The Nutshell

» genetics & genomics, evolution and disease/medicine

Daily News Roundup

Most Recent

image: RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons

RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons

By | June 30, 2017

Transfer RNA fragments prevent jumping genes from hopping around in the mouse embryo, when histone methylation can’t do the job.

1 Comment

The cell-surface receptor, SIRP-alpha, initiates the innate immune response in hosts.  

0 Comments

The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium aims to characterize the entire mouse genome, starting first with more than 3,300 genes. 

0 Comments

Students will not learn the theory in primary and secondary schools nationwide. 

2 Comments

By spreading a poison and hoarding the remedy, wtf4 improves its chances of being inherited. 

0 Comments

Genomic analysis of an oak tree that lived during Napoleon’s time supports the idea that plants somehow avoid the accumulation of mutations in their stem cells.

1 Comment

image: Mutation Linked to Longer Life Span in Men

Mutation Linked to Longer Life Span in Men

By | June 19, 2017

A deletion in a growth hormone receptor gene is tied to an average of 10 extra years of life among men, but not women, according to a study.

2 Comments

The new fossils push the origin of the human species back by 100,000 years.

0 Comments

The publicly available database found nearly a third of samples included mutations targeted by either approved drugs or therapies in clinical trials. 

0 Comments

The new findings, obtained from cell culture experiments, could explain the link between infection with the virus during pregnancy and infant microcephaly.

1 Comment

Popular Now

  1. Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub
  2. Decoding the Tripping Brain
  3. Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
    Daily News Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny

    Out of 25,000 features originally detected by metabolic profiling of E. coli, fewer than 1,000 represent unique metabolites, a study finds.

  4. Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?
AAAS