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RNA

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Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.

By May 7, 2014

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Researchers 'edit' faulty DNA to cure genetic disease in mice

A team of MIT researchers has successfully cured a rare genetic liver disease in mice by "editing" the DNA to correct the mutated gene.

By April 22, 2014

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Help NASA find where planets are born

NASA has turned to crowdsourcing for help in its search for embryonic planetary systems that the Hubble can study.

By February 3, 2014

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How to better spy on a childhood virus

Scientists at Georgia Tech say a new technique for tagging the genome and studying the RNA of a virus could help them discover better antiviral drugs and perhaps even more effective vaccines.

By January 2, 2014

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Could a blood test predict suicide risk?

People at risk for suicide don't always show signs of their vulnerability. But a test that can scan biomarkers to predict actual suicidal impulses? While promising, it may go only so far.

By August 21, 2013

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Google doodle honors birthday of biophysicist Rosalind Franklin

British X-ray crystallographer made great strides in our understanding of the molecular makeup of DNA and RNA but missed out on Nobel Prize.

By July 24, 2013

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New tech can detect even viruses yet to be discovered

Researchers say a next-gen sequencing approach allows them to subtract the entire human genetic sequence from the genetic material of a blood sample and identify viruses based on what remains.

By June 17, 2013

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DNA seen directly through a microscope for the first time

Researchers have been able to view a strand of DNA through an electron microscope by stringing it between microscopic silicon pillars.

By November 28, 2012

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New flu detection test can be carried in a first aid kit

A novel device out of Brown University could lead to the widespread, real-time tracking of influenza.

By June 13, 2012

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Microfluidic chip to quickly diagnose the flu

Researchers miniaturize a more expensive diagnostic test into a single-use microfluidic chip roughly the size of a miscroscope slide.

By March 29, 2012