Genetics
Sperm DNA damage may contribute to repeated miscarriages  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 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
New model could revolutionize the way researchers investigate spread of pathogens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A sophisticated new analysis tool developed by Florida State University scientists may signal a new era in the study of population genetics. more
New effort aims to study brain diseases in African-Americans  Science Magazine · 2 days
Center will probe links between genetics and neuropsychiatric illnesses to help personalized medicine reach this population 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
Colourful male fish have genes to thank for their enduring looks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Striking colors that are seen only in the males of some species are partly explained by gene behavior, research into guppy fish suggests. more
A social bacterium with versatile habits  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Related individuals of a soil bacterial species live in cooperative groups and exhibit astonishing genetic and behavioral diversity. more
New computational tool could change how we study pathogens  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A sophisticated new analysis tool developed by Florida State University scientists may signal a new era in the study of population genetics. more
Male fish can thank genes for colourful looks  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Striking traits seen only in males of some species – such as colourful peacock feathers or butterfly wings – are partly explained by gene behaviour, research suggests. more
Many sharks closer to extinction than feared: Red List  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Human appetites are pushing makos and other iconic sharks to the brink of extinction, scientists warned in a new assessment of the apex predator's conservation status. more
A social bacterium with versatile habits  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Related individuals of a soil bacterial species live in cooperative groups and exhibit astonishing genetic and behavioural diversity. ETH researchers recently published these findings in Science . more
Using the Mastermind strategy in brain research  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The brain is a complex organ, and researching medicine to treat brain disorders is equally if not more complex. Elizabeth (Liesbeth) de Lange, Professor of Predictive Pharmacology, calls for a structured approach. more
Researchers identify genes responsible for safener efficacy in grain sorghum  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Weeds often emerge at the same time as vulnerable crop seedlings and sneak between plants as crops grow. How do farmers kill them without harming the crops themselves? more
Thermally abused cooking oil may promote progression of breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study in mice suggests that consuming the chemical compounds found in thermally abused cooking oil may trigger genetic changes that promote the progression of late-stage breast... more
Knowing causative genes of osteoporosis may open door to more effective treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists have harnessed powerful data analysis tools and three-dimensional studies of genomic geography to implicate new risk genes for osteoporosis, the chronic bone-weakening condition... more
Study in mice examines impact of reused cooking oil on breast cancer progression  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Compounds in thermally abused cooking oils may trigger genetic, biochemical changes that hasten the progression of late-stage breast cancer, promoting tumor cells'... more
Natural plant defense genes provide clues to safener protection in grain sorghum  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Weeds often emerge at the same time as vulnerable crop seedlings and sneak between plants as crops grow. How do farmers kill them without... 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
Research implicates causative genes in osteoporosis, suggesting new targets for future therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have harnessed powerful data analysis tools and three-dimensional studies of genomic geography to implicate new risk genes for osteoporosis, the chronic bone-weakening condition... more
Two-step path to shrinking worker bee gonads  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The dramatic difference in gonad size between honey bee queens and their female workers in response to their distinct diets requires the switching on of a specific genetic program, according to a new study.... more
The evolution of brain tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have found in a recent study that only three different genetic alterations drive the early development of malignant glioblastomas. At least one of these three cancer drivers was present in all tumors investigated. The tumors develop for... more
Natural plant defense genes provide clues to safener protection in grain sorghum  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Weeds often emerge at the same time as vulnerable crop seedlings and sneak between plants as crops grow. How do farmers kill them without... more
Western bias in human genetic studies is 'both scientifically damaging and unfair'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Despite efforts to include diversity in research, people of European ancestry continue to be vastly overrepresented and ethnically diverse populations largely excluded from human... more
Cell competition during reprogramming gives rise to dominant clones  Science Magazine · 3 days
The ability to generate induced pluripotent stem cells from differentiated cell types has enabled researchers to engineer cell states. Although studies have identifed molecular networks that reprogram cells to pluripotency,... more
Machine learning for data-driven discovery in solid Earth geoscience  Science Magazine · 3 days
Understanding the behavior of Earth through the diverse fields of the solid Earth geosciences is an increasingly important task. It is made challenging by the complex, interacting, and multiscale processes... 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
High-fructose corn syrup enhances intestinal tumor growth in mice  Science Magazine · 3 days
Excessive consumption of beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is associated with obesity and with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Whether HFCS contributes directly to tumorigenesis is unclear.... more
Social genes are selection hotspots in kin groups of a soil microbe  Science Magazine · 3 days
The composition of cooperative systems, including animal societies, organismal bodies, and microbial groups, reflects their past and shapes their future evolution. However, genomic diversity... more
Two-step path to shrinking worker bee gonads  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The dramatic difference in gonad size between honey bee queens and their female workers in response to their distinct diets requires the switching on of a specific genetic program, according to a new study... more
Medical News Today: How does tumor acidity help cancer spread?  MNT · 3 days
A pH-probe helps scientists map acidity in tumors and see how acidification alters gene expression in ways that increase cancer's invasiveness and spread. more
Genetic diversity maps to help forests survive climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Forests have a special magic for many of us. Steeped in folklore and fantasy, they are places for enchantments, mythical creatures and outlaws. But if they are to survive into... 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
Using more-specific 'genetic scissors' may avoid problems associated with gene editing  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Recent studies have suggested a potential barrier to making CRISPR gene-editing treatments a viable option for inherited blood-related disorders such as sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, and... 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
Breakthrough in fight against plant diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have identified specific locations within plants' chromosomes capable of transferring immunity to their offspring. 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  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
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
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
LHCb sees a new flavour of matter–antimatter asymmetry  CERN · 3 days
LHCb sees a new flavour of matter–antimatter asymmetry melissa Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:30 The LHCb collaboration at CERN1 has seen,... more
Isolated seniors chat online to prevent cognitive decline  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Right now, Gene Gilmer is as sharp as ever at 90 years of age. A retired school superintendent who earned his doctorate in math decades ago, Gilmer lives alone and worries about... more
‘De-tabooing’ of abortion- Women would like more support from health care community  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Almost half of all pregnancies are unplanned. In 2017, 12 733 abortions were carried out in Norway. The number of live births the same... 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
Role of immunological imprinting in elicitation of new antibodies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
We are repeatedly exposed to the influenza virus via infections, vaccinations and our communal environments. The annual flu shot is believed to be the best line of defense, and doctors... more
New computer program developed by TGen lights up cancer-causing genetic mutations  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
By conjuring the spell "Lumos!" wizards in the mythical world of Harry Potter could light up the tip of their magic wands and illuminate their surroundings.... more
UIC scientists identify hidden proteins in bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 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... 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
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
As if by magic: Program lights up cancer-causing mutations  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
By conjuring the spell 'Lumos!' wizards in the mythical world of Harry Potter could light up the tip of their magic wands and illuminate their surroundings. So, too, does LumosVar,... 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
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
Study identifies gene variant associated with accelerated cellular aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
It is well known that psychiatric stress is associated with accelerated aging. Now, a new study shows that a gene mutation interacts with multiple types of psychiatric stress including post-traumatic... more
Codweb: Whole-genome sequencing uncovers extensive reticulations fueling adaptation among Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific gadids  Science Magazine · 4 days
Introgressive hybridization creates networks of genetic relationships across species. Among marine fish of the Gadidae family, Pacific cod and walleye... more
[Research Articles] Amphiphysin 2 modulation rescues myotubular myopathy and prevents focal adhesion defects in mice  Science Magazine · 4 days
Centronuclear myopathies (CNMs) are severe diseases characterized by muscle weakness and myofiber atrophy. Currently, there are no approved... 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
Gene variant associated with cellular aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
It is well known that psychiatric stress is associated with accelerated aging. Now, a new study shows that a gene mutation interacts with multiple types of psychiatric stress including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), pain and sleep... 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
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
North Africans were among the first to colonize the Canary Islands  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
People from North Africa are likely the main group that founded the indigenous population on the Canary Islands, arriving by 1000 CE, reports a new study... more
Predicted deforestation in Brazil could lead to local temperature increase up to 1.45 C  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new model quantifies how forest change affects local surface temperatures by altering sunlight-reflection and evapotranspiration properties, and predicts that... more
Local extinction of Southern California mountain lions possible within 50 years  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Two isolated mountain lion populations in southern California's Santa Ana and Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of local extinction, perhaps as soon as within 50... more
Gene editing and designer babies experiments face global moratorium  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Powerful gene editing tools could soon face a global regulations on their use on human embryos, sperms or eggs. 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
Effects on offspring of epigenetic inheritance via sperm  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
As an organism grows and responds to its environment, genes in its cells are constantly turning on and off, with different patterns of gene expression in different cells. But can changes in... more
Local extinction of Southern California mountain lions possible within 50 years  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Two isolated mountain lion populations in southern California's Santa Ana and Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of local extinction, perhaps as soon as within 50... more
Breakthrough in fight against plant diseases  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A global research team including scientists from La Trobe University have identified specific locations within plants' chromosomes capable of transferring immunity to their offspring. more
Researchers shed new light on the origins of modern humans  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers from the University of Huddersfield, with colleagues from the University of Cambridge and the University of Minho in Braga, have been using a genetic approach to tackle... 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
Evidence that humans prefer genetically dissimilar partners based on scent  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of researchers at Université Paris Diderot has found evidence that suggests humans are able to detect via smell which partners are genetically preferable. In their paper... more
Study analyzes pre-installed software on Android devices and its privacy risks for users  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the IMDEA Networks Institute, in collaboration with the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at Berkeley... more
Researchers track effects of epigenetic marks carried by sperm chromosomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
As an organism grows and responds to its environment, genes in its cells are constantly turning on and off, with different patterns of gene expression in different cells.... more
New study shows effects on offspring of epigenetic inheritance via sperm  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As an organism grows and responds to its environment, genes in its cells are constantly turning on and off, with different patterns of gene expression in... more
Royal Holloway professors to lead new to research into curing Neurofibromatosis type 1  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Linda Popplewell, Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, and world-renowned Professor George Dickson, from the School of Biological Sciences, both at Royal Holloway, will... more
Researchers discover previously unknown mechanism by which cells can sense oxygen  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from the University of Oulu and Harvard University have found a previously unknown mechanism by which cells in the body sense oxygen. Lack of oxygen... more
Roundworm study suggests alternatives for treatment of schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A group of Brazilian scientists have long conducted experiments with roundworms to investigate the role of schizophrenia-linked genes in patients' response to antipsychotic drugs. The results obtained thus far point to new... more
Mother's diet during pregnancy can impact lung-specific genes of her offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Children born to women pregnant during the Dutch famine were more likely to have a constellation of health problems including cardiovascular disease and asthma, but the... 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
Gene editing regulations to be tightened  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Last week a group of scientists from across the globe came together to sign a moratorium on gene editing in humans. 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
How tumors behave on acid  MIT · 5 days
Acidic environment triggers genes that help cancer cells metastasize. more
China clones 'Sherlock Holmes' police dog to cut training times: state media  REUTERS · 5 days
Scientists in southwest China's Yunnan province have cloned what they called the "Sherlock Holmes of police dogs" in a program they hope will help... 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
Zika study may 'supercharge' vaccine research  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines. The study used a new technique to uncover Zika mutations that help foster virus replication... more
Experiments with roundworms suggest alternatives for the treatment of schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers used C. elegans as an animal model to investigate the importance of certain human genes for the treatment of schizophrenia. more
WHO panel calls for registry of all human gene editing research  REUTERS · 5 days
It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people,... 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
Gene-edited foods are safe, Japanese panel concludes  Science Magazine · 5 days
Recommendation opens door to plants and animals produced using CRISPR and similar techniques more
'Insectageddon' is 'alarmist by bad design': Scientists point out the study's major flaws  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Amidst worldwide publicity and talks about 'Insectageddon': the extinction of 40% of the world's insects, as estimated in a recent scientific review,... more
CRISPR gene editing: Why we need Slow Science  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In a newly published article in Nature, a group of prominent scientists and ethicists have called for a moratorium on clinical research using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. more
Milk or no milk? Study fills long-time knowledge gap on babies with genetic disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study finally brings clarity to parents of children with Duarte galactosemia, a milder variant of a genetic disorder... more
Study brings clarity about milk intake for children with Duarte galactosemia  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Milk can be lethal to babies with classic galactosemia, a rare genetic disorder that severely impairs the body's ability to process a milk sugar known as... more
Artificial intelligence to measure citizen perception towards events of noise pollution  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have developed an artificial intelligence system to detect and assess noisy activities from social network data. more
New approach to stem soil erosion  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Topsoil and nutrient runoff are two serious challenges of sustainable agriculture. Perennial crops can help solve these problems by preserving cropland productivity without requiring substantial dietary and manufacture shifts. Although the development of perennial corn has... 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
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With a 'hello,' researchers demonstrate first fully automated DNA data storage
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Local extinction of Southern California mountain lions possible within 50 years
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CRISPR gene editing: Why we need Slow Science
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23andMe to predict risk of diabetes from genetic makeup
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The app that warns you about snacks you can’t add to your shopping cart
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How birds become male or female, and occasionally both
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Sugar set for 'energycane' reinvention
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