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2011-11-01 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolutionary history shows that human populations likely originated in Africa, and the Genographic Project, the most extensive survey of human population genetic data to date, suggests where they went next. A study by the Project finds that modern humans migrated out of Africa via a southern route through Arabia, rather than a northern route by way of Egypt. These findings will be highlighted today at a conference at the National Geographic Society....

2011-10-03 12:04:09

Based on a wide variety of genetic studies and analysis— from genome wide association studies looking for common variations in the DNA of many people with complex diseases to the sequencing of specific gene mutations thought to cause disease to whole genome sequencing — four Houston leaders in the field propose a unified genetic model for human disease. "What emerges is a unified picture whereby previously distinct entities or categories of human diseases, chromosomal...

2011-09-29 22:56:26

Based on a wide variety of genetic studies and analysis— from genome wide association studies looking for common variations in the DNA of many people with complex diseases to the sequencing of specific gene mutations thought to cause disease to whole genome sequencing — four Houston leaders in the field propose a unified genetic model for human disease. "What emerges is a unified picture whereby previously distinct entities or categories of human diseases, chromosomal...

Image 1 - Ancient Humans Settled East Asia In Two Waves, Not One
2011-09-23 08:41:55

   [ Watch The Video ] An international team of researchers have sequenced the genome of an Aboriginal Australian and determine that early humans settled eastern Asia in two waves rather than just one. The study has broad implications for understanding how our human ancestors migrated across the globe. The scientists sequenced the genome of a lock of hair donated to a British anthropologist by an Aboriginal man from the Goldfields region of Western Australia in the early...

2011-09-21 15:20:45

In an intriguing original look at the history of the first Americans, a new study finds evidence that the north-south orientation of the American continents slowed the spread of populations and technology, compared to the east-west axis of Eurasia. The research, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, is part of a special section which explores who the first Americans were and how they were able to settle in the last great unexplored habitat. The research, by Sohini...

2011-07-03 00:01:48

MGRC unveils comprehensive range of new genetic screening services for inherited and infectious diseases. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PRWEB) July 02, 2011 Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad (MGRC), one of Asia's leading genome sequencing and analysis service providers, today launched a range of comprehensive genetic screening services, as well as an all-in-one test for a multitude of infectious diseases. Genetic screening examines a person's genome for known variation markers, some of...

2011-02-02 19:41:40

Comprehensive catalogue uncovers genetic sequence of large-scale differences between human genomes A detailed analysis of data from 185 human genomes sequenced in the course of the 1000 Genomes Project, by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, in collaboration with researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK, as well as the University of Washington and Harvard Medical School, both in the USA, has identified the genetic...

2011-02-02 19:40:17

A study from the 1000 Genomes Project yields data for analyzing structural variants in DNA Advances in DNA sequencing technology have revolutionized biomedical research and taken us another step forward in personalized medicine. Now, scientists led by Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School (HMS), the Broad Institute, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI), the University of Washington, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, have developed a new framework for...

2010-11-17 15:06:54

Early findings suggest benefit may be most valuable in people thought to be at intermediate risk using the current model Testing for 11 specific genetic variations in hundreds of people with no history of heart disease provided information that led to revision of their estimated heart attack risk, say Mayo Clinic researchers. In a study presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions in Chicago, the researchers say that using a genetic score like the one they tested...

2010-11-04 17:44:38

Huge international group to map genomes of 2,500 people in order to understand human genetic variability Genetic diseases impact millions around the world each and every day. Complex medical conditions with genetic predispositions, such as hypertension, can also weigh heavily on our lives. Susceptibility to hypertension has many genetic components and often goes undiagnosed until a person has signs of advanced disease. Many imagine a day when science will give us the tools to discover how to...