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Living components: Programmable structural dynamics successful in self-organizing fiber structures  SCIENCE DAILY · 58 minutes
Scientists have succeeded in programming the dynamics of structures in an artificial chemical system on the basis of DNA components. more
Vampire algae killer's genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels  PHYS.ORG · 17 minutes
New DNA analysis has revealed surprising genetic diversity in a bacterium that poses a persistent threat to the algae biofuels industry. With the evocative name Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus, the predatory pest... more
Beyond finding a gene: Same repeated stretch of DNA in three neurodegenerative diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Four different rare diseases are all caused by the same short segment of DNA repeated too many times, a mutation researchers call... more
Molecular sensor scouts DNA damage and supervises repair  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
In the time it takes you to read this sentence, every cell in your body suffers some form of DNA damage. Without vigilant repair, cancer would run rampant, and now scientists at... more
Shedding light on darker parts of our genetic heritage  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
More than half of our genome consists of transposons, DNA sequences that are reminiscent of ancient, extinct viruses. Transposons are normally silenced by a process known as DNA methylation, but their activation... more
Where to find all Minecraft Earth blocks and items  Windows Central · 3 days
We've rounded up every Minecraft Earth block and item (and where to find them) in the beta. The Minecraft Earth beta is steadily expanding across the globe, providing the first... more
Programmable dynamic steady states in ATP-driven nonequilibrium DNA systems  Science Magazine · 3 days
Inspired by the dynamics of the dissipative self-assembly of microtubules, chemically fueled synthetic systems with transient lifetimes are emerging for nonequilibrium materials design. However, realizing programmable or even adaptive structural... more
Adding a polymer stabilizes collapsing metal-organic frameworks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a special class of sponge-like materials with nano-sized pores. The nanopores lead to record-breaking internal surface areas, up to 7800 m2 in a single gram. This feature makes MOFs extremely... more
IDT partners with Washington University to increase access to new NGS technologies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
As part of its commitment to advocate for the genomics age, Integrated DNA Technologies aims to lower the barriers to access the latest NGS... more
A New Spin On DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
For decades, researchers have chased ways to study biological machines. Every mechanical movement -- from contracting a muscle to replicating DNA -- relies on molecular motors that take near-undetectable steps. Trying to see them move is like trying... more
Nuclear hnRNPA2B1 initiates and amplifies the innate immune response to DNA viruses  Science Magazine · 4 days
DNA viruses typically eject genomic DNA into the nuclei of host cells after entry. It is unclear, however, how nuclear pathogen-derived DNA triggers innate... more
Fertility doc told to provide DNA sample for paternity test  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A judge says a Vermont fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to impregnate a patient must turn over a sample of his DNA more
DNA origami joins forces with molecular motors to build nanoscale machines  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers have captured the first recorded rotational steps of a molecular motor as it moved from one DNA base pair to another. more
DNA origami joins forces with molecular motors to build nanoscale machines  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
For decades, researchers have chased ways to study biological machines. Every mechanical movement -- from contracting a muscle to replicating DNA -- relies on molecular motors... more
Slug serves as 'command central' for determining breast stem cell health  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study published in Cell Reports found that a transcription factor called Slug serves as 'command central' for determining breast stem cell health, regulating both... more
The protein that gives identical cells individuality  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New insight into a protein's role in regulating tight DNA packing could have implications for combating tumor cell resistance to anti-cancer treatments. more
Slug, a stem cell regulator, keeps breast cells healthy by promoting repair of DNA damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new biomedical research study finds a transcription factor called Slug contributes to breast cell fitness by promoting... more
Ancient DNA extracted from Neanderthal fossils of Gibraltar for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new collaborative study, led by the Natural History Museum and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, has extracted ancient DNA from the... more
The protein that gives identical cells individuality  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
New insight into a protein's role in regulating tight DNA packing could have implications for combating tumor cell resistance to anti-cancer treatments. more
HIV DNA persists in spinal fluid despite treatment, linked to cognitive impairment  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Many people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and using antiretroviral therapy (ART) may still have cells sheltering the virus lurking in the... more
Patients with HIV DNA in cerebrospinal fluid have high risk of experiencing cognitive deficits  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Investigators from the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, the world's largest and longest-established HIV research network, today announced that the Journal... more
Comprehensive review of the future of CRISPR technology in crops  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
CRISPR is thought of as 'molecular scissors' used to cut and edit DNA, but researchers are now looking far beyond these applications. In a new comprehensive review, they... more
DNA replication machinery captured at atom-level detail  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Life depends on double-stranded DNA unwinding and separating into single strands that can be copied for cell division. Scientists have determined at atomic resolution the structure of machinery that drives the process. more
DNA replication machinery captured at atom-level detail  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists reveal a crystal structure that illustrates a mechanism that powers and possibly starts DNA replication. more
Research sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repair  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It is a well known fact that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage the skin. Now, a new study sheds light on what happens after DNA damage occurs, and how... more
DNA replication machinery captured at atom-level detail  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
July 15, 2019) Life depends on double-stranded DNA unwinding and separating into single strands that can be copied for cell division. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have determined at atomic resolution the structure... more
Study gives insight into sun-induced DNA damage and cell repair  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research has provided a better understanding of the dynamic process by which sunlight-induced DNA damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells as needing repair. more
Study gives insight into sun-induced DNA damage and cell repair  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team led by a Baylor University researcher has published a breakthrough article that provides a better understanding of the dynamic process by which sunlight-induced DNA damage is... more
How cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is DNA found in trace amounts in blood, which has escaped degradation by enzymes. more
Are the 'viral' agents of MS, ALS and schizophrenia buried in our genome?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
What if the missing 'environmental' factor in some of our deadliest neurological diseases were really written in our genome? Researchers explain how... more
Ancient genomics pinpoint origin and rapid turnover of cattle in the Fertile Crescent  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The keeping of livestock began in the Ancient Near East and underpinned the emergence of complex economies and then cities. Subsequently, it... more
DNA analysis reveals cryptic underwater ecosystem engineers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
They look like smears of pink bubblegum on the rocks off British Columbia's coast, indistinguishable from one another. more
DNA analysis reveals cryptic underwater ecosystem engineers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
They look like smears of pink bubblegum on the rocks off British Columbia's coast, indistinguishable from one another. But a new DNA analysis of coralline algae has revealed a wealth of different species --... more
Ancient epigenetic change deactivates some genes linked to cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An epigenetic change, a form of DNA control, that deactivates some genes linked to cancer late in human development has been conserved for more than 400 million years, new research... more
Researchers Capture High-Resolution Images of Active Cas9 Enzyme  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Using a technique called cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM), a team of scientists from the United States and Canada has captured... more
New CRISPR platform expands RNA editing capabilities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
CRISPR-based tools have revolutionized our ability to target disease-linked genetic mutations. CRISPR technology comprises a growing family of tools that can manipulate genes and their expression, including by targeting DNA with the enzymes Cas9... more
Patterns in DNA reveal hundreds of unknown protein pairings  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sequencing a genome is getting cheaper, but making sense of the resulting data remains hard. Researchers have now found a new way to extract useful information out of sequenced DNA. more
Medical News Today: How do ancient viruses cause MS and other neurological diseases?  MNT · 2 weeks
Remnants of retroviruses embedded millions of years ago make up 8% of our DNA. How can they cause neurological diseases, such as... more
How do ancient viruses cause MS and other neurological diseases?  MNT · 2 weeks
Remnants of retroviruses embedded millions of years ago make up 8% of our DNA. How can they cause neurological diseases, such as MS? more
Island cores unravel mysteries of ancient Maltese civilisation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The mysteries of an ancient civilisation that survived for more than a millennium on the island of Malta—and then collapsed within two generations—have been unravelled by archaeologists who analysed pollen buried deep... more
Researchers explain how 'viral' agents of neurological diseases ended up in our DNA  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
What if the missing ‘environmental’ factor in some of our deadliest neurological diseases were really written in our genome? more
Giving nanowires a DNA-like twist  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered a DNA-like twisted crystal structure created with a germanium sulfide nanowire, also known as a 'van der Waals material.' Researchers can tailor these nanowires in many different ways -- twist periods from two to twenty... more
Giving nanowires a DNA-like twist  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists discovered a DNA-like twisted crystal structure created with a germanium sulfide nanowire, also known as a van der Waals material. more
The parallel ecomorph evolution of scorpionflies: The evidence is in the DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Defying expectations, scorpionflies were found to have ecomorphed in parallel evolutions, independently adapting along different high altitude locations in Japan. Using Bayesian simulations and... more
Linking phenotypes to genotypes: A newly devised gene-editing strategy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a new methodology that allows the study of CRISPR-mediated effects in cells while accurately ascertaining the exact DNA changes that caused them. This novel protocol is opening... more
Scientists decode DNA secrets of world's toughest bean  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have decoded the genome of black-eyed peas, offering hope for feeding Earth's expanding population, especially as the climate changes. Understanding the genes responsible for the peas' drought and heat tolerance eventually... more
High mutation rates within huge, old-growth trees  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists found the first evidence of the tremendous genetic variation that can accumulate in some of our tallest trees. They found that an old-growth Sitka spruce could have up to 100,000 genetic differences in... more
New computational tool lets researchers identify cells based on their chromosome shape  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the nucleus of every living cell, long strands of DNA are tightly folded into compact chromosomes. Now, thanks to a new computational approach... more
Researchers probe cell division defects to gain insight into cancer  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
From bugs to plants to animals, for all living things to grow they must create more cells. To do so, each existing cell, whether in an embryo or... more
Evolutionary coupling analysis identifies the impact of disease-associated variants  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Predicting the impact of DNA sequence variants is important for sorting disease-associated variants (DVs) from neutral variants. Korean researchers at Pohang University of science and technology (POSTECH) report the development... more
Scientists decode DNA secrets of world's toughest bean  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
UC Riverside scientists have decoded the genome of black-eyed peas, offering hope for feeding Earth's expanding population, especially as the climate changes. more
Researchers capture high-resolution, 3D images of gene-editing enzymes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
For the first time, scientists have captured high-resolution, three-dimensional images of an enzyme in the process of precisely cutting DNA strands. more
Evolutionary coupling analysis identifies the impact of disease-associated variants  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Predicting the impact of DNA sequence variants is important for sorting disease-associated variants (DVs) from neutral variants. Researchers report the development of a method to predict the impact of DVs. more
Researchers can finally modify plant mitochondrial DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food supply. Nuclear DNA was first edited in the early 1970s, chloroplast DNA was first edited in... more
The parallel ecomorph evolution of scorpionflies: The evidence is in the DNA  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With only a few cases of ethanol to preserve tissue samples for total genomic DNA analysis, a trio covered much ground in the mountains... more
First hi-res images of active CRISPR enzyme will help improve genome editing  nanowerk · 2 weeks
For the first time, scientists grappling with how to improve the efficiency of CRISPR technology have captured atomic-level, three-dimensional images of the enzyme before... more
Scientists capture images of gene-editing enzymes in action  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For the first time, scientists have captured high-resolution, three-dimensional images of an enzyme in the process of precisely cutting DNA strands. more
Gene-editing enzymes in action  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For the first time, scientists have captured high-resolution, three-dimensional images of an enzyme in the process of precisely cutting DNA strands. more
Guelph researchers develop food fraud detector you can use at home  CBC · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Guelph have launched the LifeScanner kit, which allows people... more
Researchers can finally modify plant mitochondrial DNA  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food supply. Nuclear DNA was first edited in the early 1970s, chloroplast DNA was first... more
Medical News Today: New research may explain why evolution made humans 'fat'  MNT · 2 weeks
Scientists compare how fat cell DNA is packaged in humans, chimps, and other primates. The results reveal the role of evolution in human fat... more
Researchers find a core cow microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of researchers has found that a core cow microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and methane emissions. In their paper published in... more
Biblical Philistines Came from Europe, Ancient DNA Reveals  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
A team of scientists from Germany, the United States and Korea has sequenced and analyzed DNA of 10 Bronze and... more
Why the 'molecular scissors' metaphor for understanding CRISPR is misleading  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Last week I read an article about CRISPR, the latest tool scientists are using to edit DNA. It was a great piece—well researched, beautifully written, factually accurate. It... more
Researchers completely eliminate all traces of HIV from infected mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For the first time, researchers have successfully removed HIV-1 DNA from the genomes of living animals, a critical step towards a potential cure for the disease. more
Phillistines, Biblical Enemies of the Israelites, Were European, DNA Reveals  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The ancient Philistines weren't local to what is now modern-day Israel. Instead, this enigmatic group descended from a group of seafaring Europeans, a new study of ancient DNA... more
Biblical bad guys the ancient Philistines came from Europe, DNA shows  REUTERS · 3 weeks
The ancient Philistines, the Biblical villains whose origins have puzzled scholars for decades, came... more
Ancient DNA sheds light on the genetic origins of early Iron Age Philistines  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The ancient Mediterranean port city of Ashkelon, identified as "Philistine" during the Iron Age, underwent a marked cultural change between the Late... more
Molecular thumb drives: Researchers store digital images in metabolite molecules  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
DNA molecules are well known as carriers of huge amounts of biological information, and there is growing interest in using DNA in engineered data storage devices that can... more
Ancient DNA sheds light on the origins of the Biblical Philistines  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team led by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the Leon Levy Expedition have retrieved and analyzed... more
IDT and 3CR team up to widen access to custom solutions for genotyping screening  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In the latest collaboration in a series to advocate for genomics research, Integrated DNA Technologies is teaming up with 3CR... more
Scientists aim to develop new ointment that could reduce risks of primary skin cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University, V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, and Far Eastern... more
Personalized medicine software vulnerability uncovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A weakness in one common open source software for genomic analysis left DNA-based medical diagnostics vulnerable to cyberattacks. Researchers identified the weakness and notified the software developers, who issued a patch to fix the problem. The issue has... more
Shark tooth lodged in man's foot solves 24-year-old bite mystery - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Scientists didn't expect a shark chomper stuck inside a human body for a quarter century to yield viable DNA. They were wrong. more
HIV eliminated from the genomes of living animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have for the first time eliminated replication-competent HIV-1 DNA -- the virus responsible for AIDS -- from the genomes of living animals. The study marks a critical step toward the development... more
DNA from tooth in Florida man's foot solves 25-year-old shark bite mystery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In 2018, a Florida man found a piece of tooth embedded in his foot from a shark bite off Flagler Beach 24 years earlier.... more
Researchers clock DNA's recovery time after chemotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team of researchers found that DNA damaged by the widely used chemotherapy drug cisplatin is mostly good as new in noncancerous tissue within two circadian cycles, or two days. The results could inform... more
DNA from tooth in Florida man's foot solves 25-year-old shark bite mystery  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When Jeff Weakley tweezed open a blister-like bulge on his foot, he was not expecting to find a piece of tooth from a shark... more
'Scissors' component of CRISPR/Cas9 sometimes gets stuck  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In biotech these days, CRISPR/Cas9 is a hot topic, because of its utility as a precise gene editing tool. Before humans repurposed it, CRISPR/Cas9 was a sort of internal immune system bacteria use to... more
Study reveals time taken for DNA repair after chemotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In the time it takes for an Amazon Prime delivery to arrive, cells damaged by chemotherapy can almost completely fix their most important DNA. That is the case in the... more
Sandia researchers uncover personalized medicine software vulnerability  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A weakness in one common open source software for genomic analysis left DNA-based medical diagnostics vulnerable to cyberattacks. more
Scissors get stuck—another way bacteria use CRISPR/Cas9  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In biotech these days, CRISPR/Cas9 is a hot topic, because of its utility as a precise gene editing tool. Before humans repurposed it, CRISPR/Cas9 was a sort of internal immune system bacteria use to... more
Researchers clock DNA's recovery time after chemotherapy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the time it takes for an Amazon Prime delivery to arrive, cells damaged by chemotherapy can almost completely fix their most important DNA. That is the case in the livers of mice at... more
Personalized medicine software vulnerability uncovered by Sandia researchers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A weakness in one common open source software for genomic analysis left DNA-based medical diagnostics vulnerable to cyberattacks. more
Artificial DNA can control release of active ingredients from drugs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A drug with three active ingredients that are released in sequence at specific times is under development by a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). What... more
Population-scale DNA test could make personalized medicine effective and affordable for all  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Estonian citizens could become significantly healthier following the launch of a pioneering nationwide DNA testing program. more
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