PLoS Genetics

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Name: PLoS Genetics
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Revealed: only 8% of DNA is important

London - Humans use only eight percent of their DNA, scientists have found.The rest is "junk DNA", the result of an evolutionary hangover and which, much like the appendix, doesn’t do any good but also doesn’t do any harm.Oxford University academics discovered ... [Published IOL - 4 mins ago]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

Scientists identify a gene that controls the timing of precisely ordered events during maturation

C. elegans is a tiny transparent worm that has proven to be a powerhouse model for understanding animal development. The developmental process is hard-wired and every cell division happens the same way and at same time in each animal. A team of researchers ... [Published Medical Xpress - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 3 reports

Gene that mediates ageing identified

:In what could point towards the possibility of one day using therapeutics to combat ageing, researchers have found in animal models that a single gene plays a surprising role in ageing that can be detected early in development. "We believe that a previously ... [Published ProKerala.com - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 4 reports

Cystic Fibrosis May Be 2 Diseases, Not Just One, Genetic Scientists Discover

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. Now, a new genetic study may fundamentally alter the way this disease is perceived. Based on their discoveries, the researchers suggest CF should ... [Published Medical Daily - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Scientists shed new light on nerve cell growth

Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled.Amidst the astounding complexity of the billions of nerve cells and trillions of synaptic connections in the brain, how do nerve cells decide how far to grow or how many connections to build? How do they coordinate ... [Published Medical News Today - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

Greater Role Found for RPM-1 Protein in Neuron Development

Researchers from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute say they have found that the RPM-1 protein plays a far more sophisticated role in neuron development than previously thought. Their study ("RPM-1 Uses Both Ubiquitin Ligase and Phosphatase-Based ... [Published Genetic Engineering News - Jul 11 2014]
Entities: Protein, Axon, Neuron
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Reports Summarize Nucleoproteins Findings from F. Picard and Co-Authors (The Spatiotemporal Program of DNA Replication Is Associated with Specific...

Reports Summarize Nucleoproteins Findings from F. Picard and Co-Authors (The Spatiotemporal Program of DNA Replication Is Associated with Specific Combinations of Chromatin Marks in Human Cells)By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly ... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Reports from University Medical Center Advance Knowledge in Parkinson's Disease (Phosphorylation Modulates Clearance of Alpha-Synuclein Inclusions in...

Reports from University Medical Center Advance Knowledge in Parkinson's Disease (Phosphorylation Modulates Clearance of Alpha-Synuclein Inclusions in a Yeast Model of Parkinson's Disease)By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Pain & Central Nervous System ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

JNK protein's key role in tissue regeneration -- ScienceDaily

Researchers from the Department of Genetics of the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Institute of Biomedicine of UB (IBUB) have proved the major role that JNK protein plays in tissue regeneration in adult organisms. The study, published in the journal ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Starvation is the fountain of youth, for worms at least [Life Lines]

Image of C. elegans from http://www.easternct.edu/~adams/C.eleganslanding.html New research published in PLOS Genetics shows that starving C. elegans (Caenorhabditis elegans) during the late larval stage of development when the worms are undergoing ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 22 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 2 reports

How organs coordinate their development with body decoded

The development of wings in fruit flies does not progress synchronously with the organism's development, a new study has found.A research group led by Christen Mirth at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal, found that development of wings in fruit ... [Published Business Standard India - Jun 22 2014]
Entities: Larva, pomace fly, Decrypt
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 2 reports

New study explains how organs coordinate their development with the whole body

A research group led by Christen Mirth at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Portugal) uncovered that the development of wings in fruit flies does not progress synchronously with the organism's development. Instead, it is coordinated with the whole body ... [Published PhysOrg.com - Jun 20 2014]

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The researchers added: "We tend to have the expectation that all of our DNA must be doing something."
...2% of human DNA is likely to be doing something important – is 'functional' – say Oxford University researchers, in new research, " 8.2% of the Human Genome Is Constrained: Variation in Rates of Turnover across Functional Element Classes in the Human Lineage " published online July 24, 2014 in the journal PLOS Genetics
...counted all pieces of DNA on which some protein activity occurred, whether or not that activity was useful to the cell," Ponting told Live Science. "The difficulty is that protein activity occurs on all DNA, such as when it is replicated just before cell division."
"Scientifically speaking, we have no evidence that 92% of our genome is contributing to our biology at all" Lunter told the Guardian

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Revealed: only 8% of DNA is important [Published IOL - 4 mins ago]
Merely 8.2% of DNA `functional` in human beings [Published zeenews.com - 9 mins ago]
How much of your DNA is shared with other livin... [Published Examiner.com - 10 hours ago]
Less Than 10% Of Our DNA Serves A Purpose [Published Medical Daily - 11 hours ago]
People Use Just 8.2% of Their DNA, Study Finds [Published LiveScience.com - 12 hours ago]
Less than 10% of human DNA has functional role,... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 12 hours ago]
Gene Paces microRNAs to Set Developmental Rhythms [Published Genetic Engineering News - Jul 18 2014]
Gene that mediates ageing identified [Published ProKerala.com - Jul 18 2014]
Cystic Fibrosis May Be 2 Diseases, Not Just One... [Published Medical Daily - Jul 17 2014]
Pitt study: Cystic fibrosis could be two diseases [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Jul 17 2014]
Study suggests cystic fibrosis is two diseases,... [Published Medical Xpress - Jul 17 2014]
Scientists identify a gene that controls the ti... [Published Medical Xpress - Jul 17 2014]
Pitt-led study suggests cystic fibrosis is 2 di... [Published EurekAlert! - Jul 17 2014]
In development, it's all about the timing [Published EurekAlert! - Jul 17 2014]
Gene that plays a surprising role in combating ... [Published Science Daily - Jul 17 2014]
Scripps Florida scientists identify gene that p... [Published EurekAlert! - Jul 17 2014]
Cystic Fibrosis Is Two Diseases, Pitt Study Says [Published Advance for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine - Jul 16 2014]
Scientists shed new light on nerve cell growth [Published Medical News Today - Jul 15 2014]
Greater Role Found for RPM-1 Protein in Neuron ... [Published Genetic Engineering News - Jul 11 2014]
Scripps Florida scientists shed new light on ne... [Published EurekAlert! - Jul 10 2014]
Death Of Aged Olfactory Neurons Reversed [Published Asian Scientist - Jul 08 2014]
Gene discovered that activates stem cells for o... [Published Medical News Today - Jul 04 2014]
Reports Summarize Nucleoproteins Findings from ... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 02 2014]
Reports from University Medical Center Advance ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Jul 02 2014]
JNK protein's key role in tissue regeneration -... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 02 2014]
Researchers describe JNK protein's key role in ... [Published Medical Xpress - Jul 01 2014]
Starvation is the fountain of youth, for worms ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jun 25 2014]
Fish Genes and Climate from Medieval to Modern ... [Published CO2 Science - Jun 25 2014]
New Study Explains How Organs Coordinate Their ... [Published Scicasts - Jun 23 2014]
Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms [Published The Scientist - Jun 23 2014]
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Starvation is the fountain of youth, for worms ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jun 25 2014]
Image of C. elegans from http://www.easternct.edu/~adams/C.eleganslanding.html New research published in PLOS Genetics shows that starving C. elegans (Caenorhabditis elegans) during the late larval stage of development when the worms are undergoing ...
Natural GMOs Part 197. Junk DNA is alive and we... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - May 10 2014]
Figure 1. Summary of haploid nuclear DNA contents (“genome sizes”) for various groups of eukaryotes. This graph is based on data for about 10,000 species [18], [19]. There is a wide range in genome sizes even among developmentally similar species, ...
Necrophiliac Recombination: Because Regular Sex... [Published Scientific Blogging - May 04 2014]
How can you be both a necrophiliac and chaste? Welcome to the fascinating world of bacterial reproduction. Bacteria don't have sex the way humans think of sex - they can mix their genetic material in a  process called recombination, by pulling in DNA ...
CRISPR symposium at MSU [Published Information Processing - Apr 04 2014]
CRISPR Symposium, Saturday April 5, 8:30-4:00, Snyder Theater, C20 Snyder Hall.Sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President for Research.Speaker Information:Dan Bauer is a lecturer in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is first author on the October ...
Genetic Variation Linked To Heart Disease Risk ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Mar 30 2014]
Researchers have pinpointed a new mechanism of how natural variation in our DNA alters an individual's risk for developing heart disease by interfering with the ability of a developmental gene to interact with a specialized type of RNA. This work expands ...
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