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Sperm DNA damage may contribute to repeated miscarriages  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Some cases of recurrent pregnancy loss may be caused by sperm DNA damage in the male partner, rather than by a problem in affected women. more
Single-molecule polarization microscopy of DNA intercalators sheds light on the structure of S-DNA  Science Magazine · 2 days
DNA structural transitions facilitate genomic processes, mediate drug-DNA interactions, and inform the development of emerging DNA-based biotechnology such as programmable materials and... more
Microsoft Demonstrates 'First Fully Automated DNA Data Storage'  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The fully automated system to store and retrieve data in manufactured DNA is a key step in moving the technology out of the research lab and into commercial data centres. more
Study finds cells maintain a complete molecular 'memory' of their embryonic origins  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In research that casts cells as curators of their own history, scientists have discovered that adult tissues retain a memory, inscribed on their DNA,... more
Using more-specific 'genetic scissors' may avoid problems associated with gene editing  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study suggests that there could be a way to bypass barriers to making CRISPR gene-editing treatments a viable option. Researchers found that using more-precise... more
Factors influencing meiotic recombination revealed by whole-genome sequencing of single sperm  Science Magazine · 3 days
Recombination is critical to meiosis and evolution, yet many aspects of the physical exchange of DNA via crossovers remain poorly understood. We report an approach for... more
CRISPR/Cas libraries open new avenues in cancer research  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
CRISPR/Cas enables the targeted deactivation of genes by cutting DNA at pre-determined sites. This is accomplished by providing the Cas enzyme with a genetic zip code. Using an entire library of zip... more
With a 'hello,' researchers demonstrate first fully automated DNA data storage  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the University of Washington and Microsoft have demonstrated the first fully automated system to store and retrieve data in manufactured DNA—a key step in... more
Study finds cells maintain a complete molecular 'memory' of their embryonic origins  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In research that casts cells as curators of their own history, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have discovered that adult tissues retain a memory, inscribed... more
Artificial chemical DNA switch helps understand epigenetic mechanisms  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University constructed an artificial chemical DNA switch and made the first step towards artificial epigenetics – targeted switching on and off of genes.... more
Rabbits like to eat plants with lots of DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Rabbits prefer to eat plants with plenty of DNA, according to a new study. more
CRISPR/Cas libraries open new avenues in cancer research  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
CRISPR/Cas enables the targeted deactivation of genes by cutting DNA at pre-determined sites. This is accomplished by providing the Cas enzyme with a genetic zip code. Using an entire library of zip... more
New mobile DNA element in Wolbachia may contribute to improved disease control strategies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Controlling mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Dengue or West Nile virus, has historically been difficult due to a lack of effective vaccines and... more
UIC scientists identify hidden proteins in bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a way to identify the beginning of every gene -- known as a translation start site or a start codon -- in bacterial cell... more
Computer scientists create programmable self-assembling DNA  nanowerk · 4 days
Computer scientists have created DNA molecules that can self-assemble into patterns essentially by running their own program. more
New mobile element found in mosquito parasite has potential for disease control  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
An interdisciplinary team of scientists has identified a new mobile DNA element in the Wolbachia parasite, which may contribute to improved control strategies for... more
Mobile DNA element found in mosquito parasite has potential for infectious disease control  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Controlling mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Dengue or West Nile virus, has historically been difficult due to a lack of effective vaccines and... more
Researchers find hidden proteins in bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a way to identify the beginning of every gene—known as a translation start site or a start codon—in bacterial cell DNA with a single experiment and,... more
Hidden proteins found in bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have developed a way to identify the beginning of every gene -- known as a translation start site or a start codon -- in bacterial cell DNA with a single experiment and, through this method, they have... more
CRISPR/Cas libraries could revolutionize drug discovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
CRISPR/Cas enables the targeted deactivation of genes by cutting DNA at pre-determined sites. This is accomplished by providing the Cas enzyme with a genetic zip code. more
[Editors' Choice] SAMpling cancer development one carbon at a time  Science Magazine · 4 days
PKC/ depletion promotes metabolic reprogramming during neuroendocrine prostate cancer differentiation by increasing DNA methylation. more
Chromatin changes rapidly in response to low oxygen  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A study reveals new insights into how cells respond to oxygen deprivation. The researchers found that chromatin, the complex of DNA and proteins where all genes reside, quickly changes in response to... more
How hot spots of genetic variation evolved in human DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research investigates hot spots of genetic variation within the human genome, examining the sections of our DNA that are most likely to differ significantly from one person... more
Gold nanoparticles to facilitate in-situ detection of amplified DNA at room temperature  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Detecting a single DNA sequence demands high sensitivity. DNA amplification is used to generate thousands of DNA copies so that it can be easily... more
New analysis reveals precision oncology insights for colorectal cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Next-generation sequencing of tumor DNA from patients with colorectal cancer revealed genetic alterations that were linked to different survival and treatment outcomes in an analysis led by a University of... more
Study illuminates how hot spots of genetic variation evolved in the human genome  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
What makes one person different from one another, and how did these differences evolve? A study by University at Buffalo biologists is... more
Rabbits like to eat plants with lots of DNA  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Rabbits prefer to eat plants with plenty of DNA, according to a new study by Queen Mary University of London and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. more
Gold nanoparticles to facilitate in-situ detection of amplified DNA at room temperature  nanowerk · 5 days
The proposed nanobiosensor takes advantage of the high sensitivity achieved when using gold nanoparticles in the sensing surface. The sensor integrates DNA amplification and... more
How hot spots of genetic variation evolved in human DNA  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
What makes one person different from one another, and how did these differences evolve? more
Scientists make surprising discoveries about salmon on Gulf of Alaska expedition  CBC · 5 days
An international team of researchers collected thousands of samples and pioneered a new DNA... more
Biologists develop new method of cloning  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
DNA, which contains the genetic information of an organism, consists of long chains of nucleotides. In order to study the functions based on the sequence of these building blocks, DNA molecules must be inserted in carrier... more
Motion control at the nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NUS Physicists have designed a bipedal nanowalker that can change its walking manner and direction by adjusting the length of its stride. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-based nanowalkers are a class of molecular motors which are being explored for a... more
Scientists are discovering the secrets behind whole-body DNA regeneration - CNET  CNET · 6 days
A team at Harvard has released a study on panther worms which revealed a regenerative master switch called early growth response, or EGR. more
Snaring bacteria in DNA-based nets the way white blood cells do  nanowerk · 7 days
Today's antibiotics are not particularly engineered to coordinate their fight against bacteria with white blood cells, the body's own first line of defense against infectors, but... more
XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses  TechCrunch · 1 week
As healthcare moves toward genetically tailored treatments, one of the biggest hurdles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of fast, low-cost genetic testing. And few people are more familiar with the... more
New research opens possibility of using sperm taken from testicles to overcome infertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists have found that sperm DNA from the testicles of many infertile men is as good as that of ejaculated sperm of... more
Unique diversity of the genetic history of the Iberian Peninsula revealed by dual studies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have analyzed ancient DNA from almost 300 individuals from the Iberian Peninsula, spanning more than 12,000 years. The first... more
Natural speed limit on DNA replication sets pace for life's first steps  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Fruit flies make for stingy mothers, imparting only a portion of the genetic building blocks their offspring need to survive. The rest must be... more
Speed limit on DNA-making sets pace for life's first steps  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Fruit flies make for stingy mothers, imparting only a portion of the genetic building blocks their offspring need to survive. The rest must be produced by the fertilized... more
Study uncovers genetic switches that control process of whole-body regeneration  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers are shedding new light on how animals perform whole-body regeneration, and uncovered a number of DNA switches that appear to control genes used in the process. more
Males as somatic investment in a parthenogenetic nematode  Science Magazine · 1 week
We report the reproductive strategy of the nematode Mesorhabditis belari. This species produces only 9% males, whose sperm is necessary to fertilize and activate the eggs. However, most of the fertilized eggs... more
Ancient DNA research shines spotlight on Iberia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The largest study to date of ancient DNA from the Iberian Peninsula (modern-day Portugal and Spain) offers new insights into the populations that lived in this region over the last 8,000 years. The most... more
Europe's last hunter-gatherers were more diverse than thought, DNA evidence suggests  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The genetic legacy of European hunter-gatherers who lived thousands of years ago is more complex than had been thought, according to new genomic evidence reported in... more
On-the-spot genome analysis  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
By fine-tuning how algorithms carve up DNA data, researchers have made it possible to do genomic analysis on a smartphone. more
Speed limit on DNA-making sets pace for life's first steps  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Fruit flies make for stingy mothers, imparting only a portion of the genetic building blocks their offspring need to survive. The rest must be produced by the fertilized... more
New method for on-the-spot genome analysis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The ability to read the genome - all the DNA of an organism - has vast potential to understand human health and disease. more
Fingerprints, revisited  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For more than a century, forensic scientists have linked criminals to crime scenes through the distinctive loops and whorls on their fingertips. But now, researchers are moving beyond simple pattern comparisons to glean more information from fingerprints. According to an... more
Cellular microRNA detection with miRacles: microRNA- activated conditional looping of engineered switches  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
MicroRNAs are short noncoding regulatory RNAs that are increasingly used as disease biomarkers. Detection of microRNAs can be arduous and expensive and often requires... more
Scientists introduce a simple, reliable method for universal isothermal DNA amplification  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Whether revealing a perpetrator with DNA evidence, diagnosing a pathogen, classifying a paleontological discovery, or determining paternity, the duplication of nucleic acids (amplification) is indispensable. more
On-the-spot genome analysis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The ability to read the genome—all the DNA of an organism—has vast potential to understand human health and disease. more
Gene behind mitochondrial disease has more varied effects than previously thought  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
For more than two decades, mutations in a gene located in the DNA of mitochondria have been classified as a mitochondrial disease and linked to a... more
New York, feds join to get 100K rape kits tested around US  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor... more
With New York cash, feds test 100K rape kits and arrest 1K  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor... more
DNA and RNA Copying made easy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Whether revealing a perpetrator with DNA evidence, diagnosing a pathogen, classifying a paleontological discovery, or determining paternity, the duplication of nucleic acids (amplification) is indispensable. Scientists have now introduced a new, very simple, yet highly sensitive... more
NY, feds get 100K rape kits tested around US _ and 1K arrest  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New... more
23andMe to predict risk of diabetes from genetic makeup  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
DNA testing company 23andMe will soon release a DNA test that can predict an individuals' risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but many experts are concerned. more
The app that warns you about snacks you can’t add to your shopping cart  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed an app that scans the barcodes of food items in the supermarket and warns you if it... more
Copying made easy: A universal isothermal DNA amplification method  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Whether revealing a perpetrator with DNA evidence, diagnosing a pathogen, classifying a paleontological discovery, or determining paternity, the duplication of nucleic acids (amplification) is indispensable. In the journal Angewandte Chemie,... more
Cash from NY, feds tests 100K rape kits, leads to 1K arrests  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor... more
Discovery brings new understanding to sophistication of microbial warfare  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It could be the plot of an espionage-filled, war-time thriller, or the blow-by-blow of sparring judo masters. But instead it's a true story of molecular warfare between microbes, beginning when... more
Genes that evolve from scratch expand protein diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study challenges one of the classic assumptions about how new proteins evolve. The research shows that random, noncoding sections of DNA can quickly evolve to produce new proteins. more
Researchers report two pathways that cells use to mend cancer-causing DNA damage  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
DNA damage occurs in all cellular organisms. In human cells, it can be caused by the body's normal metabolic activities, by environmental factors or... more
Scientists Thread A Nano-Needle To Modify The Genes Of Plants  NPR · 2 weeks
Getting DNA into plant cells is tricky. Researchers have tried using infectious bacteria, as well as gene guns that shoot gold bullets. Then a physicist came up with... more
Getting closer to a scary 'post-antibiotic world'  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The products of wastewater treatment have been found to contain trace amounts of antibiotic resistant DNA. These products are often reintroduced to the environment and water supply, potentially resulting in the spread of antibiotic... more
DNA sequencing method could aid development of anticancer drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
DNA is small. Really, really, small. So, when researchers want to study the structure of a single-stranded DNA, they can't just pull out their microscopes: they have to get creative. more
Tiny DNA reader to advance development of anticancer drugs  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers use tiny probes and an electrical current to locate anticancer drug molecules incorporated into single strands of DNA. more
Scientists may have discovered a new killer whale  CBC · 2 weeks
An international team of researchers may have found a new species of killer whales off southern Chile. Scientists are waiting... more
Tiny DNA reader to advance development of anticancer drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a novel method to determine exactly where anticancer drug molecules are incorporated into microscopic strands of DNA. By passing an electrical current between two tiny probes across... more
Major mutation pattern in cancer occurs in bursts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have created a huge resource for investigating the biological mechanisms that cause cancer. Scientists identified the patterns of DNA damage -- mutational fingerprints that represent the origins of cancer -- present... more
cGAS in action: Expanding roles in immunity and inflammation  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
DNA is highly immunogenic. It represents a key pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) during infection. Host DNA can, however, also act as a danger-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) and elicit strong inflammatory... more
Using tiny organisms to unlock big environmental mysteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Biological processes that influence climate and the environment, such as carbon fixation or nitrogen recycling are parts of these planet-wide processes are actually driven by the tangible actions of organisms at every... more
Star Wars and Asterix characters amongst 103 beetles new to science from Sulawesi, Indonesia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A total of 103 new species of weevils are added to the genus Trigonopterus from Sulawesi whereas. Prior to the... more
Tiny DNA reader to advance development of anticancer drugs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
DNA is small. Really, really, small. So, when researchers want to study the structure of a single-stranded DNA, they can't just pull out their microscopes: they have to get creative. more
Massive Attack album stored in a painting using DNA  BBC · 2 weeks
The album Mezzanine by Massive Attack has been stored using genetic information for the first time. more
Getting more mileage from microsatellites  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are using a next-generation sequencing genotyping approach to find insight into the evolutionary history of the carob tree -- an economically important species with a long history in the Mediterranean. They... more
Antibiotic resistance is spreading from wastewater treatment plants  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The products of wastewater treatment have been found to contain trace amounts of antibiotic resistant DNA. These products are often reintroduced to the environment and water supply, potentially resulting in the spread... more
Getting more mileage from microsatellites  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
They say you only find what you're looking for, and that applies in population genetics as well as in life. Population genetic studies rely on scoring known, characterized variation in DNA in order to decipher the history of... more
Chromatin capture links the metabolic enzyme AHCY to stem cell proliferation  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Profiling the chromatin-bound proteome (chromatome) in a simple, direct, and reliable manner might be key to uncovering the role of yet uncharacterized chromatin factors in physiology... more
A methylation-phosphorylation switch determines Plk1 kinase activity and function in DNA damage repair  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1) is a crucial regulator of cell cycle progression; but the mechanism of regulation of Plk1 activity is not... more
Antibiotic resistance is spreading from wastewater treatment plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The products of wastewater treatment have been found to contain trace amounts of antibiotic resistant DNA. Researchers have found that even low concentrations of just a single type of antibiotic in the... more
A CRISPR spin-off causes unintended typos in DNA  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
One type of CRISPR gene editor makes frequent and widespread mistakes, studies in mice and rice reveal. more
Pininfarina’s $2 million electric ‘Battista’ hypercar is faster than a Formula 1 race car  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Automobili Pininfarina, the automaker brand infused with Pininfarina design house DNA and owned by India’s Mahindra Group, revealed its first... more
Tricks to reduce DNA base editor's mistakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at the Center for Genome Engineering, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea) have identified the mistake rate of DNA editing tools known as adenine base editors, which are based on... more
Isolating Bacterial Pathogen DNA from Food Samples  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Identifying microbes is incredibly important in many industries and is often seen as quality assurance to make sure that the food manufactured or the ingredients used do not contain foodborne bacteria. Many states and... more
Protocells use DNA logic to communicate and compute  nanowerk · 3 weeks
The work provides a step towards chemical cognition in synthetic protocells and could be useful in biosensing and therapeutics. more
Checking DNA base editor's mistakes and tricks to reduce them  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Digenome-seq technique reveals the accuracy of CRISPR-based editing tool that changes DNA letter A to G. more
Checking DNA base editor's mistakes and tricks to reduce them  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have identified the mistake-rate of DNA editing tools, based on CRISPR and known as adenine base editors. Assessing the genome-wide target specificity of these innovative techniques is... more
Improving IVF success rates  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
For best chances of in vitro fertilization success, the most motile sperm are chosen from semen. But current methods of sperm selection are inefficient and can cause fragmentation of the precious DNA carried in sperm heads. Scientists have now developed... more
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