Commonly believed to be genetic parasites, recent work suggests that at least some transposable elements might be critical for the organism.
The transcriptome gives a fuller picture of how genes are expressed. RNA sequencing allows for more detailed information on cellular pathways and expression levels in cancer studies.
The structure of DNA is widely accepted to exist as a double helix, but different DNA structures also exist. New research points to a range of triggers that can manipulate its shape.
Researchers have discovered how unusually long strands of RNA help colon cancer cells to avoid death, allowing unregulated growth.
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a great new RNA annotation tool.
A controversial study has found that placing RNA from one sea slug into another appeared to transfer a simple version of a memory.
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.
If there is one thing all cancers have in common, it is, they have nothing in common.
Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have reported that their platform, SHERLOCK, now can be used to detect viruses directly in clinical samples such as blood or saliva.
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.