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Latest Genetic mapping Stories

2013-07-26 12:10:38

Duke researchers have devised a way to quickly and easily target and tinker with any gene in the human genome.

Ehux Algae Adapts With Variable Genome
2013-06-13 09:15:51

Researchers have sequenced the genome of Emiliania huxleyi ("Ehux"), a species of single-celled photosynthetic marine algae that they say is responsible for removing carbon dioxide from the air, supplying the oxygen we breath, and even forming the basis of marine food chains.

Researchers Map Genome Of Two Important Spruce Tree Species
2013-05-23 07:52:22

The genomes of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world were released by Canadian and Swedish scientists. Between them, the white spruce and the Norway spruce genomes have 20-30 billion base-pairs and are up to 10 times larger than the human genome, making these sequence assemblies the largest to date.

2013-05-22 10:17:41

Environment is not the only factor in shaping regulatory patterns — and it might not even be the primary factor, according to a new Rice University study that looks at how cells’ protein networks relate to a bacteria’s genome.

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.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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