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New Study Offers Evidence Against 'Rotting Y' Chromosome Theory
2012-02-23 06:04:12

Males of the world, fear not -- researchers have determined that the chromosome which determines maleness is not shrinking after all, and concerns that the gender could be headed for extinction are apparently unfounded.

Devil's Contagious Cancer Genome Sequenced
2012-02-17 05:48:15

The Tasmanian devil population is threatened to extinction with a highly contagious cancer. In order to understand the origins of the cancer, researchers have sequenced the complete genome of the cell and traced it back to what they are calling an ‘immortal’ female.

2012-02-17 00:31:25

A high-quality reference catalogue of the genetic changes that result in the deactivation of human genes has been developed by a team of researchers.

2012-02-13 23:12:18

Since Charles Darwin first put forth the theory of evolution, scientists have been trying to unlock the mysteries of genetics.

2012-01-05 13:02:29

Not so long ago it was the work of many years to sequence the genome of a single organism: the human genome project, for example, took many laboratories a total of 13 years to complete.

2011-12-28 08:10:14

An important part of saving a species is often understanding its DNA.

2011-12-07 20:23:58

The Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center has received a four-year, $85.2 million renewal award from the National Institutes of Health National Human Genome Research Institute.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.