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Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2015: DNA Repair is the High Light

After Youyou Tu won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, thousands of people focus on the chemistry prize. Who will take this honor? Early the morning of Wednesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the 2015 Nobel Prize went for three scientists: Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar. They won this prize […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Relationship Between Gene Mutation and Dementia

Recently, a thesis published in nature revealed that how does the genetic mutation lead to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS)and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The researchers found that the change of C9orf72 will make RNA molecular disrupt the transport of protein. This will lead to a traffic jam in the molecular of external cell nucleus of brain and […]

The Past and Future of GM Food:Prohibition or Not

(GM corps, more easily storage and full particles) The world is crazy again about GM food, not for it’s ability of increasing production or retaining freshness this time, but for a prohibition of GM crops from Scottish Government. The news was announced on 9th August. The Cabinet Secretary gave their reason of this ban: “Scotland […]

Rare Cell Types Were Discoverd by Single-cell mRNA Sequencing

Recently, researchers form Netherlands announced that they developed a new algorithm named RaceID and conbined this RaceID with sequencing datas of transcriptome, then they found some rare cell types in intestine. This is meaningful for our understanding of tissue biology and the formation of cells in tissues. Traditional methods of finding cells or isolating subpopulation […]

Obesity Related Genes

Yesterday one of my friends complained again that she had gain ten pounds last month. She said she was 167 pounds now and sometimes she even feels hard to walk. Obesity is a global problem. Many people is struggling to loose weight but still can not find an effective way. They keep diet, exercise, and […]