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Harvard team crack superbugs’ genetic code


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the genetic code of superbugs such as MRSA, figuring out why they have become so resistant to anti-bioitics in mixed infections. Since 2005, ... Read more...

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China maps world’s first goose genome sequence


June 14th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) Scientists from China Tuesday claimed to have sequenced the complete genome of the white goose - for the very first time.Researchers from the Zhejiang Provincial Academy ... Read more...

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Junk DNA makes humans so different from primates


March 1st, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Repetitive stretches of "junk" DNA may partly explain why humans are so different from primates. Medical researchers at the University of Iowa found that when a particular type ... Read more...

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‘Water flea’ important indicator of environmental contamination


February 4th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A study has said that 'water fleas' could be indicators of environmental toxins and pollutants.Daphnia pulex is the first crustacean to have its complete genome sequenced by members ... Read more...

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Vaccine to tackle meningitis ‘just a year away’


December 24th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Experts have tested a new vaccine for meningitis B, the strain against which there is currently no defense.According to them, it will dramatically reduce the risk of children ... Read more...

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30,000-yr-old finger bone found in Siberia is from ‘mystery human relative’


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a 30,000-year-old bone finger fossil of a little girl found in Siberia in 2008, was neither a Neanderthal nor an early modern human, but ... Read more...

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Genes of major disease-causing mosquito decoded


October 1st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): In a new study, researchers examined genes that are turned on during infection in a type of mosquito that is not only a pest, but transmits disease-causing pathogens. ... Read more...

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Apple genome could lead to better apples


August 30th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Scientists have apparently drafted a genome sequence of apple that may help in improving the quality of apple production.The availability of a genome sequence for apple will allow ... Read more...

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Chinese experts release world’s first oyster genome map


August 4th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Chinese scientists have drawn the world's first genome sequence map of oysters, opening new possibilities for increasing oyster production and development of industrial materials. The map was also the ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to fully sequencing the salmon genome


June 15th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists are one step to fully sequencing the genome of the economically important, environmentally sensitive Atlantic salmon species.Genome BC partnered with the Chilean Economic Development Agency, InnovaChile, Norwegian ... Read more...

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Genome study shows there’s a Neanderthal in all of us


May 7th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): There's a Neanderthal in all of us, as according to a study, some of our ancestors interbred with the thick-browed cavemen.Boffins have produced the first whole genome sequence ... Read more...

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New rat study may help understand genetic basis of human hypertension


April 29th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Scientists have sequenced the genome of the spontaneously hypertensive rat, which could help understand causes of the disease in humans.The spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) strain is the most ... Read more...

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Chromosome 11 implicated in alcohol dependence


March 2nd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A genome-wide association study has found an association between alcohol dependence (AD) and a cluster of genes on chromosome 11."Previous studies have looked at one or a ... Read more...

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New genome sequence will speed research on improved food and biofuel crops


February 11th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): In a global initiative, scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon, which will serve as a model to speed research on improved varieties ... Read more...

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Mapping soybean genome may help fight world hunger


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have identified and recorded more than 1 billion base pairs of soybean DNA, which could lead to improvements for one of the world's ... Read more...

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Scientists sequence genome of woodland strawberry


January 12th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists from the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service claim to have sequenced the genome of the woodland strawberry.Fragaria vesca, commonly known as the woodland or alpine ... Read more...

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Origins of cavity-causing bacteria revealed


December 24th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): In a new genetic study, researchers have uncovered the complete genetic make-up of the cavity-causing bacterium Bifidobacterium dentium Bd1.The study, led by Marco Ventura's Probiogenomics laboratory at the ... Read more...

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Latest must-have accessory for billionaires: Personal genome sequence!


November 15th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Move over hotels, islands and yachts - some of the world's wealthiest people are nowadays forking over 70,000 dollars each for a computer drive containing their personal genome ... Read more...

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First draft of the swine genome sequence revealed


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have produced a first draft of the genome of a domesticated pig-an achievement that will lead to insights in agriculture, medicine, conservation and ... Read more...

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Modern humans, Neanderthals ‘had sex’


October 25th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Neanderthals had sex with modern humans across the species barrier, claims a leading geneticist.Using DNA retrieved from fossils, Professor Svante Paabo, director of genetics at the renowned Max ... Read more...

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Mobile DNA elements in woolly mammoth genome give new clues to mammalian evolution


June 9th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have analyzed the mammoth genome looking for mobile DNA elements, revealing new insights into how some of these elements evolved in mammals and ... Read more...

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Mexico doesn’t know origin of swine flu virus


April 30th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 30 (EFE) The origin of the swine flu outbreak provisionally blamed for 159 deaths in Mexico could be either Asia or the US, the chief epidemiologist of the Latin ... Read more...

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DNA can reveal eye colour


March 10th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): As part of a breakthrough in human genetics, Netherlands scientists can now predict with 90 percent accuracy if a person has blue or brown eyes by analysing ... Read more...

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Scientists decode half of the Neanderthal genome


December 10th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Scientists have decoded half of the Neanderthal genome and are aiming to sequence the rest by the years end.According to a report in New Scientist, researchers ... Read more...

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Complete draft assembly of the soybean genetic code released


December 9th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has released a complete draft assembly of the soybean genetic code, making it widely available to the ... Read more...

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Novel cost-effective screen test can speed up cancer genes discovery


November 19th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 19 (ANI): Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have devised a cost-effective screen test that can speed up the rate of discovering cancer-related genes and validating their function ... Read more...

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Scientists complete Giant panda genome sequencing


October 13th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Chinese scientists have worked out the first genome draft map of the giant panda to figure out exactly what makes the endangered species tick.By sequencing the ... Read more...

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Scientists decode genome of parasite behind malaria relapse


October 9th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Scientists at a New York University have decoded the complete genetic sequence of the parasite Plasmodium vivax - the leading cause of relapsing malaria - and compared ... Read more...

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Vitamin, mineral supplements may help fix slight genetic defects


June 3rd, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, predict that peoples personal genomes will be tested in future to detect any slight genetic flaws that can be fixed ... Read more...

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Platypus genome holds key to mammalian evolution


May 8th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Scientists have decoded the genome of one of the most unusual creatures in existence - the duck-billed platypus. And now they know why it is part bird, part ... Read more...

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Scientists complete a working draft of the corn genome


February 26th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 26 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have completed a working draft of the corn genome.The researchers say that their work attains significance as it may accelerate ... Read more...

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Moss genome sequence reveals how plants invaded land


December 16th, 2007 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): The sequencing of a dainty moss called Physcomitrella has revealed as to how plants invaded the land and learned to survive heat and drought.The mosses are land dwellers ... Read more...

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