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Parasitic DNA proliferates in aging tissues

The genomes of organisms from humans to corn are replete with “parasitic” strands of DNA that, when not suppressed, copy themselves and spread throughout...

Researchers ID genes associated with sun sensitivity, freckles

Researchers have identified a genomic variant strongly associated with sensitivity to the sun, brown hair, blue eyes – and freckles. In the study of Icelanders...

Bees Underwent Massive Extinction When Dinosaurs Did

For the first time ever, scientists have documented a widespread extinction of bees that occurred 65 million years ago, concurrent with the massive event...

An easier way to control genes

MIT researchers have shown that they can turn genes on or off inside yeast and human cells by controlling when DNA is copied into...

DNA ‘cages’ may aid drug delivery

Nanoscale "cages" made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus, McGill University researchers report...

Architecture of chromosomes: A key for success or failure

In a pioneer study published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications*, a research team at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência...

DNA advance could help treat tuberculosis, cancer

he slightest variation in a sequence of DNA can have profound effects. Modern genomics has shown that just one mutation can be the difference...

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