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2014-01-10 10:44:18

Single cell analysis captures a genomic phenomenon that fuels the complexity and diversity of living things A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a phenomenon that alters prevailing views of how the genome is expressed to make and sustain the life of mammals. Published in the journal Science, the paper helps explain why genetically identical animals are sometimes so different in their biology and appearance, and why some inherited disorders caused by a shared set of aberrant genes...

Researchers Discover Molecular Causes For Sex Determination In Honey Bees
2013-12-31 06:56:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online New research appearing in the December issue of the journal Cell Biology puts together the final pieces in a puzzle 200 years in the making – determining the molecular evolution in the genes that separate male honey bees from female ones. Lead author Martin Beye, a professor with the Institute of Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Düsseldorf, and his colleagues studied 14 natural sequence variants of the complementary...

2013-06-17 23:04:13

GB HealthWatch has just released an innovative Weight Control eTool, a highly personalized online weight loss program based on an individual´s genes, food preferences, and behavioral traits. This tool is the first taste of what is come from a nutritional genomics company poised on the cutting edge of preventive health care; free access is available in June. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Body weight is the result of constant interactions between a person´s genes and...

Transformational Fruit Fly Genome Catalog Completed
2012-02-09 05:08:03

Scientists searching for the genomics version of the holy grail — more insight into predicting how an animal's genes affect physical or behavioral traits — now have a reference manual that should speed gene discoveries in everything from pest control to personalized medicine. In a paper published Feb 8 in Nature, North Carolina State University genetics researchers team with scientists from across the globe to describe the new reference manual — the Drosophila...

2011-12-02 08:00:00

The BioMedical Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles on specific topics in the biological and medical sciences. The latest inclusions cover AdN which is an abbreviation for Adenine nucleotides, Incomplete Dominance which is is a form of intermediate inheritance, and Molasse which are sandstones, shales and conglomerates formed as terrestrial or shallow marine deposits in front of rising mountain chains. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 The BioMedical Magazine EurekaMag.com...

2009-04-02 13:12:29

U.S. scientists say they have proposed a definition of epigenetics -- a new research field focusing on heritable genetic alterations not caused by DNA. Ali Shilatifard of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research met with colleagues in December at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York to develop a consensus definition of epigenetic traits for consideration by the broader research community. Shilatifard said the definition is intended to address confusion within the scientific...

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2009-03-10 08:53:45

More and more information is being gathered about how human genes influence medically relevant traits, such as the propensity to develop a certain disease. The ultimate goal is to predict whether or not a given trait will develop later in life from the genome sequence alone (i.e. from the sequence of the bases that make up the DNA strands that store genetic information in every cell of the body). Now, writing in the journal Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, a group of researchers...

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2009-01-27 09:55:00

The way humans make friends and interact with them may be closely linked to genetic variations, according to new research. "The evidence we present here suggests that egocentric properties are significantly heritable in human social networks," said Nicholas Christakis, of Harvard University in Massachusetts, and James Fowler of the University of California San Diego. "Although it may not be surprising that genetic variation influences net work formation, the effects are large enough that it...

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2005-07-25 14:55:00

An innovative new statistical method, described in the open-access journal PLoS Biology, streamlines the computation required to identify all the potential locations in the genome that influence a particular physical trait, or phenotype. Thanks to the new method developed by John Storey, Joshua M. Akey, and Leonid Kruglyak, researchers have a more efficient genome-mining technique to help them identify all the genomic elements that produce specific traits. In brewer's yeast alone, Storey and...