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2009-10-09 10:57:22

In 1996, researchers from major genome sequencing centers around the world convened on the island of Bermuda and defined a finished genome as a gapless sequence with a nucleotide error rate of one or less in 10,000 bases.

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2009-10-08 09:47:46

New map of copy number variation in the human genome is a resource for human genetics.

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2009-10-07 15:50:00

An international research team has issued the most updated map of changes to the structure of human genomes.

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2009-07-20 13:18:08

New research suggests that antibiotic treatment could be asymptomatically inducing the transmission of the healthcare-acquired infection, C difficile, contributing to the outbreaks that have recently been widely reported in hospitals and other settings.

2009-07-15 12:45:00

Researchers have today published the complete genome sequence of the Schistosoma mansoni, a parasitic worm – commonly known as a blood fluke – that causes devastating disease.

2009-07-13 08:37:00

LEXINGTON, Mass. and HEIDELBERG, Germany, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- febit holding gmbh announced today the launch of the first human cancer biochip for HybSelect, febit's highly automated technology for sequence capture, enabling targeted Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).

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2009-05-25 14:20:54

An international research collaboration coordinated by UCD researchers and involving scientists at 21 institutes including the genome sequencing centers in the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK and the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard, USA have defined six new genome sequences in the Candida fungus family and identified genetic differences in species that cause disease.

2009-04-20 14:08:29

An international team of more than 70 researchers says it has found nine new genes on the X chromosome that, when knocked-out, lead to learning disabilities. The scientists said they studied nearly all X chromosome genes in 208 families with learning disabilities.

2009-04-19 13:17:17

A collaboration between more than 70 researchers across the globe has uncovered nine new genes on the X chromosome that, when knocked-out, lead to learning disabilities.

2009-04-16 09:55:21

Today - five years after the inception of the DECIPHER database - researchers have published a report that reveals the developing role of the database in revolutionizing both clinical practice and genetic research.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.