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New blood: Tracing the beginnings of hematopoietic stem cellsNew blood: Tracing the beginnings of hematopoietic stem cells

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Has the puzzle of rapid climate change in the last ice age been solved?Has the puzzle of rapid climate change in the last ice age been solved?

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A self-organizing thousand-robot swarmA self-organizing thousand-robot swarm

Genetically engineered fruit flies could save cropsGenetically engineered fruit flies could save crops

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Crash-testing rivetsCrash-testing rivets

Scientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilingsScientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilings

Photo editing algorithm changes weather, seasons automaticallyPhoto editing algorithm changes weather, seasons automatically

Geography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economyGeography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economy

Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birdsShrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds

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A healthy lifestyle adds years to lifeA healthy lifestyle adds years to life

Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?

Strict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of wormsStrict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of worms

Identified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonationIdentified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonation

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

Genetics News & Research

More than just X and Y: A new genetic basis for sex determination (8/28/2014)

More than just X and Y: A new genetic basis for sex determinationMen and women differ in obvious ways, and scientists have long known that genetic differences buried deep within our DNA underlie these distinctions. In the past, most research has focused on understanding how the genes that encode proteins act as sex determinants. But Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists have found that a subset of very small genes encoding short RNA molecules, called microRNAs, also play a key role in differentiating male and female tissues in the fruit fly. ...> Full Article


Suspect gene corrupts neural connections (8/27/2014)

Suspect gene corrupts neural connectionsResearchers have demonstrated in patients' cells how a rare mutation in a suspect gene corrupts the turning on and off of dozens of other genes underlying synapses -- the connections between neurons. In a 'disease-in-a-dish' study, induced neurons of patients from families affected by a mutation associated with schizophrenia and other major mental illness expressed 80 percent lower-than-normal levels of a protein made by a suspect gene. ...> Full Article


A shift in the code: New method reveals hidden genetic landscape (8/27/2014)

A shift in the code: New method reveals hidden genetic landscapeWith three billion letters in the human genome, it seems hard to believe that adding or removing a base could have much of an effect on our health. Yet, such insertions and deletions can dramatically alter biological function. It is has been difficult to detect these mutations. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists have devised a new way to analyze genome sequences that pinpoints insertions and deletions in people with diseases such as autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, and Tourette syndrome. ...> Full Article


Woodrats' genes help them to win the arms race against their food (8/26/2014)

A handful of genes arm the woodrat against the toxic chemicals in its foodstuff, the creosote plant, according to research published in the open-access journal BMC Ecology. ...> Full Article


New gene editing method shows promising results for correcting muscular dystrophy (8/25/2014)

New gene editing method shows promising results for correcting muscular dystrophyUT Southwestern Medical Center researchers successfully used a new gene editing method to correct a mutation that leads to Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a mouse model of the condition. ...> Full Article


Forcing chromosomes into loops may switch off sickle cell disease (8/24/2014)

Scientists have altered key biological events in red blood cells, causing the cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period. Because this fetal hemoglobin is not affected by the inherited gene mutation that causes sickle cell disease, the cell culture findings may give rise to a new therapy for the debilitating blood disorder. ...> Full Article


Scientists fold RNA origami from a single strand (8/24/2014)

RNA origami is a new method for organizing molecules on the nanoscale, making it possible to fabricate complicated shapes from a single strand of RNA. Unlike existing methods for folding DNA molecules, RNA origamis are produced by enzymes and simultaneously fold into pre-designed shapes. This may allow designer RNA structures to be grown within living cells and used to organize cellular enzymes into biochemical factories. The method is reported in the latest issue of Science. ...> Full Article


Coming soon: Genetically edited fruit? (8/23/2014)

Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers writing in the Cell Press publication Trends in Biotechnology on Aug. 13. ...> Full Article


Next generation sequencing shakes up genotype/phenotype correlation, disease discoveries (8/22/2014)

With the ability to use next generation sequencing technology, researchers have a broadened understanding of the association of genetic changes and disease causation to a much greater resolution, driving new discoveries, said clinical geneticists from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and the University of Montreal in Canada in a perspective published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. ...> Full Article


Utility of sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers (8/22/2014)

Sequence-related amplified polymorphism markers have proved to be useful for agronomic studies (including crop development and identification of pathogen-resistant markers), but their use in other fields of plant biology has been limited. A new study in Applications in Plant Sciences surveys the SRAP literature and makes a case for the potential use of SRAP markers across a broad range of research fields including plant systematics, biogeography, conservation, and ecology. ...> Full Article


Single gene controls jet lag (8/21/2014)

Single gene controls jet lagSalk researchers have discovered a master gene responsible for sleep and wake cycles, offering hope for a drug that could help reset sleep. ...> Full Article


New material could enhance fast and accurate DNA sequencing (8/20/2014)

New material could enhance fast and accurate DNA sequencingGene-based personalized medicine has many possibilities for diagnosis and targeted therapy, but one big bottleneck: the expensive and time-consuming DNA-sequencing process. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found that nanopores in the material molybdenum disulfide could sequence DNA more accurately, quickly and inexpensively than anything yet available. ...> Full Article


No excess baggage: Antarctic insect's genome, newly sequenced, is smallest to date (8/19/2014)

Scientists who sequenced the genome of the Antarctic midge suspect the genome's small size -- the smallest in insects described to date -- can probably be explained by the midge's adaptation to its extreme living environment. ...> Full Article


First gene therapy trial launched for heart patients with mechanical pumps (8/18/2014)

For the first time in the world, a patient with a mechanical heart pump has received a new gene therapy for heart failure at Harefield Hospital, London. ...> Full Article


Not only in DNA's hands (8/17/2014)

Not only in DNA's handsWeizmann Institute scientists show that epigenetics has a large say in blood formation. ...> Full Article

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More than just X and Y: A new genetic basis for sex determinationMore than just X and Y: A new genetic basis for sex determination

Suspect gene corrupts neural connectionsSuspect gene corrupts neural connections

A shift in the code: New method reveals hidden genetic landscapeA shift in the code: New method reveals hidden genetic landscape

Woodrats' genes help them to win the arms race against their food

New gene editing method shows promising results for correcting muscular dystrophyNew gene editing method shows promising results for correcting muscular dystrophy

Forcing chromosomes into loops may switch off sickle cell disease

Scientists fold RNA origami from a single strand

Coming soon: Genetically edited fruit?

Next generation sequencing shakes up genotype/phenotype correlation, disease discoveries

Utility of sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers

Single gene controls jet lagSingle gene controls jet lag

New material could enhance fast and accurate DNA sequencingNew material could enhance fast and accurate DNA sequencing

No excess baggage: Antarctic insect's genome, newly sequenced, is smallest to date

First gene therapy trial launched for heart patients with mechanical pumps

Not only in DNA's handsNot only in DNA's hands



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