Latest Transposon Stories
Genetic variation due to DNA mutation is a driving force of adaptation and evolution, as well as a contributing factor to disease.
Rochester's 'Jumping Frog Lab' part of worldwide team decoding Xenopus tropicalis ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An African clawed frog has joined the spotted green puffer fish, the honeybee, and the human among the ranks of more than 175 organisms that have had their genetic information nearly completely sequenced. While the research could help scientists better understand the factors causing the vast die-off of amphibians around the globe, scientists are also excited...
Jumping Elements, Some of Which Cause Genetic Diseases, Become Incorporated in the Genome at Different Stages of Human Development.
First mice, then fruit flies, and now knockout nematodes.
ROCKVILLE, Md., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the J.
Argonaute 9 inhibits asexual reproduction, apparently by silencing transposons.
Inserting gene sequences in cultured cell lines is a main component of biomedical research, but inserting large sequences or multiple genes at the same time has been difficult.
Tag-team Approach Breaks the Size Barrier for Gene Therapy.
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have found that a group of genetic rogue elements, produced by DNA sequences commonly known as â€˜junk DNAâ€™, could help diagnose breast and bowel cancer.
Researchers at Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Broad Institute have discovered a previously unknown gene ZBED6 that is unique to placental mammals.
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