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Spicy News: Scientists Sequence Chile Pepper Genome
2013-02-08 11:14:59

This week, geneticists from the New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute announced they have successfully completed the genomic sequencing of the chile pepper.

Mutant Gene Responsible For Pigeons' Funky Hair-Dos
2013-02-01 11:09:29

According to a new study in the journal Science Express, an international team of researchers has sequenced the entire rock pigeon genome, and made some interested discoveries in the process.

Personal Genetic Data Exposed To Security Vulnerabilities
2013-01-18 03:39:51

Armed with nothing but a laptop and an Internet connection, researchers from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT say they were able to uncover the identities of almost 50 people who donated DNA to genetic research studies.

2013-01-07 14:51:21

New research led by the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and the University of Glasgow, Scotland, has identified a link between a human gene and the composition of human gastrointestinal bacteria.

Behcet’s Disease Has Genetic Link To Ancient Silk Road Trade Route
2013-01-07 10:42:03

Researchers continuing the study of the human genome have mapped out four new regions that are associated with a painful and often dangerous condition (Behcet's disease) found in people with a lineage to ancestors along the Silk Road.

New Genome Sequencing Evaluation Tool Created
2013-01-03 04:28:46

Genome sequencing is much more common than in the past. In a large part, this is attributable to advances in biotechnologies and computer software, however, there is still some question about both the accuracy of different sequencing methods and the best ways to evaluate these efforts.

Autism And Other Disorders May Be Caused By Genetic Hotspot Mutations
2012-12-21 06:47:01

A group of international researchers led by a team of investigators from the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, recently revealed a new study that provides signals as to the causes of autism and other related disorders.

Scientists Identify Genes Related To Crohn’s Disease
2012-12-14 08:15:46

Researchers from the University College London recently revealed that they had identified over 200 genes for Crohn’s Disease, a chronic bowel condition.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.