Researchers develop a pioneering mobile application for portable analysis of DNA sequences
A*STAR molecular cell biologist Samuel Gan was in the midst of an exasperating work trip in Shanghai, China. Away from his office, his email inbox was filling up with DNA sequencing files that needed his ...
Chimpanzee intelligence determined by genes
A chimpanzee's intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study.
A natural way to monitor, and possibly control populations of, stink bugs
Anyone who has squashed a stink bug knows why they got their name. Although just a nuisance to homeowners, the insects feed on and damage fruits and vegetables, causing significant economic losses for farmers. Now scientists ...
Room to move: Tissue growth controlled by cell cycle response to spatial and mechanical constraints
Some stem cell methods closer to 'gold standard' than others
Researchers around the world have turned to stem cells, which have the potential to develop into any cell type in the body, for potential regenerative and disease therapeutics. Now, for the first time, researchers ...
Indus river dolphin's declining range
Removal of river water for irrigation and habitat fragmentation by irrigation dams were shown to be the principal factors contributing to the decline of the Indus river dolphin, according to a study published ...
Head formation of clawed frog embryos
On July 9, 2014, Dr. Yuuri Yasuoka in the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's Marine Genomics Unit, published a research paper explaining a key mechanism in formation of ...
From vitro to vivo: Fully automated design of synthetic RNA circuits in living cells
Whale shark fringe migration
At the fringe of the whale shark range, the volcanic Azore islands may play an increasing role for the north Atlantic population as sea surface temperatures rise, according to a study published July 16, 2014 in the open-access ...
A library of sequences that modify relative gene expression enables tighter control over protein production
Reprogramming a cell to express a foreign gene is relatively straightforward. However, reprogramming a cell to express multiple foreign genes is far more complex, especially if trying to exert control over ...
Mapping subcellular temperature profiles with genetically-encoded thermosensors
Study finds ocean bacteria follow predictable patterns of daily activity
We are all creatures of habit, and a new MIT study finds ocean bacteria are no exception.
Focusing the phenotype: Controlling genetic expression through external feedback
In a world awash with data, projects proliferate for informaticist
In a small, nondescript office on the Northern Arizona University campus, those keystrokes Greg Caporaso is fervently tapping into his laptop spell possibility.