Genome & Genomics (188 News)

Genes Are Controlling Sleep Period

Dec 17, 2017 12:00 pm
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The ideal amount of sleep we need each night varies from person to person, but the exact relationship between sleep and genetics still isn't clear...

Even Rats Would Change Their Genes To Survive

Dec 7, 2017 10:00 am
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A small team of researchers from Fordham University and Providence College, both in the U.S., has found that there are small but discernible genetic d...

For The First Time : Gene Variant That Protects Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Dec 4, 2017 8:00 pm
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Brigham Young University research published in Genome Medicine details a novel and promising approach in the effort to treat Alzheimer’s disease...

Reconstruction Of Bottle Gourd Genome

Dec 4, 2017 12:00 pm
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Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and collaborators in China and France have pr...

Your Genome Can Tell You About Your Life Expectancy

Dec 3, 2017 9:00 pm
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Every year spent in education adds an average of 11 months to people's lifespan, say scientists. The researchers say a person loses two months ...

Genetically, Africa Has The Greatest Amount Of Phenotypic Variation In Skin pigmentation

Dec 3, 2017 5:10 pm
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Many studies have suggested that the genetics of skin pigmentation are simple. A small number of known genes, it is thought, account for nearly 50 per...

The Biggest Ever Genetic Study Of Mosquito's Insecticide Resistance

Nov 30, 2017 8:10 pm
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The largest ever genetic study of mosquitoes reveals the movement of insecticide resistance between different regions of Africa and finds several rapi...

Updated DNA sequencing Technique That Enable Effective genetic screening In Only Two Minutes

Nov 30, 2017 6:20 pm
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University of Colorado Boulder researchers are developing new techniques for faster, more cost-effective single-molecule DNA sequencing that could hav...

Solving The Biggest Problem Of CRISPR’s Technique

Nov 28, 2017 5:30 pm
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In an episode of the resurrected X-Files TV show that ran earlier this year, aliens attack Earth with a bioweapon based on CRISPR, the genome-editing ...

Humans Vs Laboratory Animals: To How Much They Are Similar?

Nov 25, 2017 2:00 pm
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Genes which determine animal complexity -- or what makes humans so much more complex than a fruit fly or a sea urchin -- have been identified for the ...

After 20 Years of Research, New Discovery About BRCA1 Gene

Nov 23, 2017 11:40 am
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More than 20 years after scientists revealed that mutations in the BRCA1 gene predispose women to breast cancer, Yale scientists have pinpointed the m...

High-fidelity recording of molecular geometry with DNA 'nanoscopy'

Oct 9, 2017 2:00 pm
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Researchers are constantly expanding their arsenal of methods to decipher the spatial organization of biological structures. Using microscopes, they c...

DNA: The next hot material in photonics?

Oct 6, 2017 6:00 pm
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Using DNA from salmon, researchers in South Korea hope to make better biomedical and other photonic devices based on organic thin films. Often used in...

Exploring ways that a drug like Avandia can be made safer

Oct 6, 2017 2:00 pm
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With the heightened concerns over the dangerous side effects of the once-popular antidiabetic drug Avandia, researchers at The Scripps Research Instit...

Alternative splicing, an important mechanism for cancer

Oct 5, 2017 6:00 pm
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Cancer, which is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, arises from the disruption of essential mechanisms of the normal cell life cycle, such ...

Discovery helps improve accuracy of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing

Oct 5, 2017 10:30 am
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Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a key region within the Cas9 protein that gove...

DNA methylation dynamics during early plant life

Oct 2, 2017 10:30 am
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Cytosine methylation is crucial for gene regulation and silencing of transposable elements in mammals and plants. While this epigenetic mark is extens...

Ancient DNA data fills in thousands of years of human prehistory in Africa

Oct 1, 2017 10:30 am
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By sequencing the ancient genomes of 15 individuals from different parts of Africa, researchers reporting in the journal Cell on September 21 have rec...

Genomic recycling: Ancestral genes take on new roles

Sep 26, 2017 2:00 pm
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One often hears about the multitude of genes we have in common with chimps, birds or other living creatures, but such comparisons are sometimes mislea...

Blood Test for Early Detection of Brain Metastases of Breast Cancer

Sep 23, 2017 2:00 pm
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Houston Methodist cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients who are at increased risk for de...


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