Seven Days in Life

27 November – 03 December 2017  Advancements in Life Sciences' Seven Days in Life (27 Nov - 03 Dec 2017)


RTR39LVX_WEBRise in malaria cases sparks fears of a resurgence
Progress in the fight against a curable disease that kills hundreds of thousands of children has stalled, according to the World Health Organization. Find source

Ecoli_16x9‘Alien’ DNA makes proteins in living cells for the first time
Now, scientists have developed the first bacterium to use extra letters, or unnatural bases, to build proteins. The new research builds on the team’s previous efforts to expand the natural genetic code. Find source



171130122856_1_900x600Interrupted reprogramming converts adult cells into high yields of progenitor-like cells
A modified version of iPS methodology, called interrupted reprogramming, allows for a highly controlled, safer, and more cost-effective strategy for generating progenitor-like cells from adult cells. Find source


prashant_nagpal.cc06Single-molecule DNA sequencing advances could enable faster, more cost-effective genetic screening
Researchers are developing new techniques for faster, more cost-effective single-molecule DNA sequencing that could have transformative impacts on genetic screening. Find source


171201104058_1_900x600Skin pigmentation is far more genetically complex than previously thought
By studying an African population underrepresented in most datasets, researchers find genetic complexity of pigmentation varies by latitude. Find source

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