Latest Human genome Stories
Concealed within the vastness of the human genome, (comprised of some 3 billion base pairs), mutations are commonplace.
The genome of the Chinese hamster - which supplies the cell cultures used by the pharmaceutical industry to produce biopharmaceutical products such as antibodies used in medicine - has been sequenced by an international team of genome researchers.
An international team of researchers has discovered the genetic basis of chronic mountain sickness, a condition developed during prolonged exposure to high altitudes, according to research appearing in the August 15 edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics.
A large, international research consortium has identified 25 new mutations on nine key genes responsible for childhood epilepsy.
A team from the University of Washington has unveiled a comprehensive portrait of the genome of the world’s first immortal cell line, known as HeLa.
Two women have the same genetic mutation – an abnormal BRCA1 gene that puts them both at much higher-than-average risk for breast cancer – but only one woman develops the disease.
For the first time, scientists have been able to trace human ancestry through the male line by sequencing the DNA of multiple entire Y chromosomes - and this so-called "Adam" lived during roughly the same time period as the female most recent common ancestor, mitochondrial "Eve," they have discovered.
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