Researchers have revealed an innovative DNA walker, capable of rapidly traversing a prepared track. Rather than slow, tentative steps across a surface, the DNA acrobat cartwheels head over heels, covering ground 10- to 100-fold faster than previous devices.
Cryptographic system could enable ‘crowdsourced’ genomics, with volunteers contributing information to privacy-protected databases.
The body is naturally geared to assimilate energy from the food we eat and store it as fat until it is needed. But now, researchers have managed to inhibit the body’s ability to store fat.
MIT researchers have discovered, for the first time, the factors that determine whether a DNA knot moves along the strand or “jams” in place.
For the first time, scientists have revealed the essential genes for the most deadly human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. They have created new genomic techniques to analyse every gene in the parasite and determine which ones are indispensable.
Scientists have shown that boosting cells’ ability to process misfolded proteins could keep them from aggregating inside the cell, significantly delaying the onset of blindness in mice.
Researchers have created tools that would enable real-time activation of target genes in specific locations in the genome.
There is concern that the White House is considering imposing further limits on research by Chinese citizens in the United States, saying that “scientific progress depends on openness, transparency, and the free flow of ideas”
Now, Salk researchers have demonstrated in mice that haemophilia B can be treated for life with one single injection, containing disease-free liver cells that can produce their missing clotting factor.
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?
The Scripps Translational Science Institute has received over $34 million in renewed funding from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to advance medical research and clinical care through genomic and digital technologies.
Researchers have identified a protein critical for the aggressiveness of T-cell leukaemia, a subtype of leukaemia that afflicts children and adults.