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Secrets Of Genetic Switch Unraveled
2012-08-31 16:46:43

When an invading bacterium or virus starts rummaging through the contents of a cell nucleus, using proteins like tiny hands to rearrange the host’s DNA strands, it can alter the host’s biological course.

2012-08-04 01:15:14

A genetic screening approach to studying bone disease has found nine new genes associated with bone health and suggests a new way to discover genes that may be implicated in human skeletal diseases.

A Novel Double-Stranded DNA Structure Identified
2012-08-03 13:06:37

Researchers' findings address a scientific debate that had lasted for 16 years over the existence of a double-stranded DNA structure

Library of Genetic Circuits Developed For Scientific Functions
2012-08-03 13:24:55

For about a dozen years, synthetic biologists have been working on designing genetic circuits to perform novel functions such as manufacturing new drugs, producing fuel or even programming the suicide of cancer cells.

2012-07-30 12:49:50

Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a very rare disorder that causes paralysis that freezes one side of the body and then the other in devastating bouts that arise at unpredictable intervals.


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swell-mobsman
  • 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.