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Un-junking junk DNA

Tha authors uncovered a novel mechanism that allows proteins that direct pre-mRNA splicing -- RNA-binding proteins -- to induce a regulatory effect from greater distances than was thought possible," said first author Michael T. Lovci, of the Departme...
by PolygenicBlog on Nov 11, 2013

Nuevo algoritmo identifica variaciones tumorales de ADN

Investigación entre Universidades y el CNR italiano para entender los mecanismos de progresión del cáncer. Se llama "Excavator" el nuevo algoritmo que identifica las regiones del ADN con alteraciones en el número de copia, o "variantes de número...

PLOS Genetics: A Review of Bacteria-Animal Lateral Gene Transfer May Inform Our Understanding of Diseases like Cancer

 Interesting conclusions: Extensive lateral gene transfer (LGT)  has been detected between bacteria and animals, particularly between endosymbionts and their hosts. Recent LGT may be associated specifically with endosymbionts that colonize...
by PolygenicBlog on Nov 1, 2013

PLOS Genetics: A Review of Bacteria-Animal Lateral Gene Transfer May Inform Our Understanding of Diseases like Cancer

 Interesting conclusions: Extensive lateral gene transfer (LGT)  has been detected between bacteria and animals, particularly between endosymbionts and their hosts. Recent LGT may be associated specifically with endosymbionts that colonize...
by PolygenicBlog on Nov 1, 2013

Paleovirology: inferring viral evolution from host genome sequence data

Paleovirology is the study of ancient viruses, typically over prehistoric or geological timescales. There is no physical ‘fossil record’ of viruses; virions persist for short time periods, and rapidly degrade leaving no direct trace of their exis...
by PolygenicBlog on Oct 6, 2013

Creation of Human Body

“In The Name of Allah The Most Beneficent and The Most Merciful” “Sallallaahu Ala Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhe Wasallam” In the Quran, Allah reveals that the creation of man is a miracle. The first human being was created by All...
by yallaah on Sep 26, 2013

Recognizing The Long-Term Contributions Henrietta Lacks Made To Medical Research

For more than half a century, Henrietta Lacks’ cancer cells have been used for worldwide biomedical research. After her death at age 31 in 1951, HeLa cells have been a big part of the advancements made in medical research including the development...
by Zintro Blog on Sep 18, 2013

Acknowledging Henrietta Lacks And Her Contribution To Genetic Research

For more than half a century, Henrietta Lacks’ cancer cells have been used for worldwide biomedical research. After her death at age 31 in 1951, HeLa cells have made significant contributions to medical research including the development of a polio...
by Zintro Blog on Aug 13, 2013

New Evidence: When Did Humanity’s Last Common Male And Female Ancestors Live?

Sardinian Fishermen Two men go fishing the traditional way off the coast of the Italian island of Sardinia. One new study of human ancestry used the genetic diversity of Sardinian men to determine the dates of the last common male ancestor of modern...
by Cnet Analysis on Aug 1, 2013

Genes, Robots & The Internet: How Capitalism Revolutionizes The Planet

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by RedBedHead on Jul 10, 2013

SUPREME COURT - On Human Gene Patents

Our Supreme Court gets this one right (as in correct). "Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented" PBS Newshour 6/13/2013 Excerpt JUDY WOODRUFF (Newshour):  We turn now to the Supreme Court's decision on genes and its im...
by Mage Soapbox on Jun 14, 2013

Amazing Fact Of The Day

“Zombie Fungi” infects an ant, takes control of its mind and force the ant to moves to a place suitable for the fungi and then kills it. The Immortal’s Legend   Filed under: Amazing Fact Of The Day Tagged: Ant, … Continue...
by The Immortal's Legend on May 24, 2013

Pines, humans, genome…

Deciphering the genome of the loblolly pine is a tall order, as is perhaps fitting for a tree that can …Continue reading »...
by Harmonia Philosophica on May 19, 2013

SUPREME COURT - Patent Law and Human Genes

IMHO:  No one, IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM, should be allowed to OWN our genes OR restrict others from testing any part of our human genetic genome.  Our genes are owned by the human race, NOT a company. Of course since today's Supreme Court Inc.
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 16, 2013

Sleeping with the Enemy

.  What happened between the Neanderthals and us? The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, in Leipzig, is a large, mostly glass building shaped a bit like a banana. The institute sits at the southern edge of the city, i...
by semsam on Apr 12, 2013

Barack Obama Unveils $100M BRAIN Project To Prevent Diseases

On April 2nd, President Barak Obama unveiled a bold, ambitious, new 100 million dollar program in the age of the Sequester: BRAIN project. See also 2.7 Million Facebook Users Support Marriage Equality And, like the Human Genome Project, which genera...
by GIZMORATI on Apr 5, 2013

JAMA Network | JAMA | Crossing the Omic ChasmA Time for Omic Ancillary SystemsOmic Ancillary Systems

Despite the information gains from genome-wide association studies and next-generation sequencing (NGS), there remains a chasm between this scientific knowledge and daily clinical practice. Leveraging recent advances in genomics to improve patient ca...
by PolygenicBlog on Mar 17, 2013

Scientists attacked over claim that 'junk DNA' is vital to life | Science | The Observer

Scientists on the Encode project – an international public consortium researching the human genome – argued that most of our DNA has a part to play. But this idea is now the subject of an astonishingly vitriolic attack from other scientists, who...
by PolygenicBlog on Feb 28, 2013

Genome-wide atlas of gene enhancers in the brain online

"Future research into the underlying causes of neurological disorders such as autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia, should greatly benefit from a first-of-its-kind atlas of gene-enhancers in the cerebrum (telencephalon). This new atlas, developed by a...
by PolygenicBlog on Feb 1, 2013

Chickpea Genome Map May Help Farmers Improve Yields | Asian …

An international team of scientists have mapped the genome of chickpea, the second most widely grown legume crop after soybean. … Indian Scientists Propose 10 Experiments For 2013 Mission To Mars · US, Chinese … See original articl...
by Latest Tech and Science News on Jan 28, 2013


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