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#genetics

Lighting up proteins with Immuno-SABER

A simple and robust DNA-based signal amplification method to simultaneously visualize multiple proteins in tissues has the potential to accelerate many large-scale protein mapping and biomarker discovery projects

19 Aug 2019 Nature Biotechnology

Discovery of a bottleneck relief in photosynthesis may have a major impact on food crops

Until now, the majority of efforts to improve photosynthesis have been done in species that use C3 photosynthesis, such as wheat and rice, but not a lot has been done in enhancing C4 photosynthesis, such as maize and sorghum.

16 Aug 2019 Communications Biology

Foraging for information: Machine learning decodes genetic influence over behavior

13 Aug 2019 Cell Reports

Studies of fungi provide new knowledge of harmful mutations in cells

The results are interesting in terms of both medicine and evolutionary biology.

8 Aug 2019 Current Biology

New insights into the origin of life

The researchers found that hydrogen cyanide – which condensed into oceans from the early Earth’s atmosphere — and water could create the molecules necessary to produce the amino acid glycine and the precursors of RNA.

7 Aug 2019 ACS Central Science

Pitt first to grow genetically engineered mini livers to study disease and therapeutics

Pitt researchers chronicle how they transformed genetically engineered human cells into functional, 3D liver tissue that mimics non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

6 Aug 2019 Cell Metabolism

The curious tale of the cancer ‘parasite’ that sailed the seas

Changes to its DNA tell a story of where it has been and when, almost like a historical travel journal.

1 Aug 2019 Science

Dragon heart

First sequence of the Komodo dragon genome reveals clues about its evolution

29 Jul 2019 Nature Ecology & Evolution

Ladies’ choice: What drives faster, flashier formation of new animal species

UC Riverside study finds animals with fancy, colorful males have choosy mothers

26 Jul 2019 Nature Communications

How the pufferfish got its wacky spines

Pufferfish are some of the strangest fish in the ocean, particularly because they have a reduced skeleton, beak-like dentition and they form spines instead of scales - not everywhere, but just in certain patches around the body.

25 Jul 2019 iScience

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