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Study uncovers potential modifier genes in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is the most common inherited neurological disorder affecting peripheral motor and/or sensory nerves in humans. more
Modified enzyme can increase second-generation ethanol production  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
One of the main challenges of second-generation biofuel production is identifying enzymes produced by microorganisms for use in a cocktail of enzymes to catalyze biomass hydrolysis in which the enzymes act together to break... more
Scientists Sequence Spider Glue Genes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Researchers have published the first-ever complete sequences of two genes that allow spiders to produce glue, a modified version of silk that keeps a spider’s prey... more
Indoor tanning may be an addiction abetted by both genetic and psychiatric factors  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain's pleasure... more
Early life stress plus overexpressed FKBP5 protein increases anxiety behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new preclinical study finds that anxiety-like behavior increases when early life adversity combines with high levels of FKBP5 -- a protein capable of modifying hormonal stress response.... more
Big picture genetic scoring approach reliably predicts heart disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Polygenic risk scores -- genetic risk scores that take into account variations in a person's entire DNA -- are able to predict coronary artery disease in those who have not... more
More CRISPR gene-edited human babies could be on the way - CNET  CNET · 1 week
A Russian molecular biologist is seeking approval to genetically modify human embryos but scientists are still concerned the technology is not ready. more
Biotechnology: Using wireless power to light up tiny neural stimulators  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
""Implantable optical devices that target neurons can be improved using miniature coils smaller than a grain of rice using optogenetic technology. Scientists can propagate pulses of light using... more
Op-ed: When did GMO become a dirty word?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Do you know someone with diabetes? While most people may associate GMOs with food products, their use actually began in the medical field with insulin, an important part of diabetes treatment. more
When social interaction helps you choose your food  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
How do we choose our food? By studying the neurobiological mechanisms involved in food choices of rodents, neuroscientists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have identified the important and lasting influence... more
Cancer modeling meets human organoid technology  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Organoids are microscopic self-organizing, three-dimensional structures that are grown from stem cells in vitro. They recapitulate many structural and functional aspects of their in vivo counterpart organs. This versatile technology has led to the development of... more
First-ever spider glue genes sequenced, paving way to next biomaterials breakthrough  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have determined the first-ever complete sequences of two spider glue genes. Spider glue is a modified form of spider silk that keeps a spider's prey... more
First-ever spider glue genes sequenced, paving way to next biomaterials breakthrough  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
UMBC postdoctoral fellow Sarah Stellwagen and co-author Rebecca Renberg at the Army Research Lab have published the first-ever complete sequences of two genes that allow spiders... more
House Committee Votes To Continue Ban On Genetically Modified Babies  NPR · 2 weeks
A congressional committee has upheld a prohibition against the Food and Drug Administration considering using gene-edited embryos to establish pregnancies. more
House Committee Votes To Continue Research Ban On Genetically Modified Babies  NPR · 2 weeks
A congressional committee has upheld a prohibition against the Food and Drug Administration considering research into gene-edited embryos that could be used to establish pregnancies. more
Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
While genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are considered safe by an overwhelming majority of scientists, only about one third of consumers share that... more
2 Chinese Babies With Edited Genes May Face Higher Risk Of Premature Death  NPR · 2 weeks
Analysis of DNA from more than 400,000 people in the UK suggests a genetic modification that protects against HIV may actually increase... more
Fighting malaria with fungi: Biologists engineer a fungus to be deadlier to mosquitoes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Bed nets. Insecticides. Sterile and genetically modified insects. Now scientists are adding a genetically engineered toxic fungus to the arsenal of weapons... more
Oligogenic inheritance of a human heart disease involving a genetic modifier  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Complex genetic mechanisms are thought to underlie many human diseases, yet experimental proof of this model has been elusive. Here, we show that a human cardiac... more
Scientists Genetically Modify Fungus To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Malaria  NPR · 3 weeks
The modified fungus produces spider toxin that rapidly kills mosquitoes, raising hopes for a new weapon to fight a disease that sickens millions. But not everyone is convinced. more
Transgenic fungus rapidly killed malaria mosquitoes in West African study  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
According to the World Health Organization, malaria affects hundreds of millions of people around the world, killing more than 400,000 annually. Decades of insecticide use has failed to... more
Edible insects? Lab-grown meat? The real future food is lab-grown insect meat  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Livestock farming is destroying our planet. It is a major cause of land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degeneration, deforestation—and... more
Epigenetics of daytime sleepiness  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new, multi-ethnic study explores associations between daytime sleepiness and epigenetic modifications -- measurable, chemical changes that may be influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. The team finds tantalizing clues about Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, laying a foundation for larger... more
Scientists find a way to increase the capacity of energy sources for portable electronics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists from Skoltech, Moscow State University (MSU) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have proposed a new approach... more
Genetically eliminating TOX factors improves eradication of solid tumors in CAR T model  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A decade ago researchers announced development of a cancer immunotherapy called CAR (for chimeric antigen receptor)-T, in which a patient is re-infused... more
CRISPR/Cas9 improves with better gene knockout method in aneuploid cell lines  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
CRISPR/Cas9 technology enables convenient and effective genome editing in diploid cell lines based on the isolation and expansion of edited single-cell clones. However, this approach is... more
Scientists develop new genetic tool to modify and understand gene function  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Scientists of the National Center for Cardiovascular Research led by Rui Benedito have developed a new genetic tool (iSuRe-Cre) that provides certainty in Cre-inducible genetic modifications,... more
News Brief: Impeaching Trump, Iran Threat, CRISPR Modified Viruses  NPR · 4 weeks
House Democrats meet to decide whether to move forward with impeaching the president. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are briefed on the threat Iran poses. And, the latest on genetically modified... more
News Brief: Impeaching Trump, Iran Threat, CRSPR Modified Viruses  NPR · 4 weeks
House Democrats meet to decide whether to move forward with impeaching the president. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are briefed on the threat Iran poses. And, the latest on genetically modified... more
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