News tagged with dna molecules

Fly study finds two new drivers of RNA editing

RNA editing gives organisms a way to adapt the instructions that their DNA provides for making proteins. Few people would have described RNA editing as a simple process, but a new paper in Nature Communications demonstrates ...

dateAug 01, 2013 in Biotechnology
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A foot in the door to genetic information

In the cell nucleus, DNA wraps around what are called histone proteins, forming regularly spaced spherical bodies called nucleosomes. Thus, large portions of the genetic material are inaccessible to the gene reading machinery. ...

dateMar 07, 2012 in Biochemistry
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700,000 year old horse genome sequenced

It is nothing short of a world record in DNA research that scientists at the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark (University of Copenhagen) have hit. They have sequenced the so far oldest genome ...

dateJun 26, 2013 in Biotechnology
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