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Researchers Reduce Size Of Human Genome To 19,000 Genes
2014-07-04 03:16:13

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO) Over 99% of human protein coding genes have an origin that predates primates by over 50 million years. The study questions the genomic annotations of many different species How nutrients are metabolized and how neurons communicate in the brain are just some of the messages coded by the 3 billion letters that make up the human genome. The detection and characterization of the genes present in this mass of information is a complex...

2013-11-19 13:16:54

An original model that would explain how regions of the genome that are copied later on facilitate the birth of new genes with specific functions in tissues and organs One of the most important processes in the life of cells is genome replication, which consists of making exact copies of the DNA in order to pass it on to their offspring when they split. In most organisms, from yeast to human beings, genome replication follows a set plan, in which certain regions of the genome replicate...

2012-06-18 16:32:54

Alfonso Valencia's group discover proteins made by combining different genes in healthy cells and tissues To date this has been considered a rarity confined to anomalous processes like cancer The authors believe their finding opens a new line of research inquiry with multiple implications in Human Genomics and cancer Sequencing the human genome was just the first step. The next challenge is of the kind that makes history: to decode the genome, and understand how the information...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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