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bladderwort tardis
2015-02-26 15:37:45

A carnivorous plant known as the humped blatterwort has a genetic makeup that sounds like something out of a science-fiction novel – it has a smaller genome than many well-known types of plants, but has a greater number of genes, a team of researchers has discovered.

2015-02-24 12:27:01

MARCO ISLAND, Florida, and REDWOOD CITY, California, February 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - Allele Frequency Community formed to significantly address need

GMO
2015-02-19 13:31:05

If you’re one of the people who sometimes feel overwhelmed when you start hearing terms such as genetic modification and selective breeding, don’t worry – we here at RedOrbit feel your pain, so we’ve created this handy little guide to help clear up some of the confusion.

disease prone
2015-02-18 09:02:44

Well...not all diseases.

57577078
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.

Rqc2 protein
2015-01-02 08:56:52

Crack open any science textbook and it’ll tell you that DNA instruction are required to produce proteins. But a University of Utah-led team of researchers have discovered evidence suggesting otherwise.

dna in space
2014-11-28 04:40:40

New research from a team of European scientists has shown that genetic material is capable of surviving both the hostile environment of suborbital space and the violent passage through Earth’s atmosphere at a high rate of speed.

DNA reading device
2014-11-25 03:00:40

A team of scientists from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine.


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Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

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Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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