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The surprising consequences of banning chocolate milkThe surprising consequences of banning chocolate milk

Babies prefer fairness -- but only if it benefits them -- in choosing a playmateBabies prefer fairness -- but only if it benefits them -- in choosing a playmate

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Renewable energy market share climbs despite 2013 dip in investmentsRenewable energy market share climbs despite 2013 dip in investments

Study finds gaming augments players' social livesStudy finds gaming augments players' social lives

A breakthrough in creating invisibility cloaks, stealth technologyA breakthrough in creating invisibility cloaks, stealth technology

Overcoming structural uncertainty in computer modelsOvercoming structural uncertainty in computer models

Monkey caloric restriction study shows big benefit; contradicts earlier studyMonkey caloric restriction study shows big benefit; contradicts earlier study

Researchers developed world's first fluorescent sensor to detect date rape drugResearchers developed world's first fluorescent sensor to detect date rape drug

Copied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithmsCopied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms

Turning back the clock on aging muscles?Turning back the clock on aging muscles?

New study finds differences in concussion risk between football helmetsNew study finds differences in concussion risk between football helmets

Genetics News & Research

International team sequences rainbow trout genome (4/23/2014)

Using fish bred at Washington State University, an international team of researchers has mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout, a versatile salmonid whose relatively recent genetic history opens a window into how vertebrates evolve. The 30-person team, led by Yann Guiguen of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, reports its findings this week in Nature Communications. ...> Full Article


Computational method dramatically speeds up estimates of gene expression (4/22/2014)

With gene expression analysis growing in importance for both basic researchers and medical practitioners, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland have developed a new computational method that dramatically speeds up estimates of gene activity from RNA sequencing data. ...> Full Article


Refining the language for chromosomes (4/20/2014)

Brigham and Women's Hospital proposes a new classification system that may standardize how structural chromosomal rearrangements are described. ...> Full Article


Deadly human pathogen Cryptococcus fully sequenced (4/19/2014)

Deadly human pathogen Cryptococcus fully sequencedA ten-year effort by an international team has sequenced the entire genome and all the RNA products of the most important pathogenic lineage of Cryptococcus neoformans, a strain called H99.These genetic instructions can give valuable insight into why a fungus responsible for a million cases of pneumonia and meningitis every year is so malleable and dangerous. ...> Full Article


New technique will accelerate genetic characterization of photosynthesis (4/18/2014)

Photosynthesis provides fixed carbon and energy for nearly all life on Earth, yet many aspects of this fascinating process remain mysterious. We do not know the full list of the parts of the molecular machines that perform photosynthesis in any organism. A team developed a highly sophisticated tool that will transform the work of plant geneticists on this subject. ...> Full Article


Finding the switch: Researchers create roadmap for gene expression (4/17/2014)

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Their work also sheds new light on how heredity and environment can affect gene expression. ...> Full Article


Deep, integrated genomic analysis re-classifies lower-grade brain tumors (4/16/2014)

Deep, integrated genomic analysis re-classifies lower-grade brain tumorsComprehensive genomic analysis of low-grade brain tumors sorts them into three categories, one of which has the molecular hallmarks and shortened survival of glioblastoma multiforme ...> Full Article


Synthetic gene circuits pump up cell signals (4/16/2014)

Synthetic genetic circuitry created by researchers at Rice University is helping them monitor cell mechanisms that degrade the misfolded proteins implicated in neurodegenerative diseases. ...> Full Article


Energizing sick mitochondria with vitamin B3 (4/15/2014)

The researchers of the University of Helsinki, Finland, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, have shown that vitamin B3 form nicotinamide riboside can slow down the progression of mitochondrial disease, suggesting its potential as a novel therapy approach to adult-onset mitochondrial muscle diseases. ...> Full Article


Seeing double: New study explains evolution of duplicate genes (4/14/2014)

Seeing double: New study explains evolution of duplicate genesFrom time to time, living cells will accidentally make an extra copy of a gene during the normal replication process. Throughout the history of life, evolution has molded some of these seemingly superfluous genes into a source of genetic novelty, adaptation and diversity. A new study shows one way that some duplicate genes could have long-ago escaped elimination from the genome, leading to the genetic innovation seen in modern life. ...> Full Article


Exploring the genetics of 'I'll do it tomorrow' (4/14/2014)

Procrastination and impulsivity are genetically linked, suggesting that the two traits stem from similar evolutionary origins, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research indicates that the traits are related to our ability to successfully pursue and juggle goals. ...> Full Article


Friedreich's ataxia -- an effective gene therapy in an animal model (4/13/2014)

Friedreich's ataxia -- an effective gene therapy in an animal modelThe team led by Hélène Puccio, director of research for Inserm at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology in close collaboration with Patrick Aubourg's team has demonstrated, in the mice, the efficacy of gene therapy for treating the heart disease associated with Friedreich's ataxia, a rare hereditary neuro-degenerative disorder. ...> Full Article


Some long non-coding RNAs are conventional after all (4/12/2014)

Researchers have come full circle and predicted that some long non-coding RNAs can give rise to small proteins that have biological functions. A recent study in The EMBO Journal describes how researchers have used ribosome profiling to identify several hundred long non-coding RNAs that may give rise to small peptides. ...> Full Article


Loneliness impacts DNA repair (4/11/2014)

Loneliness impacts DNA repairScientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna examined the telomere length of captive African grey parrots. They found that the telomere lengths of single parrots were shorter than those housed with a companion parrot, which supports the hypothesis that social stress can interfere with cellular aging and a particular type of DNA repair. It suggests that telomeres may provide a biomarker for assessing exposure to social stress. The findings have been published in the journal PLOS ONE. ...> Full Article


Math modeling integral to synthetic biology research (4/11/2014)

A long-standing challenge in synthetic biology has been to create gene circuits that behave in predictable and robust ways. Mathematical modeling experts from the University of Houston collaborated with experimental biologists at Rice University to create a synthetic genetic clock that keeps accurate time across a range of temperatures. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the findings were published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ...> Full Article

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International team sequences rainbow trout genome

Computational method dramatically speeds up estimates of gene expression

Refining the language for chromosomes

Deadly human pathogen Cryptococcus fully sequencedDeadly human pathogen Cryptococcus fully sequenced

New technique will accelerate genetic characterization of photosynthesis

Finding the switch: Researchers create roadmap for gene expression

Deep, integrated genomic analysis re-classifies lower-grade brain tumorsDeep, integrated genomic analysis re-classifies lower-grade brain tumors

Synthetic gene circuits pump up cell signals

Energizing sick mitochondria with vitamin B3

Seeing double: New study explains evolution of duplicate genesSeeing double: New study explains evolution of duplicate genes

Exploring the genetics of 'I'll do it tomorrow'

Friedreich's ataxia -- an effective gene therapy in an animal modelFriedreich's ataxia -- an effective gene therapy in an animal model

Some long non-coding RNAs are conventional after all

Loneliness impacts DNA repairLoneliness impacts DNA repair

Math modeling integral to synthetic biology research



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