Seeing the (UV) light: Previously undetected difference in human mutation rate unique to Europeans
Chinese team performs gene editing on human embryo
Pulling the strings of our genetic puppetmasters: Engineers gain control of gene activity
Duke researchers have developed a new method to precisely control when genes are turned on and active.
DNA can't explain all inherited biological traits, research shows
Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows.
'Measuring stick' standard for gene sequencing now available from NIST
The world's first reference material to help ensure laboratories accurately "map" DNA for genetic testing, medical diagnoses and future customized drug therapies is now available from the National Institute ...
Beyond average: New platforms genetically barcode tens of thousands of cells at a time
Imagine someone hands you a smoothie and asks you to identify everything that went into it.
Partly human yeast show a common ancestor's lasting legacy
Despite a billion years of evolution separating humans from the baker's yeast in their refrigerators, hundreds of genes from an ancestor that the two species have in common live on nearly unchanged in them ...
Researchers use CRISPR to create 'kill switch' for GMOs
Geneticists clock genetic differences between 'larks' and 'owls'
A new study by geneticists from the University of Leicester has for the first time identified the genetic clues behind what makes you a 'lark' or an 'owl'.
When extra X chromosome won't stay silent, rogue RNA may be to blame
Each baby girl starts out with two X chromosomes, but to be healthy she only needs the genes from one. The extra X chromosome gets trussed up and shut down in the earliest stages of development.
Tweaking the beak: Retracing the bird's beak to its dinosaur origins, in the laboratory
Scientists have successfully replicated the molecular processes that led from dinosaur snouts to the first bird beaks.
DNA with self-interest: Transposable element conquers new strain of fly
Transposable elements are DNA sequences that are capable of changing their genome position by cut and paste or copy and paste through the enzyme transposase. This ability can be harmful for hosts if transposable ...
Altering genes with the aid of light
Scientists have been manipulating genes for a while. The University of Pittsburgh's Alexander Deiters just found a way to control the process with higher precision.
Gene required for plant growth at warmer temperatures discovered
Researchers have discovered a new gene that enables plants to regulate their growth in different temperatures.