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America really is a melting pot study says

America really is a "melting pot," study says

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Americans who identify themselves as being from distinct ethnic groups may wish to reconsider, following the findings of a new genetic study that show mixed ancestry may extend further than...

Latest Human genetics Stories

exome sequencing
2014-10-20 07:41:18

Scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Genetics Laboratories and the UCLA Clinical Genomics Center are at the forefront of a new technique that could be a powerful tool for diagnosing rare genetic conditions.

2014-07-02 12:20:39

Use of exome sequencing improved the ability to identify the underlying gene mutations in patients with biochemically defined defects affecting multiple mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes (enzymes that are involved in basic energy production).

2014-06-03 11:12:46

With services based on exome sequencing becoming affordable to patients at a reasonable price, the question of the quality of the results provided has become increasingly important.

2014-05-28 08:31:46

HARDERWIJK, The Netherlands, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today GENALICE proudly announced the planned release of an upgraded version of its Next-Generation Sequencing

2014-04-22 08:29:11

Study Results Are Published in The American Journal of Human Genetics SALT LAKE CITY, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new computational tool developed at the University

Using Supercomputers To Speed Up Genome Analysis
2014-02-20 11:11:12

Over the years, the cost of sequencing an entire human genome has dropped, but analyzing three billion base pairs of genetic information from a single genome can take months. A team of researchers is now reporting that supercomputers can dramatically speed up that process.

New Interactive Map Reveals Human History Of Genetic Mixing
2014-02-14 06:41:32

A multi-institutional team of researchers this week published in the journal Science a study identifying, dating and characterizing the genetic mixing between populations around the world. Along with the study, the team released an interactive map detailing the histories of this genetic mixing.

Genome Analysis Reveals Origins Of Genetic Adaptations For High Altitude In Tibetans
2014-02-11 09:00:22

Genetic adaptations for life at high elevations found in residents of the Tibetan plateau likely originated around 30,000 years ago in peoples related to contemporary Sherpa.

Neanderthal Genome Survives In Modern Humans
2014-01-30 04:32:46

More than 20 percent of the Neanderthal genome survives in modern human populations, and that individuals currently living outside of Africa are composed of between one and four percent Neanderthal DNA, according to a pair of new research papers published on Wednesday.

New Method Allows Researchers To Sort Out DNA Contamination
2014-01-28 06:53:19

Researchers have developed a new method to pick out ancient DNA from fossils and remains even after becoming contaminated from the DNA of handlers or from the environment.


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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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