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2011-11-19 08:00:00

Malaysia-based company completes genomics milestone. Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia (PRWEB) November 19, 2011 Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad (MGRC) today announced that it has successfully completed its 100th human genome from a diverse mix of Malaysian, European and Australian individuals. The results of the data generated from these genomes has helped in efforts to identify and compare highly represented patterns of common and clinically-relevant genetic...

2011-09-15 21:04:04

A group of scientists, based primarily at Stanford University School of Medicine, have introduced ethnicity-specific reference genome sequences in a study to be published in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics on September 15th. Their utility was demonstrated in analyzing the genomes of a four-person family and following the flow of genes, in particular those associated with disease risk, from one generation to the next. The researchers augmented the widely-used human reference genome,...

Scientists Create Mammalian Cells With Single Chromosome Set
2011-09-08 06:14:18

  Researchers have created mammalian cells containing a single set of chromosomes for the first time in research funded by the Wellcome Trust and EMBO. The technique should allow scientists to better establish the relationships between genes and their function. Mammal cells usually contain two sets of chromosomes — one set inherited from the mother, one from the father. The genetic information contained in these chromosome sets helps determine how our bodies develop. Changes...

Researchers Produce First Genome Sequence Of Lizard
2011-08-31 12:43:03

  Researchers have produced the first genome sequence of a lizard. The green anole lizard is the first non-bird species of reptile to have its genome sequenced and assembled. Researchers have assembled and analyzed over 20 mammalian genomes, but the genetic landscape of reptiles remains relatively unexplored. "Sometimes you need to be at a certain distance in order to learn about how the human genome evolved," Jessica Alföldi, co-first author of the paper and a...


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