need to replace the disease-carrying wild t...

Scientists Identify The Genetic Error Behind A Mysterious children's Neurological Disorder

Aug 7, 2017 10:00 am
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In a new study published today in The American Journal of Human Genetics, a multinational team of researchers describes, for the first time, the biolo...


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