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USask researchers involved in sequencing the pea genome

October 23, 2019

A research project led by scientists in Dijon, France but including researchers from the Czech Republic, Australia, the…
Map showing gene interactions could lead to new cancer therapies

September 30, 2019

Nearly 150,000 cancer-related deaths can be attributed annually to Epstein-Barr (EBV) virus, in part because of the lack…
Scientists analysed genetic makeup of bees and found new organisms inside of them

December 2, 2018

Bees are dying all over the world and no one knows exactly why or how to stop this…
Tales from 141,430 and one genomes

October 5, 2018

Analysis of the world’s largest set of genome data from pregnant women, totaling 141,431 expectant mothers from across…
The Wheat Genome Is Five Times Bigger than the Human Genome

August 17, 2018

Scientists at the University of Zurich, together with international research partners, have been able to sequence the complete…
Living Large: Exploration of Diverse Bacteria Signals Big Advance for Gene Function Prediction

May 16, 2018

New workflow accelerates experiment-based gene function assignments. In the air, beneath the ocean’s surface, and on land, microbes…
Researcher Uses ‘Shotgun Sequencing’ to Study Microorganisms

May 9, 2018

Bonnie Hurwitz’s genome sequencing research aims to help doctors offer more personalized treatment plans more quickly. The rice…
Biologists Find Answer to 100-Year-Old Question

April 20, 2018

Polyploidy, the duplication of whole genomes as in plants, has occurred many times during the evolution of insects,…
New algorithm can pinpoint mutations in large sections of the human genome

February 21, 2018

A team of scientists has developed an algorithm that can accurately pinpoint, in large regions of the human…
Saguaro and other towering cacti have a scrambled history

October 24, 2017

Visitors to Mexico and the U.S. Southwest can’t help but stand in awe of the solitary and majestic…
Firefly researchers mapping ‘world’s second-most interesting genome’

September 20, 2017

Goodbye, fireflies. Fireflies have long inspired wonder. Their flashbulbs of light blink in warm backyards as long summer…
As Much as 75% of the Human Genome could be Junk DNA

July 17, 2017

In a study published in the online science journal Genome Biology and Evolution, Professor Dan Graur of the…
Decoding of tarsier genome reveals ties to humans

October 9, 2016

Small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, with enormous eyes and an appetite for meat,…
Duplicate DNA a hallmark of tick genome

February 9, 2016

Researchers have sequenced the genetic blueprint of one of the most prolific pathogen-transmitting agents on the planet –…
Researchers at UMN and BioNano Genomics improving genome mapping

January 7, 2016

If you already have the sequenced map of an organism’s genome but want to look for structural oddities…
Improving accuracy in genomic mapping with time-series data

December 29, 2015

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and BioNano Genomics have used the physics of DNA in nanochannels to…
3-D map of human genome reveals relationship between mutations and disease development

December 14, 2015

Whitehead Institute researchers have created a map of the DNA loops that comprise the three dimensional (3D) structure…
Scientists map superbug genome paving way for new treatments and prevention

June 24, 2015

An international team of scientists, led by the University of Melbourne, has decoded the genes of Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP),…
Navigating multiple myeloma with ‘Google Maps’ for the cancer genome

June 10, 2015

In some ways, studying the genetics of cancer has been like examining the individual tiles on a mosaic,…
Research on the genetic roots of a blood disorder illustrates the challenges in parsing genetic data

April 15, 2015

Accumulating data, even genetic data, is easy. Understanding the meaning of those data can be more of a…
Mapping of the canary genome

February 5, 2015

Nature lovers are fascinated by the increasing number of singing birds when spring is approaching. Scientists also take…
Scary centipede’s genes reveal how life evolved on our planet

November 26, 2014

Centipedes, those many-legged creatures that startle us in our homes and gardens, have been genetically sequenced for the…
Fast, low-cost DNA sequencing technology one step closer to reality

November 25, 2014

A team of scientists from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center have developed…
Variation in expression of thousands of genes is kept under tight constraint in mice and humans, in all cells and tissues

November 23, 2014

Results are part of a comprehensive view of the mouse genome that emerges from the Mouse ENCODE project…
Molecular map reveals genetic origins of 21 autoimmune diseases

October 31, 2014

Scientists have created a molecular map that pinpoints genetic variants that play a role in 21 different autoimmune…
House fly genome reveals expanded immune system

October 17, 2014

Scientists have sequenced the house fly genome for the first time, revealing robust immune genes, as one might…
Scientists map the ‘editing marks’ on fly, worm, human genomes

August 27, 2014

Comprehensive maps of these marks will allow them to test ways to safely restore marks altered by human…
A CNIO team reduces the size of the human genome to 19,000 gene

July 3, 2014

Over 99% of human protein coding genes have an origin that predates primates by over 50 million years.…
Filling in the gaps on the protein map

June 5, 2014

Substantial progress has been made in decoding the human proteome. Under the leadership of the Technische Universität München…
Vast Gene-Expression Map Yields Neurological and Environmental Stress Insights

March 17, 2014

A consortium led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has…
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