A genetic secret lurks in America’s favorite snack

Different types of popcorn illustrate some of the genomic diversity found in a University of Illinois study.  The findings could facilitate future breeding efforts to create tastier, easier-to-grow versions of America's favorite snack.

URBAN, Ill. — Popcorn, a seemingly simple snack, holds a hidden world of genetic diversity, according to researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The study, led by agricultural science researchers, explored the genetic code of popcorn and uncovered a wealth of untapped secrets that could have implications for both consumers and the agricultural industry. … Read more

How Genetic Testing Can Help Treat Employee Mental Health Issues | AdvantagesPRO

How Genetic Testing Can Help Treat Employee Mental Health Issues |  AdvantagesPRO

Credit: hakat/Adobe Stock The United States Department of Health and Human Services He says that our country is facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. As a result, today more than ever is the time to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month. In fact, 1 in 4 people in the United States are expected to experience a … Read more

Global Genetic Engineering Tools Market Research Report 2023: Genetic Engineering in Agriculture and Growing Research and Technology Developments – Competition and Forecast to 2028

Global Genetic Engineering Tools Market Research Report 2023: Genetic Engineering in Agriculture and Growing Research and Technology Developments - Competition and Forecast to 2028

DUBLIN, June 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The “Genetic Engineering Tools Market – Global Industry Size, Shares, Trends, Opportunities, and Forecasts, 2018-2028 Segmented by Type (Genome Scale Editing Tools vs Genome Scale Engineering Tools ), by Therapeutic Area, by End User, by Region and Competitor report has been added.” ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The Global Genetic Engineering Tools … Read more

Global Genetic Engineering Tools Market Research Report 2023: Genetic Engineering in Agriculture and Growing Research and Technology Developments – Competition and Forecast to 2028

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DUBLIN, June 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The “Genetic Engineering Tools Market – Global Industry Size, Shares, Trends, Opportunities, and Forecasts, 2018-2028 Segmented by Type (Genome Scale Editing Tools vs Genome Scale Engineering Tools ), by Therapeutic Area, by End User, by Region and Competitor report has been added.” ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Research_and_Markets_Logo The Global Genetic Engineering … Read more

London boy dies of rare genetic condition after drinking protein shake; here’s more on the OTC shortage

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News Lifestyle Health London boy dies of rare genetic condition after drinking protein shake; here’s more on the OTC shortage Dr Manoj Vithlani, Resident Physician, Senior Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, HCG Hospitals, Ahmedabad, said symptoms can be vomiting, seizures, lethargy, confusion and coma Know all about protein stacking (Source: Pexels) A day after news broke … Read more

The clinic is streamlining genetic testing and patient diagnoses

The clinic is streamlining genetic testing and patient diagnoses

(Image credit: AdobeStock/Cavan) Reviewed by Bela Parekh, BA, BS Experience with a new multidisciplinary ophthalmic genetics clinic (MOGC) at the Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor indicated that this integrated approach has led to the identification of a wide variety of inherited diseases and provided insight genetic diagnosis for many diagnostic odysseys . … Read more

Genetic sciences and sudden infant death syndrome

Genetic sciences and sudden infant death syndrome

We all know how scientific understanding of genetics can influence drug development and is leading to amazing new treatments. But there has been a major story in the news headlines in recent weeks showing how genetic science and knowledge of genetic diseases can affect lives in other ways. In 2003, Kathleen Folbigg was sentenced to … Read more

AARS urzymes: experimental biochemistry to map genetic coding

(Fig 1.) A system for exploring the experimental biochemistry of ancestral genetic coding.  A. represents the contemporary leucyl-tRNA cognate pair synthetasetRNALeu.  LeuRS and tRNALeu have two domains: a catalytic domain that interacts with the acceptor stem of the tRNA and another domain that interacts with other parts of the tRNA.  B. shows a single domain functional system.  The leucyl-tRNA synthetase urzyme, LeuAC, catalyzes the acylation of the tRNALeu minihelix, facilitating experimental measurement of the spectrum of functional amino acid substrates and minihelixes, as well as the impact of the three base pairs (blue shading) that drive cognate recognition.

Dr. Charlie Carter of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill explores how advances in enzymology and phylogenetics enable biochemical measurements that could map the ancestral development of genetic coding Chemical reactions in the cell degrade energy-rich food molecules and rearrange their chemical bonds into other molecules needed to build and sustain living things … Read more

Mammalian Evolution: A Genetic Time Capsule Revealing the Origins of Human Diseases

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Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine are using evolutionary genomics to understand human disease. They focus on genes that are unchanged and highly constrained through mammalian evolution. This new perspective makes it possible to trace psychiatric and neurological disorders to alterations in these genes. This could provide insights into various mental health conditions and … Read more

Case Study: Genetic Engineering of Adoptive Cell Therapies

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Sponsored content brought to you by In Paris, at the 2023 International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy (ISCT) Annual Meeting, Charles River scientists presented a poster showing a method to dramatically improve the production of adoptive cell therapies, which can be used to treat a range of cancers and other diseases. Making these therapies … Read more