Genetics (409 News)

New discovery Could Help In Finding New Treatments For Several Neurological Diseases

Jul 19, 2017 10:30 am
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New discovery in motor neurone disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments A new discovery by scientists at the University of Sheff...

Using DNA as Videotape

Jul 18, 2017 9:00 am
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For the first time, a primitive movie has been encoded in -- and then played back from -- DNA in living cells. Scientists funded by the National Insti...

First Use of Long-Read Genome Sequencing In Clinic

Jul 17, 2017 10:00 am
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When Ricky Ramon was 7, he went for a routine checkup. The pediatrician, who lingered over his heartbeat, sent him for a chest X-ray, which revealed a...

How The Uterus Mirrors the Mother's World to The Fetus

Jul 13, 2017 9:00 am
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A developing fetus bathes in a mixture of cellular secretions and proteins unique to its mother's uterus. Before fertilization, the pH of uterine ...

Scientists Finally Manage to Produce the First Haploid Human Stem Cells Ever

Jul 10, 2017 3:01 pm
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Stem cell research holds huge potential for medicine and human health. In particular, human embryonic stem cells (ESCs), with their ability to turn in...

How Evolution Sometimes Takes Shortcuts!

Jul 10, 2017 11:01 am
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Amid the incredible diversity of living things on our planet, there is a common theme. Organisms need to acquire new genes, or change the functions of...

A new molecular scissors act like a GPS to improve genome editing

Jul 10, 2017 10:00 am
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Researchers from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), led by the Spanish researcher Guillermo Montoya, have discovered how Cpf1, a new molecular sc...

Study Finds How Our Genes Link Our Health to Our Intelligence

Jul 9, 2017 2:00 pm
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What makes some people smarter than others? A genetic analysis of families in Scotland, UK, hints that brainier people have fewer DNA mutations that i...

Can You Really Gain Weight By Simply Smelling The Food?

Jul 7, 2017 1:00 pm
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Our sense of smell is key to the enjoyment of food, so it may be no surprise that in experiments at the University of California, Berkeley, obese mice...

Location Does Matter When it Comes To Genes!

Jul 7, 2017 9:00 am
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Moving genes about could help cells to respond to change according to scientists at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, UK and the Weizmann Institute...

The RNA Molecule That Fixes Broken Telomeres in Cells

Jul 6, 2017 1:00 pm
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Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have further uncovered the secrets of telomeres,...

Uncovering The Mechanism Leading to Blood Clots Formation!

Jul 1, 2017 2:00 pm
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It may be possible to disrupt harmful blood clots in people at risk for heart attack or stroke without increasing their risk of bleeding, according to...

This Rice Is More Special Than Just Being Purple!

Jun 29, 2017 2:00 pm
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Researchers in China have developed a genetic engineering approach capable of delivering many genes at once and used it to make rice endosperm -- seed...

CRISPR Facilitates Research on Parkinson's disease

Jun 27, 2017 12:00 pm
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A team of researchers at the University of Central Florida is using breakthrough gene-editing technology to develop a new screening tool for Parkinson...

Yoga Benefits Reach The DNA Levels!

Jun 26, 2017 5:00 pm
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Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in o...

New mechanism for genome regulation discovered

Jun 24, 2017 2:00 pm
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The same mechanisms that quickly separate mixtures of oil and water are at play when controlling the organization in an unusual part of our DNA called...

Could Water Treatment Be Really Harmful In Some Developing Countries?

Jun 23, 2017 1:00 pm
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Scientists are warning that a water treatment widely used in developing countries could be damaging the DNA of those drinking it. Despite poor evid...

How Bacteria's Worst Enemy and Best Friend are The Same?

Jun 20, 2017 1:00 pm
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To win the war against antibiotic resistant super bugs, scientists seek to find the origin of resistance genes. Further, they try to identify how the ...

New genetic variants associated with extreme old age

Jun 19, 2017 12:00 pm
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The search for the genetic determinants of extreme longevity has been challenging, with the prevalence of centenarians (people older than 100) just on...

How Environment Helps Shape Our Sense of Smell

Jun 18, 2017 10:00 am
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Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have shown that receptors in the noses of mice exposed to certain smells ...


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