Argentina is battling its worst drought in decades

Crops of wheat, corn and soybeans are threatened December 9, 2022 3 minutes to read In the fields around the town of Navarro in Argentina’s Pampas farm belt, the dry bed of a massive lake and decomposing cattle carcasses are stark signs of a historic drought that is damaging to crops and farmers like Ignacio … Read more

New facility to produce first crop of GM Christmas trees

For more than two decades, NC State researchers have studied using genetics to grow what they call “elite” Christmas trees. Now they are one step away from harvesting the first batch of seeds for farmers to plant in their fields. In partnership with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, North Carolina Christmas … Read more

Award-winning research provides the best evidence for biomarkers of infertility

Research examining potential genetic biomarkers of infertility was awarded first prize in the 2022 AMA Research Challengebeating out nearly 1,200 other entries from medical students, residents, fellows, and international medical graduates at the nation’s largest national multidisciplinary research event. Lilapati “Leela” Biswas, MD student at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, won the grand prize … Read more

Whole genome sequencing helps the team release the first blood atlas of the Chinese population

14 viruses are widespread in Chinese. attributed to him: cell discovery (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41421-022-00476-1 Whole genome sequencing technology can detect many known or unidentified viral sequences present in human blood, which can provide an important database for viral infection prevention, vaccine development, viral genetic and epidemiological research. For example, several common cancers are associated with … Read more

Developmental genetics: how germ cells cut through

Image: showing an adult specimen of C. elegans worm and embryo. In the adult worm, the BCC-1 protein was labeled with a fluorescent protein (GFP) to track its activity. Opinion more Credit: Uni Halle/AG Christian Eckmann For the first cell to develop into a complete organism, genes, RNA molecules, and proteins must work together in … Read more

Do you have what it takes to reduce your cancer risk?

Jana Marshall, LPN, Genetics NavigatorTonya Markle, RN FNP-cDonna M. Westermann, RN ACNP-cs The first step to answering this question is understanding your risks. Augusta Health’s Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention program provides people with the opportunity to explore and understand their own personal answers to this question. Cancer Facts and Figures, 2022 (A publication of … Read more

The researchers loosen the pre-harvest plant in irrigation

Photo: Rice sprouting occurred before harvesting in different provinces of China in 2020 Opinion more Credit: IGDB Seed dormancy is an important survival tool for plants because it allows them to weather conditions that are not conducive to survival. At the same time, excessive dormancy may reduce the planting time. In response, farmers often grow … Read more

From Startup Feline Genetics to Pioneer of Pet Genetics: Kevin O’Leary’s All-Time Favorite Top Shark Product, Basepaws, Appears on Shark Tank With Big Updates

Los Angeles–(working wire) –passebothe brand that introduced the world’s first household products Breed + DNA test for healthy cats, was brought back to Shark Tank on ABC on Friday, December 2. This update marks the company’s third appearance on the show – a rarity for most brands – buoyed by Shark Kevin O’Leary’s recent comments … Read more

Continuing excellence in DNA and genome repair

Image: CRC 1361: Regulation of DNA repair and genome stability Opinion more Credit: © CRC 1361 The German Research Foundation renews the 1361 Cooperative Research Center at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz The German Research Foundation (DFG) has announced the extension of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1361: “DNA repair regulation and genome stability” for … Read more