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Latest Human genetic variation Stories

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2010-10-28 05:40:00

Researchers unveiled early results from the pilot phase of the 1000 Genomes Project on Wednesday, revealing the most complete inventory to date of the millions of DNA variations between individuals.

2010-09-29 12:56:00

International collaboration maps height 'hotspots' in the genome BOSTON, Sept.

2010-09-01 20:42:36

New findings show the value of genetic studies across human populations and the value of the latest DNA sequencing technologies to interrogate genetic variation.

2010-08-09 13:44:22

Scientists have identified a genetic variant which increases susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations using a technique known as a genome-wide association (GWA) study.

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2010-06-21 07:10:00

The completion of three pilot projects designed to determine how best to build an extremely detailed map of human genetic variation begins a new chapter in the international project called 1,000 Genomes.

2010-06-14 13:04:25

Understanding the genetic ancestry of mixed populations, such as those found in North America, can not only help to detect their origins but also to understand the genetic basis of complex diseases.

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2010-06-01 06:55:00

Genetic abnormalities are most often discussed in terms of differences so miniscule they are actually called "snips" — changes in a single unit along the 3 billion that make up the entire string of human DNA.

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2010-05-27 07:35:00

Genetic researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have combined data from existing archaeological and linguistic studies of Africa with human genetic data to shed light on the demographic history of the continent from which all human activity emerged.

2010-05-14 10:14:05

ASHG publishes follow-up white paper report that explains scientific reasoning and expands on recommendations made in 2008 policy statement.

2010-03-11 10:05:37

Researchers at the University of Utah and other institutions have sequenced for the first time the entire genome of a family, enabling them to accurately estimate the average rate at which parents pass genetic mutations to their offspring and also identify precise locations where parental chromosomes exchange information that creates new combinations of genetic traits in their children.


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