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blood stem cells
2014-10-08 03:00:03

New technology that tracks the origin of blood cells challenges scientific dogma.

genome arms race
2014-09-29 13:07:13

New research from the University of California, Santa Cruz has revealed that two sets of primate genes have been battling it out over the millennia and this conflict has driven the complexity of primate genomes.

Single Evolutionary Road May Lead To Rome
2014-09-10 03:52:50

A well-known biologist once theorized that many roads led to Rome when it comes to two distantly related organisms evolving a similar trait.

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.

2014-04-07 13:34:30

A research team led by a cell biologist at the University of California, Riverside has generated a 3D model of the human malaria parasite genome at three different stages in the parasite's life cycle — the first time such 3D architecture has been generated during the progression of the life cycle of a parasite.

Functional Designer Chromosome In Yeast Could Lead To Better Biofuels And Medicines
2014-03-28 12:11:24

An international team of researchers have taken an important step in the field of synthetic biology, bringing scientists closer to manufacturing microorganisms that could produce biofuels or even medicines.

Technique Accelerates Gene Discovery
2013-12-13 08:05:12

Genetic researchers have devised a new technique that lets them permanently and selectively delete genes from a cell's DNA.

Edited RNA Plus Invasive DNA Add Individuality
2013-11-08 08:19:46

A study in Nature Communications finds that an enzyme that edits RNA may loosen the genome’s control over invasive snippets of DNA that affect how genes are expressed.

Stem Cells Reveal Differences Humans Apes
2013-10-24 09:27:59

For the first time, scientists have taken stem cells from chimpanzees and bonobos and turned them into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and their work has helped to highlight some of the differences between humans and great apes.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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