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2010-07-02 16:17:35

Fewer males than females are surviving the negative effects of inbreeding in a reintroduced population of a rare New Zealand bird.

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2010-07-02 05:40:00

Boston University researchers have discovered a genetic sequence that predicts with more accuracy than ever before whether a person will live to the age of 100 -- even if they have other genes associated with disease.

2010-06-24 15:58:30

New research at the University of Leicester will use the latest genetic techniques to examine DNA from over 20,000 patients with heart disease.

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2010-06-16 14:43:09

Inbred male sperm have been found to fertilize fewer eggs when in competition with non-inbred males according to a new study by the University of East Anglia.

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2010-06-15 10:55:57

Three genes that have barely been studied to date have now provided fresh knowledge about patients with suicidal backgrounds.

2010-06-14 13:04:25

Understanding the genetic ancestry of mixed populations, such as those found in North America, can not only help to detect their origins but also to understand the genetic basis of complex diseases.

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2010-06-10 06:45:00

New studies have found that Jews share a genetic bond with Cypriots and Druze and verifies the Jewish Diaspora maintained a strong DNA continuity despite its long separation from the Middle East.

2010-05-14 10:14:05

ASHG publishes follow-up white paper report that explains scientific reasoning and expands on recommendations made in 2008 policy statement.

2010-04-29 14:39:00

-- New Approach Also Specifies Results for Individual Patients -- PHILADELPHIA, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In findings that may speed the search for disease-causing genes, a new study challenges the prevailing view that common diseases are usually caused by common gene variants (mutations).

2010-04-06 07:16:03

Agronomists at Iowa State University are offering doubled haploid technology that allows corn breeders to more quickly produce inbred lines for research or private use.


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House Mouse, Mus musculus
2012-05-01 11:42:07

Even in the wild, this rodent is associated with humans by destroying crops and stored food. The house mouse is also known as the fancy mouse, a common pet. It is also a widely used laboratory animal, important for testing in genetics, biology, and medicine. There are three recognized subspecies of the house mouse. These mice thrive in a number of locations including fields, houses, and commercial structures. An adult male house mouse can have a body length of up to 3.9 in, and tail length...

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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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