Tag: genome

Has a sixth DNA base been discovered?

Most textbooks talk of four DNA bases. Later research has shown there to be five. No, wait, cross that out, there could be six. Scientists suggest that the methyl-adenine is the sixth base and that it is medically important.  DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the main component of genetic […]

New Ancient “Mystery Human” Species Identified Shakes Up The Theory Of Evolution

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/03/01/new-ancient-mystery-human-species-identified-shakes-up-the-theory-of-evolution/ Evolution is something scientists have observed at several different levels in nature, and when it comes to human ancestry, they’ve been able to collect bits and pieces of the giant puzzle that is human evolution. We do know that some form of evolution (scientifically speaking) has occurred […]

Stem cells engineered using genome editing technology

International Business Times – Jayalakshmi K In a first, the Johns Hopkins team used the techniques to modify and tailor human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The genome editing method uses an enzyme that pins together DNA with a piece of small RNA that guides the tool to where researchers […]