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2014-04-14 14:24:06

Researchers have found a major piece of genetic evidence that confirms the role of a group of virus-fighting genes in cancer development.

2014-04-04 12:23:54

Today we know that women carrying BCRA1 and BCRA2 gene mutations have a 43% to 88% risk of developing from breast cancer before the age of 70.

2014-04-01 13:16:37

Ribosomes are essential for life, generating all of the proteins required for cells to grow.

2014-02-07 13:01:17

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a link between a mutation in a gene called RAB 24 and an inherited neurodegenerative disease in Old English sheepdogs and Gordon setters.

2014-01-27 15:13:00

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have identified how a mutated protein can lead to holes in a protein sitting in a cell's membrane.

2014-01-27 13:30:39

A simple adjustment to a powerful gene-editing tool may be able to improve its specificity.

2014-01-13 10:21:10

New research, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researcher Chunyu Wang, has solved one mystery in the development of Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (FAD), a genetic variant of the disease that affects a small fraction of the Alzheimer’s population.

2014-01-10 10:44:18

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a phenomenon that alters prevailing views of how the genome is expressed to make and sustain the life of mammals.

2014-01-03 15:49:03

Scientists have discovered a mutation with a built-in dilemma for dairy cattle breeders.

2013-12-20 10:32:36

As part of an international research project, a team of researchers has developed a DNA clamp that can detect mutations at the DNA level with greater efficiency than methods currently in use.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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