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Next-Generation Sequencing – News and Features

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The Gene Responsible for the Origin of Blood

Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have discovered that a gene called Rasip1 is intimately involved in the creation of blood cells.
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International DNA Database Showcases Dog Diversity

An international consortium of scientists is using an unprecedentedly large database of canine DNA to take an unbiased look at how our furry friends evolved into the various breeds we know and love.
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New Order of Bacteria Could Hold the Key to Improving Biogas Production

The newly named Darwinibacteriales is one of the most abundant taxonomic groups of microorganisms involved in anaerobic digestion, the decomposition of organic matter which creates biogas.
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How Is Bacterial Pneumonia Impacted by Our Respiratory Microbiome?

Scientists have demonstrated that the respiratory tract microbiome composition, pathogen load and clinical interventions influence the severity of bacterial pneumonia.
Double helix structure of DNA.

Genetic Drivers of Antibiotic Resistance Uncovered

Australian researchers have uncovered new genetic insights into Staphylococcus aureus, revealing what makes the bacterium so dangerous when it enters the blood.
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Dedifferentiation in Stem Cells Is Driven by Nutrition

Researchers have unveiled an intriguing phenomenon of cellular reprogramming in mature adult organs, shedding light on a novel mechanism of adaptive growth. The study provides further insights into dedifferentiation.
DNA double helix scribbles.

The Potential for Groundbreaking Discoveries With CRISPR Screening

In this article, we consider various platforms to modulate gene expression and the potential of CRISPR-Cas systems to understand and treat diseases, from cancers and congenital disorders to overcoming the growing prevalence of antimicrobial resistance.
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Depression Can Play a Direct Role in the Development of Type 2 Diabetes

A new study has examined the cause-and-effect relationship between depression and type 2 diabetes, revealing that depression directly causes an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
A scanning electron micrograph shows small purple Patescibacteria cells growing on the surface of much larger cells.

First Glimpse Into the Unusual Patescibacteria Lifestyle

Patescibacteria are a group of puzzling, tiny microbes whose manner of staying alive has been difficult to fathom. Scientists can cultivate only a few types, yet these bacteria are a diverse group found in many environments.
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Using Gut Bacteria To Treat Diabetes

Scientists have demonstrated the specific role that certain gut microbe species play in carbohydrate metabolism, suggesting the potential for insulin-sensitive gut bacteria to serve as a treatment for individuals with Type 2 diabetes.