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2013-11-11 11:06:47

Gladstone-led study reveals new insight into origins of our species What does it mean to be human? According to scientists the key lies, ultimately, in the billions of lines of genetic code that comprise the human genome. The problem, however, has been deciphering that code. But now, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered how the activation of specific stretches of DNA control the development of uniquely human characteristics—and tell an intriguing story about the...

2013-11-11 11:02:30

For the first time, scientists have used new technology which analyses the whole genome to find the cause of a genetic disease in what was previously referred to as 'junk DNA' For the first time, scientists have used new technology which analyses the whole genome to find the cause of a genetic disease in what was previously referred to as "junk DNA". Pancreatic agenesis results in babies being born without a pancreas, leaving them with a lifetime of diabetes and problems digesting food. In...

2013-11-04 15:26:36

As one of the most influential and fruitful annual conference in "Omics", the 8th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-8) was successfully concluded on November 1st with numerous updates provided on on-going research applying today's accurate and affordable technologies to advancing human health and agricultural breeding. The three-day conference, co-organized by BGI and GigaScience Journal, also provided an excellent platform for deeply discussing the challenges and opportunities...

2013-10-31 23:19:56

Offers unparalleled ease of use for cloud-based analysis of entire human genomes for healthcare & biomedical research. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Tute Genomics made their public debut last week at the 2013 American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) conference in Boston, MA. Tute, founded in 2012, is a cloud-based, professional grade clinical genome interpretation engine that has the ability to analyze and annotate entire human genomes in a rapid and cost-effective...

Gene Enhancers Play Major Role In Making Our Faces Unique
2013-10-25 07:52:51

[ Watch the Video: Face It - We All Look Different ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online No two faces look exactly alike, making the human face as unique as a fingerprint. What makes facial morphology so distinct, though? Genetics obviously plays a major role, as is evident in the similarities between parents and children. But what in our DNA fine-tunes the genetics so that siblings, especially identical twins, resemble one another but look different from unrelated...


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