genetic sequence

Genetic sequence for parasitic flowering plant Sapria

Harvard-led researchers have produced the most comprehensive genome of one of the world’s largest flowers. On January 22 in Current Biology, a team of Harvard-led researchers presented the most complete…

Progress in the treatment of aggressive brain tumors

In Germany, around 2,400 people are diagnosed with glioblastoma every year. Most of those affected are adults between the ages of 50 and 70. Following…

Clamshell-shaped protein puts the 'jump' in 'jumping genes'

Scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have deciphered the structure and unusual shape of a bacterial protein that prepares segments of DNA for the insertion…

Surviving in hostile territory

Many strange creatures live in the deep sea, but few are odder than archaea, primitive single-celled bacteria-like microorganisms. Archaea go to great lengths…

Deletion of Any Single Gene Provokes Mutations Elsewhere in the Genome

Johns Hopkins researchers report that the deletion of any single gene in yeast cells puts pressure on the organism’s genome to compensate, leading to a…

Is DNA from mom or dad?

A new technique successfully takes on a longstanding challenge in DNA sequencing – determining whether a particular genetic sequence comes from an individual's…

New Bird Flu Strain Seen Adapting to Mammals, Humans

The collaborative study, conducted by a group led by Masato Tashiro of the Influenza Virus Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, and…

Researchers identify genetic sequence that helps to coordinate synthesis of DNA-packaging proteins

Seven years ago, Dr. Joe Gall of the Carnegie Institute in Baltimore, Md. and coworkers noticed an aggregation of molecules along a a block of genome that…

'Defective' virus surprisingly plays major role in spread of disease, UCLA life scientists report

Defective viruses have genetic mutations or deletions that eliminate their essential viral functions. They have been observed for many human pathogens and are…

Chemists Devise Inexpensive, Benchtop Method for Marking and Selecting Cells

The technique, which is described in a recent issue of the chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition, makes use of the tight binding of two…

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