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Carnivorous Plant Gets Rid Of Its Junk DNA
2013-05-13 11:22:44

Researchers have found that a unique little carnivorous plant is particularly interesting for geneticists because it does not appear to have so-called 'junk' DNA – 97 percent of its genome is comprised of actual genes.

Sacred Lotus Genome May Hold Key To The Secrets Of Aging
2013-05-13 09:50:59

A team of international scientists reports today they have sequenced and annotated the genome of the sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), which is thought to have a powerful genetic system.

Genome Study Of Two Turtle Species Sheds Light On Evolution Of Shell
2013-04-29 11:29:05

A Nature Genetics report on the newly sequenced genomes of the soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle shows that the iconic reptiles have a common ancestor with crocodilians and birds – diverging from these groups between 270 and 240 million years ago.

2013-04-25 23:01:46

Sequencing the worm’s genome and transcriptome opens a new chapter in the study of fundamental biological processes and animal behavior. Worcester, Massachusetts

Study Produces First Edition Of A Bookworm's Genome
2013-04-25 14:36:36

Sequencing the worm's genome and transcriptome opens a new chapter in the study of fundamental biological processes and animal behavior

2013-04-23 22:28:13

A group of 50 researchers from around the globe, including biology professors Daniel Warren, Ph.D., from Saint Louis University and Leslie Buck, Ph.D., from the University of Toronto, have spent the last several years sequencing and analyzing the genome of the western painted turtle and the results of their research point to some important conclusions that may be important for human health.

Zebrafish Genome Could Have Significant Implications For Human Health
2013-04-18 09:59:16

Two new studies from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute involving the genome of zebrafish have been published in the journal Nature this week, giving insight into the relationship between humans, zebrafish and genetic mutations.

Mitochondrial Genome Of Ancestral Flowering Plant Revealed By Tulip Tree
2013-04-15 11:24:04

The extraordinary level of conservation of the tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) mitochondrial genome has redefined our interpretation of evolution of the angiosperms (flowering plants), finds research in biomed Central's open access journal BMC Biology.

2013-04-12 13:40:04

The spleen is rarely noticed, until it is missing.

Unraveling The Bizarre Features Of The Turtle Genome
2013-03-28 07:05:03

The western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) is one of the most widespread species of turtle in North America. This creature is found in fresh, slow-moving waters from southern Canada to northern Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific.


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  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
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