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'Jumping genes' key to evolution, researchers reveal - Deccan Chronicle


Deccan Chronicle
Washington: Turns out, almost half of our DNA sequences are made up of jumping genes, which are also known as transposons. Transposons is a DNA sequence that changes its position within a genome, sometimes creating or reversing mutations and ...
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A sugar rush of DNA methylation - Nature.com


Nature.com
Diabetes predisposes to cancer development, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this tumour-promoting effect are poorly understood. Wu et al. now show that elevated glucose levels, which are a hallmark of diabetes, are directly linked to decreased ...

Precision Tinkering of Cells, Genes & Microbes: The Big Idea Finalists - Xconomy


Xconomy
Xconomy Boston —. Biology research has gotten so precise these days that scientists barely bat an eye when they talk about their ability to study the genome of individual cells or swap out single “letters” in DNA. So it's probably no surprise that ...

Witness for the Whales: DNA Surveillance

Auckland - New Zealand

This is a service for the identification of whales, porpoises and dolphins using DNA sequences.

  • Category:

    Zoology - Chordates

  • Description:

    DNA-surveillance - Species Identification with DNA

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