Latest Genetic mapping Stories
US President Barack Obama outlines a new ambitious goal to jumpstart The Brain Activity Map Project, which will last ten years and explore the deepest, darkest, innermost regions of the human brain.
This week, geneticists from the New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute announced they have successfully completed the genomic sequencing of the chile pepper.
According to a new study in the journal Science Express, an international team of researchers has sequenced the entire rock pigeon genome, and made some interested discoveries in the process.
In one of the first genome-wide studies to hunt for both genes and their regulatory "tags" in patients suffering from a common disease, researchers have found a clear role for the tags in mediating genetic risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an immune disorder that afflicts an estimated 1.5 million American adults.
In a novel use of gene knockout technology, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine tested the same gene inserted into 90 different locations in a yeast chromosome – and discovered that while the inserted gene never altered its surrounding chromatin landscape, differences in that immediate landscape measurably affected gene activity.
Genome sequencing is much more common than in the past. In a large part, this is attributable to advances in biotechnologies and computer software, however, there is still some question about both the accuracy of different sequencing methods and the best ways to evaluate these efforts.
An international team of researchers announced on Sunday they had completed the first high-quality reference genome of the domestic goat (Capra hircus), marking the first time the DNA of a ruminant animal has been sequenced.
With the sequencing of three new members of a group of creatures known as lophotrochozoans, researchers have more than doubled the number of genomes from these often overlooked marine creatures.
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