DNA
Time to step inside your DNA  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) have developed technology that allows scientists to explore the complex 3-D structure of DNA in Virtual Reality. In a newly published pre-print, the team describes... more
A solid-state nanopore platform for digital data storage  nanowerk · 13 hours
Using DNA to directly store data is an attractive possibility because it is extremely dense and long-lasting. Currently, though, synthesizing and sequencing DNA molecules for storing large amounts of data involves complex... more
DNA origami: A precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, in collaboration with researchers at University of Oslo, Norway, have demonstrated the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get... more
Researchers catalog defects that give 2-D materials amazing properties  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Amid the frenzy of worldwide research on atomically thin materials like graphene, there is one area that has eluded any systematic analysis—even though this information could be crucial to a... more
DNA origami: A precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Using DNA origami -- DNA-based design of precise nanostructures -- scientists have been able to demonstrate the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get... more
James Watson, Co-Discoverer of DNA Structure, Stripped of Honors Over Racist Statements  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
The co-discoverer of DNA's double helix is being stripped of his honorary titles because of his recent racist remarks. more
DNA origami: A precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness  nanowerk · 1 day
Using DNA origami - DNA-based design of precise nanostructures - scientists have been able to demonstrate the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get... more
DNA origami can accurately measure how antibodies interact with several antigens  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Using DNA origami - DNA-based design of precise nanostructures - scientists at Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with researchers at University of Oslo, have been able to... more
DNA tool allows you to trace your ancient ancestry  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists at the University of Sheffield studying ancient DNA have created a tool allowing them to more accurately identify ancient Eurasian populations, which can be used to test an individual's... more
Scientists develop novel method to monitor molecular aggregation  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Chiral molecules are defined as molecules that are non-superimposable on their mirror images, much like that of left and right human hand bone structure. There are many examples of chiral molecules in... more
New method facilitates study of the effects of chemicals on DNA  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
University of Arkansas physics researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective method to study the effects of chemicals on DNA which has potential to improve the development... more
New method knocks out yeast genes with single-point precision  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
How do you make yeast work harder? Not to make bread, but in processes that yield chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Industries currently use a yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae. They'd like it... more
DNA tool allows you to trace your ancient ancestry  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists at the University of Sheffield studying ancient DNA have created a tool allowing them to more accurately identify ancient Eurasian populations, which can be used to test an individual's... more
DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf... more
DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf... more
DNA pioneer stripped of honours amid 'reckless' race remarks  Sky News · 3 days
Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist James Watson has been stripped of several honorary titles by the laboratory he once headed over his views about intelligence and race. more
Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist who lost his job in 2007 for expressing racist views, was stripped of several honorary titles Friday by the New York lab he once headed. more
Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Research lab revokes honorary titles for Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist James Watson, who lost his job there in 2007 for expressing racist views more
Lab revokes honors for controversial scientist James Watson  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Research lab revokes honorary titles for Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist James Watson, who lost his job there in 2007 for expressing racist views more
Why wasn't the human genome shredded long ago?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In the January 7th edition of Communications Biology, researchers at InsideOutBio argue that an unusual form of DNA with a reverse twist may have helped thwart the invasion of the human genome... more
CRISPR-Cas9 circular permutants can sense and respond to viral proteases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Using a technique called circular permutation, researchers at the University of California Berkeley have created a new suite of Cas9 variants called Cas9-CPs, which will simplify design of... more
New dynamic probes for ions interacting with biomolecules  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Pairs of negatively charged phosphate groups and positive magnesium ions represent a key structural feature of DNA and RNA embedded in water. Vibrations of phosphate groups have now been established as selective... more
Flippable DNA switches help bacteria resist antibiotics and are more common than thought  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Bacteria have a number of well-known tricks available to them to adapt to changing environments, such as mutation and sharing snippets of... more
Immune system's front-line defense freezes bacteria in their tracks  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In the moments leading up to assault by a short, peculiar peptide, the bacteria are happily growing, their DNA jiggling around the cell in the semi-random motions characteristic of life. more
Study shows an unusual mechanism could have thwart the invasion of human genome by junk DNA  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In the January 7th edition of Communications Biology, researchers at InsideOutBio argue that an unusual form... more
Bacteria help discover human cancer-causing proteins  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers applied an unconventional approach that used bacteria to discover human proteins that can lead to DNA damage and promote cancer. more
New dynamic probes for ions interacting with biomolecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Pairs of negatively charged phosphate groups and positive magnesium ions represent a key structural feature of DNA and RNA embedded in water. Vibrations of phosphate groups have now been established as selective... more
Invertible promoters mediate bacterial phase variation, antibiotic resistance, and host adaptation in the gut  Science Magazine · 5 days
Phase variation, the reversible alternation between genetic states, enables infection by pathogens and colonization by commensals. However, the diversity of... more
Novel biomarker links tumor progression to genome instability  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Our DNA is under constant attack. The delicate molecule that contains our genetic information is extremely vulnerable to everything from environmental agents, such as radiation, to the chemicals in the air we... more
New CRISPR-Cas9 variants can respond to viral proteases  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Using a technique called circular permutation, researchers at the University of California Berkeley have created a new suite of Cas9 variants called Cas9-CPs, which will simplify design of Cas9-fusion proteins for diverse... more
Bacteria help discover human cancer-causing proteins  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Austin has applied an unconventional approach that used bacteria to discover human proteins that can lead to DNA damage and... more
Giving Cas9 an 'on' switch for better control of CRISPR gene editing  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
CRISPR-Cas9 is a revolutionary tool in part because of its versatility: created by bacteria to chew up viruses, it works equally well in human... more
Speeding up genetic diagnosis of Huntington's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Elongated segments of DNA cause Huntington's disease and certain other disorders of the brain. Researchers have developed a method to determine the length of the mutated genes quickly and easily. more
Enzyme structure reveals how DNA is opened up for transcription  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
DNA is a molecular manual that contains instructions for building life. And, like any manual, DNA isn't all that useful if it remains unopened and unread. In order... more
New method to speed up genetic diagnosis of Huntington’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Elongated segments of DNA cause Huntington's disease and certain other disorders of the brain. Researchers funded by the SNSF have developed a method to determine the length of... more
Let's map our DNA and save billions each year in health costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A scientist has called for Australia to embrace pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing to deliver medication more effectively and slash around $2.4 billion wasted each year... more
Single-molecule imaging of transcription at damaged chromatin  Science Magazine · 6 days
How DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) affect ongoing transcription remains elusive due to the lack of single-molecule resolution tools directly measuring transcription dynamics upon DNA damage. Here, we established new reporter systems that allow the... more
Structure and function of an ectopic Polycomb chromatin domain  Science Magazine · 6 days
Polycomb group proteins (PcGs) drive target gene repression and form large chromatin domains. In Drosophila, DNA elements known as Polycomb group response elements (PREs) recruit PcGs to the DNA. We... more
Male workers face DNA testing after comatose woman had baby  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Phoenix police have served a search warrant to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility where a patient in a vegetative state for years... more
Scientists confirm that chromosomes are formed by stacked layers  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new study based on electron microscopy techniques at low temperatures demonstrates that during mitosis, chromosome DNA is packed in stacked layers of chromatin. The research, published in EMBO Journal,... more
DNA sought of males at center where comatose woman had baby  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Police in Phoenix have served a search warrant to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility where a patient in a vegetative... more
Family of woman in vegetative state outraged after baby born  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Police have served a search warrant Tuesday to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who had been in... more
FDA approves initiation of first-in-human trial of DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The Wistar Institute, along with partners Penn Medicine and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announce that the FDA has approved the initiation of a first-in-human clinical trial investigating the safety... more
Comatose woman who gave birth is Arizona tribe member  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Police have served a search warrant Tuesday to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who had been in a vegetative... more
Officials: Comatose woman who gave birth is a tribal member  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Police have served a search warrant Tuesday to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who had been in... more
The Latest: Police seek DNA from facility's male staff  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Phoenix police are pursuing DNA samples from every male employee at a private care facility where a patient in a vegetative state recently gave birth more
Genealogy database, gum help convict DJ in '92 killing  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A popular Pennsylvania DJ has pleaded guilty to raping and strangling a schoolteacher in 1992 after being identified as a suspect as a result of DNA a relative had submitted... more
Mitosis: Chromosome DNA packed in stacked layers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study based on electron microscopy techniques at low temperatures demonstrates that, during mitosis, chromosome DNA is packed in stacked layers of chromatin. The research, published in EMBO Journal, confirms a surprising structure... more
Hair dye is toxic – could natural alternatives be made to work?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Do you really know what you're putting on your hair? Many hair dyes you can buy in the shops or hairdresser contain toxic chemicals... more
Should researchers engineer a spicy tomato?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The chili pepper, from an evolutionary perspective, is the tomato's long-lost spitfire cousin. They split off from a common ancestor 19 million years ago but still share some of the same DNA. While the tomato plant... more
Mammoth DNA found in Cambodia market items  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists tackling the illegal trade in elephant ivory got more than they bargained for when they found woolly mammoth DNA in trinkets on sale in Cambodia, they revealed Friday. more
Discovery in cell development changes understanding of how genes shape early embryos  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Until now, it was unclear how this DNA packing affected development in early embryos. Researchers found that in mouse embryos -- only eight days... more
Strength in weakness: Fragile DNA regions key to vertebrate evolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
DNA regions susceptible to breakage and loss are genetic hot spots for important evolutionary changes, according to a Stanford study. The findings may lead to new understanding of... more
New method for automation of DNA origami  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Nature has made extravagant use of a simple molecule--DNA, the floorplan of all earthly life. more
Scientists Solve Mystery of How and When DNA Replicates  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A research team led by Florida State University scientists has demonstrated that there are specific points along the... more
DNA design that anyone can do  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have designed a computer program that allows users to translate any free-form drawing into a two-dimensional, nanoscale structure made of DNA. more
Slime proves valuable in developing method for counting salmon in Alaska  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have published a novel method for counting Pacific salmon -- analyzing DNA from the slime the fish leave behind in their spawning streams. more
Slime proves valuable in developing method for counting salmon in Alaska  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have published a novel method for counting Pacific salmon—analyzing DNA from the slime the fish leave behind in their spawning streams. more
Computer program can translate a free-form 2-D drawing into a DNA structure  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at MIT and Arizona State University have designed a computer program that allows users to translate any free-form drawing into a two-dimensional, nanoscale... more
DNA tests of Lassa virus mid-outbreak helped Nigeria target its response  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
New technology for analyzing genetic data quickly in the field guided how Nigeria dealt with an outbreak of Lassa fever in 2018. more
DNA design that anyone can do  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Computer program can translate a free-form 2-D drawing into a DNA nanoscale structure. more
DNA fragility in the parallel evolution of pelvic reduction in stickleback fish  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Evolution generates a remarkable breadth of living forms, but many traits evolve repeatedly, by mechanisms that are still poorly understood. A classic example of... more
DNA design that anyone can do  MIT · 2 weeks
Computer program can translate a free-form 2-D drawing into a DNA structure. more
Carrying and releasing nanoscale cargo with 'nanowrappers'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists made hollow nanosized boxes with corner holes, demonstrating how these ''nanowrappers'' can carry and release DNA-coated nanoparticles. more
Carrying and releasing nanoscale cargo with "nanowrappers"  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This holiday season, scientists at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have wrapped a box of a different kind. Using a one-step... more
Autonomously designed free-form 2D DNA origami  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Scaffolded DNA origami offers the unique ability to organize molecules in nearly arbitrary spatial patterns at the nanometer scale, with wireframe designs further enabling complex 2D and 3D geometries with irregular boundaries and internal structures. The... more
Powerful Icelandic Vikings were buried with stallions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Archaeologists in Iceland have for decades examined the remains of more than 350 graves from the Viking Age. In approximately 150 examples, teeth or bones of horses were found. Geneticists and archaeologists have now... more
Record for decoding the longest DNA sequence is impressive – here's what to expect next  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Like other professionals, scientists like to be the best at what they do, but they also like to... more
Unravelling mystery of how, when DNA replicates  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team has unlocked a decades old mystery about how a critical cellular process called DNA replication is regulated. more
Researchers unravel mystery of how, when DNA replicates  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of Florida State University researchers has unlocked a decades-old mystery about how a critical cellular process is regulated and what that could mean for the future study of genetics. more
California's Brown orders new DNA testing in old murder case  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
California Gov. Jerry Brown is ordering new DNA tests that a death-row inmate says could clear him in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention more
Enhancers can be predicted through ChIP-seq technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In genetics, an enhancer is a short region of DNA that can be bound by proteins to increase the likelihood that transcription of a particular gene will occur. more
Cell-free DNA can be used to predict biological age, according to a new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Scientists have found that cell-free DNA (cfDNA) within in the blood can reflect differences in the age and health of... more
Marijuana causes alters genetic makeup of sperm  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study has revealed that cannabis or marijuana can alter the DNA or genetic make-up of the sperms and this can have long term consequences in the baby born of that sperm. The... more
Cell-by-cell DNA science is 'Breakthrough of 2018'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The US journal Science on Thursday coined as "Breakthrough of the Year" for 2018 new technologies that reveal how DNA cues individual cells to grow through time. more
Researchers make world's smallest tic-tac-toe game board with DNA  nanowerk · 4 weeks
The technology could be used to develop more sophisticated nanomachines with reconfigurable parts. more
Scientists program proteins to pair exactly  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Proteins designed in the lab can now zip together in much the same way that DNA molecules zip up to form a double helix. The technique could enable the design of protein nanomachines that can potentially... more
The dean of UCLA Law explains the uncertain future of forensic science  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Shows like Law and Order and CSI have taught a generation of Americans that blood spatters and handwriting analysis are crucial for catching criminals.... more
Researchers use DNA nanomachines to discover subgroups of lysosomes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The story of the lysosome is a classic smear campaign. Once dismissed as the garbage disposal of the cell—it does break down unneeded cell debris—it is now valued by scientists... more
DNA from ancient aboriginal Australian remains enables their repatriation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For many decades, Aboriginal Australians have campaigned for the return of ancestral remains that continue to be stored in museums worldwide. more
Ancient DNA can help bring aboriginal Australian ancestors home  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
New collaboration between scientists and indigenous communities could speed repatriation cases may raise ethical concerns more
Scientists program proteins to pair exactly  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Proteins have now been designed in the lab to zip together in much the same way that DNA molecules zip up to form a double helix. The technique, whose development was led by University of Washington... more
Ancient nuclear genomes enable repatriation of Indigenous human remains  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
After European colonization, the ancestral remains of Indigenous people were often collected for scientific research or display in museum collections. For many decades, Indigenous people, including Native Americans and Aboriginal... more
Cell type-dependent bimodal p53 activation engenders a dynamic mechanism of chemoresistance  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Studies of drug resistance mostly characterize genetic mutation, and we know much less about phenotypic mechanisms of drug resistance, especially at a quantitative level. p53 is... more
DNA “webs” shown to promote metastasis in ovarian cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers have found that neutrophils cast DNA “webs” that aid the spread of ovarian cancer cells to new tissues (a process known as metastasis). more
Exposure to cannabis alters the genetic profile of sperm  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New research suggests men in their child-bearing years should consider how THC could impact their sperm and possibly the children they conceive during periods when they've been using the drug.... more
Stick insects: Egg-laying techniques reveal new evolutionary map  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have created the best map of stick-insect evolution to date by combining DNA analysis and knowledge of their varied egg-laying techniques. The first stick insects flicked or dropped their eggs while... more
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Time to step inside your DNA
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Immune system's front-line defense freezes bacteria in their tracks
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Computer program can translate a free-form 2-D drawing into a DNA structure
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Researchers make world's smallest tic-tac-toe game board with DNA
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