Genetics
Undervalued wilderness areas can cut extinction risk in half  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Wilderness areas, long known for intrinsic conservation value, are far more valuable for biodiversity than previously believed, and if conserved, will cut the world's extinction risk in half, according to... more
Combination therapies could help treat fatal lung cancers  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Combining a new class of drug with two other compounds can significantly shrink lung tumors in mice and human cancer cells, new research shows. The study looked at G12C KRAS inhibitors, a... more
Grizzlies show remarkable gene control before and during hibernation  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Being a human couch potato can greatly increase fat accumulation, hasten the onset of Type II diabetes symptoms, result in detrimental blood chemistry and cardiovascular changes, and eventually, bring about... more
Study gives the green light to the fruit fly's color preference  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
For more than a century, the humble and ubiquitous fruit fly has helped scientists shed light on human genetics, disease, and behavior. Now a new study... more
Grizzly research reveals remarkable genetic regulation during hibernation  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
New RNA sequencing-based genetic research shows grizzlies express a larger number of genes in preparation for, and during hibernation to cope with such stressors, than do any other species studied. more
The essential role of the transporter ABCG2 in the pathophysiology of erythropoietic protoporphyria  Science Magazine · 11 hours
Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) is an inherited disease caused by loss-of-function mutations of ferrochelatase, an enzyme in the heme biosynthesis pathway that converts... more
Structural basis of sterol recognition by human hedgehog receptor PTCH1  Science Magazine · 11 hours
Hedgehog signaling is central in embryonic development and tissue regeneration. Disruption of the pathway is linked to genetic diseases and cancer. Binding of the secreted ligand, Sonic hedgehog... more
Large-scale RNAi screen identified Dhpr as a regulator of mitochondrial morphology and tissue homeostasis  Science Magazine · 11 hours
Mitochondria are highly dynamic organelles. Through a large-scale in vivo RNA interference (RNAi) screen that covered around a quarter of... more
DNA 'origami' takes flight in emerging field of nano machines  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Just as the steam engine set the stage for the Industrial Revolution, and micro transistors sparked the digital age, nanoscale devices made from DNA are opening up a... more
Wilderness areas halve extinction risk  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The global conservation community has been urged to adopt a specific target to protect the world's remaining wilderness areas to prevent large scale loss of at-risk species. more
DNA 'origami' takes flight in emerging field of nano machines  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
'DNA mechanotechnology' is a new field to engineer DNA machines that generate, transmit and sense mechanical forces at the nanoscale. more
Concerns over GM mosquitoes released in Brazil  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A field experiment that released genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil to control natural populations of the insect may have had unintended consequences. more
Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Researchers have discovered that people who carry a certain genetic mutation may have a greater chance of fighting off MRSA infections. more
The rise, fall and resurgence of gene therapy  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Twenty years ago, scientists and investors were giddy over the promise of gene therapy to cure a host of deadly diseases. But the tragic death of a young man from an experimental... more
Genetically tailored instruction improves songbird learning  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Some recent research suggests that educational achievement can be predicted based on differences in our genes. But does this really mean that genes set limits on an individual's academic potential? Or do these findings just reflect... more
Genetically tailored instruction improves songbird learning  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A new study conducted in songbirds demonstrates that what at first appear to be genetic constraints on birds' song learning abilities could be largely eliminated by tailoring instruction to better match the birds' inborn predispositions. more
Scientists develop DNA microcapsules with built-in ion channels  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A Research group reports a way of constructing DNA-based microcapsules that hold great promise for the development of new functional materials and devices. They showed that tiny pores on the surface of... more
Scientists develop DNA microcapsules with built-in ion channels  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A Research group led by Tokyo Tech reports a way of constructing DNA-based microcapsules that hold great promise for the development of new functional materials and devices (Figure 1). They showed that... more
Scientific progress could result in human extinction  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Our present moment is characterized by a growing obsession with the long term. The study of climate change, for example, relies on increasingly long-range simulations. Science's predictions are no longer merely hypotheses for validation... more
Spider silk is created by adding spider DNA to microbes  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Did you know that female spiders can weave seven different types of silk? And that, by mimicking spiders, humans have learned to make a silken material that is... more
New algorithms shown to accelerate biopharmaceutical process  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Biopharmaceuticals are necessary, life-saving tools. But the process for making them is time-consuming and costly, particularly when it comes to the process of purification—the removal of unwanted elements like proteins, viruses, and DNA. more
Fruit flies' microbiomes shape their evolution  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
The expression "you are what you eat" has taken on new meaning. In an experiment in fruit flies, or Drosophila melanogaster, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that adding different species of microbes to... more
Scientists develop DNA microcapsules with built-in ion channels  nanowerk · 22 hours
Researchers report a way of constructing DNA-based microcapsules that hold great promise for the development of new functional materials and devices. more
Altered microbiome in fruit flies can drive evolutionary change  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
The expression "you are what you eat" has taken on new meaning. In an experiment in fruit flies, or Drosophila melanogaster, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that... more
Researchers identify an unexpected genetic plasticity in bat-borne influenza viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Bat-borne influenza viruses enter host cells by utilizing surface exposed MHC-II molecules of various species, including humans. more
Study: Gene editing may correct genetic mutation responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare but devastating genetic disorder that causes muscle loss and physical impairments. more
Medical News Today: ¿Son normales los coágulos sanguíneos durante el ciclo menstrual?  MNT · 1 day
Tener coágulos sanguíneos durante el ciclo menstrual es normal. Suelen indicar un flujo abundante. Si los coágulos son muy grandes o muy frecuentes, las... more
Study on DNA spread by genetically modified mosquitoes prompts backlash  Science Magazine · 1 day
Company and some scientists dispute suggestion that released strain may have made local mosquitoes fitter more
UM study abroad students fuel understanding of gaps in conservation data  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Animals around the globe face rising extinction rates, but there is often a lack of data about the causes of population declines, as well as ecological... more
Genomic migration analysis shows antibiotic resistance moving from humans to animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New results show that human-acquired antibiotic resistance genes are being transmitted to livestock, companion animals and wildlife. Researchers analyzed a global set of 901 genome sequences... more
Gene editing enables researchers to correct mutation in muscle stem cells in DMD model  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare but devastating genetic disorder that causes muscle loss and physical impairments. Researchers have... more
Bat influenza viruses possess an unexpected genetic plasticity  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Bat-borne influenza viruses enter host cells by utilizing surface exposed MHC-II molecules of various species, including humans. Now, an international research team from Germany (Medical Center—University of Freiburg and Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, island of... more
A matter of concentration  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Plants can grow whole new organs with the help of pluripotent stem cells throughout their entire lives. When necessary, these stem cells can develop into any type of cell within an organism. The biologist Prof. Dr. Thomas Laux and his... more
Hello, world! A new approach for physics in de Sitter space  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For decades, physicists have been attempting to reconcile quantum mechanics, the physics of the very small, with gravity, the physics of the very large. While many... more
Hello, world! A new approach for physics in de sitter space  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
For decades, physicists have been attempting to reconcile quantum mechanics, the physics of the very small, with gravity, the physics of the very large. While many... more
Cause of rare, fatal disorder in young children pinpointed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists appear to have solved a decades-long mystery regarding the precise biochemical pathway leading to a fatal genetic disorder in children that results in seizures, developmental regression and death, usually... more
Victorian hog deer genetics revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Australian researchers looking for a genetic lifeline to endangered hog deer species endemic to Pakistan, northern India and mainland southeast Asia have found widespread hybridization of the species in Victoria. more
Why the global Red List mislabels the risk to many species  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When we talk about how threatened animals or plants are, we will almost always reference their statuses on the Red List. Created by the International Union... more
Pros and cons of genetic scissors  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Crispr technology has greatly facilitated gene editing. Associate Professor Thorsten Müller from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Dr. Hassan Bukhari from Harvard Medical School discuss its pros and cons in a review article in the journal Trends in... more
Victorian hog deer genetics revealed  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Australian researchers looking for a genetic lifeline to endangered hog deer species endemic to Pakistan, northern India and mainland southeast Asia have found widespread hybridization of the species in Victoria. more
Researchers suggest RNA and DNA got their start from RNA-DNA chimeras  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A pair of researchers with the Scripps Research Institute has suggested that RNA and DNA got their start billions of years ago from RNA-DNA chimeras that... more
Researchers: Loss of genetic variation means species are less adaptable to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Queen's University researcher Vicki Friesen (Biology) and former postdoctoral fellow Debbie Leigh are sounding the alarm over the increasing loss of the... more
Pros and cons of gene editing technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
CRISPR technology has greatly facilitated gene editing. Associate Professor Thorsten Müller from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Dr. Hassan Bukhari from Harvard Medical School discuss its pros and cons in a review article in the journal... more
Synthetic cells capture and reveal hidden messages of the immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research is highly relevant to how antibodies are made in response to infections, vaccines and in autoimmunity due to the its analysis of a signal... more
Scientists pinpoint cause of fatal genetic disorder in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis appear to have solved a decades-long mystery regarding the precise biochemical pathway leading to a fatal genetic disorder in children... more
Inherited genetic tendency appears to protect people from MRSA infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An inherited genetic tendency appears to increase the likelihood that a person can successfully fight off antibiotic-resistant staph infections, according to a study led by Duke Health researchers. more
Mutated ciliary genes tied to heart valve birth defect  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The heart pumps blood throughout the body to provide the needed oxygen and nutrients. In the heart, blood flows to get oxygen from the lungs to deliver to the cells.... more
Cure for Rett Syndrome a step closer as scientists successfully reactivate 'back-up’ genes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A team headed by Vincent Pasque at his Lab at KU Leuven alongside researchers from the Jean-Christophe Marine lab and the Edith... more
PSA testing can help detect prostate cancer in men with BRCA2 gene fault  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Men with the BRCA2 gene fault have an increased risk of prostate cancer and could benefit from PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing... more
New species of giant salamander is world's biggest amphibian  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Using DNA from museum specimens collected in the early 20th century, researchers identified two new species of giant salamander -- one of which they suspect is the world's biggest amphibian. more
New species of giant salamander is world's biggest amphibian  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Using DNA from museum specimens collected in the early 20th century, researchers from ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and London's Natural History Museum identified two new species of giant salamander—one... more
Like an instruction manual, the genome groups genes together for convenience  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona shed light on how the genome organizes groups of genes linked to specific processes, like the... more
Renegade genes caught red-handed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Potentially dangerous genes embedded within human DNA were once thought to be locked down by helpful DNA structures called heterochromatin. A researcher disputes that belief and hopes to change the paradigm even further. more
Defective cilia linked to heart valve birth defects  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), the most common heart valve birth defect, is associated with genetic variation in human primary cilia during heart valve development, report researchers. Crucial to cilia development is the... more
Genetically engineered plasmid can be used to fight antimicrobial resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have engineered a plasmid to remove an antibiotic resistance gene from the Enterococcus faecalis bacterium, an accomplishment that could lead to new methods for combating antibiotic resistance. more
Harnessing tomato jumping genes could help speed-breed drought-resistant crops  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Once dismissed as 'junk DNA' that served no purpose, a family of 'jumping genes' found in tomatoes has the potential to accelerate crop breeding for traits such as improved drought... more
Harnessing tomato jumping genes could help speed-breed drought-resistant crops  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers from the University of Cambridge's Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU) and Department of Plant Sciences have discovered that drought stress triggers the activity of a family of jumping genes (Rider retrotransposons)... more
Genetically engineered plasmid can be used to fight antimicrobial resistance  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers have engineered a plasmid to remove an antibiotic resistance gene from the Enterococcus faecalis bacterium, an accomplishment that could lead to new methods for combating antibiotic resistance.... more
The sleep neuron in threadworms is also a stop neuron  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Wagner Steuer Costa in the team of Alexander Gottschalk, Professor for Molecular Cell Biology and Neurobiochemistry, discovered the sleep neuron RIS a few years ago by coincidence—simultaneously with... more
Hope for coral recovery may depend on good parenting  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists discover coral pass beneficial algal symbionts to offspring to help them cope with rising ocean temperatures. The process occurs during reproduction sans nuclear DNA. It's the first time this... more
Like an instruction manual, the genome groups genes together for convenience  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Every living organism's cell has a complete copy of DNA, which is condensed tightly in chromosomes. Every time the cell needs to perform a function, it... more
Alzheimer's disease risk gene APOE4 impairs function of brain immune cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A study carried out with a new human stem cell-derived model reveals that the most prevalent genetic risk factor of Alzheimer's disease (AD), apolipoprotein E4 (APOE4),... more
Extinct Canary Island bird was not a unique species after all, DNA tests prove  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
DNA tests have proven an extinct bird species unique to the Canary Islands—whose loss was considered a sizeable blow for... more
The visible spectrum of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), the first confirmed interstellar comet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Shortly before dawn on September 13th, Julia de León, Miquel Serra-Ricart, Javier Licandro, all members of IAC's solar system Group, and Carlos Raúl de... more
Help track 4 billion bogong moths with your smartphone–and save pygmy possums from extinction  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Each year, from September to mid-October, the tiny and very precious mountain pygmy-possums arise from their months of hibernation under... more
Developing a highly predictive genetic risk score for type 1 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Paul Tran is working to develop a highly predictive genetic risk score that will tell parents whether their baby is at significant risk for type 1... more
Dozens of tigers dead after confiscation from Thai temple  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
More than half of the 147 tigers confiscated from a controversial Thai temple have died, park officials said Monday, blaming genetic problems linked to in-breeding at the once money-spinning tourist... more
Study shows how the immune system achieves antibody diversity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Diversity is good, especially when it comes to antibodies. It's long been known that a gene assembly process called V(D)J recombination allows our immune system to mix and match bits... more
Children's Tumor Foundation harnesses interest in rare disease research through NF Innovation Week  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and which affects 1 in 3,000 people -... more
Nano-sized bubbles in our body could effectively fight cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. It's your DNA that stores the important information necessary for... more
New way to target cancer's diversity and evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have revealed close-up details of a vital molecule involved in the mix and match of genetic information within cells -- opening up the potential to target proteins of this family to... more
Scientists sharpen gene editing tool  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved "hit and run" system works faster and is more efficient. more
Gene editing tool gets sharpened by WFIRM team  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved 'hit and run' system works faster and is more efficient. more
RIG-I activation is critical for responsiveness to checkpoint blockade  Science Magazine · 5 days
Achieving durable clinical responses to immune checkpoint inhibitors remains a challenge. Here, we demonstrate that immunotherapy with anti–CTLA-4 and its combination with anti–PD-1 rely on tumor cell–intrinsic activation of the... more
Editing away cancer and HIV in China: win or lose?  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Scientists in China recently edited out the CCR5 gene from a patient with HIV's stem cells, but the research has sparked ethical debate. more
How new loops in DNA packaging help us make diverse antibodies  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
It's long been known that our immune cells mix and match bits of genetic code to make new kinds of antibodies to fight newly encountered threats.... more
Extinction of Icelandic walrus coincides with Norse settlement  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An international collaboration of scientists has for the first time used ancient DNA analyses and C14-dating to demonstrate the past existence of a unique population of Icelandic walrus that went extinct shortly... more
Tiny bubbles in our body could fight cancer better than chemo  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. It's your DNA that stores the... more
How new loops in DNA packaging help us make diverse antibodies  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Diversity is good, especially when it comes to antibodies. It's long been known that a gene assembly process called V(D)J recombination allows our immune system to... more
Extinction of Icelandic walrus coincides with Norse settlement  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An international collaboration of scientists in Iceland, Denmark and the Netherlands has for the first time used ancient DNA analyses and C14-dating to demonstrate the past existence of a unique population of... more
Could fungi save the fashion world?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Environmental action group Extinction Rebellion is disrupting London Fashion Week to highlight the harms of throwaway culture and the concurrent climate emergency that the clothing market contributes to. Calling for the cancellation of future fashion weeks... more
The first observation of a stable torus of fluid's resonance frequencies  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of researchers at Laroche Laboratory, Université Paris Diderot and Université de Lyon has recently collected the first measurements of the resonance frequencies of a... more
Salmon Tales: Sex, myth and molecular genetics of an iconic fish  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A sockeye salmon's life ends right back where it began, culminating in an anadromous drama of sex, decay and sacrifice. more
Method to customize microbes for better biofuel production  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a method to insert genes into a variety of microorganisms that previously would not accept foreign DNA, with the... more
Brazil hospital fire death toll rises to 10  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Firefighters in Brazil say the death toll in a hospital fire that forced the evacuation of patients in Rio de Janeiro has risen to at least 10 more
CFSRE and Verogen join forces to accelerate implementation of new forensic NGS technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education (CFSRE) and Verogen have entered into a collaborative agreement to establish CFSRE as a... more
Discovery opens up new opportunities to understand the genetics of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
University of Delaware molecular biologist Mona Batish and collaborators at Harvard Medical School and University of California, Los Angeles, have identified a new circular ribonucleic acid... more
Promising new drug being developed for polycystic kidney disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers have developed a potential new drug for the treatment of Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) – a deadly genetic condition affecting the kidneys that leads to formation of swellings or... more
New gene therapy helps stroke patients develop new neurons  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Ischemic stroke is a condition in which parts of the brain lose their blood supply, causing nerve damage. Once brain tissue suffers irreparable harm, the patient will experience irreversible disability... more
Molecular biologists reveal new insights into tumor progression  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
University of Delaware molecular biologist Mona Batish and collaborators at Harvard Medical School and University of California, Los Angeles, have identified a new circular ribonucleic acid (RNA) that increases tumor activity in... more
Metastatic colorectal cancer patients with certain BRAF mutations may respond to anti-EGFR therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer harboring a subset of non-V600 mutations in the BRAF gene, known as class 3 BRAF mutations, were... more
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