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Genetic Infections

How Yeast Cells Detect Genetic Infections

ETH researchers studying yeast cells have discovered a surprisingly located new mechanism for detecting foreign genetic material – whether from pathogens or environmental contamination...

An Optical Biosensor Methodology to Detect DNA-Methylation Marks Involved in Cancer

The work, led by the ICN2 Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, provides an approach based on poly-purine reverse-Hoogsteen (PPRH) probes. It turned out to be a...
DNA replication

Detangling DNA Replication

DNA is a lengthy molecule — approximately 1,000-fold longer than the cell in which it resides — so it can’t be jammed in haphazardly. Rather,...
cassavavideo

Cassava with Improved Starch

Cassava is one of the world’s most important starch crops. The storage roots feed more than 500 million people, and they are also used...
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DNA Test Reveals Genetic Risk Factors for Eczema

A new diagnostic test developed at A*STAR is helping researchers around the world identify gene mutations that put people at risk of severe eczema...
electronic circuits

S&T Researcher Designs DNA-Assembled Electronic Circuits for Miniaturization of Computers

A researcher at Missouri S&T continues her exploration of self-assembled DNA nanostructures with a project to fabricate a new generation of molecular electronic circuits...
gene editing

Cutting It Short

Gene editing technology could one day eliminate diseases currently considered incurable. Thanks to a new test developed by Sandia National Laboratories scientists, that day...
bacterial DNA

Researchers Target Protein That Protects Bacteria’s DNA ‘Recipes’

Bacteria cause many serious illnesses, from food poisoning to pneumonia. The challenge for scientists is that disease-causing bacteria are extraordinarily resilient. For example, when...
RUNX-deficient cancers

RUNX Proteins Act as Regulators in DNA Repair

A study by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed that RUNX proteins...
DNA modification

Mysterious DNA Modification Important for Fly Brain

Emory scientists have identified a function for a mysterious DNA modification in fruit flies’ brain development, which may provide hints to its role in...
DNA mutations

Method Reveals How Hidden DNA Mutations Affect Tissues

Genes produce proteins that keep your body functioning and healthy. But genes that code for protein make up less than 2 percent of your...
enhancers

Imaging in Living Cells Reveals How ‘Junk DNA’ Switches on a...

These pieces of DNA are part of over 90 percent of the genetic material that are not genes. Researchers now know that this “junk...
human genesvideo

CRISPR-Based Tool Maps Gene Function in Human Cells

UC San Francisco scientists have used a high-throughput CRISPR-based technique to rapidly map the functions of nearly 500 genes in human cells, many of...
Mitochondrial

Study Demonstrates Impact of Temperature on Mitochondrial DNA Evolution

In multicellular organisms, including humans, most DNA is coiled up within the cell’s nucleus. A small part, however, is tucked away within the mitochondria—...
memory chips

DNA-ROM: New Grant Aims for Memory Chips Based on DNA

Josh Hihath is trying to fuse biology and electrical engineering and to build new types of electronic memory based on DNA. Hihath, professor in the...
nanoscale devices

Illinois Receives $1.5 Million to Lower Cost, Improve Viability of DNA...

As the global datasphere expands, so does the need for more data storage. Enter DNA, the carrier of life’s genetic information, which offers a...
proteins

Finding the Proteins That Unpack DNA

A new method allows researchers to systematically identify specialized proteins that unpack DNA inside the nucleus of a cell, making the usually dense DNA...
biosensors

Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and With Higher Sensitivity

A team led by the University of California San Diego has developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as...
artificial neural network

Test Tube Artificial Neural Network Recognizes “Molecular Handwriting”

Researchers at Caltech have developed an artificial neural network made out of DNA that can solve a classic machine learning problem: correctly identifying handwritten...
mitochondrialvideo

Mitochondrial DNA and Nuclear DNA: Not so Independent After All

USC researchers have discovered that transfer of vital genetic information within a cell isn’t the one-way telegraph once thought, opening new pathways for understanding...