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A link between DNA transcription and disease-causing expansions

Researchers in human genetics have known that long nucleotide repeats in DNA lead to instability of the genome and ultimately to human hereditary diseases such Freidreich’s ataxia and Huntington’s disease.
Scientists model dynamic instability of microtubules
New computer models that show how microtubules age are the first to match experimental results and help explain the dynamic processes behind an essential component of every living cell, according to Rice University scientists.
Extremophiles may be an untapped source of antibacterial drugs
Extremophile microorganisms such as those that live around deep sea hydrothermal vents may be a new, untapped source for antibacterial drugs.
 
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