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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Interesting Genetics: “Genetically Modified”Butterflies

With the development of genetic technology, you are no stranger to transgenic animals. But here I’m not talking about the gene editing technology of human beings, I’m taking about the “gene editing” of nature. You may be confused because it seems like the word “ gene editing” is something patent of human beings. We are […]

A Brief Introduction on DNA Methylation and Methods of Detection

Except DNA and RNA, there are many messages which will affect the gene expression in genome. They do not change the sequence, but have the power of regulation on function and characteristics of gene by chemical modification, RNA interference and the interaction between protein and DNA. This change will be passed to the next generation. […]

Improvement of Nanopore Sequencing: The Accuracy Was Greatly Improved

As a new technology of sequencing, the biggest advantage of nanopore is its low cost. Compared to other sequencing technology, such as sanger sequencing and next generation sequencing, the nanopore sequencing does not need any fluorescein for purification, and the process of DNA amplification is also unnecessary. It can save both money and time. Besides, […]

The Biggest Amount of Whole Genome Sequence Data Was Published

Recently, the research about the whole genome sequencing of the biggest population was published in Nature. It described the source and the application of the data. The rare variant is the transformation carried in DNA. It is not common, but important to many diseases. To find out the relationship between rare variants and disease and […]

New Discovery about CRISPR: Treatment of SCD

Recently, researchers form Dana-Farber found that a small change of DNA can avoid some genetic defects of SCD, this research was published on nature on September 16. Sickle cell disease is a kind of genetic disease, which is caused by the mutation of hemoglobin. This disease is common in Africa, and also takes place in […]

Metagenomics Class:Metagenomics And Related Research

  The concept of metagenome was proposed by Handelsman in 1998. It is the sum of DNA in a specific circumstance. Metagenomics is the research about the genome of micropopulation in the circumstance. It studies the microbial diversity, microbial population, evolutionary relationship, and its relationship with circumstance by structure functional gene screening and sequencing analysis. […]

Iphone Press Conference: Highlights of Medical function

Last week, Apple Inc announced it’s new products for this season. Many things make “iFans” crazy: the newest software(ios9), the newest color(rose gold), and the bigger RAM. But the most attractive thing for me is it’s new function of medical function. Apple Watch: Health Management The Airstrip of WatchOS 2.0 is faced for the application of medical use, […]

Will This Be a Fashion:Find Your Gene Sequence in the APP Store?

The prevalence of iphone not only makes Steve Jobs famous, but also promotes the development of app store and business on mobile internet. It gradually replaces the web business and becomes the most popular business mode. If you don’t know the place for dinner, just take out your phone and check on the guidance on […]

The Trend of Human Whole Genome Sequencing:Multilateral Participation

In 1996, A pair of Twins was born in California. It looks like they are not beloved by God and are a little different from normal children. They are diagnosed as cerebral congenital palsy in two and lived with medicine. When they are five, things got worse, they can even not walk normally and well-control […]

The Photography of BBC: Can Sharks Live Peacefully With Human Beings?

Shark, the king of the sea, is the most fierce animal in the sea. When we talk about sharks the only thing we can remember is how dangerous and frightening they are. We often hear the news that an unlucky guy was tore apart by sharks when his was enjoying his date with sea. Poor […]