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An international group of scientists has completed the first ever genome sequence of a blind myriapod, Strigamia maritima.
A 50 year old UK man who began to experience distressing symptoms including seizures, headaches, strange smells and memory impairment had his doctors baffled. It took the medical team four years to find and analyze the real cause.
Structural Variation Detection Is the Missing Link Between Genomics and the Clinic SAN DIEGO, Nov.
Genetic analysis unveils airway and lung responses to pandemic flu and cystic fibrosis.
Thousands of never-before-seen genetic variants in the human genome have been uncovered using a new sequencing technology. These discoveries close many human genome mapping gaps that have long resisted sequencing.
In news unlikely to surprise most cat owners, an analysis of the feline genome reveals that the DNA of the typical housecat differs only slightly from those living in the wild when compared to their canine counterparts.
PROVO, Utah, Nov.
- the "telomerator" reshapes synthetic yeast chromosome into more flexible, realistic form, redefining what geneticists can build NEW YORK, Nov.
SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BGI Tech and Hebei Agricultural University jointly announced the complete, high quality sequencing of the Jujube genome.
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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”...
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.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
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