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2011-05-19 23:20:25

Scientists at Penn State University have achieved a major milestone in the attempt to assemble, in a test tube, entire chromosomes from their component parts.

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2010-12-22 15:10:57

The most detailed annotation yet of the fruit-fly genome points the way to understanding the genomes of all organisms.

2010-12-16 14:59:57

The function of histones -- the proteins that enable yards of DNA to be crammed into a single cell -- depends on a number of chemical tags adorning their exterior.

2010-10-12 18:20:04

The genetic inherited material DNA was long viewed as the sole bearer of hereditary information.

2010-09-17 14:00:05

On average, one hundred billion cells in the human body divide over the course of a day.

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2010-08-25 14:13:47

In a landmark study to be published in the journal Nature, scientists have been able to create the first picture of genetic processes that happen inside every cell of our bodies.

2010-08-20 14:01:56

The DNA genomes of organisms whose cells possess nuclei are packaged in a highly characteristic fashion.

2010-06-02 16:22:23

A previously unknown pattern in DNA methylation - an event that affects cell function by altering gene expression – has been uncovered for the first time by stem cell researchers at UCLA, a finding that could have implications in preventing some cancers and correcting defects in human stem cell lines.

2010-02-25 13:44:55

A paper published online today in Molecular Cell proposes that Methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) impacts the entire genome in neurons, rather than acting as a regulator of specific genes.

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2010-02-19 15:07:30

Malaria remains one of the most deadly infectious diseases. Yet, how Plasmodium, the malaria parasite, regulates its infectious cycle has remained an enigma despite decades of rigorous research.