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Mitochondrial Eve and Adam Could Have Met Between 148 - 120 Thousand Years Ago | Genetics | Sci-News.com

Mitochondrial Eve and Adam Could Have Met Between 148 - 120 Thousand Years Ago | Genetics | Sci-News.com | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers claim that our most recent common ancestors - mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosomal Adam - roughly overlapped during evolutionary time.

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How genetics shape our addictions: Genes predict the brain's reaction to smoking

How genetics shape our addictions: Genes predict the brain's reaction to smoking | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why some people find it so much easier to stop smoking than others? New research shows that vulnerability to smoking addiction is shaped by our genes.

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18 Things You Should Know About Genetics (infographic)

Gene Screen BC 2011 Participant. 18 Things You Should Know About Genetics is an animated film that presents fundamental background information about genetics...

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How Mendel's pea plants helped us understand genetics - Hortensia Jiménez Díaz

How Mendel's pea plants helped us understand genetics - Hortensia Jiménez Díaz | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
Each father and mother pass down traits to their children, who inherit combinations of their dominant or recessive alleles. But how do we know so much about genetics today? Hortensia Jiménez Díaz explains how studying pea plants revealed why you may have blue eyes.

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Get a better understanding of genetics in three minutes with this ed.ted video.  Fun!

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New species of the Amazon rainforest - in pictures

New species of the Amazon rainforest - in pictures | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
At least 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered over the past four years in the vast, underexplored rainforest of the Amazon (RT @Sannri: New species of the Amazon rainforest - in pictures.
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Israel's Latest Nobel Laureate in Chemistry on Understanding How Enzymes ... - Algemeiner

Israel's Latest Nobel Laureate in Chemistry on Understanding How Enzymes ... - Algemeiner | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
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Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Treatment of Ischemic Kidney Disease

Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Treatment of Ischemic Kidney Disease | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) confer renal protection mostly through trophic effects. Their anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory properties target multiple cascades underlying ischemic kidney disease. A review recently published in STEM CELLS, focuses on progress in the application of MSCs in cell therapy to prevent kidney failure arising from ischemic kidney injury.


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Astronomer recreates Lord of the Rings' solar system

Astronomer recreates Lord of the Rings' solar system | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
A Connecticut astrophysics professor may have earned a place of honor among the legions of fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's the "Lord of the Rings," after she recreated the solar system in the LOTR universe.
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Women and STEM

Women and STEM | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
Theresa @TheresaFWeber shares report that shows five reasons why women leave STEM careers.Click here to read them:
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For Myriad Genetics, the gene patent fight isn't over yet - The Conversation

For Myriad Genetics, the gene patent fight isn't over yet - The Conversation | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
For Myriad Genetics, the gene patent fight isn't over yet
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Whether sequences of genetic material can be patented has been a matter of heated debate for the past decade or more.
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Why Data Science Is Critical To Ad Agencies

Why Data Science Is Critical To Ad Agencies | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that data-driven advertising has transformed the marketing landscape. Traditional advertising agencies are fighting a steep battle against data-heavy enterprises like Google and Facebook as well as more nimble startups.

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Old Home Remedy May Be New Cancer Drug

Old Home Remedy May Be New Cancer Drug | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
An old home remedy called ipecac syrup, once stocked in medicine cabinets in case of accidental poisoning, is showing promise as a new chemotherapy drug for bladder cancer.
Years ago ipecac syrup was used to induce vomiting in poisoning cases.
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Personal-Genetics Firm Denies Pursuit of 'Designer Babies': Scientific American

Personal-Genetics Firm Denies Pursuit of 'Designer Babies': Scientific American | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
23andMe says it has no plans to pursue concepts discussed in its patent for a method to predict a baby's traits based on its parents' DNA (Personal-Genetics Firm Denies Pursuit of 'Designer Babies' http://t.co/yjC9rdISo2)...
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Low copy number of the salivary amylase gene predisposes to obesity - Nature Genetics

Low copy number of the salivary amylase gene predisposes to obesity - Nature Genetics | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it

A surprising path about predispositions to obesity


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Proposed Guidelines for Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis of Human Embryos - Genetics/Biotechnology // New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Proposed Guidelines for Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis of Human Embryos - Genetics/Biotechnology // New Zealand Human Rights Commission | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it

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Full episodes of NOVA - Science - The Brain, Genetics, Earth, Stars, and much more

Full episodes of NOVA - Science - The Brain, Genetics, Earth, Stars, and much more | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
NOVA revolves around a simple premise: the world of science is exciting! For NOVA viewers, science means adventure and exploration—because from ants to aliens, this weekly documentary series probes the far reaches of earth, sea and stars.

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How Genetic Siblings Can Look So Very Different : DNews

How Genetic Siblings Can Look So Very Different : DNews | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
Could the fair child recently found in a Romany family have been one of them by birth?
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Unique chemistry in hydrogen catalysts - UC Davis

Unique chemistry in hydrogen catalysts - UC Davis | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
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"It's pretty interesting that bacteria can do this," said David Britt, professor of chemistry at UC Davis and co-author on the paper.
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Yeast, human stem cells drive discovery of new Parkinson's disease drug targets - Medical Xpress

Yeast, human stem cells drive discovery of new Parkinson's disease drug targets - Medical Xpress | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
Yeast, human stem cells drive discovery of new Parkinson's disease drug targets Medical Xpress A dual yeast and human stem cell discovery platform for Parkinson's disease: Investigations in simple baker's yeast cells brought to light abnormalities...
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Targeted DNA demethylation and activation of endogenous genes using programmable TALE-TET1 fusion proteins

Targeted DNA demethylation and activation of endogenous genes using programmable TALE-TET1 fusion proteins | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it

Scientists recently described an approach for efficient targeted demethylation of specific CpGs in human cells using fusions of an engineered transcription activator – like effector (TALE) repeat arrays and the TET1 methyl hydroxylase catalytic domain. Using these TALE-TET1 fusions, the researchers demonstrated that modification of critical methylated promoter CpG positions can lead to substantial increases in the expression of endogenous human genes. These results delineate a strategy for understanding the functional significance of specific CpG methylation marks in the context of endogenous gene loci and validate programmable DNA demethylation reagents with potential utility for research and therapeutic applications.


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Novel stem cell technique may transform liver and pancreatic transplant therapies

Novel stem cell technique may transform liver and pancreatic transplant therapies | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new technique for creating stem cells of the human liver and pancreas – a breakthrough that could significantly transform the future of transplant therapies.
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Brainy Elephants: One More Way They're as Smart as Humans - TIME

Brainy Elephants: One More Way They're as Smart as Humans - TIME | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
Mirror.co.uk Brainy Elephants: One More Way They're as Smart as Humans TIME Now, researchers publishing in Current Biology have found that a group of African elephants living in captivity in Zimbabwe seem to be able to understand pointing...
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Sports Analytics Innovation Summit, London

Sports Analytics Innovation Summit, London | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
Join the world's leading Sports Analytics experts in London (RT @IEWilliam: We are proud to announce Steve Ingham (Dir.
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Shutdown impacts STEM - Yale Daily News (blog)

Shutdown impacts STEM - Yale Daily News (blog) | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
Shutdown impacts STEM Yale Daily News (blog) As the national government enters its fourth day of shutdown and prospects for political compromise remain uncertain, Yale researchers and science administrators fear the effects of a protracted gridlock...
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Self-assembling M-Blocks robots are the new Voltron | Science! | Geek.com

Self-assembling M-Blocks robots are the new Voltron  | Science! | Geek.com | Science and Biotechnology | Scoop.it
Modular robots are not a new trick, but modular cube shaped robots with no external moving parts? Now you’ve got something truly incredible.
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