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Scientists discover possible building blocks of ancient genetic systems

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Scientists believe that prior to the advent of DNA as the earth’s primary genetic material, Continue reading “Scientists discover possible building blocks of ancient genetic systems” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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Scientists Cracked the epigenetic code

A team of researchers at The Australian National University is one step closer to better Continue reading “Scientists Cracked the epigenetic code” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, October 8th, 2012
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New DNA Findings Hold Potential for Cancer Treatment

Six years ago, Boise State University biology professor Greg Hampikian Continue reading “New DNA Findings Hold Potential for Cancer Treatment” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, September 28th, 2012
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Research could lead to a better understanding of flesh-eating disease

Royal Society University Research Fellow Dr Edward Taylor, from the University of Lincoln’s School Continue reading “Research could lead to a better understanding of flesh-eating disease” »  More...

Methylation of histones within heterochromatin: The enzymes Prdm3 and Prdm16 attach a methyl group to histone H3. In the cell nucleus, Suv39h attaches two further methyl groups. The cell appears to require this triple methylation for heterochromatin to be stable. Credit: Art For Science
By BioNews On Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
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Scientists discover mechanisms necessary for the formation of heterochromatin

To fit the two-meter long DNA molecule into a cell nucleus that is only a few thousandths of a Continue reading “Scientists discover mechanisms necessary for the formation of heterochromatin” »  More...