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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.

2011-10-28 12:11:35

Two remarkable discoveries were today revealed by researchers into genome analysis of Leishmania parasites.

2011-10-12 23:11:52

For the first time, scientists have cleanly corrected a human gene mutation in a patient's stem cells.

Culling Won’t Help Tasmanian Devil Populations
2011-10-05 08:45:59

Populations of Tasmanian devils in parts of Australia are suffering from Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) that has wiped out more than 90 percent of individual animals in some areas.

2011-09-27 13:20:42

A genomic study of chronic blood cancer - a precursor to leukaemia - has discovered gene mutations that could enable diagnosis using only a blood test, avoiding the need for an invasive and painful bone marrow biopsy.

Researchers Sequence DNA Of 17 Common Types Of Lab Mice
2011-09-16 09:53:31

An international team of researchers have sequenced the genomes of 17 different strains of mice in what the National Science Foundation is calling "an achievement that lays the groundwork for the identification of genes responsible for… diseases that afflict both mice and humans."

2011-08-31 20:24:25

Researchers have undertaken the most comprehensive investigation of genetic variance in human metabolism and discovered new insights into a range of common diseases.

2011-08-25 14:53:06

Researchers have today revealed a new gene associated with osteoarthritis.

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2011-08-21 14:54:24

An international team of researchers believe they have identified the gene responsible for the creature's hop.

2011-07-01 12:52:11

Researchers have developed a new strategy to improve the outcome of genome-wide association (GWA) studies.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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