Tag: "cloning" at biology news
Second Breast Cancer Gene Located
...tionnormally." The process of mapping and cloning
the gene was faster this time, saidStratton, who heads the Institute for Cancer Research's section of molecularcarcinogenesis. "BRCA1 took four years to go from the initial mapping stage to isolationand characterization of the specific gene ...
Researchers Find How Disease-resistant Plants Recognize Bacteria
...w it might work. In 1993, Martin was successful in cloning
the first disease-resistance gene in crop plants, Pto , which is involved in gene-for-gene disease resistance. But Martin and his colleagues at Purdue struggled to understand the molecular mechanism of disease resistance. One puzzle was why the prot...
Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes
...chnology, scientists alsohave become interested in cloning
individual genes that produce beneficialtraits such as disease- or pest-resistance when inserted into another plant. As new laws evolved to allow protection of biotechnology inventions,research institutions were able to patent not only new plant var...
NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene
... powerful gene-hunting technique called positional cloning
that involved assembling nearly 3 million base pai...ns and Chandrasekharappa began the arduous task of cloning
and sequencing the chromosome region. Over a two and a half year period, the NHGRI researchers iden...
Enhancin Protein Attacks Insect Immune System
...n entomology. Another research report, "Molecular cloning
and sequencing of a novel invertebrate intestinal mucin cDNA," is scheduled for publication in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (27 June 1997), authored by Wang and Granados. The mucinous peritrophic matrix, the inside lining of the insect's intes...
Evolutionary Advantage Found For Sex
... why we evolved to have twoparents instead of just cloning
ourselves." Genetically speaking, sexualit...nts than asexual yeast. "In most respects, cloning
is a much more efficient way ofreproduction," Zeyl says, "but if you have a whole population of orga...
Guidelines For Human Germ-Line Interventions Topic Of AAAS Forum
...such as the recent discovery of the possibility of cloning
humanbeings. Because applying germ-line intervention to humans will affect the geneticinheritance of future generations, it raises more profound ethical and religiousissues than human cloning. The forum will include a scientific and clinical overv...
Gene For Last Major Form Of Batten Disease Discovered
...0 genes are defective. While powerful, positional cloning
canbe extremely laborious, as researchers must examine many potential genes. Bylooking only at lysosomal enzymes, the investigators simplified this problem andrapidly identified the disease gene. They think this approach may be useful inidentifying...
Autoimmunity Gene Discovered
...tie, and the two international teams report the cloning
and initial characterization of the same gene, defective in APECED. The data are published independently by the two teams in the December issue of "Nature Genetics". The function of the gene and its product is still unknown, but some ...
'Suicide Response' Gives Colorado State Researchers Important Clues On Preventing Bacterial Invasion In Crops Worldwide
...se the suicide response has been used asa tool for cloning
of disease resistance genes from tomato, lettuce and rice,"said Carol Ishimaru, a lead researcher on the project and associate professor ofbioagricultural sciences and pest management at Colorado State. "Now that weknow this suicide response occurs i...
UMass Researchers Announce Birth Of Genetically Modified Cloned Calves
... two healthy calves created by combining cloning
techniques with genetic engineering. The animals, ...another, and were created through a combination of cloning
and genetic engineering (also called transgenics) developed by Robl and Stice, who conduct this rese...
Human Cloning: International Bioethics Committee President Stresses Political And Moral Commitment
...man Genome andHuman Rights bans reproductive human cloning
and stressed that this text must beimplemented by ...arecontrary to human dignity, such as reproductive cloning
of humanbeings, shall not be permitted. States and competent international organisationsare invited ...
UNESCO Director-General Reaffirms That Human Cloning Is Contrary To Human Dignity
Paris, January 16 - Human cloning
cannot be accepted under anycircumstances, UNESCO ...NESCO's position in response to the debate onhuman cloning
which was re-opened recently by an American researcher's claimthat he would soon clone human beings ...
The Cloning of Humans On The Adoption Model: Penn Bioethicist Will Present A Model For Future Laws Involving Human Cloning
... of a cloned child. "The ethical issues of cloning
may be reduced to two main concerns:safetyand the ... that there is significant evidence tosuggest that cloning
-- without the appropriate checks and balances inplace -- may produce dangerous family relationships...
Human Cloning: Grappling With Reality Penn Bioethicist To Explore The Facts Behind The Hysteria
Since the cloning
of Dolly the sheep, et al., and the predictions abouthuman cloning
which subsequently followed, the world's collective mind hasbeen reeling. "The media and public reac...
Getting At The Components Of Mechanotransduction: Genes Required For Vertebrate Sensory Hair Cell Function Identified
... of the mutants. Future work will be devoted to cloning
the genes with the hope of gaining insight into the molecular basis of mechanotransduction in vertebrates....
Dog Blindness Gene May Help Humans
...ntosa (as well as rod-cone degeneration indogs) by cloning
the normal gene, inserting a copy into a transfer vector such as a harmless virus and injecting thegene-carrying vector into the back of the eye. The transfer of the normal gene to diseased retinal cells might prevent orreverse the disease. Aguirre,...
'Mean Gene' Found In Africanized Honey Bees
...ht be possible to clone the gene through map-based cloning
so that we can better understand how this gene affects stinging behavior. "We made a genetic map of the honey bee using the same techniques used in crop genetics, a technique called quantitative trait locus mapping. This process hasn't been used much...
Human Genome Researchers Receive Biotech Award
...struction of genetic maps and the localization and cloning
ofdisease genes. This gave rise to the first human genetic linkage mapsconsisting of these molecular markers and stimulated the effort to build evenbetter genetic maps. This work laid the foundation for a critical component ofthe Human Genome Proje...
Virginia Tech Offers Biotechnology 2001 Conference for Educators
... 1998) -- Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis and mammalian cloning
pioneer Keith Campbell will be among the presenters at the Biotechnology 2001 Conference on Friday, June 26 at Virginia Tech. The event is organized by the university's Fralin Biotechnology Center and Division of Continuing Education, in collabora...
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