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Volume 4, Issue 3 (25 May 2017)

In-Focus                       

Mitochondrial genetic characterization of Gujar population living in the Northwest areas of Pakistan

Inam Ullah, Habib Ahmad, Brian E. Hemphill, Muhammad Shahid Nadeem, Muhammad Tariq, Sadia Tabassum

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Microbiology

Characterization of cypermethrin degrading bacteria: A hidden micro flora for biogeochemical cycling of xenobiotics

Farkhanda Jabeen, Mukhtar Ahmed, Fayyaz Ahmed, Muhammad Bilal Sarwar, Sidra Akhtar, Ahmad Ali Shahid

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Health

Association patterns of Atrial Fibrillation with symptoms of metabolic syndrome

 

Saima Sharif, Tasnim Farasat, Saira Rafaqat, Shagufta Naz, Farkhanda Manzoor, Muhammad Saqib 


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Molecular Biology

Diabetes and Hepatitis C: Two sides of a coin

Muhammad Atif, Sana Arshad, Khursheed Javaid, Maaz ul Hassan, Fayyaz Ahmad, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Imran, Arshad Jamal, Zareen Fatima, Ahmed Bilal Waqar

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Biotechnology

Seven Days in Life

17 – 23 July 2017Advancements in Life Sciences' Seven Days in Life (17 - 23 July 2017)

happening
 

dna imageScientists record videos in strands of DNA using CRISPR
With the help of the gene editor CRISPR, scientists can now save videos in DNA, Nature writes. The researchers encoded five grayscale images into 104 DNA fragments.  
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controversies
 

usUS defence agencies grapple with gene drives
National security community examines the risks and benefits of technology to quickly spread genetic modifications. 
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Research
 

dogsWhat makes dogs so friendly? Reseachers found a clue
Study finds genetic link between friendly dogs with super-outgoing people. The study shows that the genetics of dog behavior “might be even more relevant for understanding genetics of human behavior than we once thought”.
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coupleLiving together brings couples' microbiomes together
After analyzing skin microbiomes from cohabitating couples, microbial ecologists found that people who live together significantly influence the microbial communities on each other's skin. 
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geneNew way cells turn off genes
Scientists have now uncovered a new imprinting mechanism cells use to keep these genes quiet in mice. 
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