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RNA-world Hypothesis Under The Microscope
2012-10-15 05:27:46

A chemical model developed by a team of US researchers shows how the Earth's first life forms may have packaged the genetic coding material known as RNA.

New Concept Dramatically Alters Theory Of Animal Evolution
2012-10-13 08:10:50

New work by Dr. Stuart A. Newman, professor of cell biology and anatomy at New York Medical College, develops a concept that dramatically alters one of the basic assumptions of the theory of evolution.

2012-10-09 10:50:36

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have mapped the precise frequency by which genes get turned on across the human genome, providing new insight into the most fundamental of cellular processes—and revealing new clues as to what happens when this process goes awry.

Genetics of Intelligence Remains A Riddle
2012-10-03 12:28:03

A new study from Union College shows that the genes long thought to be linked to intelligence actually appear to have no bearing on one's IQ.

Tissue Regeneration Study Learns From Salamanders
2012-09-26 11:53:50

Researchers from the Salk Institute recently studied the regeneration of new limbs in salamanders and believe that the findings could be useful in studies on regenerative medicine for humans.

2012-09-17 16:17:54

Researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified a new role of a chemical involved in controlling the genes underlying memory and learning.

Five Genes That Determine Facial Shapes Discovered
2012-09-14 10:01:50

Researchers have discovered five genes that determine human facial shapes, and understanding these genes could one day provide valuable data...

Genes Associated With Genomic Expansions That Cause Disease Identified
2012-09-10 11:49:17

Examining trinucleotide repeats

2012-09-03 11:23:39

Molecular biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have solved one of the mysteries of how double-stranded RNA is remodeled inside cells in both their normal and disease states.


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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 member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.