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A new way to discover DNA modifications

DNA is made from four nucleosides, each known by its own letter—A, G, C, and T. However, since the structure of DNA was deciphered in 1953, scientists have discovered several other variants that are often added to the DNA ...

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Making better enzymes and protein drugs

Natural selection results in protein sequences that are only soluble to the level that is required to carry out its physiological function. However, in biotechnological applications, we need these proteins to survive concentrations ...

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Accelerating genome analysis

An international team of scientists, led by researchers from A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the Bioinformatics Institute (BII), have developed SIFT 4G (SIFT for Genomes) - a software that can lead to faster ...

dateFeb 22, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Evolution silences harmful mutations

Sometimes so-called synonymous mutations occur in DNA. These do not lead to a change in the protein sequence but which may still have major negative effects on the ability of bacteria to survive. New research from Uppsala ...

dateFeb 17, 2016 in Evolution
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