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Gatekeepers of the Genome

Transcription factors control gene activation in cells. By binding to specific segments of DNA, they enable the blueprints that code for cellular...
genome

Study Furthers Radically New View of Gene Control

In recent years, MIT scientists have developed a new model for how key genes are controlled that suggests the cellular machinery that...
cancer cells

Measuring Cancer Cell “Fitness” Reveals Drug Susceptibility

By studying both the physical and genomic features of cancer cells, MIT researchers have come up with a new way to investigate why some...
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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...
forest soil ecosystem

Hidden Giants in Forest Soils

Characterizing the diversity of microbial cells in a handful of soil is so complex it was considered impossible. To date, only a small fraction...
human genome

Yale Team Creates New Tool for Studying Elusive Elements of Human...

When scientists probe the human genome for clues about disease, they typically focus on the 2% of our genome that make functional proteins. To...
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...
Broad genome

Broad Genome Analysis Shows Yeasts Evolving by Subtraction

An unprecedented comparison of hundreds of species of yeasts has helped geneticists brew up an expansive picture of their evolution over the last hundreds...
genomic databases

Flood of Genome Data Hinders Efforts to ID Bacteria

There are many ways to slice and dice genomic data to identify a species of bacteria, or at least find its close relatives. But...
gene-editing tool

New CRISPR Tool Opens up More of the Genome for Editing

The genome editing system CRISPR has become a hugely important tool in medical research, and could ultimately have a significant impact in fields such...
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...
Aspergillus fungi

Spotlighting Differences in Closely-Related Species

There are millions of fungal species, and those few hundred found in the Aspergillus genus play important roles in areas ranging from industrial production to agricultural...
3D printing

Origami, 3D Printing Merge to Make Complex Structures in One Shot

“What we have here is the proof of concept of an integrated system for manufacturing complex origami. It has tremendous potential applications,” said Glaucio H....
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...
Columbine Genome

A Surprise in the Columbine Genome

Columbines’ vivid colors and iconic spurs make them a welcome sight in gardens and mountain meadows across the northern hemisphere. For decades the pretty...
plant diseases

Molecule Used as a Mucolytic Fights Bacterial Diseases in Agricultural Crops

Growers of oranges in São Paulo’s northeast and olives in Italy face a common challenge. A bacterium known as Xylella fastidiosa, which causes several plant...
Genome Editing

Genome Editing – Impact on Livestock Breeding Schemes

Researchers at Wageningen University and Research Animal Breeding and Genomics show that genome editing can be used in breeding schemes to speed up the...
gastrointestinal cancers

Breaking the Link Between Obesity, Gastrointestinal Cancers

Studies have demonstrated a connection between obesity and a person’s risk of developing colon and other gastrointestinal cancers. Now, scientists are investigating approaches that...
Wheat genome

Wheat Genome Blueprint Accelerates Innovation

“The wheat blueprint will enable us to decipher the genetic basis of important traits in wheat, such as genes responsible for resistance to fungal...
Vertebrate Genomes

International Vertebrate Genomes Project Releases New Genomes

The international Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) is officially launched and releases 15 new reference genomes representing all five vertebrate classes – mammals, birds, reptiles,...