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2013-05-27 10:55:19

Genetic mutations may be targeted by currently available cancer therapies Two mutations central to the development of infantile myofibromatosis (IM)–a disorder characterized by multiple tumors involving the skin, bone, and soft tissue–may provide new therapeutic targets, according to researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The findings, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, may lead to new treatment options for this debilitating disease, for...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The genomes of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world were released by Canadian and Swedish scientists. In Canada, the conifers supply raw materials for the forest industry, accounting for $23.7 billion of the nation´s economy in 2011, while the gross output of the Swedish forest industry was $29.7 billion in 2009. Between them, the white spruce and the Norway spruce genomes have 20-30 billion...

Carnivorous Plant Gets Rid Of Its Junk DNA
2013-05-13 11:22:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are approximately 3 billion base pairs in the human genome, however, only about 2 percent of those are actual genes. The rest is considered ℠junk´ DNA. For years, scientists have puzzled over the question of why so much of the human genome appears to be useless, and a new study on a bizarre wetland plant could be the key to solving the genetic mystery. Utricularia gibba is a carnivorous plant that...

2013-05-09 23:23:21

Cure Alzheimer´s Fund and National Institute of Mental Health join in awarding millions for Whole Genome Sequencing. Boston (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 The goal of the research project led by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi at Massachusetts General Hospital and funded through collaboration between Cure Alzheimer´s Fund (CAF) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to complete the identification of genes affecting risk for Alzheimer´s disease. The Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)...

2013-04-25 20:27:17

The gene could also be involved in breast and ovarian cancer An international research consortium led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the CIBERER and the University of Wurzburg (Germany) has discovered a gene that can cause three totally different diseases, depending on how it is altered. The researchers, using next-generation massive ultrasequencing techniques, have sequenced the over 20,000 genes of a Fanconi anemia patient's genome. By adopting this...

2013-04-23 22:28:13

Discoveries may offer insights into the management of some human health disorders A group of 50 researchers from around the globe, including biology professors Daniel Warren, Ph.D., from Saint Louis University and Leslie Buck, Ph.D., from the University of Toronto, have spent the last several years sequencing and analyzing the genome of the western painted turtle and the results of their research point to some important conclusions that may be important for human health. The western...

Zebrafish Genome Could Have Significant Implications For Human Health
2013-04-18 09:59:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new studies from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute involving the genome of zebrafish have been published in the journal Nature this week, giving insight into the relationship between humans, zebrafish and genetic mutations. FAMILY TIES According to the first study, 70 percent of protein-coding human genes are related to zebrafish genes, and 84 percent of the genes known to be associated with human disease have a counterpart...

2013-04-18 00:20:12

Dr Patrick Tan is lauded for his significant contributions to the research on genomic profiles of Asian cancersSingapore, Apr 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Dr Patrick Tan from A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) has received the 2013 Chen New Investigator Award from the international Human Genome Organisation (HUGO). This award is given to scientists who have made significant contributions to their respective fields of human genetic and genomic research during their early career years,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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