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Parasitic DNA Multiplies In Aging Tissues
2013-12-22 17:19:18

The genomes of organisms from humans to corn are replete with "parasitic" strands of DNA that, when not suppressed, copy themselves and spread throughout the genome, potentially affecting health.

Genome Sequence Insight Evolution Flowering Plants
2013-12-20 09:12:33

The newly-sequenced genome of the Amborella plant is shedding new light on the origin of the more than 300,000 flowering plants on the Earth today.

Top Researchers Brought Together To Sequence Genomes Of Invertebrates
2013-12-13 13:45:51

NSU professor organized and hosted first-ever workshop with experts from across the globe

Comb Jelly Insight Evolution Of Life
2013-12-13 11:41:18

A new study comb jellyfish has indicated that a reshuffling of the evolutionary tree for the animal kingdom may be in order.

Secret Code Discovered In Human DNA
2013-12-13 05:26:03

A newly discovered ‘second code’ hiding within our DNA is casting new light on how changes to DNA impact health and disease, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science.

New Online Database Sheds Light On Gene Patenting Process
2013-12-08 06:29:33

Researchers have developed a new online database revealing which organizations have applied for patents related to genes and proteins in living organisms.

2013-12-06 00:03:53

A group of Illinois researchers, led by Centennial Chair Professor of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Huimin Zhao, has demonstrated the use of an innovative DNA engineering technique to discover potentially valuable functions hidden within bacterial genomes.

How Did Scavenging Fungi Became A Plant's Best Friend?
2013-11-26 09:00:27

Glomeromycota is an ancient lineage of fungi that has a symbiotic relationship with roots that goes back nearly 420 million years to the earliest plants.


Latest Genome Reference Libraries

Northern Greater Galago, Otolemur garnettii
2012-05-29 12:39:27

The northern greater galago (Otolemur garnettii), also called Garnett's greater galago, is native to Africa. This species is important to genetic research because of the low genomic sequence, completed in 2006, that makes it possible to bridge the genome sequence of higher primates like chimps, and non-primate species like rodents. However, the small 2x genome is not large enough to be a complete genome. The northern greater galago has been given a conservation status of “Least Concern”...

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2011-01-11 09:41:24

Coccolithovirus, a giant double-stranded DNA virus, infects Emiliania huxleyi, a species of coccolithophore. The virus was first observed in 1999 by W.H. Wilson and his team at the Marine Biological Association. It was sequenced for the EhV-86 strain during the summer of 2005, and was found to be a "giant-virus" having 472 protein-coding genes. It is the largest known marine virus by genome.

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