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DNA coils, uncoils, and writhes to drive cell activity

HOUSTON - (Oct. 12, 2015) - Using a multidisciplinary approach, researchers, led by those at Baylor College of Medicine, revealed in unprecedented …

How DNA alarm-system works

Researcher from Lomonosov Moscow State University managed to clarify how DNA damage signaling works<p>The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving …

Genetics

SnapGene 4.0.0 - Molecular biology software.

<img src="https://www.macupdate.com/images/screens/uploaded/44602/44602_scr_sm_uc1.jpg" /><br/><br/><p><strong>SnapGene</strong> offers the fastest …

In vivo CRISPR-Cas9 screen sheds light on cancer metastasis and tumor evolution

Genome-scale study points to drivers of tumor evolution and metastasis, provides roadmap for future in vivo Cas9 screens<p>For the first time, …

Genetics

CNIO team has visualized the DNA double-strand break process for the first time

Researchers froze some 200 biological structures to illustrate the chemical process that leads to DNA double-strand breaks, which lasts a matter of …

Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging

Muscle tone, endurance, memory, and smell improve in elderly mice infused with blood from younger mice<p>In what could have profound implications for understanding the process of aging, a trio of scientific papers published today show that infusing elderly mice with the blood of young mice can reverse …

Where Genes Come From

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p>In today’s <i>New York Times</i>, I’ve written a story about a simple but important question: where do new genes come from?<p>Some four billion years ago, when cellular life emerged, a typical primordial microbe likely had only a small set of genes. Today, however, genes abound. …

Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

Scientists made a substantial breakthrough in understanding how to alter the fundamental nature of life, and they did so by creating for the first time a partially artificial life form that passes along lab-engineered DNA.<p>The work, published online in the journal Nature on Wednesday, came from the …

Gene editing tool can write HIV out of the picture

Take a hot new method that’s opened up a new era of genetic engineering, apply it to the wonder stem cells that in 2012 won their discoverer a Nobel …