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Twelve DNA areas ‘linked with the age at which we have...

For the first time, we now know where to find the DNA areas linked to reproductive behavior, say researchers.Credit: © snre / Flickr Researchers identify...

How proteins control gene expression by binding both DNA and RNA

Proteins that bind DNA or RNA are usually put in different categories, but researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and Inserm in France recently...

The keys to a major process in DNA repair

The DNA of our cells is continuously damaged by numerous external agents, such as carcinogens contained in tobacco smoke or UV radiation emitted by...

Nottingham researchers show novel technique that can ‘taste’ DNA

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to selectively sequence fragments of DNA in real...

Fix for 3-billion-year-old genetic error could dramatically improve genetic sequencing

Molecular bioscientist Jared Ellefson of the University of Texas at Austin has created a way for RNA to "proofread" copies of genetic information for...

Tailored DNA shifts electrons into the ‘fast lane’

Each ribboning strand of DNA in our bodies is built from stacks of four molecular bases, shown here as blocks of yellow, green, blue...

New imaging method reveals nanoscale details about DNA

A new imaging technique allows researchers to image both the position and orientation of single fluorescent molecules attached to DNA.Credit: Maurice Y. Lee, Stanford...

New tool in CRISPR genome editing, Cpf1, proved its marked specificity,...

Figure 1a (Left) In vitro cleavage sites were determined via mononoplexDigenome-seq with LbCpf1 (n = 8), AsCpf1 (n = 8), and SpCas9 (n =...

The protein that mysteriously assesses distances

A protein of the ISWI family (Imitation Switch, or nucleosome remodelling motors) is endowed with a special property: despite having no organ of sense...

Genes for nose shape found

Image showing variation between nose shape and the specific genes responsible. Credit: Dr Kaustubh Adhikari, UCL Genes that drive the shape of human noses have...