Latest Transposon Stories

2009-05-29 09:51:57

VIB researchers linked to K.U.Leuven and Harvard University show that stretches of DNA previously believed to be useless 'junk' DNA play a vital role in the evolution of our genome.

2009-05-21 09:20:00

Scientists have called it "junk DNA." They have long been perplexed by these extensive strands of genetic material that dominate the genome but seem to lack specific functions.

2009-05-05 13:46:40

Flemish scientists say they have developed an improved and safer technique to deliver genes into the body's cells during genetic therapy. Gene therapy is the introduction of genetic material into a patient's cells resulting in a cure or a therapeutic effect, said researchers at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology in Belgium.

2009-05-04 07:14:47

Gene therapy is the introduction of genetic material into a patient's cells resulting in a cure or a therapeutic effect.

2009-04-20 10:33:57

An international consortium of scientists, including researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ), have probed further into the human genome than ever before.

2009-02-09 10:05:00

In the late 1990s the Finnish Yorkshire pig population was threatened by a genetic defect which spread at an alarming rate and led to infertility.

2009-02-05 14:47:29

Portuguese scientists' contribution crucial to new study to be published in Cell.

2009-01-19 11:30:35

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany, determined the structure of a protein (L1ORF1p), which is encoded by a parasitic genetic element and which is responsible for its mobility.

2008-12-03 09:11:32

Plant researchers from McGill University and the University of California, Berkeley, have announced a major breakthrough in a developmental process called epigenetics.

Word of the Day
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".