CONJ606:Science in the News
Add pop science articles that you find to the top of the feed
by phys.org October 6, 2017
This article terms cohesin as the "one ring to rule them all" for its new found integral role in DNA topological structure.
- “Researchers Map Human Genome in 4-D as It Folds.” Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology, 6 Oct. 2017, phys.org/news/2017-10-human-genome-d.html.
by Samantha Mathewson, Space.com Contributor
Science is pretty fun! My favorite is "Kepler: Star KIC7671081B Light Curve Waves to Sound".
Citation: Mathewson, Samantha (2017, October 30). Halloween Treat: NASA Releases a Playlist of the Universe's Spooky Sounds. https://www.space.com/38610-nasa-soundtrack-spooky-space-sounds.html
Tamoxifen is in the news for anti-aging properties.
- Tamoxifen regulates human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene expression differently in breast and endometrial cancer cells
New Yorker on Nobel Prizes and more. Now is a good time to get in the habit of reading the New Yorker if you do not.
by Adam Hargreaves, Postdoctoal Research Fellow, University of Oxford
This article references studies where some clusters of DNA aren't detected by current sequencing methods. They're terming it "Dark DNA", like "Dark matter" - which seems dramatic to me - since all measurement instruments have limits. Thoughts?
Studies referenced in this article:
- Conserved syntenic clusters of protein coding genes are missing in birds
- Genome sequence of a diabetes-prone rodent reveals a mutation hotspot around the ParaHox gene cluster
Citation: Hargreaves, Adam "Meet 'Dark DNA' - The Hidden Genes That May Change How We Think About Evolution." Science Alert. Trend MD, 26 August 2017. Web. 6 October 2017. https://www.sciencealert.com/introducing-dark-dna-the-phenomenon-that-could-change-how-we-think-about-evolution?perpetual=yes&limitstart=1