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The Smiling Axolotl Hides a Secret: A Giant Genome
Science & Tech  (tags: Axolotl, giant genome, scientists, mexican amphibian, genome, environment, discovery, news, research, science, world )

- 532 days ago -
Scientists have decoded the genome of the axolotl, the Mexican amphibian with a Mona Lisa smile. It has 32 billion base pairs, which makes it ten times the size of the human genome, and the largest genome ever sequenced.
Shedding Light on the Dark Matter of the Genome
Science & Tech  (tags: GMO's, GMO crops, Genetic Engineering, genetics, Junk dna, genome, Dark genome, biotechnology, Bio Teck. Bio hacking, Crispr )

Steven L
- 1155 days ago -
What used to be dismissed by many as junk DNA is back with a vengeance as growing data points to the importance of non coding RNAs (ncRNAs)
Tiny Genetic Differences Between Humans and Other Primates Pervade the Genome
Science & Tech  (tags: world, humans, history, genetic, primates, genome, Charles Darwin, evolution, species, gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobos )

- 1781 days ago -
In 1871 Charles Darwin surmised that humans were evolutionarily closer to the African apes than to any other species alive. The recent sequencing of the gorilla, chimpanzee & bonobo genomes confirms that supposition & provides a clearer view of how. . .
Neanderthal Genome May Hold Clues to Human Survival
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, paleontology, research, science, investigation, discovery, Neanderthal, genes, genome )

- 2393 days ago -
It's the time of year when people take stock of the past 12 months, and make resolutions for the New Year. That's kind of what Svante Paabo is doing -- but the Swedish archeological geneticist is looking over a time span of 30,000 years.
Is the Black Death the Ancestor of All Modern Plagues?
Science & Tech  (tags: history, genetics, Black Death, study, pandemic, genome )

- 2838 days ago -
The bacterial strain responsible for the Black Death, which killed up to half of Europe's population in the mid-14th century, is the ancestor of all modern plagues, according to a study published in the journal Nature.
Vitamin D Found to Influence Over 200 Genes, Highlighting Links to Disease
Science & Tech  (tags: genome, vitamin D, rickets, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, lupus, DNA sequencing technologyhealth )

- 3251 days ago -
The extent to which vitamin D deficiency may increase susceptibility to a wide range of diseases is dramatically highlighted in newly published research. Scientists have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA -- and identified over
Scientists Map All Mammalian Gene Interactions
Science & Tech  (tags: Mammals, Gene, UCLA researcher, human maps, genome )

- 3266 days ago -
In one of the first efforts of its kind, UCLA researchers have taken mammalian genome maps, including human maps, one step further by showing not just the order in which genes fall in the genome but which genes actually interact.
Agricultural Scientists Sequence Genome of Grass That Can Be a Biofuel Model Crop
Science & Tech  (tags: Agriculture, Genome, Grass, Biofuel Model Crop, science )

- 3446 days ago -
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their colleagues at the Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute have announced that they have completed sequencing the genome of a kind of wild grass that will enable researchers to shed light
The Flourbeetle's Genome Sequenced for the First Time
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, study, agriculture, red flour beetle, genome, species, Tribolium, biology, discovery )

- 4132 days ago -
A research team has now sequenced the genome from Tribolium castaneum. These sequencing efforts are extremely important for agriculture and will enable the development of new methods for the protection of food plants and areas of forests against beetles.
Ant Guts Could Pave the Way for Better Antibiotics
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, health, humans, research, science, study, technology, antibiotics, bacteria, cell, genes, genome, inhibitors, protein, entomology, medicine )

- 4133 days ago -
This work could allow researchers to create new antibiotics against gram-negative bacteria,like E. coli and salmonella,that would destroy these bacteria by disabling the mechanism that produces their protective coating.
Scientists Try to Save Giant Panda
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, research, technology, genome, giant panda, endangered species, survival )

- 4152 days ago -
Scientists from China and across the world are to sequence the genome of the giant panda in an effort to stop the endangered species from being wiped out, state media reported yesterday. The scientists hope the project will help control diseases that
Science Left to Rue a Roo Genome
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, genome, narsupials, technology, interesting )

- 4195 days ago -
AUSTRALIA squandered an opportunity to parlay its distinct and valuable wildlife into a position of influence within the promising world of genomic science, according to leading researcher Jenny Graves. "We have a fantastic collection of plants and animal
Domestic Cat Genome Sequenced - February 1, 2008
Science & Tech  (tags: genome, dna, cat, abyssinian, research, disease, health )

- 4196 days ago -
The DNA of a 4-year-old female Abyssinian cat named Cinnamon has been sequenced, according to a report by Joan U. Pontius, PhD, et al, in the November 2007 issue of Genome Research, which details the first assembly, annotation, and comparative analysis of
The Keys to Cat-Ness
Science & Tech  (tags: cats, dogs, humans, genome, similarity, science, DNA )

- 4279 days ago -
Based on the structure of the chromosomes, the cat genome much more closely resembles that of humans than that of other nonprimate species. Unlike cats and humans, pieces of chromosomes in the dog, mouse, rat, and others have been reshuffled.
Fine-Tuned Map Of Human Genome Offers Fresh Clues About Disease
Science & Tech  (tags: disease, genome, map, gene, geneticengineering, genes, genes )

- 4292 days ago -
Quoted from AFP: Scientists on Wednesday released the finest-detailed map yet of variants in the human genetic code declaring it should help unlock inherited causes of disease and reveal secrets of evolution. Read more...

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