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Researchers create new 'letters' to enhance DNA functions

Just like how letters are strung together to form words, our DNA is also strung together by letters to encode proteins. The genetic alphabet contains …

Nanotech

Chromosome-scale mega-haplotypes enable digital karyotyping of cancer aneuploidy | Nucleic Acids Research

Genomic instability is a frequently occurring feature of cancer that involves large-scale structural alterations. These somatic changes in chromosome …

Genetics

Mysterious DNA Modification Seen in Stress Response

<i>Summary: When under stress, adenine methylation increases up to four times, a new Emory study reports.</i><p>Source: Emory.<p><b>With advances in genomics,</b> …

Neuroscience

'Suicide molecule' could lead to fail-safe cancer therapy, say scientists

A "suicide molecule" that forces tumours to self-destruct could open the door to fail-safe cancer therapy, scientists believe.<p>In laboratory tests, …

Assassin's Creed Origins Microtransactions: Everything You Need To Know

Origin doesn't have loot boxes, but you can still spend money.<p>With more and more big games adding microtransactions in unexpected places, we thought …

Assassin's Creed Origins

Public defenders pushed to breaking point by masturbating inmates

Staffers in the Cook County Public Defender’s Office are used to clients who may have done horrible things, but over the last two years, female …

Cook County

Opinion: Publishers Don't Realize Microtransactions Are Hurting Them, Too

Is the extra money worth losing customer loyalty?<p>Last week, EA announced that they were closing down Visceral Games, the studio working on a new Star …

Gaming Industry

Scientists discovered a 'kill switch' that destroys cancer cells in mice

A new study has pinpointed a natural mechanism that cells used to defend against cancer millions of years ago. It could provide a new means of advanced cancer treatment.<p>A new study has established that RNA molecules, originally developed as a means of studying genes, can trigger a hidden mechanism …

Cancer Cells

Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain

MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say<p>TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of …

Research

The double life of the “respectable” men who harass women

Harassers don’t just have power over women. They have the social power to get away with it.<p>The actor Stephen Collins once fondled me at an awards ceremony. It’s true. Almost 30 years ago, when I was a theater critic at the New Yorker, I had my butt fondled by Stephen Collins at the Drama Desk …

Feminism

The Surprising (and Overlooked) Way to Raise an Empowered Girl

In today's social and political climate, raising a daughter who grows up feeling strong, capable, and supported is as important as ever. There are a …

Anatomy of the Brain: Your Cerebrum

Cerebrum Governs Your Higher Functions<p>The cerebrum, also known as the telencephalon, is the largest and most highly developed part of your brain. It …

Neurology

NASA Twins Study spots thousands of genes toggling on and off in Scott Kelly

When astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after a year floating about the International Space Station, he was noticeably different from his …

Genetics

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …