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2015-02-15 10:17:10

Researchers from the US and Israel have identified the first-ever example of a creature capable of editing its own genetic makeup in order to blend into its surroundings – the squid.

chromosomes
2015-02-07 11:06:47

BYU biologist Jonathan Alder has a startling secret he doesn't freely share: He knows when most of us are going to die.

mystery sea killing
2015-02-06 10:19:05

When research biologist Brittany Hancock-Hanser came upon the scene of a killer whale attack, the only thing she found left of the victim was a heart, some lungs and a bunch of oil. It was a classic case of "Who Bit the Dust?"

microbes NYC subways
2015-02-05 14:12:55

The microbes that call the New York City subway system home are mostly harmless, but include samples of disease-causing bacteria that are resistant to drugs--and even DNA fragments associated with anthrax and Bubonic plague--according to a citywide microbiome map published today by Weill Cornell Medical College investigators.

baby
2015-02-04 08:34:09

Lawmakers in the UK have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a law that would allow for the creation of genetically-engineered babies containing the DNA of three people (two women and one man), various media outlets reported on Tuesday.

2015-02-03 23:04:21

The Qsep100 DNA Analyzer from Precision Biosystems performs rapid, high sensitivity assays at lower cost per sample compared to similar systems. Mansfield, MA

biological clock
2015-02-03 10:03:13

Chemical changes that take place in a person’s DNA as a person grows older could serve as a "biological clock" which could provide clues as to how long a person will live, according to new research published in the journal Genome Biology.

2015-01-30 12:25:38

NEBuilder HiFi allows for DNA assembly with lower input requirements and increased fidelity, without requiring any licensing fees from NEB IPSWICH, Mass., Jan.

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2015-01-24 09:55:27

Good GMOs? Scientists developing a way to produce safer and more effective GMO using bacteria that cannot spread in the wild.


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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.