University of Queensland
DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.
New research on reversing ageing in human cells could be the first step to new anti-degenerative drugs.
As genes are favored or phased out, human evolution continues.
Comparing genomes of more than 200,000 people, researchers identified genetic variants that are less common in older people, suggesting natural selection continues to weed out disadvantageous traits.
Plants make proteins based on whatever genetic material you give them.
Carl Davies, CSIRO
Inserting a random DNA mishmash into a plant or bacterium directs it to make a novel protein. Sifting through the resulting molecules, researchers may find ones have medical or agricultural uses.
The discovery of a rare gene is twofold, and has a scientific and clinical impact in the fight against heart muscle disease.
A snip here, but not a snip there?
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The International Summit on Human Gene Editing drew a distinction between editing an individual's body cells and editing germline cells that would pass changes to future generations. Does that make sense?
Tick tock, tick tock… You can’t hide from the molecular clock.
The molecular clock is helping us deepen our knowledge of evolution and completing the tree of life. But how does it actually work?
Molecular genetics did what traditional breeding couldn’t.
Growing winegrapes may be the most backward form of horticulture that exists. The vast majority of the world’s production uses only about 20 cultivars out of thousands of available grape varieties. The…