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Horizontal Gene Transfer

Life of Earth has two type of Gene Transfer Vertical & Horizontal Gene Transfer.
In Vertical Gene Transfer, the genes must originate in Germline cells in order to be transferred. 500 more words

Molecular Biology

Deciphering biology’s Rosetta Stone

Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) are molecular biology’s equivalent of the Rosetta Stone. They perform the critical task of translating genetic information encoded in DNA into amino acid sequences that ultimately become proteins. 637 more words

Biological Sciences

Combined effects of short-term ocean acidification and heat shock in a benthic copepod Tigriopus japonicus Mori

Warming of the world’s oceans is predicted to have many negative effects on organisms as they have optimal thermal windows. In coastal waters, however, both temperatures and pCO2 (pH) exhibit diel variations, and biological performances are likely to be modulated by physical and chemical environmental changes. 186 more words


Profile: MCB Welcomes Sean Eddy and Elena Rivas

By Cassie Martin
Harvard University, MCB
August 24, 2015

Sean Eddy and Elena Rivas are computational biologists at the top of their field. Hailing from the… 171 more words


Genetic overlaps in autoimmune diseases may suggest common therapies

Scientists who analyzed the genes involved in 10 autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood have discovered 22 genome-wide signals shared by two or more diseases. These shared gene sites may reveal potential new targets for treating many of these diseases, in some cases with existing drugs already available for non-autoimmune disorders. 587 more words


John Gerancher's Regional Anesthesiology

Professors and doctors from around the world have played an important role in making this world a better place. It is to their efforts that we owe all the knowledge and ideas we have about the varied diseases and infections. 217 more words


An unusual viral RNA activity provides clues about why it's essential for causing disease

By Stephanie Moon, PhD

post-doctoral research associate, University of Colorado-Boulder

As a post-doctoral researcher in a molecular biology lab, I am motivated to discover the root causes of disease by studying how cells (the living “building blocks” of our bodies) react to harmful conditions or infectious agents. 1,558 more words