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Scientists Recode Entire Genome Of Organism

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 17:54

Working in the emerging field of synthetic biology, scientists recoded the entire genome of an organism.


‘GenePeeks’ Start-Up To Screen Prospective Parents For Best Baby Genes

By | Fri, 10/04/2013 - 17:46

A start-up with vigorous new technology can digitally produce thousands of sample babies for potential parents.

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Henrietta Lacks Has Her Day: Genome Of Immortal HeLa Cells Made Public By NIH

By | Wed, 08/07/2013 - 13:11

The Lacks family and the National Institutes of Health reach an understanding to share the genomic data of HeLa cells.

Reconstructed Leprosy DNA Reveals Genetic History: Hansen’s Disease Unchanged Since Middle Ages

Reconstructed Leprosy DNA Reveals Genetic History: Hansen’s Disease Unchanged Since Middle Ages

By | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 00:34

Bacterial DNA from medieval European skeletons allowed researchers to reconstructed the genome of the leprosy pathogen — revealing that not much has changed throughout 1,000 years of its genetic history.

What's In A Duck? Genetic Clues For Understanding Bird Flu Outbreaks

By | Sun, 06/09/2013 - 13:02

Geneticists sequence the DNA of ducks and find evidence for why they are such good hosts for avian influenza viruses.

The Ethics Of Personal Genome Sequencing Pondered By Scientists And Philosophers

Genome Sequencing Should Become Universal, Benefiting All, Researcher Says

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 21:46

A geneticist from the United Kingdom argues affirmatively on the ethical debate regarding genome sequencing.

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Tapeworm Treatment: DNA Genome Mapping Reveals Medicine Targets

By | Wed, 03/13/2013 - 18:09

Tapeworm treatment will be much easier, now that newly sequenced genomes have revealed medicine targets.


Scientists Sequence a Person's Entire Genome With Just a Single Cell

By | Wed, 01/09/2013 - 09:13

Scientists are now able to reproduce a person's entire genome using only a single cell.


Three-Quarters of Mutations in Human Protein-Coding Genes Occurred Only Recently

By | Wed, 11/28/2012 - 13:04

Nearly three-quarters of mutations in genes that code for proteins occurred fairly recently in the past 5,000 to 10,000 years.


Scientists Sequence Entire Pig Genome in Breakthrough That Could Combat Human Disease

By | Wed, 11/14/2012 - 18:07

Scientists have mapped the genome of the domestic pig, revealing that besides providing tasty bacon and sausages, the animal may also be useful in fighting human diseases.


8 Important Facts You Didn't Know about ENCODE and the Human Genome

By | Fri, 09/07/2012 - 11:13

What is ENCODE, and what does it mean?


Researchers Create 'Google Maps' for Human Genome

By | Wed, 09/05/2012 - 16:14

Researchers on the project have been likened the task to Occupy Wall Street. “Originally genetics was focused on the one percent,” Mark Gerstein, a bioinformaticist from Yale University, said. “We’re shining a light on the 99 percent.”


Researchers Map Out Genome of Human Ancestor, Suspect More Ancestors Yet to Be Found

By | Thu, 08/30/2012 - 14:45

Researchers have managed to map an entire genome of a human ancestor and also suspect that there are more species that existed in the past that we have not yet found, particularly in Asia.