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RNA-world Hypothesis Under The Microscope
2012-10-15 05:27:46

A chemical model developed by a team of US researchers shows how the Earth's first life forms may have packaged the genetic coding material known as RNA.

Researchers Create Synthetic DNA/RNA That Can Evolve
2012-04-20 07:04:05

Researchers have created artificial genetic material known as Xenonucleic acids, or XNAs, that can store information and evolve over generations in a comparable way to DNA.

2012-02-15 23:07:55

Computer engineers may have just provided the medical community a new way of figuring out exactly how one of the three building blocks of life forms and functions.

2012-01-09 13:15:50

In the chemistry of the living world, a pair of nucleic acids—DNA and RNA—reign supreme.

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2011-08-11 06:16:06

UC Merced professor coauthors paper published in Nature Chemistry, offering insight into how naturally occurring RNA precursors may have formed on Earth billions of years ago.

2011-04-25 12:40:31

RNA plays a critical role in directing the creation of proteins, but there is more to the life of an RNA molecule than simply carrying DNA's message.

2011-01-19 23:20:54

Scientists are reporting an advance in overcoming a major barrier to the use of the genetic material RNA in nanotechnology — the field that involves building machines thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair and now is dominated by its cousin, DNA.

2010-10-12 13:43:59

A Europe-wide network of labs focusing on RNA research is needed to make the most of RNA's high potential for treating a wide range of diseases.

2010-08-12 15:49:54

Within a dangerous stomach bacterium, Yale University researchers have discovered an ancient but functioning genetic remnant from a time before DNA existed, they report in the August 13 issue of the journal Science.

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2010-02-22 16:30:41

An extremely small RNA molecule created by a University of Colorado at Boulder team can catalyze a key reaction needed to synthesize proteins, the building blocks of life.


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