Tag: "handy" at biology news
Modification of program enables prediction of gene transcription
...systems have missed. The addition of N-SCAN to the handy
system ?it scans two genomes simultaneously, with potential to scan three or more ?strengthens it for predicting both coding and non-coding DNA. "Like any multiple choice question, if you can learn something about one of the choices, it helps you wi...
New technique could alter field of mouse genetics
...nd scientists have "borrowed" and adapted the same handy
technique to insert genes and mutate genes in fruit flies and simpler organisms to learn the function of individual genes. "We know how many genes are in the genome, but that does not tell us how they carry out their jobs," said senior author Tian X...
Ground spider diversity studied in research project
...logists," she said. "But that (knowledge) comes in handy
when someone gets bitten or you have major spider problems." The City of College Station has a long-term commitment to inventory the park, which has diverse plant and animal populations, for changes in habitat, she said. The park has areas for hiki...
DNA-damage test could aid drug development
...row of mice. The precursors to red blood cells are handy
for this because such cells normally lose their nucleus during the last stage of red cell formation, and DNA-damaged precursors generate red blood cells containing an easily detected "micronucleus" consisting of fragments of nuclear DNA. Unlike the c...