100 Facts about DNA

*100 Facts About DNA* 1.DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid. 2.DNA is part of our definition of a living organism. 3.DNA is found in all living things. 4.DNA was first isolated in 1869 by Friedrich Miescher. 5.James Watson and Francis Crick figured out the structure of DNA. 6.DNA is a double helix. 7.The structure of DNA … More 100 Facts about DNA

Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg

Menglà virus, detected in bats in China, infects cells through the same host receptor targeted by the deadly pathogens. Researchers have discovered of a new genus of filovirus carried by fruit bats in China. The genome of the so-called Menglà virus shares sequences with other filoviruses, including Ebola and Marburg, and all three use the … More Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg

Blood Vessels Grown in a Petri Dish Closely Resemble Human Ones

Illustration of lab-made blood vessels. INSTITUTE FOR MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY The lab-made organoids are fully functional, the team reports, and could aid the study of vascular-related diseases such as diabetes. Scientists have for the first time grown functioning human blood vessel organoids from stem cells in the lab. Their study, published on Wednesday (January 16) in … More Blood Vessels Grown in a Petri Dish Closely Resemble Human Ones

AI App Identifies Rare Genetic Disorders from Photos of Patients’ Faces

Deep-learning algorithms could help doctors narrow in on the causes of certain medical conditions, say researchers. A group of image-analyzing algorithms designed by Boston-based startup FDNA can diagnose certain genetic diseases based on people’s faces, in Nature Medicine. The algorithms, collectively termed DeepGestalt by the company, rely on deep learning and computer vision to identify … More AI App Identifies Rare Genetic Disorders from Photos of Patients’ Faces