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Genome Reveals Humans, Gorillas More Alike Than Previously Thought
2012-03-08 07:53:30

Researchers who have completed the genome sequence of the gorilla have discovered that the species is more genetically similar to humans than they had previously thought.

Devil's Contagious Cancer Genome Sequenced
2012-02-17 05:48:15

The Tasmanian devil population is threatened to extinction with a highly contagious cancer. In order to understand the origins of the cancer, researchers have sequenced the complete genome of the cell and traced it back to what they are calling an ‘immortal’ female.

2012-02-17 00:31:25

A high-quality reference catalogue of the genetic changes that result in the deactivation of human genes has been developed by a team of researchers.

2012-01-26 02:11:22

Research led by scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has exploited a revolutionary genetic technique to discover how human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) drugs target the parasite which causes the disease.

2012-01-12 21:39:16

A team of geneticists and computational biologists in the UK today reveal how an ancient mechanism is involved in gene control and continues to drive genome evolution.

2011-12-20 18:10:38

A new candidate malaria vaccine with the potential to neutralize all strains of the most deadly species of malaria parasite has been developed by a team led by scientists at the University of Oxford.

2011-12-14 11:49:04

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered two proteins that are essential for the fusion of muscle cells to build muscle fibers.

Malaria Parasite Discovery May Lead To Vaccine
2011-11-10 14:08:10

Researchers have revealed a new discovery in understanding how a malaria parasite invades human red blood cells.

2011-11-07 11:45:51

A jumping gene with the fairy tale name "Sleeping Beauty" has helped to unlock vital clues for researchers investigating the genetics of colorectal cancer.


Word of the Day
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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