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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

CRISPR Toolbox Expanded by Protein That Cuts RNA in Two Distinct Ways

Sep. 27, 2016 — Researchers have expanded the role of the newly discovered CRISPR protein C2c2 that targets RNA instead of DNA. C2c2 has been described as an RNA-guided RNA-cutting enzyme; however, a full ... read more

New Switch Decides Between Genome Repair, Death of Cells

Sep. 27, 2016 — The genetic information of every cell is encoded in the sequence of the DNA double helix. Double strand breaks in the DNA, which can be induced by radiation, are a dangerous threat to the cells, and ... read more

Crosstalk Analysis of Biological Networks for Improved Pathway Annotation

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new computer algorithm for analyzing gene function called BinoX has been developed by researchers. The method associates experimentally derived gene lists and known pathways. It does this in a new ... read more

Crowdsourcing for Scientific Discovery: Researchers Find Novel Ways to Analyze Data for Drug and Target Discovery

Sep. 26, 2016 — In a unique project, researchers have crowdsourced the annotation and analysis of a large number of gene expression profiles from the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s (NCBI) Gene ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — To fill in the blanks on mitochondria, researchers deleted 174 genes, one by one, in yeast. They then subjected the yeast to high-intensity mass spectrometry to measure unprecedented detail on ... read more

To Produce Biopharmaceuticals on Demand, Just Add Water

Sep. 23, 2016 — Researchers have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — A new map breaks away from the old way of studying genes one at a time, showing how genes interact in groups to shed light on the genetic roots of ... read more

Unique Molecular Atlas of Pancreas Produced

Sep. 23, 2016 — The first molecular map of the genes that are active in the various cells of the human pancreas has now been produced by researchers. They have also revealed differences in genetic activity between ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — Endurance training changes the activity of thousands of genes and give rise to a multitude of altered DNA-copies, RNA, researchers report. The study also nuances the concept of muscle ... read more

Precision Medicine Trial First of Its Kind to Show Benefit to Patients

Sep. 23, 2016 — A clinical trial for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine – or tailoring treatment for individual people – can slow down the time it takes for a tumor ... read more

One Single Biopsy Not Sufficient to Guide Treatment Decisions in Prostate Cancer, Say Researchers

Sep. 22, 2016 — While the majority of prostate cancers are slow growing and not fatal, some are aggressive and lethal. Genomic fingerprinting can help predict a tumor's aggressiveness and tailor treatment ... read more

Melanoma Tumors Use Interferon-Gamma Mutations to Fight Immunotherapy

Sep. 22, 2016 — Melanoma tumors use genetic mutations in a prominent immune response pathway to resist the immunotherapy ipilimumab, researchers report. These findings open the door to testing an array of IFN-y ... read more

Researcher Finds Gene That Reduces Female Mosquitoes

Sep. 22, 2016 — Placing a particular Y chromosome gene on the autosomes of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes — a species responsible for transmitting malaria — killed off 100 percent of all female embryos that ... read more

New Insights Into Potent Cancer Tumor Suppressor Gene

Sep. 22, 2016 — TP53 is one of the most potent genes in the human genome at preventing cancer and hence is termed a tumor suppressor gene, explain researchers. The TP53 gene has even greater anti-cancer activity ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — The DNA of young people is regulated to express the right genes at the right time. With the passing of years, the regulation of the DNA gradually gets disrupted, which is an important cause of aging. ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Smoking leaves its "footprint" on the human genome in the form of DNA methylation, a process by which cells control gene activity, according to new research. Even after someone stops ... read more

Biological 'Dark Matter' Molecule Plays Surprise Role in Heart Failure

Sep. 21, 2016 — A molecule that appears to play a key role in the development of heart failure has been discovered by researchers. The scientists found that blocking the molecule, known as chaer, in animal studies ... read more

Computers Learn to Spot Deadly Bacteria

Sep. 21, 2016 — Machine learning can predict strains of bacteria likely to cause food poisoning outbreaks, research has found. The study -- which focused on harmful strains of E. coli bacteria -- could help public ... read more

Unexpected Cause of Mutation in Cancer Identified

Sep. 21, 2016 — Researchers looking for a missing cause of a common type of mutation in breast cancer cells have uncovered the biochemical culprit and found that it may also be a general source of mutation in other ... read more

Importance of Breast Milk Gene for Toddler Gut Bacteria

Sep. 21, 2016 — A genetic variation affecting the composition of a mother's breast milk could have a lasting impact on the gut health of her child. Researchers report that children aged two to three had lower ... read more

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