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2014-10-01 08:30:36

Leading personal genetics company now offers both health and ancestry information exclusively to Canadians as part of 23andMe's Personal Genome Service(®) MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, today announced it now offers both health and ancestry information exclusively to Canadians through the company's Personal Genome Service(®). 23andMe's Canadian customers can now access their own genetic information to better understand their...

2014-09-29 12:30:09

DALLAS, September 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Epigenetics Market by Product (Modifying Enzymes, DNA Polymerase, Acetylase, Methyltransferase, Instruments & Consumables, Kit, Bisulphite Conversion Kit, Reagents), by Research Area (Developmental Biology, Oncology), by End User - Global Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, provides a detailed overview of the major drivers, restraints, opportunities, current market...

facial differences
2014-09-18 02:00:28

Robert Sanders, University of California - Berkeley The amazing variety of human faces – far greater than that of most other animals – is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognizable, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists. Our highly visual social interactions are almost certainly the driver of this evolutionary trend, said behavioral ecologist Michael J. Sheehan, a postdoctoral fellow in UC Berkeley’s...

gibbon genome
2014-09-12 04:44:36

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Nature details the successful sequencing and annotation of the gibbon genome, meaning that scientists have now mapped the DNA of all of the world’s ape species. The study authors, which included scientists from Oregon Health & Science University and the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine, explained that the small arboreal apes, which are...

Hybrid poplar trees
2014-08-26 02:45:23

David Gilbert, DOE/Joint Genome Institute One aspect of the climate change models researchers have been developing looks at how plant ranges might shift, and how factors such as temperature, water availability, and light levels might come into play. Forests creeping steadily north and becoming established in the thawing Arctic is just one of the predicted effects of rising global temperatures. A recent study published online August 24, 2014 in Nature Genetics offers a more in-depth,...

2014-08-12 08:30:12

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today the purchase of an Irys(TM )System by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, one of the world's leading genome centers, located near Cambridge, UK. The Sanger Institute made the largest single contribution to the gold standard sequence for the Human Genome Project and today is focused on the role of genetics in health and disease. The Sanger Institute purchased BioNano's Irys platform to detect structural...

human genome
2014-07-25 05:33:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the complex structure of the human genome, more than 90 percent of it has no important biological function, scientists from Oxford University report in research published in the July 24 edition of the journal PLOS Genetics. In fact, according to the study authors, just 8.2 percent of the genome is actively operating to make us who we are and keep our cellular systems functioning. The rest, Telegraph science correspondent...

common marmoset genome
2014-07-22 03:45:07

Glenna Picton, Baylor College of Medicine A team of scientists from around the world led by Baylor College of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis has completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset – the first sequence of a New World Monkey – providing new information about the marmoset's unique rapid reproductive system, physiology and growth, shedding new light on primate biology and evolution. The team published the work today in the journal Nature Genetics....

2014-07-19 23:02:39

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published today in the international journal Science a draft sequence of the bread wheat genome. The chromosome-based draft provides new insight into the structure, organization, and evolution of the large, complex genome of the world’s most widely grown cereal crop. Bethesda, Maryland, USA (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 The genetic blueprint is an invaluable resource to plant science researchers and breeders. For the first time, they...

2014-07-18 08:24:31

Last step before full genome sequence. BETHESDA, Md., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published today in the international journal Science a draft sequence of the bread wheat genome. The chromosome-based draft provides new insight into the structure, organization, and evolution of the large, complex genome of the world's most widely grown cereal crop. The genetic blueprint is an invaluable resource to plant science...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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