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The members of the RecQ family of DNA helicases play conserved roles in the preservation of genome integrity. RecQ helicases are implicated in Bloom and Werner syndromes, which are associated with genomic instability and predisposition to cancers. The human BLM and WRN helicases are required for normal S phase progression. In contrast, Saccharomyces(More)
roup-, specialized computer ai& that are designed for use by colIab orative work groups [ 121, has produced measurable productivity gains for major corporations in recent years. Software for electronic meetings [ 181, in particular, can help reduce the time required for managers to complete complex projects hy 90%, according to a recent article in Fortune [(More)
The Genome Consortium for Active Teaching (GCAT) facilitates the use of modern genomics methods in undergraduate education. Initially focused on microarray technology, but with an eye toward diversification, GCAT is a community working to improve the education of tomorrow's life science professionals. GCAT participants have access to affordable microarrays,(More)
In order to engage their students in a core methodology of the new genomics era, an ever-increasing number of faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions are gaining access to microarray technology. Their students are conducting successful microarray experiments designed to address a variety of interesting questions. A next step in these teaching and(More)
With advances in technology, biologists have been saddled with high dimensional data that need modern statistical methodology for analysis. DNA microarrays are able to simultaneously measure thousands of genes (and the activity of those genes) in a single sample. Biologists use microarrays to trace connections between pathways or to identify all genes that(More)
Note from the Editor Educator Highlights for CBE—LSE show how professors at different kinds of institutions educate students in life sciences with inspiration and panache. If you have a particularly creative teaching portfolio yourself, or if you wish to nominate an inspiring colleague to be profiled, please e-mail Laura Hoopes at lhoopes@pomona.edu. Laura(More)
The error catastrophe theory of aging, proposed by Orgel in 1963, predicted a decrease in the fidelity of information transfer that accelerated as aging progressed, until properly functioning macromolecules could no longer be reliably made. The theory was extensively tested by comparing DNA polymerases, transfer RNAs, and proteins derived from aging versus(More)
Minor groove binding drugs (MGBDs) interact with DNA in a sequence-specific manner and can cause changes in gene expression at the level of transcription. They serve as valuable models for protein interactions with DNA and form an important class of antitumor, antiviral, antitrypanosomal and antibacterial drugs. There is a need to extend knowledge of the(More)
Note from the Editor Educator Highlights for CBE—LSE show how professors at different kinds of institutions educate students in life sciences with inspiration and panache. If you have a particularly creative teaching portfolio yourself, or if you want to suggest someone else to be profiled, please e-mail Laura Hoopes at Pomona College, lhoopes@pomona.edu.(More)