Virus Evolution

submitted by: nsf

Researchers at Michigan State University demonstrate how a new virus evolves, shedding light on how easy it can be for diseases to gain dangerous mutations.

Invitation - Re-upload

submitted by: juliahos

A quick tour through the field of genomics, from simple to complex - an algal cell dividing, lyonization in a cat, and newborn genetic testing, among other topics. This is a re-upload.

Detlef Wiegel at the 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Detlef Wiegel from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology on "Next-generation genetics in plants: Evolutionary tradeoffs, immunity and speciation" on March 25, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Dr. Gordon Dewald Discusses Mayo Clinic Proceedings Study (September 2009) on FISH to Visualize Genetic Abnormalities in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

submitted by: mcgheekkm
Dr. Gordon DeWald, professor emeritus in laboratory medicine and laboratory genetics at Mayo Clinic, provides an overview of his study published in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (available at http://tinyurl.com/mcce2t ), with coauthors listed below plus Anne Wiktor and Gloria Petersen, on the use of FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) to visualize genetic abnormalities characteristic of pancreatic cancer. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: www.mayoclinicproceedings.com

Structural analysis of the evolution of steroid specificity in the mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid receptors

submitted by: Michael Baker
Background The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) evolved from a common ancestor. Still not completely understood is how specificity for glucocorticoids (e.g. cortisol) and mineralocorticoids (e.g. aldosterone) evolved in these receptors. Results Our analysis of several vertebrate GRs and MRs in the context of 3D structures of human GR and MR indicates that with the exception of skate GR, a cartilaginous fish, there is a...
Authors: Michael e Baker, Charlie Chandsawangbhuwana, Noah Ollikainen

Color Deficiencies Caused by Rhodopsin

submitted by: jlfink

A video accompanying a poster presentation by Erika Gracia from Chula Vista High School. From the RCSB Summer Course in Introductory Bioinformatics as part of the Howard Hughes Scholars Program, UCSD.