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A better way to count molecules discovered

( -- Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method for counting molecules. Quantifying the amounts of different kinds of RNA and DNA molecules is a fundamental ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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New method for studying gene activity developed

( -- Researchers from UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), Harvard University and RocheNimblegen Inc. have developed a new method for examining genetic information that reveals clues to understanding ...

dateNov 14, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Nepal scientists to 'poo-print' tigers

Scientists in Nepal are to build up the world's first national DNA database of the endangered Bengal tiger by collecting and recording a unique genetic fingerprint from each adult's faeces.

dateOct 21, 2011 in Ecology
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Temperature controls the genetic message

Alternative splicing, the mechanism enabling a gen to encode different proteins, according to the cell's needs, still holds many secrets. It has transformed the initial theory of one gen, one protein, but how it is controlled ...

dateSep 16, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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When plants go polyploid

( -- Plant lineages with multiple copies of their genetic information face higher extinction rates than their relatives, researchers report in Science magazine.

dateSep 13, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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