Genetics (371 News)

Genetics Affect How Parents Treat Their Children

May 24, 2017 12:00 pm
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Why is it that some species seem to be particularly attentive parents while others leave their young to fend for themselves? For years, scientists hav...

New England Biolabs® to Present Latest Innovations for NGS Sample Preparation at AGBT 2017

May 24, 2017 10:00 am
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Customers, collaborators, and NEB® scientists to showcase data on new and upcoming NEBNext® technologies for RNA sequencing, enzyme-based DNA ...

First Hint for 'Selfish Genes' Impact in Nature

May 22, 2017 7:00 pm
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A UCLA study has found that a common strain of Caenorhabditis elegans -- a type of roundworm frequently used in laboratory research on neural developm...

Towards Getting Better Tee: Tea Genome is Mapped

May 22, 2017 12:00 pm
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The world's most popular drink (after water) is under threat. We already know much about the threat of climate change to staple crops such as whea...

Searching For DNA Clues From Explosives

May 21, 2017 5:00 pm
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Researchers hope to unmask manufacturers of homemade explosives using new advancements in DNA technology.In a study published in Forensic Science Inte...

Could Genes Really Have a Hand In Social Media Addiction?

May 21, 2017 1:00 pm
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It's easy to think in terms of linking genetics to behavior in simple ways. Are you calm or do you have a temper? Are you creative or analytical? ...

Cancer Cells Use Good Proteins For Evil Means

May 17, 2017 5:00 pm
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In experiments with human colon cancer cells and mice, a team led by scientists say they have evidence that cancer arises when a normal part of cells&...

Nanopores Open A Window For Early Cancer Detection

May 17, 2017 10:00 am
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Detecting cancer early, just as changes are beginning in DNA, could enhance diagnosis and treatment as well as further our understanding of the diseas...

Imaging mRNA at Site of Action

May 16, 2017 5:00 pm
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Think of life as a house: if DNA molecules are blueprints, then messenger RNAs (mRNAs) are orders, describing the required parts (proteins) and when t...

Biological Links Between Diseases Discovered Through Genetic Analysis.

May 13, 2017 3:15 pm
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Scientists have discovered that there are common features in the genetic origins of two seemingly unrelated diseases, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (A...

Why Octopuses Chose RNA Editing Over Evolution?

May 11, 2017 5:00 pm
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Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are famous for engaging in complex behavior, from unlocking an aquarium tank and escaping to instantaneous skin camoufl...

Researchers create red-eyed mutant wasps

May 11, 2017 4:00 pm
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Researchers at UC Riverside's Akbari lab have brought a new strain of red-eyed mutant wasps into the world. The wasps were created to prove tha...

Light As a Powerful Tool To Control Gene Expression

May 10, 2017 6:00 pm
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Light can be used as an accurate method to control gene expression, shows groundbreaking optogenetics study by University of Colorado, Duke University...

First US success of nonhuman primate gene editing

May 9, 2017 8:00 pm
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Mice have been and will continue to be good base models for human medicinal advances. However, their size and some of their physiological differences ...

How Can Sugar Really Drive Us to Eat Less?

May 9, 2017 1:00 pm
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Yale scientists have discovered ways to blunt the craving for sugar—in fruit flies, at least. A single pair of neurons in the throat of Droso...

Sweet tooth Comes From The Liver!

May 9, 2017 9:00 am
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A hormone called FGF21 that is secreted by the liver after eating sweets may determine who has a sweet tooth and who doesn't, according to a study...

Genetic details of controversial 'three-parent baby' revealed

May 7, 2017 12:00 pm
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When a US fertility clinic revealed last year that it had created a baby boy using a controversial technique that mixes DNA from three people, scienti...

Somatic mutations reveal asymmetric cellular dynamics in the early human embryo

May 7, 2017 11:00 am
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Somatic cells acquire mutations throughout the course of an individual’s life. Mutations occurring early in embryogenesis are often present in a...

Key Gene To Increase Grain Yield Identified

May 6, 2017 8:00 pm
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Researchers at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have discovered a gene that influen...

Using CRISPR to reverse retinitis pigmentosa and restore visual function

May 6, 2017 6:00 pm
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Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego...


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