News tagged with dna molecules

Training your robot the PaR-PaR way

Teaching a robot a new trick is a challenge. You can't reward it with treats and it doesn't respond to approval or disappointment in your voice. For researchers in the biological sciences, however, the future ...

Oct 23, 2012
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High court to hear farmer, Monsanto seed dispute

(AP)—The Supreme Court is agreeing to hear a dispute between a soybean farmer and Monsanto Co. over the company's efforts to limit farmer's use of its patented, genetically engineered Roundup Ready seeds.

Oct 05, 2012
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Novel DNA architecture for nanotechnology

The DNA structure as revealed by Watson and Crick is pivotal to the stability and replication of the DNA double helix. Replacement of the DNA base-pairs with other molecular entities is providing new functions ...

Oct 04, 2012
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Making and breaking heterochromatin

To fit the two-meter long DNA molecule into a cell nucleus that is only a few thousandths of a millimetre in size, long sections of the DNA must be strongly compacted. Epigenetic marks maintain these sections, ...

Sep 25, 2012
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Research: Hopping DNA supercoils

If you take hold of a DNA molecule and twist it, this creates 'supercoils', which are a bit like those annoying loops and twists you get in earphone cables. Research carried out by TU Delft, The Netherlands, ...

Sep 14, 2012
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