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Near-optimal Genetic Code Model Created By Researchers
2013-08-29 04:15:01

By creating a model of genetic code evolution, researchers have discovered new information about how RNA signaling could have developed into the “near-optimal” modern genetic code.

2013-08-28 00:20:06

Discovery of long non-coding RNA's role in neurogenesis may lead to cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's diseaseSingapore, Aug 28, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists

2013-08-26 10:53:38

In an era of widespread genetic sequencing, the ability to edit and alter an organism's DNA is a powerful way to explore the information within and how it guides biological function.

2013-08-16 10:09:08

The essence of male beauty is down to the way males use their genes rather than what genes they have.

How Genes Tell Cellular Construction Crews, 'Read Me Now!'
2013-08-13 12:52:34

Stowers researchers show that DNA sequences at the beginning of genes -- at least in fruit flies -- contain more information than previously thought

2013-08-13 11:33:55

A study investigating the function of the recently discovered enhancer RNA molecules may open new avenues for gene therapy.

2013-08-02 12:30:50

Two women have the same genetic mutation – an abnormal BRCA1 gene that puts them both at much higher-than-average risk for breast cancer – but only one woman develops the disease.

2013-07-26 18:37:13

X chromosomes are very special genetic material.


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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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  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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