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yeast
2015-05-23 10:58:25

Biologists at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new type of yeast that is part fungus and part human, demonstrating that two types of lifeforms separated by over a billion years of evolution still have hundreds of genes in common.

fgfr1
2015-05-11 14:03:36

It's the one gene to rule them all. FGFR1 protein discovery may become a target in cancer therapy and assist with treatment of other human diseases.

missing link organism
2015-05-08 12:21:22

Researchers from the University of Vienna have reportedly discovered “a missing link” in the evolution of eukaryotes, organisms whose cells contain a nucleus and other organelles enclosed within a membrane, from simpler single-celled known as prokaryotes.

emotionally sensitive genes
2015-05-08 12:00:35

A person’s degree of sensitivity to highly emotional information may depend to some degree on their genes, researchers from the University of British Columbia report in a new study.

DNA
2015-05-06 15:05:46

It’s mentioned practically everywhere—the news, detective shows, that obnoxious friend who uses words like “insouciant” or “sesquipedalian” into small talk—but it’s now taken for granted that people know what DNA is. Sure, we all know DNA is the code of life…but what does that even mean?

6th dna base
2015-05-05 12:07:18

Recent studies published in the journal CELL have all reached a similar conclusion: DNA in eukaryotes may contain a sixth DNA base.

ThinkstockPhotos-148341420
2015-04-19 11:43:26

Happy anniversary Mendelian Genetics! In Spring of 1865, Gregor Mendel’s Experiments in Plant Hybridization was presented at the Natural History Society of Brno, explaining the laws of genetic inheritance even before the world became involved in molecular studies.

epigenetics
2015-04-07 10:54:25

“Epigenetics” is a word that sounds like something an alien does to a human after abduction, so we decided to break it down into parts…Or rather, we’re probing its parts, aliens.

nanoneedles
2015-03-31 14:05:40

You know how we used to just have bandages? Well soon we could have bandages containing "nanoneedles" which transmit genetic information to damaged parts of the body.

2015-03-03 16:27:10

SANTA FE, N.M., March 03, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Mexico IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (NM-INBRE) and the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) announced


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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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chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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