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CSI Meets Conservation
News   Apr 10, 2019

Wildlife detectives aiming to protect endangered species have long been hobbled by the near impossibility of collecting DNA samples from rare and elusive animals. Now, researchers have developed a method for extracting genetic clues quickly and cheaply from degraded and left-behind materials, such as feces, skin or saliva, and from food products suspected of containing endangered animals.

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History Unraveled As WW1 Cholera Genome Is Sequenced
News   Apr 10, 2019

The oldest publicly-available strain of the cholera-causing bacterial species, Vibrio cholerae, has had its genetic code read for the first time by researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. The bacterium was isolated from a British soldier during World War One (WWI) and stored for over 100 years before being revived and sequenced.

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Creating Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
News   Apr 10, 2019

Researchers created the first dense molecular map of B. humidicola, a robust and environmentally friendly forage grass. They also pinpointed the candidate genes for the plant’s asexual reproductive mechanism, which is a huge asset for plant breeders.

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CpG Traffic Lights: Green Is Go for Gene Activity
News   Apr 10, 2019

A research team has identified reliable markers of gene activity. The discovery has potential for future applications in clinical practice.

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Ultrasound Control of Genes a Feasible Approach for Bone Regeneration
News   Apr 09, 2019

A new study marrying high-intensity focused ultrasound with genetically modified cells may spur bone and soft tissue regeneration.

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Global Microbial Signatures for Colorectal Cancer Established
News   Apr 09, 2019

Patients with colorectal cancer have the same consistent changes in the gut bacteria across continents, cultures, and diets.

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Global Microbial Signatures for Colorectal Cancer Established
News   Apr 09, 2019

Patients with colorectal cancer have the same consistent changes in the gut bacteria across continents, cultures, and diets.

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Novel CRISPR System “Shreds” DNA
News   Apr 09, 2019

A collaborative international team has unveiled a new CRISPR-based tool that acts more like a shredder, able to wipe out long stretches of DNA in human cells with programmable targeting.

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Were Neanderthals and Woolly Mammoths Genetically Related?
News   Apr 09, 2019

A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that the genetic profiles of two extinct mammals with African ancestry -- woolly mammoths, elephant-like animals that evolved in the arctic peninsula of Eurasia around 600,000 years ago, and Neanderthals, highly skilled early humans who evolved in Europe around 400,000 years ago -- shared molecular characteristics of adaptation to cold environments

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The Genetic Blueprint of Pasta Is Unraveled
News   Apr 09, 2019

An international consortium has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat--the source of semolina for pasta, a food staple for the world's population.

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