Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a biologically important type of molecule that consists of a long chain of nucleotide units. Each nucleotide consists of a nitrogenous base, a ribose sugar, and a phosphate.
The recent approval of a CRISPR-Cas9 therapy for sickle cell disease demonstrates that gene editing tools can do a superb job knocking out genes to cure hereditary disease.
According to a study published in the journal Cell, ancient viruses may have contributed to the development of myelin and, consequently, the large, complex brains.
The well-known essential pre-mRNA splicing factor U2AF heterodimer (U2AF2–U2AF1) has been considered to mediate early splicing reaction in all introns of different lengths.
A team of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, led by SMU nanotechnology expert MinJun Kim, developed a less costly method to detect nuclease digestion, one of the essential processes in many nucleic acid sensing applications, such as those used to identify COVID-19.
A new anti-retroviral medication for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections was licensed by the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Union just over a year ago.
Bacteriophages-;viruses that infect bacteria-;are common in soil ecosystems.
A rare viral illness called mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, is transmitted by direct physical contact between individuals.
A new study demonstrates that a method may identify, for the first time, the frequency and precise location of a molecular occurrence known as "backtracking" across the genetic material (genome) of any species.
Genetic expression, often leading to protein synthesis, requires a complex coordination of molecular machinery across several stages.
As the HIV virus approaches a human cell to dock and potentially deliver its lethal genetic code, there is a remarkably brief moment during which a tiny portion of its surface undergoes a rapid opening, initiating the infection process.
Researchers from the Southern University of Science and Technology, under the direction of Prof. Xiaofeng Cao from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, recently reported a new understanding of how light affects plant growth in a study that was published in the PNAS.
The interplay between ribonucleic acid (RNA) and proteins is not only important for maintaining cellular homeostasis but is also at the center of the tug-of-war between virus and host.
Biological systems can behave as siblings in several ways, including by borrowing something and never giving it back.
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer, representing more than 30% of all pediatric cases.
Bio-Techne Corporation today announced that Advanced Cell Diagnostics (ACD), a Bio-Techne spatial biology brand, has set a new standard with the development of a next-generation, protease-free RNAscope spatial multiomics workflow.
QIAGEN (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced a first-in-kind collaboration with Penn State University in the United States to create a shared research and education facility for the fast-developing microbiome sciences.
Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) today announced that its spatial biology brands, Lunaphore and Advanced Cell Diagnostics (ACD), will launch the first fully automated spatial multiomics workflow with same-section hyperplex detection of RNA and protein biomarkers.
An interdisciplinary team mapped the gene expression that takes place in mice during follicle maturation and ovulation using a state-of-the-art method of RNA tagging.
In recent times, scientists have encountered RNAs venturing beyond their traditional cellular domains. A study conducted at Yale provides valuable insights into their activities in these unconventional locations.
Certain gene regions in cetaceans (whales, porpoises, and dolphins) play a role in explaining the remarkable size differences among species, such as the Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), which can reach lengths of up to 30 m – almost 10 m longer than a bus – in contrast to the Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), which typically reaches a maximum length of 4 m.