News tagged with genetic materials

Bad news for fake pearls

(Phys.org) —For the first time, a group of researchers has succeeded in isolating DNA from pearls and used their genetic material to identify the specific species of oyster that produced the pearl. In a ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Drug against flu obtained from carrot

Researchers from the FEMSA Center of Biotechnology at Technologic of Monterrey (ITESM) designed a technology that uses grated carrot to obtain phenolic compounds that have a potential to prevent cancer, and ...

dateOct 04, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Origins of genomic 'dark matter' discovered

A duo of scientists at Penn State University has achieved a major milestone in understanding how genomic "dark matter" originates. This "dark matter"—called non-coding RNA—does not contain the blueprint ...

dateSep 18, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Cutting costs to the bone

A new and cheaper method for screening ancient bones to determine whether they contain DNA has been described in a PhD thesis by a conservator at the University of Stavanger's Archaeological Museum.

dateAug 15, 2013 in Archaeology & Fossils
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How 'junk DNA' can control cell development

Researchers from the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Sydney's Centenary Institute have confirmed that, far from being "junk", the 97 per cent of human DNA that does not encode instructions for making proteins can play ...

dateAug 02, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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