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Project To Map Brain Activity Outlined By President Obama
2013-02-19 12:12:38

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.

Spicy News: Scientists Sequence Chile Pepper Genome
2013-02-08 11:14:59

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.

Mutant Gene Responsible For Pigeons' Funky Hair-Dos
2013-02-01 11:09:29

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.

2013-01-21 10:26:23

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.

To Test 'Histone Code' Researchers Exploit Gene Position
2013-01-03 13:25:12

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.

New Genome Sequencing Evaluation Tool Created
2013-01-03 04:28:46

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.

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.


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deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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