Genetics

Crispr Therapy Cures First Genetic Disorder Inside The Body

This article was originally published by our sister site, Freethink.For the first time, researchers appear to have effectively treated a genetic disorder by directly injecting a CRISPR therapy into patients' bloodstreams — overcoming one of the...
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Dna Has Four Bases. Some Viruses Swap In A Fifth

Dozens of viruses don't use the same four nucleotide bases found in all other life. New work shows how this is possible—and perhaps more common than we think.
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10 Sunday Am Reads

Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • More Variants Are Coming, and the U.S. Isn’t Ready to Track Them The people hunting for mutations want the country to fix its virus sequencing mess....

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The 5 Best Hunting Rifles On The Planet? The Search Stops Here.

Kyle Mizokami Guns, Hunting lingers in America’s DNA. Here are the best tools for the job.  Here's What You Need to Remember: For many in rural areas hunting rifles are tools not only for sport but for procuring a supply of meat. The best...
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Comprehensive Clinical Sequencing Opens Door To The Promise Of Precision Medicine

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study highlights the power of comprehensive whole genome, whole exome and RNA sequencing to better understand and treat each patient's cancer.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Researchers Discover That Protein Switches Functions To Regulate Dna Replication

One protein. One mechanism of action. Two biologically opposite effects.
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Proteins, DNA

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Potential Role Of 'junk Dna' Sequence In Aging, Cancer

Researchers have recently identified a DNA region known as VNTR2-1 that appears to drive the activity of the telomerase gene, which has been shown to prevent aging in certain types of cells. Knowing how the telomerase gene is regulated and activated...
Related topics: DNA, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Advanced Microscopy Shines Light On New Crispr-cas System

A new study describes how an interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers used a state-of-the-art microscopy technique to reveal protein structures and key steps of a CRISPR-Cas system that holds promise for developing an improved gene editing tool.
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Research Identifies Potential Role Of 'junk Dna' Sequence In Aging, Cancer

The human body is essentially made up of trillions of living cells.
Related topics: Medical Research, DNA, Cancer, Oncology

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Links Between Genetic Risk, Glaucoma Prevalence Examined

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Polygenic variants are associated with comparable risk for developing open-angle glaucoma as that associated with the most common single-gene pathogenic variant, according to a study published online July 15 in JAMA...
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Medical Research

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Rna Breakthrough Creates Crops That Can Grow 50 Percent More Potatoes, Rice

A new RNA breakthrough is allowing plants to yield dramatically more crops and increase drought tolerance, which could have an impact on food scarcity and production as climate change threatens ecosystems. In initial tests, adding a gene encoding...

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Ai Advances Mapping Of Human Proteome

In 2003 the largest ever international cooperative scientific project was completed, at a cost of about $1 billion – the mapping of the human genome. This came with much fanfare, with the media hyping all the medical benefits that would soon...

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Early-life Social Connections Influence Gene Expression, Stress Resilience

Having friends may not only be good for the health of your social life, but also for your actual health—if you're a hyena, that is. Strong social connections and greater maternal care early in life can influence molecular markers related to gene...
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Unlocking Genetic Clues Behind Aortic Aneurysm

After examining nearly the entire human genome for genetic changes that increase risk of aneurysm, researchers discovered a new change in the genetic code of a transcription factor.
Related topics: Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Medical Research

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Cattle Losing Adaptations To Environment

Researchers have uncovered evidence showing that cattle are losing important environmental adaptations, losses the researchers attribute to a lack of genetic information available to farmers. After examining genetic material stretching back to the...

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Mayo Clinic Research Suggests Women Over 65 Be Offered Hereditary Cancer Genetic Testing

A new study by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, along with collaborators from the CARRIERS consortium, suggests that most women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. The study was...
Related topics: Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Chemotherapy Can Induce Mutations That Lead To Pediatric Leukemia Relapse

A collaboration led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Shanghai Children's Medical Center and others revealed how thiopurines produce mutations that lead to multi-drug resistant leukemia and relapse.
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Leukemia, Medical Research

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Artificial Intelligence Models To Analyze Cancer Images Take Shortcuts That Introduce Bias

A new study shows that deep learning models trained on large sets of cancer genetic and tissue histology data can easily identify the institution that submitted the images.

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A Wild Hair: Using Hair To Gauge Stress Response In Pigs

Researchers at Iowa State University aim to use hair samples from pigs to identify genetics related to stress response. The effort could help produce pigs that lead less stressful lives and are more productive. And it all starts with a quick...
Related topics: Stress, Medical Research

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Untwisting Dna Reveals New Force That Shapes Genomes

Advances in microscopy have enabled researchers to picture loops of DNA strands for the first time.
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