Posts Tagged 'genetics'

BubR1 Protein Could Fight Cancer & Aging

BubR1 Protein Could Fight Cancer & Aging

Scientists have discovered a protein that seems to protect animals from cancer and other deficiencies of old age, with no downsides. The research on protein BubR1 could offer clues on how protecting chromosomes can enhance health.

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Amgen to Purchase Icelandic deCODE Genetics

Amgen to Purchase Icelandic deCODE Genetics

More than a decade after the sizzle of genomics investments has faded, Amgen, an American biotechnology giant, is buying out one of the field’s most important firms, deCODE Genetics.

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Smoking Causes Chemical Alterations in Genes

Smoking may cause chemical modifications of DNA

Smoking isn’t healthy, but a new study has shown strong evidence that tobacco use can chemically modify and affect the activity of genes known to increase the risk of developing cancer.

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MALBAC Offers More Efficient Way to Sequence DNA

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Sequencing DNA is nothing new, but it’s much harder to sequence the DNA of a single cell. In order to get enough DNA for sequencing, usually thousands or millions of cells are required. Finding out which mutations are in which cells is extremely difficult, making the mutations present in only a few cells, like early cancerous cells, almost impossible to detect.

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Fast DNA Origami Allows Molecules to be Folded in Minutes

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A new study indicates that DNA strands can be coaxed to fold into shapes in a matter of minutes. This could speed up progress in the field of DNA origami.

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Geneticists Grow Fish with Limbs to Duplicate Evolutionary Pressure

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The fossil record gives clues about how limbs grew from fish fins in a series of stages, but scientists are still trying to fill in the details and determine what genetic changes might have allowed limbs to grow.

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AusFestival Pineapple, A Coconut-Flavored Pineapple

a coconut-flavoured pineapple

Australia’s Department of Agriculture announced that it is in the final stages of developing a new breed of pineapple that is sweet and juicy, but has the added taste of coconut, making it suitable for the for piña colada cocktails.

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