Genome & Genomics (152 News)

Genome analysis with near-complete privacy possible, say researchers

Aug 21, 2017 2:00 pm
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It is now possible to scour complete human genomes for the presence of disease-associated genes without revealing any genetic information not directly...

New version of DNA editing system corrects underlying defects in RNA-based diseases

Aug 18, 2017 2:00 pm
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Until recently, the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique could only be used to manipulate DNA. In a 2016 study, University of California San Diego Schoo...

Changing our View of DNA Organization

Aug 5, 2017 2:00 pm
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The DNA from a single human cell can stretch about five feet; the DNA from all of the cells in our bodies could stretch to Pluto! All of that genetic ...

Genome sequencing shows spiders, scorpions share ancestor

Aug 4, 2017 2:00 pm
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In collaboration with scientists from the U.K., Europe, Japan and the United States, researchers at the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor Colle...

Scientists challenge next-generation sequencing dogma

Aug 4, 2017 10:30 am
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Next-generation sequencing -- the ability to sequence millions or billions of small fragments of DNA in parallel -- has revolutionized the biological ...

New theory of polymer length provides improved estimates of DNA and RNA size

Aug 3, 2017 6:00 pm
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Unlike the rigid plastic models from chemistry class, real chains of molecules can bend and stretch, like beads on an elastic cord. Some polymers, lik...

An evolutionary breakpoint in cell division

Aug 2, 2017 10:29 am
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Japanese researchers from Osaka University have discovered that the interaction between two proteins, M18BP1/KNL2 and CENP-A, is essential for cell di...

CRISPR sheds light on rare pediatric bone marrow failure syndrome

Jul 29, 2017 2:00 pm
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Using the gene editing technology CRISPR, scientists have shed light on a rare, sometimes fatal syndrome that causes children to gradually lose the ab...

Synthesizing the human genome from scratch

Jul 26, 2017 7:00 pm
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For the past 15 years, synthetic biologists have been figuring out how to synthesize an organism's complete set of DNA, including all of its genes...

How Much of Our Genome is Really Functional?

Jul 24, 2017 1:00 pm
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An evolutionary biologist at the University of Houston has published new calculations that indicate no more than 25 percent of the human genome is fun...

Lossing a Father Affects the Children Down To Their Cells!

Jul 24, 2017 10:00 am
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The absence of a father -- due to incarceration, death, separation or divorce -- has adverse physical and behavioral consequences for a growing child....

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 Mosquitoes Can Help in Crime Scene Investigations?

Jul 11, 2017 10:00 am
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Nagoya University research team shows that human blood extracted from mosquitos remains viable for DNA analysis up to two days after feeding. Most ...

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...

Another Reason To Ensure Children Get a Good Night Sleep

Jul 8, 2017 9:01 am
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A LACK of sleep doesn’t just turn children into a grumpy handful, it may also accelerate their cellular ageing – a process that could have...

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...

Cancer cells Get Rid of Extra Packages to Facilitate Their Growth!

Jul 4, 2017 1:01 pm
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Research from the Stowers Institute provides evidence suggesting that cancer cells might streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily....

Moving Gene Cloning To The Next Level!

Jul 4, 2017 9:01 am
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Discovering the function of a gene requires cloning a DNA sequence and expressing it. Until now, this was performed on a one-gene-at-a-time basis, cau...

Unexpected Effect of Night-Shifts on the DNA!

Jun 30, 2017 1:00 pm
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Night shift work may hinder the body's ability to repair DNA damage caused by normal cellular processes, suggests a small study published online i...

How Diet Affected Our Genes?

Jun 27, 2017 10:00 am
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A recently published Cornell University study describes how shifts in the diets of Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to...


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