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German Research Foundation Approves Collaborative Research Center to Investigate DNA Repair...

From January 1, 2019, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will be funding the new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1361 on Regulation of DNA Repair...
antibiotic treatments

DNA with a Twist: Discovery Could Further Antibiotic Drug Development

Scientists reveal how a ‘molecular machine’ in bacterial cells prevents fatal DNA twisting, which could be crucial in the development of new antibiotic treatments. DNA...
gene repair

By Solving a Mystery of Gene Repair, Scientists Uncover an Exception...

About 15 years ago, UNC Lineberger’s Dale Ramsden, PhD, was looking through a textbook with one of his students when they stumbled upon a scientific...
polymer chip

Faster and Cheaper Mapping of DNA

A paper recently published in PNAS reports optical mapping of DNA from a single cell. Notably, it demonstrates isolation of a single cell, extraction...
DNA damage repair

Defective DNA Damage Repair Leads to Chaos in the Genome

Only a few years ago, scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), among others, described a new damage pattern in the genetic material...
protein UHRF1

New Puzzle Piece Found: How Does uhrf1 Regulate Gene Activity?

Epigenetic changes often play an important role in cancers, because they cause the genetic material to be read incorrectly at certain points. Particularly critical are...
DNA Discovery

DNA Discovery Gives New Insight into Ancient History of South America

A major new study shows the first communities in Central and South America were descended from the first inhabitants of North America. But DNA...
genetic material in rivers

DNA Fragments Reveal the Variety of Species in Rivers

Bits of genetic material in rivers make it possible to detect the organisms living in them – without having to collect these and examine...
genetic analysis

UNSW Scientists to Analyse 15,000 DNA Samples from Landmark Aspirin Trial

UNSW Sydney scientists are part of a collaboration to pioneer detailed research into genetic factors that contribute to good health or disease in the...
twist DNA

Physicists Unravel the Mechanics of DNA

The DNA within our cells is an almost two-metre string of information, stored in a nucleus of only a few micrometres large. The information within those...
protein complex

Ring-Shaped Protein Complex Wrangles DNA

Biological physicists at Rice University have a new cellular mechanics theory that rings true. The Rice lab of José Onuchic has determined the structure of...
glioblastoma tumors

Tiny DNA Modification Has Big Impact on Deadly Tumors

A simple modification of a DNA base in small areas of the genome may explain why glioblastoma tumors are so deadly, researchers at Yale and...
Antioxidant

Antioxidant Protects Tissues, DNA from Radiation

New research shows that a powerful antioxidant may be just as useful one day protecting beachgoers and cancer patients from radioactive rays as it...
DNA Sequencing

DNA Sequencing Is Exacerbating Social Biases and Inequalities

At the cutting edge of modern science, DNA sequencing promises to transform many aspects of human life. It’s already playing a significant role in...
Marine Life

Using DNA Technology to Track Marine Life

McGill University marine ecologist Jennifer Sunday is bringing cutting-edge DNA analysis to the formidable task of tracking ocean species along Canada’s Pacific coast. As marine organisms move...
DNA-Editing Toolsvideo

The First Genome Surgeons: Scientists Are Preparing to Bring DNA-Editing Tools...

One afternoon in July, deep within the labyrinthine halls of the Medical Sciences Building at UC San Francisco’s hilltop campus on Parnassus Avenue, the...
acid antibiotic

Researchers Wake-Up DNA from Soil Bacteria to Discover Novel Acid Antibiotic

· A large DNA fragment from a soil bacterium was captured and engineered to be awoken · The researchers then used to trigger production of...
environmental DNAvideo

Robot Tracks Environmental DNA from Fish on Seabed

At a depth of 15 metres, 5 km off the coast, a contraption most of all resembling a big oil barrel is currently collecting...
DNA sequencing

Imec’s elPrep Software Significantly Speeds Up Genome Sequencing Analysis

This week at ITF Health 2018, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, showcases elPrep 4.0, a powerful software...
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...