Genome & Genomics (177 News)

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...

Aberrant mRNA Processing may Underlie Schizophrenia

Sep 20, 2017 10:30 am
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Schizophrenia affects around 200,000 people in the United States, and millions more worldwide; it can be a very serious disease. Little is known, howe...

More than 99 percent of the microbes inside us are unknown to science

Sep 19, 2017 6:00 pm
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A new survey of DNA fragments circulating in human blood suggests our bodies contain vastly more diverse microbes than anyone previously understood. W...

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...

Chromosome motor discovery supports DNA loop extrusion

Sep 16, 2017 10:30 am
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It is one of the great mysteries in biology: How does a cell neatly distribute its replicated DNA between two daughter cells? For more than a century,...

Crystal structure reveals new details of nonstandard RNA transcription

Sep 9, 2017 2:00 pm
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High-resolution crystal structure reveals a new pathway for RNA during a nontraditional form of transcription -- the process by which RNA is produced ...

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...

Scientists characterize regulatory DNA sequences responsible for human diseases

Sep 1, 2017 2:00 pm
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Scientists from the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have developed an innovative system to identify and char...

Fruit fly protein dual duties may make it model for studies of protein function in context

Aug 31, 2017 10:30 am
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An essential fruit fly protein called CLAMP may help biologists answer the key question of how the same protein can manage to coordinate two completel...

First integrated atlas of microRNA expression in human primary cells

Aug 28, 2017 6:00 pm
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The human body consists of hundreds of different cell types with very different functions and behaviors, despite the fact that the genome sequence of ...

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 ...


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