Chromatin accessibility: A new avenue for gene editing

In a study recently published in Nature Genetics, researchers from Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI), Kanazawa University explore chromatin accessibility, i.e., endogenous access pathways to the genomic DNA, and its ...

Study shows how proteins guide electrons to the right place

Cells need energy to function. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg can now explain how energy is guided in the cell by small atomic movements to reach its destination in the protein. Imitating these structural changes ...

Could protecting our proteins help us prevent aging?

Existing theories on the chemistry of aging are being turned on their head, thanks in particular to a small, ultra-resistant bacterium capable of "coming back to life" after extremely harmful attacks.

Scientists unravel key steps in the road to DNA repair

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have been studying DNA repair by homologous recombination, where the RecA protein repairs breaks in double-stranded DNA by incorporating a dangling single-strand end into intact ...

Tracking molecules at turbo speed

Microbiologists and biophysicists from the University of Bonn have developed a method that makes the high-throughput process for observing molecules five times faster, enabling insights to be gained into hitherto unknown ...

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