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Domestic Goat Reference Genome Sequence Complete
2012-12-24 05:45:56

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.

Genome Sequencing Complete On Three Lophotrochozoans
2012-12-20 08:31:54

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.

2012-12-18 11:09:21

In the twentieth century the sequencing of an entire genome of a higher (eukaryotic) organism was a truly exceptional event – by the end of the year 2000, only four such sequences were available.

Scientists Identify Genes Related To Crohn’s Disease
2012-12-14 08:15:46

Researchers from the University College London recently revealed that they had identified over 200 genes for Crohn’s Disease, a chronic bowel condition.

Honeybee Histone Code Found
2012-12-12 20:06:33

Researchers have uncovered a new element of the honeybee's genetic makeup, shedding light on why bees are so sensitive to environmental changes.

Homosexuality May Have Roots In Epigenetic Markers
2012-12-12 08:28:52

A new study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis reveals that epigenetics, rather than genetics, could be the basis for homosexuality.

Daily Liver Cycles Controlled By More Than 3,000 Epigenetic Switches
2012-12-11 10:16:12

When it's dark, and we start to fall asleep, most of us think we're tired because our bodies need rest. Yet circadian rhythms affect our bodies not just on a global scale, but at the level of individual organs, and even genes.

New Genetic Fingerprint Resides In Your Belly
2012-12-06 12:35:08

Our bodies contain far more microbial genes than human genes. And a new study suggests that just as human DNA varies from person to person, so too does the massive collection of microbial DNA in the intestine.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.