Genomics
Link between genes, mitochondrial DNA reveals way to tackle cardiovascular disease
The discovery of a link between mitochondria, inflammation, and a pair of genes that help regulate blood cell growth has revealed a potential new target for atherosclerosis therapies. Read More
Video from AACC: PerkinElmer on diagnostics, acquisitions
Greg Stock, general manager of PerkinElmer’s Euroimmun business, discussed products and technologies on display at AACC 2022, as well as the integration of acquired companies such as Oxford Immunotec. Read More
Video from AACC: Reducing sequencing complexity
Clear Labs Chief Commercial Officer Jeff Field and Director of Assay Development Prasanna Thwar sat down with LabPulse.com (sister site of ScienceBoard.net) to discuss the launch of a platform that makes DNA sequencing easier by integrating robotic automation and cloud-based computing. Read More
Video from AACC: Highlights of Day 3
Highlights from the LabPulse.com (sister site of ScienceBoard.net) team for Day 3 of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) 2022 Chicago meeting. Read More
New DNA editing tool could enable more personalized cell therapies
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities researchers have developed a new tool to predict and customize the rate of a type of DNA editing called site-specific recombination, offering the potential for more personalized cell therapies. Read More
Repetitive DNA linked to cancer formation in study of replication process
Researchers have discovered that noncoding "junk" DNA could potentially contribute to the development of cancer. Repetitive DNA sequences can cause replication to stall, triggering a response that is similar to the one induced by DNA damage, according to a study published July 19 in Nature Communications. Read More
Study shows potential of CRISPR-Cas9 tools for synthetic gene control, cellular engineering
Rice University researchers were able to use deactivated Cas9 (dCas9) proteins to target key segments of the human genome to synthetically trigger the transcription of human genes. Using dCas9 proteins, researchers have revealed important details about human promoters and enhancers. Read More
Ribosome profiling expands pool of potentially protein-coding regions of DNA
Using ribosome profiling, researchers from 20 institutions worldwide have identified more than 7,200 previously unrecognized gene segments of the human genome that may code for new proteins. Read More
Conferences
Science Briefs
Connect
Science Advisory Board on LinkedIn
Science Advisory Board on Facebook
Science Advisory Board on Twitter