News tagged with genetic sequencing

Simplifying SNP discovery in the cotton genome

The term "single-nucleotide polymorphism" (SNP) refers to a single base change in DNA sequence between two individuals. SNPs are the most common type of genetic variation in plant and animal genomes and are, thus, an important ...

dateApr 01, 2015 in Biotechnology
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DNA 'cage' could improve nanopore technology

Despite having a diameter tens of thousands of times smaller than a human hair, nanopores could be the next big thing in DNA sequencing. By zipping DNA molecules through these tiny holes, scientists hope ...

dateFeb 10, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Damaged DNA amplified

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in amplifying genes altered by activities such as smoking—with changes that can lead to lung cancer. As the amplified genes retain the altered information, ...

dateJan 15, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Bacteria become 'genomic tape recorders'

MIT engineers have transformed the genome of the bacterium E. coli into a long-term storage device for memory. They envision that this stable, erasable, and easy-to-retrieve memory will be well suited for ap ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Biotechnology
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'Most famous wheat gene' found

Washington State University researchers have found "the most famous wheat gene," a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat.

dateSep 15, 2014 in Biotechnology
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