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Genetics Also Play A Role In Mate Selection
2014-05-20 11:51:21

Many of us might think, by looking at friends and family, that people tend to marry someone similar to them – and a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that these similarities often go beyond more than skin deep.

Genetically Altering E. Coli With New Semi-Synthetic DNA Base Pairs
2014-05-08 07:24:29

It is well-known that all life on Earth is made up of two base pairs, known as A-T (adenine–thymine) and C-G (cytosine–guanine), which form the standard double helix DNA strand.

2014-05-07 12:31:05

First example of in vivo replication of a synthetic DNA base pair published in Nature SAN DIEGO, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthorx Inc.

2014-05-07 08:54:14

Each time a human cell divides, it must first make a copy of its 46 chromosomes to serve as an instruction manual for the new cell.

2014-05-06 15:10:36

Recent research has shown that tiny fragments of DNA circulating in a person's blood can allow scientists to monitor cancer growth and even get a sneak peek into a developing fetus' gene sequences.

2014-05-04 23:00:49

Shane Michaels releases a review of Andrew Fox and Peter Parks’ program for helping members achieve maximum results through proper product launching and Facebook advertising. Las

2014-05-02 23:06:47

This research report categorizes the global nucleic acid isolation and purification market into technology, application, product, end user, and geography.

2014-05-02 10:06:07

Johns Hopkins biochemists have figured out what is needed to activate and sustain the virus-fighting activity of an enzyme found in CD4+ T cells, the human immune cells infected by HIV.

Genetics Sat-Nav Tool Helps You Track Ancestry Even Farther
2014-05-01 09:48:42

While previous genetic research efforts have been able to identify a person’s ancestral origins within around 430 miles, a new system devised at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom can zero in on a person’s origin down to a particular village or island.

2014-04-28 10:17:33

A next-generation genome editing system developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators substantially decreases the risk of producing unwanted, off-target gene mutations.


Latest DNA Reference Libraries

Brief Introduction To DNA Probes
2014-01-12 00:00:00

DNA probes help scientists to detect a specific gene in a long DNA sequence. According to Dr. Michael A. Pfaller, DNA probes are “single-stranded pieces of nucleic acid, labeled with a specific tracer (isotope, enzyme, or chromophore), that will hydrogen bond (hybridize) with complementary single-stranded pieces of DNA (or RNA) under the appropriate conditions of pH, temperature, and iconic strength.” The Foundation for Genomics and Population Health website has a helpful video about...

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2011-04-14 15:10:21

Bacillus subtilis, also known as hay bacillus or grass bacillus, is a Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium commonly found in soil. It is rod-shaped and a member of the genus Bacillus. It also has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. B. subtilis has historically been classified as an obligate aerobe, though recent research has proven this to not be strictly correct. It is not a human pathogen although...

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Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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