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Latest Human Genome Project Stories

2012-06-11 19:28:58

The sequencing of the human genome has provided a wealth of genetic information, yet the goal of understanding the function of every gene remains outstanding.

2012-06-01 09:56:20

Our ability to “read” DNA has made tremendous progress in the past few decades, but the ability to understand and alter the genetic code, that is, to “rewrite” the DNA-encoded instructions, has lagged behind.

2012-05-09 11:50:03

Organisms are adapted to their environment through their individual characteristics, like body size and body weight.

2012-05-02 20:57:50

Scientists are announcing the roadmap, policies and procedures for an ambitious international project that aims to compile a landmark sequel to "The Book of Life."

2012-04-11 22:33:34

Chromosomes are strands of DNA that contain the blueprint of all living organisms.

2012-03-28 08:44:18

Will genetic testing and personalized medicine change the way you think about your life?

2012-03-26 13:38:10

Just as aspiring authors often read hundreds of books before starting their own, scientists are using decades of knowledge garnered from sequencing or "reading" the genetic codes of thousands of living things to now start writing new volumes in the library of life.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.