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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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Mimicking DNA With MOFs
News   Apr 09, 2019

Scientists have begun making "metal-organic frameworks" made of building blocks that typically make up biomolecules, e.g. amino acids for proteins or nucleic acids for DNA. Apart from the traditional MOF use in chemical catalysis, these biologically derived MOFs can be also used as models for complex biomolecules that are difficult to isolate and study with other means.

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Gene Linked to Common Form of Liver Cancer Opens New Treatment Avenues
News   Apr 09, 2019

Researchers provide the first summary of the experimental evidence supporting the AKR1B10 enzyme as a promising therapeutic target for the most common form of liver cancer, based on a review of more than 50 studies published since this gene was first identified and characterized in 1998.

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Socioeconomic Status Leaves a Mark on the Genome
News   Apr 08, 2019

Researchers found evidence that poverty can become embedded across wide swaths of the genome. They discovered that lower socioeconomic status is associated with levels of DNA methylation (DNAm) -- a key epigenetic mark that has the potential to shape gene expression -- at more than 2,500 sites, across more than 1,500 genes.

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Mutation Stands in the Way of Health Blood Cell Maturation
News   Apr 08, 2019

A specific genetic mutation has been identified which affects the maturation of blood cells in mouse models. Insights from this study may help guide therapeutic approaches for leukaemia, as patients often have a mutation in this gene.

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Unjamming the Genome After DNA Damage
News   Apr 08, 2019

A protein complex that is involved in nearly every step in the regulatory control of gene expression in cells has now been shown also to play a key role in clearing potential traffic jams in the production of RNA.

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Largest Study of Its Kind Identifies New Genetic Causes of Poor Sleep
News   Apr 08, 2019

A research study has found 47 links between our genetic code and the quality, quantity and timing of how we sleep. They include ten new genetic links with sleep duration and 26 with sleep quality.

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