Researchers Zoom in on DNA Code Being Read in Cells

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Scientists have unveiled incredible images of how the DNA code is read and interpreted – revealing new detail about one of the fundamental processes of life. The mechanism for reading DNA and decoding it to build proteins for their needs is common to all animals and plants, and is often hijacked by cancer. The discovery of exactly how the molecular mechanism works, could open up new approaches to cancer treatment.

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4 Challenges in Proteome Analysis

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Proteomics is a rapidly expanding field, aided by improvements in instrumentation accuracy and sensitivity, size and affordability. Whilst it is a valuable tool in the quest for improved understanding, diagnosis and treatment, a number of areas are proving problematic. In this list, we will discuss some of the challenges that researchers come up against in proteome analysis.

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11 Milestones in Plant Genetics

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This list brings together 11 of the biggest milestones and innovations in modern agricultural biotechnology.

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The BuzzBuster: Could Gene Silencing Help Silence the Housefly?

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Gene silencing dsRNA technology can reduce housefly fertility, showing promise as a pest-control method.

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Tomorrow’s Quantitation Today

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In the past, quantitation was done by searching for and quantifying a list of known molecules. As the world changes, the compounds and products being analyzed are changing as well. Tomorrow’s quantitation leverages both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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Can Epigenetics Help Explain the Mechanisms of Autism?

Can Epigenetics Help Explain the Mechanisms of Autism?

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New findings suggest that epigenetic analysis of DNA regions that control gene expression may hold clues to the genetic basis of autism spectrum disorder.

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Single Blood Test 'CancerSEEK' Screens for Eight Cancer Types
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Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers developed a single blood test that screens for eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the cancer.

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Watch: Genome Packaging Revealed in Unprecedented Detail
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A new study has answered century-old questions about how chromosome folding occurs.

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LogicTRN Model Illuminates Regulatory Gene Framework
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A newly devised algorithm called LogicTRN has the potential to unravel the complexities of genetic regulation.

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