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Scientists use ‘blacklist’ computing concept to streamline genetic analysis

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and The Rockefeller University have discovered a new use for a long-standing computational concept...

Scientists unravel mystery of how, when DNA replicates

A team of Florida State University researchers has unlocked a decades-old mystery about how a critical cellular process is regulated and what that could...

Do colder temperatures affect lifespan?

Why do we age? Despite more than a century of research, and a vast industry of youth-promising products, what causes our cells and organs to...

Rabbit gene helps houseplant detoxify indoor air

Our homes are supposed to be safe havens from the outside world. However, studies have shown that household air is more polluted than either office...
Scientists discover how plant roots acquire water

Scientists discover how plant roots acquire water

New research has discovered how plant roots sense the availability of moisture in soil and then adapt their shape to optimize acquisition of water. The...
Scientists discover the origin of plant sperm

Scientists discover the origin of plant sperm

A large international team of researchers has uncovered the origin of an ancient genetic mechanism needed for plant fertility. The researchers discovered how a gene...

Scientists develop a new houseplant that can clean your home’s air

We like to keep the air in our homes as clean as possible, and sometimes we use HEPA air filters to keep offending allergens...

A new way to use gene editing tool CRISPR

Scientists have developed a method to use CRISPR/Cas9 technology to set off a cascade of activities in cells, a phenomenon known as conditional gene...
How much are we learning

How much are we learning?

Natural selection is science’s best critic. In 2003, the Human Genome Project revealed to the world the three billion chemical units within human DNA. Since that...

Planets with oxygen don’t necessarily have life, study finds

In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet's atmosphere as...