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gene : specific sequence of nucleotides in DNA or RNA that is located usually on a chromosome and that is the functional unit of inheritance controlling the transmission and expression of one or more traits by specifying the structure of a particular polypeptide and especially a protein or controlling the function of other genetic material (gene, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster | OneLook | Visuwords

Spotlight


Discovery Of Genes That Come Alive Postmortem Could Redefine Death


Your Genes May Stay Alive After You Die (Coby McDonald, Popular Science)
‘Undead’ genes come alive days after life ends (Mitch Leslie, Science Magazine)
Hundreds of genes spring to life up to 4 days after death, scientists find (Science Alert)

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Resources


"Thread of Life" Mendel's Gene Theory Explained


Mendel - From the Garden to the Genome


UCMP Glossary, Phylogenetics

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Subject Specific Links
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glossary

Genetics Glossary
encyclopedia

Wikipedia
directory

Specific Dewey 572.8 Genome mapping (BUBL LINK)
Dewey 576.5 Genetics (BUBL LINK)
Free Internet Public Library dmoz Commercial Best of the Web
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lcsh

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news

Nature, Genetics
Science News, genes & cells
ScienceDaily.com, genetics
New Scientist Topic Guide - Genetics
NPR Archives Google News
article

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government

USA.gov

Map


A 3D Map of the Human Genome at Kilobase Resolution Reveals Principles of Chromatin Looping


High-res map of the human genome reveals DNA origami (Nidhi Subbaraman, Beta Boston)
Creating ‘genomic origami’ (Harvard SEAS Communications)

Helix, a New Gene Sequencing Venture, Aims to Create Digital Hub for Genomics (Michael J. de la Merced, New York Times)

Editing


Gene Editing Tool Described as 'Game-Changer'


Gene Editing Tool Hailed As A Breakthrough, And It Really Is One (NPR)
Genome Surgery (Susan Young, MIT Technology Review)

Genome editing (Wikipedia)

Autophagy


Salk News Clip - Long Lived Fruit Flies (KPBS)


Biologists switch on gene, extend flies' lives 30 percent (Michael Franco, C|Net)
Scientists Find Fruit Fly Gene That May Delay Aging ( Melanie Haiken, Forbes)

Boosting 'cellular garbage disposal' can delay the aging process, UCLA biologists report (Stuart Wolpert, UCLA)

AMP activated protein kinase (Wikipedia)
Autophagy (Wikipedia)

Junk


What ENCODE tells us about 'junk DNA'


GENCODE: An encyclopaedia of genes and variants


Bits of Mystery DNA, Far From ‘Junk,’ Play Crucial Role (Ginal Kolata, New York Times)
Rethinking ‘Junk’ DNA, Graphic (New York Times)
"Junk" DNA Holds Clues to Common Diseases (Katherine Harmon, Scientific American)
Researchers identify biochemical functions for most of the human genome (Anne Trafton, MIT News)

ENCODE (Nature)
ENCODE (Official)

Junk DNA Is Probably Actually Junk


'Junk' DNA Mystery Solved: It's Not Needed (Tia Ghose, LiveScience)
Flesh-Eating Plant Cleaned Junk From Its Minimalist Genome (Ed Yong, National Geographic)

Fun


Building Molecular Models from Lego: DNA Makers


LEGO DNA Time Lapse


DNA Lego is child's play


Harvard scientists build tiny structures with DNA Legos (Carolyn Y. Johnson, Boston Globe)

3D


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Genome Island

Franklin


Rosalind Franklin - My Favorite Scientist


Rosalind Franklin (Wikipedia)

Craig Venter: A voyage of DNA, genes and the sea (TED Talk)


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    Editor Mary E. Hopper
    Contributor Neil R. Carlson


    © Cosma creator mehopper editor mehopper revised 7/15/2016 v.1.5


    1. ^ gene. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved June 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gene