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2011-12-07 20:02:13

In the bone marrow, blood-forming (hematopoietic) stem cells become one of the myriad kinds of blood cells in the body or they can self-renew, maintaining that pool.

2011-12-05 13:06:47

BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, announced that a study on frequent mutation of genes encoding ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis pathway (UMPP) components in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is published online today in Nature Genetics.

2011-12-05 12:59:43

Singapore and China scientists, headed by Dr Liu Jianjun, Senior Group Leader and Associate Director of Human Genetics at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and Dr Gu Jieruo, a rheumatologist at the 3rd Affiliated Hospital of the Sun Yat-Sen University, have identified new genes that are associated with the spine disease ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

2011-11-21 09:50:59

An international team of researchers from Leeds, London and Berlin has discovered more about the function of muscle stem cells, thanks to next-generation DNA sequencing techniques.

2011-11-14 15:17:38

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston have retraced the evolution of an unusual bacterial infection as it spread among cystic fibrosis patients by sequencing scores of samples collected during the outbreak, since contained.

2011-10-17 10:18:07

Researchers have identified a large number of areas in the human genetic code that are involved in regulating the way in which the liver functions, in a new study of over 61,000 people.

New DNA Triggers For Melanoma Discovered
2011-10-10 05:05:12

Three new chromosomal faults linked to the deadly skin cancer melanoma have been discovered by an international team of researchers, who have published their work in the October 9 edition of the journal Nature Genetics.

2011-10-05 12:25:09

When cells divide normally, DNA gets copied perfectly and distributed among the daughter cells with an even hand.

2011-10-03 15:45:04

When cells divide normally, DNA gets copied perfectly and distributed among the daughter cells with an even hand.

2011-09-26 11:24:59

Genetic parasites invaded the mammalian genome more than 100 million years ago and dramatically changed the way mammals reproduce -- transforming the uterus in the ancestors of humans and other mammals from the production of eggs to a nurturing home for developing young.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.