Topic: Genetics

Genetics Play Role in Traits Related to Academic Success

July 12, 2016
Boy Studying

Character traits, such as grit or desire to learn, have a heavy hand in academic success and are partially rooted in genetics, according to a psychology study.

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Fix for 3-Billion-Year-Old Genetic Error

June 23, 2016
RNA in water droplets

New research published in Science could dramatically increase accuracy in genetic sequencing.

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Bacteria Take "RNA Mug Shots" of Threatening Viruses

Feb. 25, 2016
Marinomonas mediterranea

Bacteria have a system that can recognize and disrupt dangerous viruses using a newly identified mechanism involving ribonucleic acid (RNA).

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Organisms Across Tree of Life Share Common Molecular Tools

Sept. 8, 2015
protein map

Researchers at UT Austin discovered the assembly instructions for nearly 1,000 protein complexes shared by most kinds of animals, offering a powerful new tool for studying the causes of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and cancer.

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Partly Human Yeast Show A Common Ancestor’s Lasting Legacy

May 21, 2015
Microscope image reveals internal organization of yeast cell

Despite a billion years of evolution separating humans from the baker’s yeast in their refrigerators, hundreds of genes from an ancestor that the two species have in common live on nearly unchanged in them both, say biologists at UT Austin. 

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