Ordinarily, if you want to check if two plants of the same species come from genetically different populations, you have to analyze their DNA. A new study, however, has found that an analysis of the reflective qualities of their leaves is a much quicke… Continue reading Leaf-reading tool could replace DNA analysis for plant identification
Exactly how life first emerged from non-living matter is one of the most enduring mysteries of science. In a new study, Japanese scientists have created self-replicating protocells in the lab, which they say could represent the “missing link” between c… Continue reading Self-replicating protocells created in lab may be life’s “missing link”
Paleontologists have isolated cartilage cells from an exceptionally well-preserved dinosaur fossil in China. The cells’ nuclei still contain traces of biomolecules and other organic structures, and the scientists are even able to tell which stage of th… Continue reading Fossilized cartilage reveals dinosaur cells in incredible detail
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have found a way to accurately measure the age of lobsters using changes in their DNA. The new study made in collaboration with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) and the Na… Continue reading DNA aids scientists in measuring the age of lobsters
In ongoing efforts to catch all forms of cancer in its early stages, researchers are making important inroads when it comes to urine and blood tests that detect the disease. Scientists in the UK have identified a promising new possibility in this area,… Continue reading Novel test for brain cancer hunts for DNA mutations in blood and urine
Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a new method to treat viral infections by making traps. The team folded DNA into nano-capsules with specialized binding points inside them, which could grab hold of viruses and rend… Continue reading Scientists build tiny “virus traps” out of DNA origami
Chinese genetics company BGI accused of misusing DNA harvested from prenatal testing.
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Join us on Wednesday, July 7 at noon Pacific for the Microfluidics for Biohacking Hack Chat with Krishna Sanka! “Microfluidics” sounds like a weird and wonderful field, but one that …read more Continue reading Microfluidics for Biohacking Hack Chat
The CRISPR gene-editing tool has been successfully used in space for the first time. Researchers onboard the International Space Station have edited colonies of yeast to study how they repair DNA damage, which could be the first steps towards finding w… Continue reading CRISPR gene-editing tested in space for first time in DNA damage study