Genomics

The Virus Trap

Munich, Germany — To date, there are no effective antidotes against most virus infections. An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a new approach:...

Genome Studies: More is Not Always Better

Würzburg, Germany — What the fruit fly is to zoologists, the thale cress is to botanists. The widespread herb with the botanical name Arabidopsis thaliana serves them as a model organism from which...

Preventing Lung Cancer’s Unwelcome Return

Cold Spring Harbor, NY — When a doctor gives a patient antibiotics for a bacterial infection, they usually require them to finish the entire treatment, even when symptoms go away. This is to ensure...

Making Sense of Antisense Gene Silencing

Tokyo, Japan — Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) find proteins that bind to and regulate tocopherol-conjugated heteroduplex oligonucleotides during gene silencing Gene...

Memory Making Involves Extensive DNA Breaking

Cambridge, MA — The urgency to remember a dangerous experience requires the brain to make a series of potentially dangerous moves: Neurons and other brain cells snap open their DNA in numerous locations–more...

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