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Category: Genes

SATB1 gene.

Scientists identify gene that is responsible for causing breast cancer to metastasize.

Tags: Cancer Genes Research.

TRIM22.

Researchers discover a gene that blocks HIV from infecting a cell.

Tags: Discovery Genes HIV.

Homologous recombination.

Scientists discover that plants pass on stressful memories to their offspring. (via)

Tags: Discovery DNA Evolution Genes Plants Survival.

P2RX7.

Researchers discover gene responsible for causing depression. (via)

Tags: Depression Discovery Genes.

Alpha-farnesene.

Scientists have synthetically reproduced the fruit compound responsible for the natural smell of green apples.

Tags: Bioengineering Biofermentation Fruit Genes Research Smell Synthetics.

Cuculoupe.

Plant hybrid created that is a cross between a cucumber and a cantoloupe. (via)

Tags: Cross-breeding Genes Plants.

Dz13.

Experimental drug that targets disease-causing genes and destroys them. (via)

Tags: Disease Drugs Genes Research.

Predecessor cells.

Researchers identify the very first neurons that are responsible for developing the cerebral cortex. (via)

Tags: Brain Cognition Discovery Genes.

Electroporation microfluidic channel.

Researchers have created a device that can scan a single cell for diseases. (via)

Tags: Cells Drugs Genes Scanner Technology.

Center for Grapevine Biotechnology.

Researchers are sequencing the genome of grapes to identify genes with characteristics that will help improve wine yields.

Tags: Cultivation DNA Genes Grapes Research Wine.

shRNA.

Biologists identify immortality genes in mice that can control a stem cell’s ability to split and then renew itself.

Tags: Animals DNA Genes Research Stem cells.

Gene expression.

Scientists observe a single gene transfer DNA information into RNA in the lab. (via)

Tags: DNA Genes Milestones Observe Transcription.

Gene therapy.

Scientists have used an artificial chromosome to correct a genetic defect in stem cells.

Tags: DNA Gene therapy Genes Research Stem cell.

Genetic divergence.

Company has successfully bred hypoallergenic kittens.

Tags: Allergies Animals Cats Genes Pets.

Paramutation.

Scientists discover that RNA allows mice to pass on physical traits without the offspring inheriting the genes. (via)

Tags: Animals Discovery DNA Genes Milestones Research.

Sry.

Gene on the Y chromosome that is the decider on whether a mammalian egg will be male or female. (via)

Tags: Genes Life Sex.

Poverty gene.

Scientists have discovered a hereditary gene that suppresses the natural desire for self-advancement. (via)

Tags: Culture Discovery Genes Wellness.

Chromosome 1.

Final chromosome of the human genome is sequenced.

Tags: DNA Genes Life Milestones Research.

c-myc.

Gene associated with cancer found to have major importance in immune system function. (via)

Tags: Cancer Discovery Genes Irony.

Ventria Bioscience.

Company has developed a drug to combat diarrhea by growing rice engineered with human protein.

Tags: Bioengineering Business Controversy Drugs Food Genes Health.

CPT1c.

Gene discovered in mice that protects them against weight gain. (via)

Tags: Animals Discovery Genes Weight loss.

Dysbindin-1.

Gene discovered that is highly present in key brain regions and appears to influence intelligence.

Tags: Discovery Genes IQ.

Activin Receptor Type IA.

Gene discovered that can mutate and cause muscles and soft tissue to metamorphosize into bone. (via)

Tags: Discovery Disease DNA Genes.

Nanowires.

Researchers build tiny batteries using viruses as power. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Energy Genes Virus.

Chronic granulomatous disease.

Incurable illness has been eradicated in two afflicted patients using gene therapy treatment. (via)

Tags: Disease DNA Genes Milestones.

S100P.

Scientists discover gene responsible for spreading cancer. (via)

Tags: Cancer Discovery Genes.

Mutational deterministic hypothesis.

Sex has evolved as a population cleansing mechanism by concentrating harmful gene mutations into individuals that will eventually be thinned from the herd. (via)

Tags: Evolution Genes Preservation Sex Spouse Survival.

Y chromosome profile.

DNA may be used in crime investigations to predict the last name of the suspect. (via)

Tags: Crime DNA Genes Ideas.

Mimivirus.

Newly discovered virus that may reclassify viruses as the the impetus for life forming on Earth. (via)

Tags: Discovery DNA Genes Virus.

GeneDesign.

Computer program that helps scientists design DNA sequences.

Tags: Bioengineering DNA Genes Web.

Z-DNA.

DNA that twists its double helix shape backwards to produce the abnormal gene sequences associated with cancer.

Tags: Disease DNA Genes.

Directed evolution.

Scientists have manipulated a benign virus to bypass the immune system and act as a delivery agent for gene therapy.

Tags: Bioengineering DNA Genes Virus.

Focal adhesion kinase.

Scientists have identified a protective ‘force field’ cancer gene which, when compromised, causes malignant tumors to die. (via)

Tags: Discovery Disease Genes Research.

Lateral gene transfer.

Biologists discover that a toxin shared between spider venom and a bacterium is the result of an unknown evolutionary exchange.

Tags: Bugs Discovery Evolution Genes Research Unexplained.

RuBisCO.

Scientists have engineered an enzyme in plants to remove carbon dioxide more quickly from the atmosphere.

Tags: Bioengineering Genes Global warming Plants.

MicroRNA.

Scientists discover gene that regulates life span. (via)

Tags: Discovery Genes Life Research.

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