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She Prefers Red—Guppy Mate Preference

She Prefers Red—Guppy Mate Preference | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it
Scientists from Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada) use guppies as a model to study the evolution of female mate preferences for male coloration. Read more about their field study using PrimeTime® qPCR Assays, ZEN™ Quencher Probes, and gBlocks® Gene Fragments.


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Iceland study provides insights into disease, paves way for large-scale genomic studies

Iceland study provides insights into disease, paves way for large-scale genomic studies | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

For some, Iceland conjures thoughts of geothermal spas like the Blue Lagoon, moonlike landscapes and literary sagas peopled with Huldufólk, elfin creatures. Most people do not, however, think of large-scale genomic studies.

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UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome

UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

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.

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DNA Conjugates Deliver Transcription Factors Into Cells

DNA Conjugates Deliver Transcription Factors Into Cells | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

New method could lead to therapeutic use of the powerful proteins

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Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Discover New Mechanism Controlling Cell Response to DNA Damage

DNA can be damaged by different environmental insults, such as ultraviolet light, ionizing radiation, oxidative stress or certain drugs. If the DNA is not repaired, cells may begin growing uncontrollably, leading to the development of cancer. Therefore, cells must maintain an intricate regulatory network to ensure that their DNA remains intact. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have discovered a novel mechanism that controls a cell’s response to DNA damage.

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Neurons Can Control Their Activity Via DNA Methylation

Neurons Can Control Their Activity Via DNA Methylation | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Neurons may modify their DNA on a regular basis to adjust their level of activity, a new study reports. The cells change the pattern of methyl groups on their DNA to strengthen and weaken the connections—or synapses—they make with their neighbors.

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Uncovering New Functions of a Gene Implicated in Cancer Growth Opens New Therapeutic Possibilities

Uncovering New Functions of a Gene Implicated in Cancer Growth Opens New Therapeutic Possibilities | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have shown for the first time that a gene previously implicated in blood vessel formation during embryonic development and tumor growth also induces immune suppression during tumor development. This finding, published April 29 in Nature Communications, opens the door for new therapeutic approaches and vaccine development in treating patients with melanoma and other advanced-staged cancers.

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Bone DNA reveals humanity’s trek into South America

Bone DNA reveals humanity’s trek into South America | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Skeletons from Peru caves plot course for a single migration to the continent.

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Consumer DNA firms get serious about drug development

Consumer DNA firms get serious about drug development | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Companies race to gather large data sets in bid to find treatments based on genetics.

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IDT Opens Molecular Biology Research and Development Facility in Redwood City

IDT Opens Molecular Biology Research and Development Facility in Redwood City | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Already the world’s leader in custom nucleic acid synthesis,Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is capitalizing on its expertise to deliver a broader range of validated molecular biology products. Research and development for these products will now be performed in a newly built facility in Redwood City, California. The 8,000 square foot building houses state-of-the-art labs that will allow IDT scientists to maximize the company’s world-class custom oligonucleotide manufacturing capability. For an advance look, view a video of IDT’s new Redwood City R&D facility.

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Nano-Lanterns, Now In Three Colors

Nano-Lanterns, Now In Three Colors | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Researchers now have an expanded palette of super-bright luminescent proteins at their disposal.

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Spoiled rotten: how breweries are trying to spot bad beer through DNA

Spoiled rotten: how breweries are trying to spot bad beer through DNA | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Tiny testers promise to spot beer problems in hours instead of days

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Yale lab uncovers new pathway for passing genetic messages between cells

Yale lab uncovers new pathway for passing genetic messages between cells | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

A Yale-led research team has described a novel pathway for the delivery of microRNA (miRNA), the tiny RNA molecules that can move between cells to regulate gene expression.

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Relaxed DNA may contribute to aging

Relaxed DNA may contribute to aging | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

People with Werner syndrome—a rare disease with symptoms that mimic premature aging—usually go gray in their 20s, develop cataracts and osteoporosis in their 30s, and die before 60. Now, researchers have for the first time created a key class of versatile stem cells that carry the genetic defect that causes the condition. Their analysis suggests that loosely wrapped DNA underlies the accelerated physical decline of Werner syndrome and promotes aging in the rest of the population.

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Scientists discover key driver of human aging

Scientists discover key driver of human aging | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it
Salk Institute findings on premature aging syndrome could lead to way of slowing or reversing aging process
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A new cellular response to radiation exposure: Must we reconsider the risks of low doses?

A new cellular response to radiation exposure: Must we reconsider the risks of low doses? | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it
Almost the entire human genome is transcribed into RNA, but only a fraction of this is actually used to produce protein. The function of the majority of the RNA, the so-called "non-coding transcriptome" remains an enigma. Some non-coding RNA families have been recognised through their shared structural features. Amongst these is the group of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München now report the discovery of a very unexpected role for one such lncRNA, which they call PARTICLE, in regulating the response of cells to ionizing radiation.
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UTHealth researchers use ‘knockout humans’ to connect genes to disease risk

UTHealth researchers use ‘knockout humans’ to connect genes to disease risk | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are helping to make precision medicine a reality by sequencing entire exomes of people to assess chronic disease risk and drug efficacy. The results of a study on this topic were published in Nature Genetics on Monday.

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Illuminating the Dark Zone

Illuminating the Dark Zone | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

A new study conducted by scientists at UCSB reveals a novel function for WDR5, a protein known for its critical role in gene expression

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Your DNA, your views

A survey of nearly 7000 people has revealed that 98 per cent want to be informed if researchers using their genetic data stumble upon indicators of a serious preventable or treatable disease.

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Treating Cancer With Your Own Personal Vaccine

Treating Cancer With Your Own Personal Vaccine | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Using a mouse’s own tumor DNA, researchers created personalized vaccines that cause the immune system to destroy the tumor. Human cancer patients in a new clinical trial are already receiving vaccines. 

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Gene mapping reveals soy's dynamic, differing roles in breast cancer

Gene mapping reveals soy's dynamic, differing roles in breast cancer | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Scientists have mapped the human genes triggered by the phytonutrients in soy, revealing the complex role the legume plays in both preventing and advancing breast cancer.

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Troubleshooting Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE)

Troubleshooting Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE) | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

The IDT gel electrophoresis group runs preparatory polyacrylamide gels to purify certain oligonucleotides and can run up to 500 gels a day based on demand. Running that many gels means that this group has had a lot of experience with refining electrophoresis techniques and resolving gel issues. The following guide, provided by our gel electrophoresis team, contains troubleshooting tips for many of the gel issues they have come across during their work.

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Gene activation therapy prevents liver damage in mice

Gene activation therapy prevents liver damage in mice | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Researchers have found a way to deliver gene-activating molecules called transcription factors into specific tissues of a living animal for the first time. The approach, which many have written off as too technically challenging, prevented a form of liver damage in mice—though it has many more technical hurdles to clear before it can be used in other tissues, or in people.

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How an RNA Gene Silences a Whole Chromosome

How an RNA Gene Silences a Whole Chromosome | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Researchers at Caltech have discovered how an abundant class of RNA genes, called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs, pronounced link RNAs) can regulate key genes. By studying an important lncRNA, called Xist, the scientists identified how this RNA gathers a group of proteins and ultimately prevents women from having an extra functional X-chromosome—a condition in female embryos that leads to death in early development. These findings mark the first time that researchers have uncovered the detailed mechanism of action for lncRNA genes.

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Yale scientists use gene editing to correct mutation in cystic fibrosis

Yale scientists use gene editing to correct mutation in cystic fibrosis | DNA & RNA Research | Scoop.it

Yale researchers successfully corrected the most common mutation in the gene that causes cystic fibrosis, a lethal genetic disorder. 

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