Totally rad: Scientists create rewritable digital data storage in DNA
(Phys.org) -- Scientists from Stanford's Department of Bioengineering have devised a method for repeatedly encoding, storing and erasing digital data within the DNA of living cells.
Men might not 'become extinct' after all: Theory of the 'rotting' Y chromosome dealt a fatal blow
(PhysOrg.com) -- If you were to discover that a fundamental component of human biology has survived virtually intact for the past 25 million years, you'd be quite confident in saying that it is here to stay.
Fungal-bacterial consortia turn corn stalks and leaves into better biofuel
A fungus and E. coli bacteria have joined forces to turn tough, waste plant material into isobutanol, a biofuel that matches gasoline's properties better than ethanol.
Southern Europeans have North African genes
Gene flow from India to Australia about 4,000 years ago
Long before Europeans settled in Australia humans had migrated from the Indian subcontinent to Australia and mixed with Australian aborigines.
Scientists create stable, self-renewing neural stem cells
In a paper published in the April 25 early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, the Gladstone Instit ...
Computational approach reveals myriad of protein pairs that combine to regulate gene activity
Transcription factor (TF) proteins switch particular genes on and off by homing in on specific sequences of nucleotides scattered throughout the genome. In some cases, this regulation is a team effort, where ...
Researchers reconstruct mitochondrial genome of Middle Pleistocene cave bear
Are genes our destiny? 'Hidden' code in DNA evolves more rapidly than genetic code, scientists discover
A "hidden" code linked to the DNA of plants allows them to develop and pass down new biological traits far more rapidly than previously thought, according to the findings of a groundbreaking study by researchers ...
Researchers identify sterility genes in hybrid rice
Criticality in morphogenesis
Coelacanth genome surfaces: Unexpected insights from a fish with a 300-million-year-old fossil record
An international team of researchers has decoded the genome of a creature whose evolutionary history is both enigmatic and illuminating: the African coelacanth. A sea-cave dwelling, five-foot long fish with ...
Whole genome analysis of Chlamydia trachomatis highlights risks with current method of tracking
In a study released today in Nature Genetics, researchers have found that Chlamydia has evolved more actively than was previously thought. Using whole genome sequencing the researchers show that the exchange of DNA betwee ...
Editing the genome: New method allows scientists to insert multiple genes in specific locations, delete defective genes
Researchers at MIT, the Broad Institute and Rockefeller University have developed a new technique for precisely altering the genomes of living cells by adding or deleting genes. The researchers say the technology ...