MIT researchers have discovered, for the first time, the factors that determine whether a DNA knot moves along the strand or “jams” in place.
The link between cancer mutations and DNA repair mechanisms has been well established. However, the specific origins of the mutation in these essential pathways have remained enigmatic. Now, researchers have used human and worm data to explore the mutational causes of cancer.
The National Insitute of Health is finally launching All of Us, a huge research study with the aim of making precision medicine available to people of all backgrounds. But will people give up their data?
There are many different techniques for DNA and RNA amplification. By far the most common method, however, is the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). This simple guide will tell you everything you need to know about PCR.
Researchers have identified a protein critical for the aggressiveness of T-cell leukaemia, a subtype of leukaemia that afflicts children and adults.
Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer has a smarter strategy than that.
Researchers have shown that not only the ‘where’ and the ‘when’ of long non-coding RNA expression is important for their function, but also the ‘how’.
Many conclusions drawn from a common approach to the study of human genetics could be distorted because of a previously overlooked phenomenon.
E. coli bacteria are the frequent culprits behind outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. But not all strains are harmful; some are even helpful.
The gene atlas enables a new functional view on how we study the human genome, and provides a tool that will change how we study and treat cancer and genetic disorders.
Forget about the double helix – now, researchers have identified the existence of a new DNA structure that could play a crucial role in how DNA is expressed.