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Evolutionary key for a bigger brain

The expansion of the human brain during evolution, specifically of the neocortex, is linked to our cognitive abilities such as reasoning and language. Researchers...

Unprecedented single-cell studies in virtual embryo

Researchers from EMBL Heidelberg and from the University of Padua School of Medicine have created the first complete description of early embryo development, accounting...

Clemson geneticists zeroing in on genes affecting life span

Scientists believe about 25 percent of the differences in human life span is determined by genetics -- with the rest determined by environmental and...

Longevity gene discovered in plants

Harvesting rice from the same field, without planting new rice plants? A discovery may bring this scenario closer. Leiden scientists have discovered a gene...

Engineered Virus Might be Able to Block Coronavirus Infections, Mouse Study...

No vaccines exist that protect people against infections by coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, or the ones that cause SARS and MERS. As...

Breakthrough in unlocking genetic potential of ocean microbes

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in developing gene-editing tools to improve our understanding of one of the most important ocean microbes on the...

The CRISPR gene drive better solves old technology problems

The CRISPR gene drive better solves old technology problems, Gene drives use genetic engineering to create the desired mutations in many individuals, which are...

Discovery of baldness plant genes shows the origin of hairy alpine...

Discovery of baldness plant genes shows the origin of hairy alpine plant, Scientists have solved a puzzle that has long baffled botanists why some...

CRISPR genes cuts can offer a new way to graph human...

CRISPR genes cuts can offer a new way to graph human genomes, In searching for new ways to sequence the human genome and read...

Artificial intelligence finds genes associated with disease

Artificial intelligence finds genes associated with disease, Artificial neural networks can recognize patterns in large amounts of gene expression data and identify disease-related gene...

The mechanism of how simple gene therapy vectors enter cells

The mechanism of how simple gene therapy vectors enter cells, The research team identified a new cellular input factor for the type of adeno-related...

Jumping genes help stabilize DNA fold patterns

Jumping genes help stabilize DNA fold patterns, The leap of pieces of genetic DNA that can move from one place in the genome to...

The explosion of new genes explained the origin of land plants

The explosion of new genes explained the origin of land plants, The new study questions the well-established view of the origin of plants on...

Machine learning clearly interprets gene regulation

Machine learning clearly interprets gene regulation, In the era of big data, artificial intelligence (AI) has become a valuable ally for scientists. For example,...

Gene scissors for disease detection

The CRISPR/Cas technology can do more than alter genes a research team is using what known as gene scissors disease detection which scientists can...

Transferring genes from bacteria to algae allows early life to reach...

Natural genetic engineering allowed plants to move from water to land. This is one of the most important events in the evolution of life on...

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