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Discovered: How to unlock inaccessible genes

An international team of biologists has discovered how specialized enzymes remodel the extremely condensed genetic material in the nucleus of cells in order to control which genes can be used. The discovery will be published ...

dateJan 29, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Viruses, too, are our fingerprint

A group of researchers from the University of Helsinki and the University of Edinburgh have been the first to find the genetic material of a human virus from old human bones. Published in the journal Scientific Reports, the ...

dateDec 01, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Time travel with the molecular clock

Migration isn't a new phenomenon, but new insights suggest that modern-day Europeans actually have at least three ancestral populations. This finding was published by Johannes Krause and prominently featured on the cover ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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