News tagged with nature genetics

Enhancing RNA interference

Nanoparticles that deliver short strands of RNA offer a way to treat cancer and other diseases by shutting off malfunctioning genes. Although this approach has shown some promise, scientists are still not ...

dateJun 24, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Painting by numbers

Individuals of a particular species generally differ from one another. We are clearly most adept at recognizing members of our own species, although dog and cat owners will be ready to confirm that their ...

dateJun 11, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Tiger, tiger, not burning so bright

(Phys.org) —India's tigers are facing extinction owing to a collapse in the variety of their mating partners, according to new research carried out by scientists at Cardiff University.

dateMay 16, 2013 in Ecology
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Untangling the tree of life

These days, phylogeneticists – experts who painstakingly map the complex branches of the tree of life – suffer from an embarrassment of riches. The genomics revolution has given them mountains of DNA ...

dateMay 15, 2013 in Evolution
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