Scientists might have found an early detection method for some forms of dementia, according to new research.
Scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information, possibly on other worlds, too. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be an alternative to DNA-based life, as we know it on Earth – a genetic system for life that may be possible on other worlds. This new molecular system, which […]
Researchers report that vaping of e-cigarette usage may modify the genetic material, or DNA, in the oral cells of users, which could increase their cancer risk. The popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow worldwide, as many people view them as a safer alternative to smoking. But the long-term effects of e-cigarette usage, commonly called […]
Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1,500 years — and one academic hopes the marvels of modern science can finally unravel the mystery. Neil Gemmell has travelled from the University of Otago in New Zealand to collect water samples in the Scottish […]
A new, detailed breakdown of the modern rose genome should help growers improve traits such as pest and drought resistance, and boost the vase life of cut stems, researchers said Monday. In a study published in Nature Genetics, a multinational team said a fastidious examination of rose DNA has allowed them to compile “one of […]
Scientists have taken another step towards putting two additional letters in the dictionary of life to work. Researchers at the Scripps Institute have engineered cells to successfully transcribe a brand new artificial DNA base pair and make a never-before-seen protein with it. The breakthrough is part of an effort to expand the library of amino acids […]