Repairing nature with DNA technology

Scienmag

The monumental global task to restore degraded ecosystems will need to include sophisticated technologies such as environmental DNA monitoring to understand and support the recovery of complex biospheres, international researchers say.

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Novel method for early disease detection using DNA droplets

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Of these various macromolecules that form droplets, DNA is quite interesting because it is predictable and programmable, which are qualities useful in nanotechnology. Recently, the programmability of DNA was used to construct and regulate DNA droplets […].

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SeqScreen can reveal ‘concerning’ DNA

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Biology DNA reveal SeqScreenHOUSTON – (June 21, 2022) – It’s a given that certain bacteria and viruses can cause illness and disease, but the real culprits are the sequences of concern that lie within the genomes of these microbes. Credit: Treangen Lab/Rice University HOUSTON – (June 21, 2022) – It’s a given that certain bacteria and viruses can […].

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DNA moves steadily during interphase, providing cells robust housekeeping system

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Researchers in Japan have discovered that the local DNA motion inside of human cells remains steady throughout interphase, where the cell grows and replicates its DNA for cell division. Biology cells DNA housekeeping interphase moves providing robust steadily system

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Crystal study may resolve DNA mystery

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HOUSTON – (May 9, 2022) – When cells reproduce, the internal mechanisms that copy DNA get it right nearly every time. Biology crystal DNA mystery resolve studyRice University bioscientists have uncovered a tiny detail that helps understand how the process could go wrong.

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Cancer Grand Challenge: Solving the mystery of DNA rings

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In 2014, Professor Anton Henssen discovered something unusual in the cells of pediatric cancer patients: small rings of DNA, which meant that part of the genetic information was no longer packaged in the chromosomes as normal.

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Computerized, rolling DNA motors move molecular robotics to next level

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Chemists integrated computer functions into rolling DNA-based motors, opening a new realm of possibilities for miniature, molecular robots. Credit: Salaita Lab, Emory University Chemists integrated computer functions into rolling DNA-based […].

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DNA Cloning Market: A Step Towards Future of Genetics Science

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DNA cloning is the field of synthetic biology which can be helpful to understand the effect of mutation on a particular gene. Many diseases that can be treated using DNA cloning, such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia, involving the replacement of defected gene.

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The art of getting DNA out of decades-old pickled snakes

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Biology art decadesold DNA pickled snakesTwo levels underground, Chicago’s Field Museum has a secret bunker.

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Largest study of domestic cat DNA identifies disease-causing variants in new breeds

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Social & Behavioral Science breeds Cat diseasecausing DNA domestic identifies largest study variants

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Detection of cancer biomarkers from blood samples using nanopore-based DNA computing technology

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Cancer biomarkers blood cancer computing detection DNA nanoporebased samples technologyCholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer, is a cancer type with a characteristically high mortality. At the time of diagnosis, most bile duct cancers are typically already incurable.

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DNA provides unique look at moa and climate change

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Ancient moa DNA has provided insights into how species react to climate change, a University of Otago study has found. By analysing ancient DNA of the extinct eastern moa, researchers from the Department of Zoology found the giant birds altered their distribution as the climate warmed and cooled. Latest News change climate DNA moa unique

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DNA sites linked with physical differences between sexes now also linked to disease risk

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Some physical traits that differ between sexes are known to be linked to certain single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in chromosomes other than the X and Y chromosomes, with each SNP representing a difference in a certain DNA building block in a particular stretch of DNA.

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Cell-free DNA methylation used to predict chemo benefit in bladder cancer

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Cancer benefit bladder cancer Cellfree Chemo DNA methylation predict

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Probe of DNA repeats reveals genetic link to schizophrenia

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TORONTO – Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have found that repeated DNA sequences in the genome may contribute to an individual’s risk of developing schizophrenia. Tandem repeats are a class of DNA sequence where two or more nucleotides, known as the building blocks of […]. Latest News DNA genetic Link probe repeats reveals schizophrenia

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Towards self-restoring electronic devices with long DNA molecules

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In every advanced organism, the molecule called DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid, to use its full name) forms the genetic code. Technology and Engineering devices DNA Electronic long molecules selfrestoring

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DNA DATA STORAGE: RESEARCH LANDSCAPE AND FUTURE PROSPECTS

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DNA data storage involves encoding and decoding binary data to and from synthesized strands of DNA. Consequently, the data is retrieved by sequencing this DNA chain and decoding the nucleotide sequences from the artificial DNA back into binary data. Coding and DNA Writing.

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Vaccinia virus MacGyvers a makeshift tool to repair its DNA, exposing a vulnerability that could be targeted

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Instead of relying on the cell’s repair mechanisms, the vaccinia virus MacGyvers a tool for DNA repair from one that it already uses to copy DNA, reports a team of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in the Journal of Virology.

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Quantum mechanics could explain why DNA can spontaneously mutate

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The molecules of life, DNA, replicate with astounding precision, yet this process is not immune to mistakes and can lead to mutations. Latest News DNA explain mechanics mutate quantum spontaneouslyUsing sophisticated computer modelling, a team of physicists and chemists at the University of Surrey have shown that such errors in copying can arise due to the strange rules of the quantum world. […].

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UCI-led study confirms linkage between altered DNA repair and DNA damage in neurodegenerative conditions causing debilitating movement disorders

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30, 2021 — A new study led by University of California, Irvine researchers has confirmed a link between altered DNA repair and increased DNA damage associated with spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7), a debilitating, sometimes deadly neurodegenerative condition causing movement disorders.

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MBL team discovers new DNA modification system in animals, captured from bacteria more than 60 MYA

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— Your DNA holds the blueprint to build your body, but it’s a living document: Adjustments to the design can be made by epigenetic marks. — Your DNA holds the blueprint to build your body, but it’s a living document: Adjustments to the […]. WOODS HOLE, Mass.

How DNA is preserved in archaeological sediments for thousands of years

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However, in recent years it has been shown that sediments can contain ancient biomolecules, including DNA. The retrieval of ancient human and faunal DNA from sediments offers exciting new opportunities to investigate the geographical and temporal […].

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Artificial cell membrane channels composed of DNA can be opened and locked with a key

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Biology Artificial cell channels composed DNA key locked Membrane openedJust as countries import a vast array of consumer goods across national borders, so living cells are engaged in a lively import-export business.

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Therapies targeting DNA damage response show promising antitumor activity

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Results from early-stage clinical trials show two drugs that target the DNA damage response (DDR) pathway in cancers — ATR inhibitor elimusertib and PARP inhibitor AZD5305 — are safe and clinically beneficial in treating patients with advanced solid tumors. Latest News activity antitumor damage DNA promising response show targeting therapiesNEW ORLEANS ?

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Case Western Reserve University research team identifies new mechanism for protecting DNA

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CLEVELAND—Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have identified a new mechanism by which a protein known for repairing damaged DNA also protects the integrity of DNA by preserving its structural shape.

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DNA shed from colon cancers into bloodstream successfully guides chemotherapy after surgery

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A new research study showed that circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) — genetic material shed from tumors into the bloodstream — can identify stage II colon cancer patients who can most benefit from chemotherapy following surgery and spare other patients the need for this form of treatment. Latest News bloodstream cancers chemotherapy colon DNA guides shed successfully Surgery

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A faster “code breaker” to analyze human DNA

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Social & Behavioral Science analyze breaker code DNA faster human

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Collecting DNA from thin air

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In a proof-of-concept study published this spring, researchers revealed that animal DNA can be collected from air sampling. The study’s authors have dubbed this DNA “airDNA,” and it could open up a lot of possibilities for better understanding the world around us.

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Scientists from CNIO and Massachusetts General Hospital develop tools to visualise DNA repair as never before

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Each one of the trillions of cells that make up the human body suffers more than 10,000 DNA lesions every day. Cancer CNIO develop DNA General hospital Massachusetts repair scientists tools visualise

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Scientists build ‘valves’ in DNA to shape biological information flows

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Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed new biological parts that are able to shape the flow of cellular processes along DNA. Credit: Thomas Gorochowski Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed new biological parts that are able to shape the flow of cellular processes along DNA. Chemistry AND Physics biological build DNA flows information scientists shape valves

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The sky’s the limit: Using airborne DNA to monitor insect biodiversity

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Scientists at Lund University have discovered for the first time that it is possible to detect insect DNA in the air. Using air from three sites in Sweden, insect DNA from 85 species could be identified. Biology airborne Biodiversity DNA insect limit monitor skys

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DNA circuits

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Changing the shape of soft matter using logic circuits made from DNA The myriad processes occurring in biological cells may seem unbelievably complex at first glance. And yet, in principle, they are merely a logical succession of events, and could even be used to form digital circuits. Researchers have now developed a molecular switching circuit […]. Technology and Engineering Chemistry/Physics/Materials Sciences Nanotechnology/Micromachines

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RNA molecules control repair of human DNA in cancer cells

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A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows how certain RNA molecules control the repair of damaged DNA in cancer cells, a discovery that could eventually give rise to better cancer treatments. Latest News cancer cells control DNA human molecules repair RNAThe study is published today in the journal Nature Communications. It was long assumed that RNA molecules – basic molecules that exist […].

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Living descendant of Sitting Bull confirmed by analysis of DNA from the legendary leader’s hair.

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A man’s claim to be the great-grandson of legendary Native American leader Sitting Bull has been confirmed using DNA extracted from Sitting Bull’s scalp lock. This is the first time ancient DNA has been used to confirm a familial relationship between living and historical individuals.

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Novel artificial genomic DNA can replicate and evolve outside the cell

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Biology Artificial cell DNA evolve genomic replicate

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TDP-43 DNA methylation may contribute to the mystery of age-dependent motor cortex involvement in ALS

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Aging is a risk factor for the accumulation of TDP-43 (transduction responsive region DNA-binding protein of 43kDa) in the motor cortex. Biology agedependent ALS contribute cortex DNA involvement methylation motor mystery TDP43

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Under the scanner: GIST scientists unravel the inner workings of DNA repair enzymes

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DNA is the instruction manual for every living organism, guiding the development and functioning of all biological processes. In essence, it is a molecule with a double helix structure with each unit of a helix containing what are known as “DNA bases”.

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Gene editing DNA deletion sizes reduced with new fusion method developed at WFIRM

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC – May 2, 2022 — Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists working on CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing technology have developed a method to increase efficiency of editing while minimizing DNA deletion sizes, a key step toward developing gene editing therapies to treat genetic diseases. Latest News deletion developed DNA editing fusion gene method reduced sizes WFIRM

DNA Script Obtains CE Mark for SYNTAX DNA Printing Platform

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DNA Script Obtains CE Mark for SYNTAX DNA Printing Platform DNA Script Obtains CE Mark for SYNTAX DNA Printing Platform SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. &

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Princeton-led study of DNA repair boosts prospects for gene editing technology

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The ability to edit the genome by altering the DNA sequence inside a living cell is powerful for research and holds enormous promise for the treatment of diseases. Medicine & Health boosts DNA editing gene Princetonled prospects repair study technology

DNA barcoding identifies endangered shark species secretly added to pet food

Scienmag

The researchers used DNA barcoding to investigate the occurrence of shark in different pet food products purchased in Singapore, which revealed a considerable prevalence of ingredient mislabeling. Latest News added barcoding DNA endangered food identifies PET secretly shark speciesPet owners may unknowingly be feeding their pets with meat from endangered shark species, shows a new study published in Frontiers in Marine Science.

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Mouse cell studies show that correcting DNA disorganization could aid diagnosis and treatment of rare inherited diseases

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In a study with lab-grown mouse cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that a protein that helps form a structural network under the surface of the cell’s “command center” — its nucleus — is key to ensuring that DNA inside it remains orderly.

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First genome-wide ancient human DNA from Sudan shines new light on Nile Valley past

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The first genome-wide ancient human DNA data from Sudan reveals new insights into the ancestry and social organization of people who lived more than 1,000 years ago in the Nile Valley, an important genetic and cultural crossroads. Nature Communications published the analyses of the DNA of 66 individuals from a site in ancient Nubia known […]. Latest News ancient DNA genomewide human light Nile shines Sudan valley

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