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Mitochondrial Genome Of Ancestral Flowering Plant Revealed By Tulip Tree
2013-04-15 11:24:04

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.

2013-04-12 13:40:04

The spleen is rarely noticed, until it is missing.

BRAIN Initiative Announced By Obama
2013-04-03 07:22:50

On Tuesday, President Obama introduced the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, challenging researchers to unlock the mysteries of the human mind.

Unraveling The Bizarre Features Of The Turtle Genome
2013-03-28 07:05:03

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.

Supreme Court May Decide Whether We Own Our Genes
2013-03-26 18:06:58

They may be responsible for everything in your life, from conception to death, but you do not own your own genes, legally speaking.

Neanderthal Genome Fully Sequenced From Toe Bone
2013-03-20 06:21:09

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.

Shortcut Map Could Simplify The Hunt For Disease-Causing Genes
2013-03-19 11:01:44

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.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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