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RNA

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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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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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Scientists to fight malaria via spermless mosquitoes

Researchers inject 10,000 mosquito embryos with tiny fragments of RNA designed to turn off the gene "zpg" that is necessary for sperm development.

By August 9, 2011

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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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Researchers reprogram brain cells into heart cells

Penn researchers are the first to directly convert a non-heart cell type into a heart cell via RNA transfer, managing to change both a brain cell and a skin cell into a heart cell.

By July 8, 2011

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Frog eggs could help robot noses sniff pollutants

Take specially treated frog eggs, inject some insect RNA, and stick the concoction up a robot's nose to give the bot a keen sense of smell.

By August 24, 2010

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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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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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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