Genetic study sheds light on how mosquitoes transmit malaria
An international research team, including researchers from Simon Fraser University, has determined the genetic sequencing of 16 mosquitoes (Anopheles genus)—the sole carriers of human malaria—providing new in ...
Bacteria could be rich source for making terpenes
If you've ever enjoyed the scent of a pine forest or sniffed a freshly cut basil leaf, then you're familiar with terpenes. The compounds are responsible for the essential oils of plants and the resins of ...
Squid supplies blueprint for printable thermoplastics
Squid, what is it good for? You can eat it and you can make ink or dye from it, and now a Penn State team of researchers is using it to make a thermoplastic that can be used in 3-D printing.
New research could revolutionize genomic sequencing of drug-resistant bacteria
New nanopore DNA sequencing technology on a device the size of a USB stick could be used to diagnose infection - according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Public Health England.
Researchers create unique graphene nanopores with optical antennas for DNA sequencing
(Phys.org) —High-speed reading of the genetic code should get a boost with the creation of the world's first graphene nanopores – pores measuring approximately 2 nanometers in diameter – that feature ...
Scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life
Mimicking natural evolution in a test tube, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth.
Breakthrough shows how DNA is 'edited' to correct genetic diseases
An international team of scientists has made a major step forward in our understanding of how enzymes 'edit' genes, paving the way for correcting genetic diseases in patients.
'Aliens of sea' provide new insight into evolution
Exotic sea creatures called comb jellies may reshape how scientists view early evolution—as their genes suggest nature created more than one way to make a nervous system.
Charged graphene gives DNA a stage to perform molecular gymnastics
(Phys.org) —When Illinois researchers set out to investigate a method to control how DNA moves through a tiny sequencing device, they did not know they were about to witness a display of molecular gymnastics.
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 ...
Oxford Nanopore unveils portable genome sequencer – MinION
Coffee genome sheds light on the evolution of caffeine
Enzymes that help produce caffeine evolved independently in coffee, tea and chocolate, say scientists who have newly sequenced the coffee plant genome.
New material could enhance fast and accurate DNA sequencing
Gene-based personalized medicine has many possibilities for diagnosis and targeted therapy, but one big bottleneck: the expensive and time-consuming DNA-sequencing process.
Life's underlying architecture shapes creation of proteins
Understanding how nature maps sequences of amino acids into the physical structure of the proteins they form is an old problem in biology, and a solution could open new doors to understanding the earliest ...