• Genomics

    Gastrogenomic delights: A movable feast

    Gastrogenomic delights: A movable feast

    SOURCE The complete genome sequences of Escherichia coli and Helicobacter pylori provide insights into the biology of these species Recently, […]

     
     

    Tool predicts if prostate cancer will return after surgery

    Mature male patient sitting on gurney in hospital gown

    SOURCE A tool that analyzes the expression patterns of four genes might help doctors predict if prostate cancer will reoccur […]

     
     

    Scientists Make Surprising Discoveries about DNA Repair

    Scientists Make Surprising Discoveries about DNA Repair

    Cells must repair damaged DNA to function normally and prevent mutations that can lead to cancer. SOURCE Summary Cells need […]

     
     

    Prostate cancer genetics could aid cure: study

    Prostate cancer genetics could aid cure: study

     SOURCE TORONTO — Canadian researchers have identified the genetic signature that explains why up to 30 per cent of men […]

     
     

    HiSeq move over, here comes Nova! A first look at Illumina NovaSeq

    HiSeq move over, here comes Nova! A first look at Illumina NovaSeq

     SOURCE Illumina have announced NovaSeq, an entirely new sequencing system that completely disrupts their existing HiSeq user-base.  In my opinion, […]

     
     

    A survey of best practices for RNA-seq data analysis

    A survey of best practices for RNA-seq data analysis

    SOURCE Abstract RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) has a wide variety of applications, but no single analysis pipeline can be used in all […]

     
     

    Probing proteins’ 3-D structures suggests existing drugs may work for many cancers

    Probing proteins’ 3-D structures suggests existing drugs may work for many cancers

    SOURCE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Examining databases of proteins’ 3-D shapes, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. […]

     
     

    Controlling CRISPR: Researchers May Have Found An “Off-Switch” for Gene-Editing

    Controlling CRISPR: Researchers May Have Found An “Off-Switch” for Gene-Editing

    SVISIO/GETTY IN BRIEF Researchers have uncovered two distinct anti-CRISPR proteins — AcrIIA2 and AcrIIA4 — that worked to inhibit the […]

     
     

    A Mummy’s DNA May Help Solve The Mystery Of The Origins Of Smallpox

    A Mummy’s DNA May Help Solve The Mystery Of The Origins Of Smallpox

    Samples from this 17th century Lithuanian mummy were found to house samples of variola, the virus that causes smallpox. Kiril […]

     
     

    Unexpected Risks Found In Editing Genes To Prevent Inherited Disorders

    Unexpected Risks Found In Editing Genes To Prevent Inherited Disorders

    The genes in mitochondria, which are the powerhouses in human cells, can cause fatal inherited disease. But replacing the bad […]

     
     
     
     
     

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