Genetics

What We Can Learn From Sequencing 1 Million Human Genomes With Big Data

The first draft of the human genome was published 20 years ago in 2001, took nearly three years and cost between US$500 million and $1 billion. The Human Genome Project has allowed scientists to read, almost end to end, the 3 billion pairs of DNA...
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Crispr: Can We Control It?

CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a revolutionary technology that gives scientists the ability to alter DNA. On the one hand, this tool could mean the elimination of certain diseases. On the other, there are...
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Should You Buy Bionano Genomics In April?

Investors had high hopes for Bionano Genomics (NASDAQ: BNGO) in the first few weeks of the year. The company highlighted the progress and strengths of its optical genome mapping (OGM) technology at a five-day symposium. Then Bionano progressively...
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Researchers Extract Neanderthal Dna From Dirt Inside An Ancient Cave

Researchers have used a new method to extract DNA of Neanderthals from the soil of caves they inhabited to reveal how they came back from near extinction at least twice before finally disappearing from the planet. A new study was published last week...
Related topics: DNA, Space

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Covid-19: Scientists Identify Human Genes That Fight Infection

Scientists have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers' understanding of factors that affect disease severity...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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New Method Of Artificially Creating Genetic Switches For Yeast

A group of researchers has successfully developed a flexible and simple method of artificially producing genetic switches for yeast, a model eukaryotic organism. Genetic switches are necessary in order to artificially generate new functions in an...

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Sars-cov-2 Variant Found In Brazil: More Infectious, May Limit Immunity

Enlarge / COVID-19 has taken a terrible toll on Brazil. (credit: Michael Dantas / Getty Images) Almost from the moment it made the jump to humans, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been picking up mutations and creating new lineages as it expands into...
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Chernobyl Wasn't The First Time The Ussr Nuked Itself. Far From It.

Peter Suciu Nuclear Testing, It's something to be expected when you conduct over 900 nuclear detonations.  Here's What You Need to Remember: In the years since the tests at STS and other locations ended, a number of genetic defects and...
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The Infodemic: Rna Vaccines Don't Turn Body Into 'virus-making Factory'

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.Daily DebunkClaim: Messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccines aren't real vaccines, vaccination will turn body into 'virus-making...
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Scientists Are On A Path To Sequencing 1 Million Human Genomes And Use Big Data To Unlock Genetic...

The first draft of the human genome was published 20 years ago in 2001, took nearly three years and cost between US$500 million and $1 billion. The Human Genome Project has allowed scientists to read, almost end to end, the 3 billion pairs of DNA...
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Human, Monkey Chimera Embryo Sparks Ethical Debate About Stem Cell Research

For years, scientists have walked the ethical tightrope of genetics by creating chimera, an organism composed of different genotypes, by combining human cells with various types of animal embryos.
Related topics: Debate, Stem Cells, Medical Research

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Understanding How Dna Repairs Itself May Lead To Better Cancer Treatment

From cancer treatment to sunlight, radiation and toxins can severely damage DNA in both harmful and healthy cells. While the body has evolved to efficiently treat and restore damaged cells, the mechanisms that allow this natural repair remain...
Related topics: DNA, Cancer, Oncology

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One Year Of Sars-cov-2 Evolution

Researchers have published an in-depth look at the SARS-CoV-2 mutations that have taken place during the past year. The review discusses the findings of over 180 research articles and follows the changes that have taken place in the SARS-CoV-2...

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The Architect Of Genome Folding

The DNA molecule is not naked in the nucleus. Instead, it is folded in a very organized way by the help of different proteins to establish a unique spatial organization of the genetic information. This 3D spatial genome organization is fundamental...
Related topics: DNA, Proteins

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Bearded Dragon Embryos Become Females Either Through Sex Chromosomes Or Hot Temperatures

Bearded dragon embryos can use two different sets of genes to become a female lizard -- one activated by the sex chromosomes and the other activated by high temperatures during development, researchers report.
Related topics: Chromosomes

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How Plant Vaccines Could Save Us From A World Without Fruit

Researchers are formulating unconventional solutions for tree diseases that harm beloved foods like oranges and chocolate. These include a potential RNA therapy, similar to certain COVID-19 vaccines.
Related topics: Vaccines, Medical Research, Chocolate

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Researchers Demonstrate Very High Specificity Of Prime Editors In Plants

Prime editing (PE), a 'search-and-replace' CRISPR-based genome editing technique, has great potential for gene therapy and agriculture. It can introduce desired base conversions, deletions, insertions, and combination edits into target genomic...
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Nuclear Dna From Sediments Helps Unlock Ancient Human History

The field of ancient DNA has revealed important aspects of human evolutionary past, including relationships with Denisovans and Neandertals. These studies have relied on DNA from bones and teeth, which store DNA and protect it from the environment....
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Study Uses Plankton Genomes As Global Biosensors Of Ocean Ecosystem Stress

By analyzing gains and losses in the genes of phytoplankton samples collected in all major ocean regions, researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created the most nuanced and high-resolution map yet to show where these...

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Bearded Dragon Embryos Become Females Either Through Sex Chromosomes Or Hot Temperatures

Bearded dragon embryos can use two different sets of genes to become a female lizard—one activated by the sex chromosomes and the other activated by high temperatures during development. Sarah Whiteley and Arthur Georges of the University of...
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