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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
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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