Nature Methods

Mapping translation sites in the human genome

Because of their central importance to biology, proteins have been the focus of intense research, particularly the manner in which they are produced from genetically coded templates—a process commonly known ...

dateJun 16, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Scientists peer into a cell in real time

A dream of scientists has been to visualize details of structures within our cells in real time, a breakthrough that would greatly aid in the study of their function. However, even the best of current microscopes ...

dateMay 31, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Single-cell sequencing

When studying any kind of population—people or cells—averaging is a useful, if flawed, form of measurement. According to the US Census Bureau, the average American household size in 2010 was 2.59. Of ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Family trees for yeast cells

Researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg have jointly developed a revolutionary method to analyse the genomes of ...

dateMay 13, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Setting standards for protein localisation

(Phys.org) —In order to understand how cells work, scientists first need to establish where every single protein in the cell resides. In the largest study of its kind to date, the two most widely used microscopy-based ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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