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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.

2013-03-07 23:01:28

Zymo Research, The Epigenetics Company, is changing the way we look at the human genome for markers of disease.

Human Y Chromosome Found To Be Much Older Than Previously Believed
2013-03-06 05:56:19

Researchers have discovered a Y chromosome – the hereditary factor determining male sex – that dates back to 100,000 years before the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.

2013-03-05 15:01:18

In a paper about to be published in EPJ Data Science, Barbara Jasny, deputy editor for commentary at Science magazine in Washington, DC, USA, looks at the history of the debates surrounding data access during and after the human genome “war”.


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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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