Tomato’s hidden mutations revealed in study of 100 varieties

Tomato varieties (stock image).Credit: © Christian BERND / stock.adobe.com Human appetites have transformed the tomato — DNA and all. After centuries of breeding, what was once a South American berry roughly the size of a pea now takes all sorts of shapes and sizes, from cherry-like to hefty heirloom fruit.advertisement Today, scientists are teasing out […]

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Different mutations in a single gene can wreak many types of havoc in brain cells

Mount Sinai researchers have found that different mutations in a single gene can have myriad effects on a person’s health, suggesting that gene therapies may need to do more than just replenish the missing or dysfunctional protein the gene is supposed to encode, according to a study published in Nature Genetics in November.advertisement “You have to fully […]

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