DNA

Programmable Nests For Cells

Using DNA, small silica particles, and carbon nanotubes, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed novel programmable nanocomposites that can be tailored to various applications and programmed to degrade quickly and...
Related topics: Genetics, Nanotubes

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Low Doses Of Radiation Used In Medical Imaging Lead To Mutations In Cell Cultures

Common medical imaging procedures use low doses of radiation that are believed to be safe. A new study, however, finds that in human cell cultures, these doses create breaks that allow extra bits of DNA to integrate into the chromosome.
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Chromosomes

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New At-home Test May Detect Colon Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an at-home colon cancer test. Called Cologuard , it is the first stool-based screening test that detects certain DNA mutations and red blood cells that could be indications of colorectal cancer,...
Related topics: Blood Test, DNA Test, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Food And Drug Administration, Genetics

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Hormone Resistance In Breast Cancer Linked To Dna 'rewiring'

Researchers have revealed changes to the 3D arrangement of DNA linked to treatment resistance in ER+ breast cancer.
Related topics: Hormones, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, Medical Research

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$25 Million Project Will Advance Dna-based Archival Data Storage

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity's (IARPA) Molecular Information Storage (MIST) program has awarded a multi-phase contract worth up to $25 million to develop scalable DNA-based molecular storage techniques. The goal of the...
Related topics: Genetics

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Exploring Tiny Forces With Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy

In terms of space organization, DNA has powers rivaling Marie Kondo. A strand of DNA that is two meters long intricately folds itself into a cell nucleus only 10 microns across. (One of the hairs on your head has a diameter of 100 microns, and you...
Related topics: Genetics

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Astronomers Reveal Interstellar Thread Of One Of Life’s Building Blocks

ALMA and Rosetta map the journey of phosphorus ESO Phosphorus, present in our DNA and cell membranes, is an essential element for life as we know it. But how it arrived on the early Earth is something of a mystery. Astronomers have now traced the...
Related topics: Space, Genetics

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Houston Parents Outraged Over High School Teacher Assigning Homework With A Question About Rape

Parents of students at a high school near Houston, Texas, were outraged and confused over a homework assignment which included a question about rape. The question was a part of a biology DNA assignment at Klein Collins High School. "Suzy was...
Related topics: Genetics

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Mom Of Connecticut Infant Found Frozen To Death In 1988 Won't Be Charged

The mother of an infant found frozen to death more than three decades ago in a Connecticut parking lot is not expected to face charges, authorities said Tuesday. Karen Kuzmak Roche was identified as the child's mother through DNA testing this...
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World's First "living Machine" Created Using Frog Cells And Artificial Intelligence

Scientists used computer algorithms to develop a programmable organism made of frog DNA -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Algorithms, Genetics

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Astronomers Reveal Interstellar Thread Of One Of Life's Building Blocks

Phosphorus, present in our DNA and cell membranes, is an essential element for life as we know it. But how it arrived on the early Earth is something of a mystery.
Related topics: Space, Genetics

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Analyzing Dna In Soil Could Be An Effective Way Of Tracking Animals

It's hard to protect something you can't find. A new Stanford study reveals sampling soil for animals' left-behind DNA can provide valuable information for conservation efforts - with significantly less cost and time - than currently used methods,...
Related topics: Genetics

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Opening Up Dna To Delete Disease

Protein editorial assistants are clearing the way for cut-and-paste DNA editors, like CRISPR, to access previously inaccessible genes of interest. Opening up these areas of the genetic code is critical to improving CRISPR efficiency and moving...
Related topics: Genetics, Proteins

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Astronomers Discover Interstellar Origin Of One Of The Building Blocks Of Life

Phosphorus is an essential element in DNA, but we don't know where it came from. Now, astronomers have traced the path of phosphorus from its interstellar origin to Earth via comets.
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Genetics, Comets

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Illumina And Roche Combine For Genomics Oncology Deal

Top DNA sequencing company Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) has signed a pact with global pharmaceutical giant Roche (OTC: RHHBY) in the field of oncology, the Illumina's CEO Francis deSouza announced.On Monday, deSouza shared the news at the high-profile...
Related topics: Genomics, Genetics, Nasdaq

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Analyzing Dna In Soil Could Be An Effective Way Of Tracking Animals

It's hard to protect something you can't find. A new Stanford study reveals sampling soil for animals' left-behind DNA can provide valuable information for conservation efforts—with significantly less cost and time—than currently used methods,...
Related topics: Genetics

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A Tool To Democratize Nanopore Research

A nanopore is a tiny hole in a thin membrane with a diameter of around a billionth of a meter, or about the width of a single DNA molecule. The potential applications of these nanopores are so diverse—from medicine to information technology...
Related topics: Genetics

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‘100 Percent Frog Dna’: Scientists Tout Creation Of First-ever ‘living’ Robots

Some scientists have already questioned whether these organic robots can be called “living”, given that they have no reproductive organs and are unable to multiply.
Related topics: Genetics, Robots

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Opening Up Dna To Delete Disease

Protein editorial assistants are clearing the way for cut-and-paste DNA editors, like CRISPR, to access previously inaccessible genes of interest. Opening up these areas of the genetic code is critical to improving CRISPR efficiency and moving...
Related topics: Genetics, Proteins

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Biological Clock May Be Key To Reducing Heart Damage From Radiation

Treatment for breast cancer commonly includes radiation therapy, which offers good chances of success but comes with a serious long-term side effect: toxicity due to radiation that reaches the heart, causing DNA damage in healthy heart cells. Over...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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