Latest Human genome Stories
The extraordinary level of conservation of the tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) mitochondrial genome has redefined our interpretation of evolution of the angiosperms (flowering plants), finds research in biomed Central's open access journal BMC Biology.
The spleen is rarely noticed, until it is missing.
On Tuesday, President Obama introduced the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, challenging researchers to unlock the mysteries of the human mind.
The western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) is one of the most widespread species of turtle in North America. This creature is found in fresh, slow-moving waters from southern Canada to northern Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
They may be responsible for everything in your life, from conception to death, but you do not own your own genes, legally speaking.
A team of German scientists have fully sequenced the genome of the Neanderthal and said they will be making the entire sequence freely available to the scientific community for research.
Certain diseases are caused by single gene mutations, and with current techniques for identifying the disease-causing gene producing hundreds of potential gene candidates, it is difficult for scientists to pinpoint the single causative gene.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
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