comparative genomics

Why some monkeys don’t get AIDS when infected with SIV


December 5th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Researchers have taken a step towards understanding how some species of monkeys such as sooty mangabeys and African green monkeys do not get AIDS when infected with SIV, ... Read more...

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Ancestor of all animals identified by scientists


January 28th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new research has identified a sperm-resembling creature called monosiga as the closest living surrogate to the ancestor of all animals.The study determined that Earth may have ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on evolution of malaria


December 26th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists have revealed that malarial parasites found in tree-dwelling rats share a close evolutionary relationship with Plasmodium falciparum, the deadly form of malaria ... Read more...

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African dwarf crocodile is actually three distinct species


December 13th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): By looking at the genes of the African dwarf crocodile, scientists have found that the group comprises of three distinct species rather than one.The analysis was ... Read more...

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How the jellyfish got its sting


September 29th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): Scientists have found that one of the genes necessary for jellyfish to sting is similar to a gene in bacteria, suggesting the ancestors of the marine animal ... Read more...

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Kissing cousins can still have healthy offspring


June 4th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 4 (ANI): The belief that babies born to first-cousins will suffer from some kind of deformities is all a myth, say researchers in Australia.According to an earlier Australian research ... Read more...

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