DNA

Electron-behaving Nanoparticles Rock Current Understanding Of Matter

Researchers have made a strange and startling discovery that nanoparticles engineered with DNA in colloidal crystals -- when extremely small -- behave just like electrons.
Related topics: Electrons, Scientific Discoveries, Genetics

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My Dna Test Confirmed It: I’m Not A Morning Person

There's a coded judgment that people who do well in the mornings hold against those of us who do not. "You're just not a morning person," they say, the words dripping with the implication that our sluggishness in the AM is a...
Related topics: Genetics, DNA Test

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A Chemical Approach To Imaging Cells From The Inside

A team of researchers at the McGovern Institute and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new technique for mapping cells. The approach, called DNA microscopy, shows how biomolecules such as DNA and RNA are organized in cells and...
Related topics: Harvard University, Genetics

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Dna Testing Solves The Case Of The Unknown Skull In Denmark Museum

The skull, which came from Greenland, looked like a narwhal, those whales with unicorn tusks but it had bizarre teeth. DNA tests show the animal's mother was a narwhal, the father a tuskless beluga.
Related topics: Genetics, Museum

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Why Is Texas Stopping Rapid Dna Tests In Courts? It Jeopardizes Cases, State Board Says

The technology has helped solve rape cases in Kentucky and identified California wildfire victims. But, it has come under scrutiny in several states.       
Related topics: Genetics

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Wildebeest! Okapi! Giraffe! Ibex! Come Peruse Their Genomes

The Ruminant Genome Project just released the DNA of 44 species of the multi-stomached, headgear-bearing animals, revealing a host of biological curiosities.
Related topics: Genetics

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'dna Microscopy' Offers Entirely New Way To Image Cells

Microscopy just got reinvented—again.
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Researchers Confirm That Narwhals And Belugas Can Interbreed

A team of University of Copenhagen researchers has compiled the first and only evidence that narwhals and beluga whales can breed successfully. DNA and stable isotope analysis of an anomalous skull from the Natural History Museum of Denmark has...
Related topics: Genetics, Museum

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A Study Describes The Reaction Mechanism Of Dnazymes

A study from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has published a study in the journal Nature Catalysis that describes the reaction mechanism used by the DNAzyme 9DB1, the first structurally available catalyser formed by DNA.
Related topics: Genetics

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The U.s. Will Store Biometric Data On Over 250 Million People On Amazon Cloud

Everything from a person’s fingerprints to facial scans to DNA will eventually be stored on AWS. For years the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has used a legacy biometric analysis platform called Automated Biometric Identification...
Related topics: Amazon, Genetics

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Neutrons Get A Wider Angle On Dna And Rna To Advance 3-d Models

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland are using neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to capture new information about DNA and RNA molecules and enable more accurate...
Related topics: Genetics

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Embark Dog Dna Tests On Sale For $30 Off

TL;DR: Get the Embark Breed + Health Kit for just $169 with promo code WORK30 and save $30. They might not look like it as they lounge on your couch, but your dog is a complex creature. Just like humans, dogs have pretty complicated family treesDog...
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China Reveals Scientific Experiments For Next Space Station

Projects will probe topics including DNA mutation, fire behaviour and the birth of stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Space, Genetics

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Probably Genetic Helps Families Identify Genetic Conditions Early With Ai And Dna Tests

Children on the autism spectrum often suffer from other medical conditions. As many as one-fifth of those diagnosed with the neurodevelopmental disorder, which affects communication and behavior, have epilepsy, for example, according to research on...
Related topics: Genetics, Autism, Epilepsy, Medical Research

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Dinosaur Bones Are Home To Microscopic Life

Bad news, Jurassic Park fans--the odds of scientists cloning a dinosaur from ancient DNA are pretty much zero.
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Genetics

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Dark Centers Of Chromosomes Reveal Ancient Dna

Geneticists exploring the dark heart of the human genome have discovered big chunks of Neanderthal and other ancient DNA. The results open new ways to study both how chromosomes behave during cell division and how they have changed during human...
Related topics: Genetics, Chromosomes, Scientific Discoveries

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23andme Vs. Ancestrydna: Which Dna Testing Service Is Best For You?

Researching your family tree is exhaustive. However, unless you can claim direct lineage to the aristocracy, you’re probably going to run into trouble around the 16th century. One way around this is becoming increasingly popular: DNA...
Related topics: Genetics

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Researchers Develop New Method For Deriving 3-d Protein Structures From Lab-designed Dna Sequences,...

Sequencing the first human genome was a herculean effort that took 13 years, hundreds of researchers around the globe and billions of dollars.
Related topics: Proteins, Genetics

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Tracking Life's First Step: Two Molecules 'awaken' Brand New Genome

Within hours after fertilization, a unique genome forms from chromosomes contributed by the egg and sperm. However, this new genome is initially inactive and must be "awakened" to begin the transcription of its DNA and start embryonic development....
Related topics: Genetics, Chromosomes

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From Function To Form

Researchers use new method to predict structures for four proteins and one RNA molecule from humans, bacteria and yeast In a marked departure from previous work, the new method uses synthetic mutations in the DNA sequence rather than naturally...
Related topics: Proteins, Genetics

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