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2011-05-19 23:20:25

Scientists at Penn State University have achieved a major milestone in the attempt to assemble, in a test tube, entire chromosomes from their component parts.

2011-05-09 18:53:00

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Reproductive Center (PRC), a southern California fertility medical practice founded in 1996, announced today that it is the first private in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic nationally to open an on-site laboratory with breakthrough technology - microarray comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) - for analyzing human embryo chromosomes within 24 hours. The technology brings unprecedented levels of new hope for intended parents facing chronic...

2011-05-03 22:47:39

Plants adapt to the local weather and soil conditions in which they grow, and these environmental adaptations are known to evolve over thousands of years as mutations slowly accumulate in plants' genetic code.

2011-05-02 12:43:00

DENVER, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two scientists who pioneered research on the X and Y chromosomes have been chosen to receive the 2011 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology.

2011-04-19 13:07:14

DNA is under constant attack, from internal factors like free radicals and external ones like ionizing radiation.

2011-04-14 21:03:08

Washington State University researchers have confirmed a critical step in cell division that results in age-related miscarriages and birth defects, including Down syndrome.

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2011-04-04 20:44:18

A geneticist jumped at the chance to help sequence the genome of the woodland strawberry – a close relative of the apple that blooms in a mere 15 weeks, making his work much more efficient.

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2011-03-07 07:40:00

Researchers from Cyprus report that a simple blood test can predict whether a baby is likely to have Down Syndrome.

2011-03-03 12:38:13

A novel study from Karolinska Institutet has deepened the understanding of how chromosome replication, one of life's most fundamental processes, works.

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2011-03-03 09:55:00

Vive le difference? Not at the level of DNA.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.