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Microgravity Affects Genes


A genetic analysis of transparent nematodes Caenorhabditis elegans  on the International Space Station showed ‘subtle changes’ in about 1,000 genes; stronger effects were found in some genes, especially those responsible for neuronal function and cellular metabolism. Willis et al. performed comparative transcriptomic analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans responses to varying degrees …

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Scientists Rename Genes


So Excel Won’t Reformat Them as Dates Microsoft Excel is an incredibly powerful program that’s just as essential in a laboratory as it is in the average office. However, scientists have had just about enough of Excel renaming genes as if they were dates. It didn’t seem likely anyone would …

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Scientists Discover 23 New ‘Risk Genes’ for Vitiligo

Twenty-three new genes involved in risk for autoimmune vitiligo have been identified by an international group of scientists led by the University of Colorado School of Medicine. UV photograph of a hand with vitiligo. Image credit: Chip Bobbert / CC BY-SA 4.0. Vitiligo is a chronic condition in which melanocytes …

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Researchers Develop New Method for Silencing Specific Genes in Human T-Cells

An international team of researchers led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, has developed a novel technique for gene silencing in human T-lymphocytes (T-cells), a type of immune cells. Left: an illustration of GapmeR design, cellular internalization leading to specific gene silencing. Right: super-resolution microscopy of GapmeR co-localization with SNX5 protein …

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