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2009-02-02 08:41:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, February 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) today report the discovery of the first variation in the sequence of the human genome ever shown to confer increased risk of essential tremor.

2009-01-28 08:54:41

Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia with certain genetic variations can have a different response to anti-cancer treatment than other patients, according to a study in the January 28 issue of JAMA.

2009-01-27 05:00:00

Affordable Access to DNA Testing Reveals Family History, Genetic Cousins, Ancestral Occupations, Geographic Origins and More PROVO, Utah, Jan.

2008-12-23 10:20:00

Laws banning marriage between first cousins are based on outdated assumptions about a high degree of genetic risk, New Zealand and US researchers said.

2008-12-15 08:12:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, December 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Findings Point to Potential Therapeutic Pathways and Provide Widening Basis for the Development of a Risk Assessment Test Scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) and colleagues from Australia and Denmark today report the discovery of common single-letter variations (SNPs) in the human genome linked to low bone mineral density (BMD), the clinical measurement used to diagnose osteoporosis.

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2008-11-27 11:15:00

Scientists encourage 'continuous and effective management' and further study of these 'spectacular and emblematic' reptiles.

2008-11-24 15:21:34

Hybrid plants are growing bigger and more vigorously than their parents because they're more active during the day, U.S.

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2008-10-30 13:04:29

Although research has linked inbreeding with elevated rates of deformity in a wide variety of animals, a new study finds it plays no part in the high incidence of malformation among salamanders.

2008-10-13 09:00:49

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists at deCODE genetics today report the discovery of common versions of two single-letter variations in the human genome (SNPs) that confer risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common cancer among people of European ancestry.

2008-09-17 03:00:11

By Wilson, David Sloan Wilson, Edward O The process known as group selection was once accepted unthinkingly, then was widely discredited; it's time for a more discriminating assessment Is evolution a team sport, or is the contest for survival played out strictly between individuals? There's no question that natural selection acts on individual organisms: Those with favorable traits are more likely to pass along their genes to the next generation.


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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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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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