Wheat Genome Cracked at LastNews
Researchers published today a detailed description of the complete genome of bread wheat, the world's most widely-cultivated crop. This work will pave the way for the production of wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges, with higher yields, enhanced nutritional quality and improved sustainability.
eDNA Sequencing Goes Deep in the WeedsNews
As the cost of high-throughput DNA sequencing has plummeted in recent years, DNA from environmental samples has emerged as a cost-effective source of biodiversity data. Nnew research show the feasibility of eDNA sequencing for identifying aquatic plant diversity.READ MORE
Magnetic Fish Gene Has Potential for Parkinson'sNews
Researchers have discovered a navigational gene in glass catfish called the electromagnetic-perceptive gene, or EPG, that responds to certain magnetic waves. These findings have the potential to revolutionize treatments for humans and help those who suffer from tremors related to Parkinson’s and seizures associated with epilepsy.
A new survey interviewing over 2,500 U.S. adults has found a variation in support levels for genetic engineering - with only causes that directly have the potential to prevent disease findings majority support.READ MORE
Tragic miscarriages for a couple have led to a discovery with potentially broad implications for future disease treatments, according to a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.READ MORE
Study indicates that a defect in CPEB4 could be the link between environmental factors that alter brain development and the genes that determine susceptibility to autismREAD MORE
In a new study in cells, University of Illinois researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell’s internal machinery to skip over a small portion of a gene when transcribing it into a template for protein building. This gives researchers a way not only to eliminate a mutated gene sequence, but to influence how the gene is expressed and regulated.
Scientists have developed a complex mathematical model that uses a snapshot of tumors’ genetic code to reach back in time, revealing its evolutionary history.READ MORE
A study by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed that RUNX proteins are integral to efficient DNA repair via the Fanconi Anemia (FA) pathway.
Researchers have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too are associated with higher tumor mutation loads.READ MORE
Researchers propose that it is time for the biomedical community to consider this genomics approach in clinical care.READ MORE
Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and the loss of genetic diversity are the main factors driving the extinction of many wild species, and the few eastern massasauga rattlesnakes remaining in Illinois have certainly suffered two of the three. A long-term study of these snakes reveals, however, that – despite their alarming decline in numbers – they have retained a surprising amount of genetic diversity.READ MORE