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Latest Single-nucleotide polymorphism Stories

2011-07-12 12:45:27

Doctors have known for a long time that prostate cancer "runs in the family".

2011-06-20 13:15:12

An international research team, co-led by scientists at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, have discovered three potential susceptibility genes for development of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a rare neurodegenerative disease that causes symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's disease but is resistant to Parkinson's medications.

2011-05-12 00:14:26

A new genomics study, led by the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, sets the stage for the first predictive diagnostic test in a serious immunodeficiency disease in children.

2011-04-28 14:40:35

By dividing individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) into four subtypes according to similarity of symptoms and reanalyzing existing genome-wide genetic data on these individuals vs. controls, researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences have identified 18 novel and highly significant genetic markers for ASD.

2011-04-03 22:11:35

A common genetic variation links to both bladder cancer risk and to the length of protective caps found on the ends of chromosomes, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported today at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting.

2011-04-03 21:42:47

Using new genetic information, scientists have linked a commonly found human genetic variant with both longer telomeres and reduced risk of bladder cancer.

2011-03-30 16:55:48

In a study of 1,721 Korean male drinkers aged 40 in an urban population–based cohort, and another sample of 1,113 male drinkers from an independent rural cohort, information on average daily alcohol consumption was collected and DNA samples were collected for genotyping.

2011-03-23 21:50:43

Genes make up only a tiny percentage of the human genome.

2011-03-23 08:44:00

BANGALORE, India, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Bringing Personalized Genomics to your Doorstep Avesthagen Limited achieves another milestone as it announces the launch of its commercial Whole Genome Scanning (WGS) service in India. The human genome contains all of the biological information needed to build and maintain an organism.

2011-03-14 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels, a bioenergy crop company using breeding and biotechnology to develop elite hybrid seeds of Jatropha, today announced it is applying more than 1.6 million genetic markers (SNPs) for Jatropha curcas toward the development of marker assisted selection (MAS) methods to produce elite, high-performing cultivars of the energy crop.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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