Category: Genetics

Harnessing DNA tricks to boost nanosensors

esearchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to increase the sensitivity of diagnostic devices, in particular those used...

New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing

Scientists at the UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have invented a new way to synthesize DNA that promises to be...

Compound made inside human body stops viruses from replicating

The newest antiviral drugs could take advantage of a compound made not by humans, but inside them. A team of researchers has identified the...

Doudna-Charpentier team awarded U.S. patent for CRISPR-Cas9

The University of California announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,000,772 covering...

Scientists Discover Roles and Teamwork of CRISPR-Cas Proteins

Recently published research from UConn Health and the University of Georgia provides new insight about the basic biological mechanisms of...

Mutation that disrupts DNA’s electrical signaling linked to colon cancer

The development of an aggressive, early-onset form of colon cancer may come down to a single missing iron atom in a key DNA repair protein,...

How a Thieving Transcription Factor Dominates the Genome

The Big Question At some point in a stem cell’s life, it must make an irreversible transition to develop into a particular cell type....

Scientists isolate protein data from the tiniest of caches – single human cells

Most protein info ever captured from a single cell thanks to new ‘nanoPOTS’ technology Scientists have obtained a slew of key...

Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk in cells, say researchers

More research needs to be done to understand whether CRISPR-Cas9 – molecular ‘scissors’ that make gene editing a possibility – may...

Scientists create ‘genetic atlas’ of proteins in human blood

An international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and MSD has created the first detailed genetic map...