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WINE, Australia, salt-tolerance, grapevine, Salinity, plantbreeding, Genetics, Genetic Markers, rootstocks

New Discovery to Accelerate Development of Salt-Tolerant Grapevines

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A recent discovery by Australian scientists is likely to improve the sustainability of the Australian wine sector and significantly accelerate the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines.

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Soy, , soy, Soybean, crop breeding, Agriculture, crop genetics

High Yield, Protein with Soybean Gene

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Soybean growers face a challenge. It has proved difficult to develop soybean varieties with both high protein levels and high yields.

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Researchers Discover Specific Tumor Environment That Triggers Cells to Metastasize

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A team of bioengineers and bioinformaticians at the University of California San Diego have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor can trigger metastatic behavior in cancer cells. Specifically, when tumor cells are confined in a dense environment, the researchers found that they turn on a specific set of genes and begin to form structures that resemble blood vessels.

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Breastfeeding, milk, Breast Milk, Lactation, Genomics, RNA Expression, Metabolic Disorder, Type 2 Diabetes, high-fat diet, Infant Health

High-Fat Diet May Change Breast Milk Makeup, Affect Baby's Health

New research suggests that following a high-fat diet during lactation—regardless of diet during pregnancy—alters RNA activity in breast milk. The changes in genetic material may increase the risk of metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes in offspring.

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CRISPR, CRISPR-Cas9, Gene Editing, infectious disease control, DNA and CRISPR, RNA, Darpa

Infectious diseases: CTRL + ALT + Delete

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Gene editing holds great promise for ‘deleting’ diseases from human bodies. Sandia National Laboratories is now working to make this technology safer and to ensure that one day it can be delivered into humans without triggering adverse immune system reactions or causing other undesirable side effects.

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Nyu Langone, Martin Blaser, Microbiome, IBD, bowel disease

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Genetics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Gifts, philanthropic gifts, higher education gifts

Northwestern to Advance Our Understanding of the Role of Environment on Genes

A new $10 million gift from University trustees and supporters Louis A. Simpson ’58 and Kimberly K. Querrey will create a center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to study the effects of environment on the activation and expression of genes.

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Aaas, AAAS Fellows, Science, Rutgers, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Jersey, NJ

Four Rutgers Professors Named Fellows of AAAS

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Four Rutgers University professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance human knowledge. The honorees, representing Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), will be presented with official certificates and gold and blue rosette pins – the colors representing science and engineering – at the Feb. 17 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

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Down Syndrome, Centromere, Chromosome, Genetics, HERV

New Approach to Studying Chromosomes’ Centers May Reveal Link to Down Syndrome and More

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A PCR-based approach to a frontier of the human genome -- the centromere -- could speed discovery in chromosome-based diseases and birth defects.

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Cancer, Cognitive Computing, personalized medicine

Pairing Cancer Genomics with Cognitive Computing Highlights Potential Therapeutic Options

UNC researchers use cognitive computing to scour large volumes of data from scientific studies and databases to find potentially relevant clinical trials or therapeutic options for cancer patients based on the genetics of their tumors.







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