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Evolving CRISPR

June 30, 2015 10:20 am | by Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

A team of researchers has found a way to expand the use and precision of powerful gene-editing tools called CRISPR-Cas9 RNA-guided nucleases.

Why DNA Evidence May Not Be So Reliable

June 30, 2015 8:21 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

A new investigation being conducted by Frontline is focusing on the accuracy of DNA samples used...

Microarray Scanner for in vitro Diagnostics

June 29, 2015 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SureScan Dx from Agilent Technologies Inc. is a microarray scanner indicated for use in a...

High Blood Pressure Linked to Reduced Alzheimer's Risk, Meds May be Reason

June 26, 2015 9:46 am | by Brigham Young University | News | Comments

A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure have a...

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Alzheimer’s Expert Jams with Aerosmith

June 25, 2015 9:44 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

One of the world’s leading Alzheimer’s researchers doubles as a guest organist for Aerosmith.

Global Gene Therapy Deals Sky-Rocketed to Nearly $5B in 2014

June 25, 2015 8:28 am | by Adam Dion, MS, Senior Industry Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The total number of deals in the global gene therapy market more than doubled from 16 in 2013 to 36 in 2014.

Expanding the DNA Alphabet: ‘Extra’ DNA Base Found to Be Stable in Mammals

June 24, 2015 11:25 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Researchers have found that a naturally occurring modified DNA base appears to be stably incorporated in the DNA of many mammalian tissues, possibly representing an expansion of the functional DNA alphabet.


Saliva Exonerated

June 23, 2015 10:33 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Gene previously linked to obesity is unrelated, says new study.

Sequencing Ebola’s Secrets

June 22, 2015 11:06 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Study provides deep insights into course, makeup of deadly disease.

Bioscience Bulletin: Benefits of Chocolate; Performance Based on Pupils; the Thin Line Between Madness and Genius

June 19, 2015 4:25 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Bioscience Technologys new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.

8,500 Year Old Kennewick Man Definitely Native American; Scientists Want to Know More

June 19, 2015 11:02 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

The “Ancient One,” aka the 8,500 year old Kennewick Man, is related to modern Native Americans after all, according to a recent DNA analysis published in Nature.

Genes Linked to High Blood Pressure Associated with Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

June 18, 2015 11:10 am | by Alzheimer's Research UK | News | Comments

A new study has linked genetic variants which increase the risk of high blood pressure to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The research suggests a possible protective effect for treatments used to reduce blood pressure.


Reprogramming of DNA Observed in Human Germ Cells for First Time

June 8, 2015 11:16 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge has described for the first time in humans how the epigenome – the suite of molecules attached to our DNA that switch our genes on and off – is comprehensively erased in early primordial germ cells prior to the generation of egg and sperm. However, some regions of our DNA resist complete reprogramming.

Your Cat is a Picky Eater Because of Its Genetic Evolution

June 4, 2015 10:56 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

When your cat turns up its nose at a new food, its genes are to blame, say scientists.

Scientists Reveal Epigenome Maps of the Human Body’s Major Organs

June 3, 2015 10:09 am | by Salk Institute for Biological Studies | News | Comments

This new atlas of human organ epigenomes provides a starting place to understand the role of chemical markers in development, health and disease.

New Color Blindness Cause Identified

June 2, 2015 9:39 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

A rare eye disorder marked by color blindness, light sensitivity, and other vision problems can result from a newly discovered gene mutation identified by an international research team.

Genomes Help Map Early Humans' Route Out of Africa

May 29, 2015 10:12 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

New genomic analyses of people currently living in Ethiopia and Egypt indicate that Egypt was the major gateway out of Africa and that migration followed a northern rather than a southern route.


Autism Linked to Genetic Mutation – and Researchers Say They Can Undo it

May 28, 2015 12:14 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The genetic roots of autism have been investigated for more than a decade, as DNA sequencing has continued to improve. A new study points to a particular mutation in mice causing autistic-like behavior, adding to a list of potential causes.

Zebrafish Model Gives New Insight on Autism Spectrum Disorder

May 28, 2015 9:46 am | by University of Miami | News | Comments

Study of zebrafish reveals how dysfunction of SHANK3 or SYNGAP1 genes play a role in the development of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

A New Era for Genetic Interpretation

May 28, 2015 9:30 am | by UNC | News | Comments

Researchers are collaborating through the ClinGen consortium to pinpoint disease-causing genetic variants.

Study Reveals Flaws in Gene Testing; Results Often Conflict

May 28, 2015 9:04 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.

From Worker to Queen at the Drop of a Gene

May 27, 2015 9:36 am | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

Researchers discover the genes that cause the buff-tailed bumblebee to develop into a male, worker or queen.

Master Gene Regulator Could be New Target for Schizophrenia Treatment

May 26, 2015 10:12 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Researchers have identified a master genetic regulator that could account for faulty brain functions that contribute to schizophrenia.

Study Maps Prenatal Cells

May 26, 2015 9:57 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

Research delivers new data for stem cell scientists to more accurately study infertility.

Genetics Allow Animals to Produce their Own Sunscreen

May 20, 2015 10:33 am | by Joe Shust, Editor, Continuity Insights | Articles | Comments

Researchers have discovered that unique genome sequences allow fish, reptiles, birds and other animals to create a compound that acts as sunscreen.

Diagnosing Sepsis through Genetic Signature

May 15, 2015 9:11 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a pattern of gene activity that could help scientists create a blood test for quickly and accurately detecting whether patients are experiencing a deadly immune-system panic attack.

Improved Accuracy in Genome Editing

May 11, 2015 9:52 am | by Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

Scientists engineer helpful protein that has greatly increased specificity

Researchers Create DNA Repair Map of Entire Human Genome

May 1, 2015 10:20 am | by UNC | News | Comments

The new experimental assay can help scientists find the precise locations of repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation and common chemotherapies. The invention could lead to better cancer drugs or improvements in the potency of existing ones.

Bringing Order to Big Data of Human Biology

April 29, 2015 10:02 am | by Simons Foundation | News | Comments

'Network-guided association study,' or NetWAS, led to identification of gene interaction networks for organs as diverse as the kidney, the liver and the whole brain.

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