Study describes how the three-dimensional architecture of the genome changes during the cell cycle
Oct 09, 2017
Researchers at The Wistar Institute have uncovered new aspects of the three-dimensional organization of the genome, specifically how the genetic material is compacted and de-compacted in a timely fashion during the different ...
New technology illuminates microbes that can't be cultivated in a laboratory
Oct 09, 2017
At Stanford University, researchers have used a new microfluidic analysis system to extract 29 novel microbial genomes (the complete set of genetic material) from samples from two Yellowstone National Park hot springs. They ...
New microcapsules to enhance the efficiency of genome-editing
Oct 06, 2017
Researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with their colleagues from St. Petersburg, Hamburg and London have found that polymer and hybrid silica-coated microcapsules are more efficient in genome-editing when ...
DNA discovery could help shed light on rare childhood disorder
Sep 21, 2017
New insights into how our cells store and manage DNA during cell division could help point towards the causes of a rare developmental condition.
Dogs' social skills linked to oxytocin sensitivity
Sep 18, 2017
The tendency of dogs to seek contact with their owners is associated with genetic variations in sensitivity for the hormone oxytocin, according to a new study from Linköping University, Sweden. The results have been published ...
Experiments with bacteria show that genes can fuse together, leading to the production of novel proteins
Sep 08, 2017
All organisms must continuously adapt to their environment in order to survive. Such adaptation is brought about by changes in their genetic material. Together with colleagues from New Zealand, Paul Rainey from the Max Planck ...
Human Cell Atlas hopes to unravel mysteries hidden in our genes
Sep 06, 2017
A major international project is attempting to create the first comprehensive three-dimensional map of all human cells which could end up revealing secrets about our health and how our bodies function.
In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient human
Jul 21, 2017
In saliva, scientists have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today.
New bacterial defense mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas system uncovered
Jul 18, 2017
Researchers led by Martin Jinek of the University of Zurich have found an unprecedented mechanism by which bacteria defend themselves against invading viruses. When the bacterial immune system gets overwhelmed, the CRISPR-Cas ...
Genetic study reveals ancestry of Madagascar people
Jul 18, 2017 report
(Phys.org)—A large team of researchers from France, Madagascar, Indonesia, Germany and Australia has conducted a genetic study of the native people that live on Madagascar. In their paper published in the Proceedings of ...