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Latest Genetic mapping Stories

Ancient New Zealander Genome Sequenced
2012-10-23 21:08:06

A research team has achieved landmark results by sequencing the complete mitochondrial genome for members of the first groups of Polynesians to settle New Zealand.

Genome Scan For Genetic Disease In Infants
2012-10-04 06:18:41

Doctors can quickly diagnose genetic diseases in babies with a simple blood test, allowing doctors to decode the baby’s complete genome in two days as opposed to the current time frame of at least six weeks.

Genome Of The Endangered Puerto Rican Parrot Sequenced
2012-09-29 05:43:19

Thanks to a grassroots fundraising campaign, researchers were able to sequence the genome of the critically endangered Puerto Rican Parrot -- the only surviving member of its species in the United States.

2012-09-27 10:28:09

Since the 1960s, when the defoliant Agent Orange was widely used in Vietnam, military, industry and environmental groups have debated the toxicity of its main ingredient, the chemical dioxin, and how it should be regulated.

Pacific Oyster
2012-09-20 05:04:19

An international team’s sequencing of the Pacific oyster’s genome has produced pearls of wisdom regarding the structure and adaptability of the tasty mollusk.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.