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2014-06-09 14:30:56

Twelve years ago, UNC School of Medicine researcher Brian Strahl, PhD, found that a protein called Set2 plays a role in how yeast genes are expressed – specifically how DNA gets transcribed into messenger RNA.

2014-06-06 10:00:13

So-called silent DNA mutations earned their title because, according to the fundamental rules of biology, they should be inconsequential.

2014-06-03 13:06:47

A collaborative effort between Duke Medicine researchers and neurosurgeons and scientists in China has produced new genetic insights into a rare and deadly form of childhood and young adult brain cancer called brainstem glioma.

2014-06-03 12:27:34

Around a quarter of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene will develop lung cancer at some point in their lifetime.

blond hair genetics
2014-06-02 05:07:21

A subtle alternation in DNA involving one single-letter change in the genetic code is enough to generate blond hair in men and women.

2014-05-30 12:25:51

SALT LAKE CITY, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the University of Utah (U of U), the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed

2014-05-30 10:18:09

Scientists at the University of Utah (U of U), the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed a powerful tool called pVAAST that combines linkage analysis with case control association to help researchers and clinicians identify disease-causing mutations in families faster and more precisely than ever before.

2014-05-27 23:06:48

Findings to Enhance System That Is Transforming Genetic Research Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School

Genetic Legacy Of A Rare Brain Disorder Traced Back To The Ottoman Empire
2014-04-25 05:17:10

Scientists have detected a previously unknown neurodegenerative disorder stemming from a single mutation in one lone individual who lived approximately 16 generations ago during the days of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey.


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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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