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Genetic Study Tackles Slow Plant Domestication Mystery

Genetic Study Tackles Slow Plant Domestication Mystery

By Diana Lutz, Washington University in St. Louis Domestication genes tend to be insensitive to the rest of the genome and to the environment. Could finding this subset of robust genes have slowed things down? “The Modern View of...

Latest Genetics Stories

2014-04-18 15:41:30

Researchers propose classification system revolutionizing communication of chromosomal abnormalities for research and clinical settings When talking about genetic abnormalities at the DNA level that occur when chromosomes swap, delete or add parts, there is an evolving communication gap both in the science and medical worlds, leading to inconsistencies in clinical and research reports. Now a study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) proposes a new classification system...

2014-04-18 14:05:01

Scientists studying the most common form of inherited mental disability—a genetic disease called “Fragile X syndrome”—have uncovered new details about the cellular processes responsible for the condition that could lead to the development of therapies to restore some of the capabilities lost in affected individuals. In a paper that will be published in the May 8 Molecular Cell, but is being made available this week in the early online edition of the journal, the researchers show...

2014-04-18 11:32:58

Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the genetic mutation responsible for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder, fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — the formation of "R-loops," which they believe may be associated with the disorder's neurological symptoms, such as tremors, lack of balance, features of Parkinsonism, and cognitive decline. The finding suggests that the R-loops may be potential targets for drug development, said Paul Hagerman,...

2014-04-18 11:26:27

Two recent papers by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses. Jeffrey S. Kieft, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at the School of Medicine and an early career scientist with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and colleagues recently published articles in the scholarly...

2014-04-17 23:01:14

Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the genetic mutation responsible for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — the formation of “R-loops,” which they believe may be associated with the disorder’s neurological symptoms, such as tremors, lack of balance, features of Parkinsonism, and cognitive decline. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the...

2014-04-17 15:36:22

A novel application of RNAScope in situ hybridization facilitates gene expression studies in plants Gene expression is the process whereby the genetic information of DNA is used to manufacture functional products, such as proteins, which have numerous different functions in living organisms. Messenger RNA (mRNA) serves as an important intermediary during gene expression, by relating the genetic information of DNA to the molecular mechanisms involved in manufacturing proteins. By...

2014-04-16 23:11:04

Top Innovator Award Recognizes Cutting-Edge Companies Driving the Future of Innovation; DNA Predicted To Be The Future of Health, Happiness, and the Connection to the World New York, NY (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 DNA Spectrum is pleased to announce that it was selected as one of the Top Innovators at the annual Life Sciences & Healthcare Venture Summit. Companies that play a leading role in innovation for the Life Sciences, Healthcare and Healthcare IT sectors are selected annually for...

2014-04-16 12:30:54

LONDON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Predictive Diagnostics Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/global_predictive_diagnostics_industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Predictive Diagnostics in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period...

2014-04-15 23:15:31

The Webinar through BioConference Live will be Presented April 17th, 2014, 11am PT, 2pm ET Yorba Linda, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Covaris has developed a webinar to help researchers and clinicians stay updated on the most recent developments in Formalin Fixation and Paraffin Embedding (FFPE) sample handling and analysis. The webinar, titled “NGS-quality RNA and DNA from FFPE Tissues,” will take place April 17, 2014 at 11:00am PT. This event will bring together researchers, clinicians,...

2014-04-15 12:23:12

DALLAS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new market research report the "Nucleic Acid Isolation and Purification Market by Technology (Column based, Reagent based, Magnetic bead based), Consumables & Instruments, Application (Plasmid DNA isolation, MIRNA isolation, Total RNA isolation), & End users - Global Forecasts to 2018", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global nucleic acid isolation and purification market over the forecast period of 2013 to 2018....


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GloFish
2013-10-03 10:12:03

The GloFish is a patented and trademarked brand of genetically modified fluorescent fish. Various GloFish are currently on the market. Zebrafish were the first GloFish that were available within pet stores and are now sold in bright green, red, orange-yellow, blue, and purple fluorescent colors. Recently, Electric Green, Sunburst Orange, and Moonrise Pink colored tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) and Electric Green tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) have been incorporated to the lineup. Although not...

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...

Blue Rose
2013-10-02 08:33:40

A Blue Rose is a flower of the genus Rosa belonging to the family Rosaceae that presents blue to violet pigmentation instead of the more common white, red, or yellow coloration. Blue roses are frequently portrayed in literature and art as a symbol of love and prosperity to those who seek it, but don’t exist in nature as a result of genetic limitations. In 2004, researchers utilized genetic modification to produce roses that contain the blue pigment delphinidin. After 13 years of...

Brief Introduction To DNA Probes
2014-01-12 00:00:00

DNA probes help scientists to detect a specific gene in a long DNA sequence. According to Dr. Michael A. Pfaller, DNA probes are “single-stranded pieces of nucleic acid, labeled with a specific tracer (isotope, enzyme, or chromophore), that will hydrogen bond (hybridize) with complementary single-stranded pieces of DNA (or RNA) under the appropriate conditions of pH, temperature, and iconic strength.” The Foundation for Genomics and Population Health website has a helpful video about...

Caenorhabditis elegans
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Caenorhabditis elegans is a species of parasitic roundworm in the Nematoda phylum. It can be found in temperate regions, in many different areas of the world. It prefers to reside in nutrient rich soils. Its scientific name is derived from the Greek terms Caeno, meaning recent, rhabditis, meaning rod-like, and the Latin term elegans, which means elegant. It was first named by Maupas in 1900, but was not classified in the Caenorhabditis subgenus until 1952 by Osche. Caenorhabditis elegans...

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