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Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Second layer of information in DNA confirmed

Leiden theoretical physicists have proven that DNA mechanics, in addition to genetic information in DNA, determines who we are. Helmut Schiessel and …

Remarkable New CRISPR System Targets RNA, Rather Than DNA

The future of genetic modification lies in CRISPR. This gene-editing technique, remarkable as much for its simplicity as for its effectiveness, …

The science of suffering: Why chronic pain is so difficult to treat

A whopping 50 million Americans wrestle with chronic pain. Our bodies are trying to tell us something, but what?<p>Robert Caudle<p>June 5, 2016 10:00pm (UTC)<p>A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that more than one in three people in the United States have experienced pain of some sort …

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Twenty years after scientists learned to ‘read’ the human genome, scientists are hoping to write their own synthetic version of the DNA recipe for life<p>Two decades ago we learned to “read” the human genome – the entire three-billion-letter DNA recipe for life coiled in the human chromosomes. Now …

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Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

No longer ‘junk DNA’ — shedding light on the ‘dark matter’ of the genome

The LIGR-seq method for global-scale mapping of RNA-RNA interactions in vivo to reveal unexpected functions for uncharacterized RNAs that act via …

Scientists Discover How To “Switch On” Immune Cells

Health and Medicine Photo credit: Macrophages are white blood cells that engulf invading pathogens. Juan Gaertner/ShutterstockThe human immune system …

Engineers Just Created The Most Efficient Solar Cells Ever

Yes!<p>Australian engineers have taken us closer than ever before to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion, by building …

Genetic switch turned on during fasting helps stop inflammation - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LA JOLLA–A molecular pathway that is activated in the brain during fasting helps halt the spread of intestinal bacteria into the bloodstream, …

Team defines meaningful part of maize genome

Using a genetic mapping technique developed at Florida State University, FSU and Cornell University researchers have shown that a small percentage of …

NIH-funded study reveals how differences in male and female brains emerge

Nematode worms may not be from Mars or Venus, but they do have sex-specific circuits in their brains that cause the males and females to act …

Foster + Partners introduces Eva tabletop light with candle-like glow

British architecture studio Foster + Partners has launched its latest light produced in collaboration with Italian manufacturer Lumina: a tabletop …

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