Plant Epigenetics: An untapped molecular resource for crop improvement

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Epigenetic phenomena such as paramutation, transgenic silencing, imprinting, and transposable element inactivation are prevalent in plants and potentially offer a huge resource for directed crop improvement.

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8 Stories of Lab Safety Gone Wrong

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Read about eight incidents from which we can all learn important lessons about lab safety.

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Milestones in Genomics Research

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Genetics has come a long way in it's relatively short life. But, how much do you know about the history of this amazing area of research. Take this quiz to find out!

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RNA sequencing with nanopore technology

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New: nanopore for RNA sequencing. Sequence complete RNA strands directly and in real-time. Or, cDNA ‘strand-switching’ protocol also allows full-length sequencing of cDNA, either with or without PCR amplification.

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CRISPR Used to Prevent Development of Angiogenesis of the Retina
CRISPR Used to Prevent Development of Angiogenesis of the Retina
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Powerful new technology may lead to novel therapies to prevent vision loss, blindness in those with diseases of the retina.

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Taking the Genomic Revolution to Corn Fields to Improve Crops
Taking the Genomic Revolution to Corn Fields to Improve Crops
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Researchers want to understand what it is that makes certain plants more adapted to stressful environments than other plants.

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Could This Be a "Silver Bullet" for Preventing and Treating Colon Cancer?
Could This Be a "Silver Bullet" for Preventing and Treating Colon Cancer?
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A team of scientists targeted the gene CtBP with a drug known as HIPP (2-hydroxy-imino phenylpyruvic acid) and were able to reduce the development of pre-cancerous polyps by half.

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GWAS Reveals Genes Associated with Lean Body Mass
GWAS Reveals Genes Associated with Lean Body Mass
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Findings could lead to future therapies to preserve muscle mass as we age.

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Programming Cells with Computer-like Logic
Programming Cells with Computer-like Logic
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Novel RNA nano-devices in living cells can sense and analyze multiple complex signals for future synthetic diagnostics and therapeutics.

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A Rogue Gene is Causing Seizures in Babies. Here’s How MSU Wants to Stop it
A Rogue Gene is Causing Seizures in Babies. Here’s How MSU Wants to Stop it
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The researchers are closer to understanding the source of the seizures, a gene known as GNAO1 and the transformations it can take on, and potentially stopping its devastating effects by uncovering key differences in the way it functions.

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