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Researchers Map Genome Of Two Important Spruce Tree Species
2013-05-23 07:52:22

The genomes of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world were released by Canadian and Swedish scientists. Between them, the white spruce and the Norway spruce genomes have 20-30 billion base-pairs and are up to 10 times larger than the human genome, making these sequence assemblies the largest to date.

2013-05-06 20:36:50

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) is among the world leaders in sequencing the genomes of microbes, focusing on their potential applications in the fields of bioenergy and environment.

Study Produces First Edition Of A Bookworm's Genome
2013-04-25 14:36:36

Sequencing the worm's genome and transcriptome opens a new chapter in the study of fundamental biological processes and animal behavior

BRAIN Initiative Announced By Obama
2013-04-03 07:22:50

On Tuesday, President Obama introduced the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, challenging researchers to unlock the mysteries of the human mind.

2013-03-05 15:01:18

In a paper about to be published in EPJ Data Science, Barbara Jasny, deputy editor for commentary at Science magazine in Washington, DC, USA, looks at the history of the debates surrounding data access during and after the human genome “war”.

Project To Map Brain Activity Outlined By President Obama
2013-02-19 12:12:38

US President Barack Obama outlines a new ambitious goal to jumpstart The Brain Activity Map Project, which will last ten years and explore the deepest, darkest, innermost regions of the human brain.

International Consortium Uses ENCODE To Work Out DNA Role In Disease
2012-09-06 07:57:04

The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) is a five-year genetics project involving more than 440 researchers working in 32 labs around the world.


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