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Genetic Variation Helped Humans Evolve, Adapt To Climate Changes
2013-02-15 10:05:03

[Watch Video: 2 Studies Reveal Genetic Variation That Drives Human Evolution] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New light has been shed on a genetic variation that may have played a key role in human evolution by two studies published by an international group of researchers this week in the journal Cell. To understand a gene variant that might have helped humans adapt to humid climates, the research team used an animal model, along with whole-genome sequencing...

2013-02-13 23:00:04

Ryogen Portfolio of 23 Issued Patents Cover Genes Associated with Several Cancers, Diabetes, Obesity, Pancreatitis, Hepatitis, Lupus, Asthma, Hypertension and Alzheimer´s Disease Suffern, N.Y. (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 Ryogen LLC, a genomic research and development company focusing on genes implicated in clinical diseases, had a very fruitful year in 2012, further developing its Intellectual Property portfolio. In 2012, Ryogen was awarded nine new patents, bringing the total number of...

2013-02-12 14:20:19

Ability to tune gene activity will permit refined research for drug resistance, cancer Scientists who built a synthetic gene circuit that allowed for the precise tuning of a gene's expression in yeast have now refined this new research tool to work in human cells, according to research published online in Nature Communications. "Using this circuit, you can turn a gene from completely off to completely on and anywhere between those two extremes in each cell at once. It's a nice tool if...

2013-02-05 10:30:49

CHOP researchers compared young to old populations, identified CNVs conferring long-term risk or protection By broadly comparing the DNA of children to that of elderly people, gene researchers have identified gene variants that influence lifespan, either by raising disease risk or by providing protection from disease. "This research is the first genome-wide, population-based study of copy number variations in children associated with human longevity," said study leader Hakon Hakonarson,...

2013-02-04 14:46:46

By reproducing in the laboratory the complex interactions that cause human genes to turn on inside cells, Duke University bioengineers have created a system they believe can benefit gene therapy research and the burgeoning field of synthetic biology. This new approach should help basic scientists as they tease out the effects of "turning on" or "turning off" many different genes, as well as clinicians seeking to develop new gene-based therapies for human disease. "We know that human...

Mutant Gene Responsible For Pigeons' Funky Hair-Dos
2013-02-01 11:09:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study in the journal Science Express, an international team of researchers has sequenced the entire rock pigeon genome, and made some interesting discoveries in the process. "Birds are a huge part of life on Earth, but we know surprisingly little about their genetics," study co-author Michael Shapiro, a biologist at the University of Utah, said in a statement. Using cutting edge sequencing techniques, the...

2013-01-29 16:48:09

Non-coding RNA is essential for normal embryonic cardiogenesis Many different tissues and organs form from pluripotent stem cells during embryonic development. To date it had been known that these processes are controlled by transcription factors for specific tissues. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, in collaboration with colleagues at MIT and the Broad Institute in Boston, have now been able to demonstrate that RNA molecules, which do not act as...

2013-01-28 19:58:01

U-M researchers develop method that could enhance gene sequencing data When researchers sequence the RNA of cancer cells, they can compare it to normal cells and see where there is more RNA. That can help lead them to the gene or protein that might be triggering the cancer. But other than spotting a few known instigators, what does it mean? Is there more RNA because it´s synthesizing too quickly or because it´s not degrading fast enough? What part of the biological equilibrium...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.