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Latest Noncoding DNA Stories

2014-07-08 14:45:18

Scientists have long puzzled over the genetic differences between fruit flies that live hardly a puddle jump apart in a natural environment known as "Evolution Canyon" in Mount Carmel, Israel.

2014-05-29 13:53:42

A genetic variant linked to sudden cardiac death leads to protein overproduction in heart cells.

2014-04-28 10:11:32

Large sections of the genome that were once referred to as “junk” DNA have been linked to human heart failure.

2014-04-01 13:20:46

DNA is the molecule that encodes the genetic instructions enabling a cell to produce the thousands of proteins it typically needs.

2014-01-03 11:30:26

Stretches of DNA called retrotransposons, often dubbed "junk DNA", might play an important role in schizophrenia.

2013-11-18 20:37:22

By using a new analysis method, researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Sweden have found close to one hundred novel human gene regions that code for proteins.

2013-11-11 11:02:30

For the first time, scientists have used new technology which analyses the whole genome to find the cause of a genetic disease in what was previously referred to as "junk DNA".

2013-08-15 21:03:58

Transposons are DNA elements that can multiply and change their location within an organism's genome.

2013-07-01 19:04:54

What allows certain plants to survive freezing and thrive in the Canadian climate, while others are sensitive to the slightest drop in temperature?

Junk DNA Vital Biological Role
2013-06-27 08:25:25

A new study from UC San Francisco emphasizes the potentially vital biological role of the so-called 'junk DNA'.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.