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USU Biologist Explores Small Non-Coding RNA in Bumble Bee

3 days ago

When the Human Genome Project was declared complete in April 2003, scientists celebrated the bits of DNA coded…
The Giant Squid Genome Holds Surprises

February 10, 2020

I’ve been thinking about invertebrates often lately, and so was delighted to learn that the genome of the…
Researchers uncover the genomics of health

January 27, 2020

Most diseases have a genetic component. To better understand disease, researchers led by the Garvan Institute of Medical…
New Technique Predicts Which Melanoma Patients Are at Risk for Cancer Recurrence and Spread

January 21, 2020

For most patients, melanoma begins with a small, pigmented spot on their skin that they notice starts to…
5,700-Year-Old Lola, Her Genome Sequenced from Gum, Joins Other Named Forebears

December 30, 2019

About 5,700 years ago in southern Denmark, a woman enjoyed a meal of hazelnuts and duck, then chewed…
Study Finds Widespread Misinterpretation of Gene Expression Data

December 19, 2019

But bias can be removed from data to filter out false results, researchers say. The reproducibility of research…
Visualizing DNA Labels in Cells and Tissues

November 20, 2019

Complex living things are made up of collections of individual cells all working together. Understanding how these assemblages…
New genetic analysis improves diagnosis of intellectual disability

November 11, 2019

Whole-genome sequencing can be used to diagnose intellectual disability more accurately than other methods of genetic analysis, researchers…
New clinical guide for the genomic diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia

November 4, 2019

A collective work between researchers from 8 research centres and hospitals in Spain, coordinated by Francesc Solé of…
Study provides framework for green plant evolution

October 29, 2019

Gene sequences for more than 1,100 plant species have been released by an international consortium of nearly 200 plant…
Study pinpoints rare genetic change that may boost risk of warts in throat

October 24, 2019

Generally speaking, the immune system does a good job safeguarding us from various types of the human papilloma…
NIH funds new All of Us Research Program genome center to test advanced sequencing tools

October 22, 2019

The All of Us Research Program has selected the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, to evaluate the use of…
‘Industrial melanism’ linked to same gene in three moth species

October 18, 2019

The rise of dark forms of many species of moth in heavily polluted areas of 19th and 20th…
First Genome of Spotted Lanternfly Built from a Single Insect

October 18, 2019

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, in cooperation with Pacific Biosciences and Penn State University, have published the first genome of the…
Improved mapping of Swedish genes

September 26, 2019

People – or more specifically just Swedes – are more like chimpanzees than previously known. This is indicated…
We Are All Mutants, More or Less

September 26, 2019

Everyone is a mutant but some are prone to diverge more than others, report scientists at University of Utah…
New, improved human genome reference in the works

September 26, 2019

A completely new, comprehensive human genome reference will be created in a National Institutes of Health-funded, multi-institutional initiative. The…
NIH funds centers for advancing the reference sequence of the human genome

September 25, 2019

New grants totaling approximately $29.5 million will enable scientists to generate and maintain the most comprehensive reference sequence…
Analyzing Genomes to Improve Disease Control in Poultry

August 23, 2019

Marek’s disease—a highly contagious viral disease caused by a herpesvirus—is a constant threat to poultry worldwide. It is…
Beyond DNA

August 7, 2019

Pretty much all of your cells have the same DNA code, yet they come in an astonishing number…
Guacamole lovers, rejoice! The avocado genome has been sequenced

August 7, 2019

We now know the DNA of guacamole. Scientists have sequenced the avocado genome, shedding light on the ancient…
First pictures of enzyme that drives new class of antibiotics

August 5, 2019

Understanding how antibiotic scaffolds are constructed in nature can help scientists prospect for new classes of antibiotics through…
Methods for Determining Similar Sequences Across Genomes

July 30, 2019

Individuals of a species differ from one another at the genetic level to various degrees. These differences represent…
Beyond finding a gene

July 23, 2019

Families living with extremely rare neurodegenerative diseases finally received an answer to the cause of their illnesses, thanks…
Super salty, subzero Arctic water provides peek at possible life on other planets

July 12, 2019

In recent years, the idea of life on other planets has become less far-fetched. NASA will send a…
New method helping to find deletions and duplications in the human genome

July 10, 2019

A new machine-learning method accurately identifies regions of the human genome that have been duplicated or deleted —…
Scientists decode DNA secrets of world’s toughest bean

July 10, 2019

UC Riverside scientists have decoded the genome of black-eyed peas, offering hope for feeding Earth’s expanding population, especially…
Study of multiethnic genomes identifies 27 genetic variants associated with certain diseases

June 20, 2019

In a study published in the journal Nature, researchers identified 27 new genomic variants associated with conditions such…
From Function to Form

June 18, 2019

Sequencing the first human genome was a herculean effort that took 13 years, hundreds of researchers around the…
Superfast Gene Sequencing Helps Diagnose Critically Ill Patients

June 13, 2019

In an analysis of the real-world impact of a pioneering test called metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS), developed by…
New tool to make detecting changes in DNA much easier

June 4, 2019

Diagnosing genetic diseases is a difficult task. Biomarkers are not always identified and analysing DNA takes a considerable…
Peanut Genome Sequenced with Unprecedent Accuracy

May 2, 2019

Improved pest resistance and drought tolerance are among potential benefits of an international effort in which Agricultural Research…
Scientists say that fast advanced DNA sequencing technologies produce too many errors

January 27, 2019

99.8 % accuracy of the new methods that can read lengthy sections of genetic material is quite impressive.…
Decoding the Newborn

January 7, 2019

As genomic sequencing becomes increasingly common in the clinic, questions linger about its use and role in newborn…
Newly sequenced genomes of parasitic worms could speed development of new treatments

November 20, 2018

Parasitic worms pose a major global health threat to both humans and animals, but a major study that…
New technique promises more accurate genomes

October 26, 2018

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new technique that will aid in a more accurate reconstruction of…
Biotia to pilot AI and sequencing-based pathogen and drug resistance detection technology in Bumrungrad International Hospital

October 11, 2018

Bumrungrad International Hospital partners with Biotia, a health tech company based in New York City, to pilot artificial…
DNA sequencing and patient data used to halt infection outbreak

October 5, 2018

The breakthrough at the John Radcliffe Hospital is significant as this is the first time an outbreak of Candida…
Golden Eagles are not endangered, but scientists are getting ready to save them – why?

September 4, 2018

Golden eagles have once been very widespread across Europe, North Asia, North America, North Africa, and Japan. However,…
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