DNA analysis software helps detect diseases caused by genetic changes more readily

Diseases caused by genetic changes could be detected more readily thanks to an advance in DNA analysis software. The development will make it easier to integrate genetic testing into health care systems such as the UK’s National Health Service, which cares for around three million people affected by genetic diseases in the UK. The new … More DNA analysis software helps detect diseases caused by genetic changes more readily

Five new genetic risk loci associated with maximum habitual alcohol use identified

A genome-wide association study has identified five new genetic risk loci that can pass on risk for harmful alcohol use from parents to children, and confirmed one previously identified risk locus. The findings were published in Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier. The risk variants associated with maximum habitual alcohol use were identified using data from … More Five new genetic risk loci associated with maximum habitual alcohol use identified

Scientists create bacteria with man-made DNA

A living organism has been made using entirely human-made DNA. It is an important step in synthetic biology with scientists creating a synthetic genome four times larger and more complex than any genomes they have previously engineered. Researchers at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology have successfully rewritten the DNA makeup of the … More Scientists create bacteria with man-made DNA

Importance of Lipidomics in Stem Cell Research

It is well established that lipids play an important role in human health and disease. However, recent studies show that lipids can affect the differentiation of stem cells, including the fate of mesenchymal stem cells. Thus, lipidomics (the large-scale analysis of lipid pathways and networks) is gaining importance in stem cell research. Functional Properties of … More Importance of Lipidomics in Stem Cell Research

Researchers develop simple, quick technique for gene editing in rice blast fungus

CRISPR/Cas9 is now a household name associated with genetic engineering studies. Through cutting-edge research described in their paper published in Scientific Reports, a team of researchers from Tokyo University of Science, Meiji University, and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, led by Dr Takayuki Arazoe and Prof Shigeru Kuwata, has recently established a series of … More Researchers develop simple, quick technique for gene editing in rice blast fungus

Micromanipulation Applications: Food, Genetics, Fertility & Electrophysiology

Micromanipulation uses microsurgical techniques to study and alter the structure or composition of single living cells or a group of cells under a microscope. It involves a specialized microscope called micromanipulator which comprises tiny glass tools attached to robotic arms that are driven by an electric motor. These microtools have very small tips that do … More Micromanipulation Applications: Food, Genetics, Fertility & Electrophysiology

Book link- Microbial Biotechnology

Book link for download https://drive.google.com/file/d/17BDIBsxwAKa06OcPyZ7hXntA3Moe5rqn/view?usp=drivesdk 1 Microbial Diversity 1 2 Microbial Biotechnology: Scope, Techniques, Examples 45 3 Production of Proteins in Bacteria and Yeast 90 4 The World of “Omics”: Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics 147 5 Recombinant and Synthetic Vaccines 169 6 Plant–Microbe Interactions 203 7 Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Toxins: Microbial Insecticides 234 8 … More Book link- Microbial Biotechnology

Newly discovered molecules safely halt the gene editing process

Two non-toxic molecules that could allow scientists to have better control over CRISPR gene editing have been identified. Researchers say that the molecules could halt the gene editing process within minutes, decreasing the risk of genetic mutations. The research comes at an important time; just a few months after Professor He Jiankui announced that he … More Newly discovered molecules safely halt the gene editing process

What are Telomeres

Telomeres are crucial parts of the chromosome that act to protect them and ensure DNA replication is performed effectively. Mutations and defects with telomeres can cause a multitude of health complications. However, researchers aim to use telomeres as therapeutic targets for the treatment of some of these complications. DNA replication DNA replication is the most … More What are Telomeres