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DNA sections linked to osteoarthritis found


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) British researchers have discovered eight sections of our DNA that cause osteoarthritis, the hopelessly crippling condition affecting tens of millions worldwide. The breakthrough by University of ... Read more...

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Major selective sweeps did not drive human evolution, says study


February 18th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has found that selective sweeps, which were thought to drive human evolution, may not have done so. In fact, such events may have been rare, ... Read more...

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1000 Genomes Project to reveal how genetics influence human health


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists at Boston College are playing an integral role in the global effort to sequence 1000 genomes and move closer to understanding in fine detail how genetics influence ... Read more...

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New gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease identified


September 24th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): A gene that appears to increase a person's risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of the disease, has been identified by researchers.The gene, abbreviated ... Read more...

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Promising proteins for diabetes prevention


May 25th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): A research team at Indiana University School of Medicine has identified two new potential protein targets for preventing diabetes.According to the multi-institutional research team led by Raghu Mirmira, ... Read more...

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New gene linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk identified


April 15th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A gene that appears to increase a person's risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease has been identified by researchers.The research will be presented as part of the late-breaking ... Read more...

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Genetic clues to counter malaria drug resistance


February 17th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An international group of researchers has used genomics to decode the blueprint of Plasmodium falciparum - a strain of malaria most resistant to drugs that causes the most ... Read more...

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Researchers develop faster way to locate disease genes


August 18th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers have successfully developed a novel genome-analysis strategy for more rapid, lower cost discovery of possible gene-disease links. By saving time and lowering expenses, the approach makes it ... Read more...

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After dino extinction, the human genome undergoes shrinking


July 28th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Evidence buried in the chromosomes of animals and plants strongly suggests that only mammals, including humans, have seen their genomes shrink after the dinosaurs' extinction, with that trend ... Read more...

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Mammals have to contend with shrinking genomes too


July 28th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) After the dinosaurs, mammals too have to contend with a shrinking genome, according to evidence buried in the chromosomes of animals and plants. There was a shrinking in the ... Read more...

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Coming soon: 15-minute, $100 human genome sequencing


July 28th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Human genome sequencing is expected to become as cheap as 100 dollars per case, and that too at speeds 20,000 times faster than second-generation sequencers currently on the ... Read more...

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Technique for modifying plant genes could help provide sustainable food, fuel and fiber


April 30th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Scientists have used a genome engineering tool they developed to make a model crop plant herbicide-resistant without significant changes to its DNA, which could help provide sustainable food, ... Read more...

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Genes behind common skin disease psorasis uncovered


January 26th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists in Singapore and China have identified genes that play an important role in the development of psoriasis, a common chronic skin disease.In three independent studies, researchers ... Read more...

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Presence of gene variant helps protect against scaly skin patches


January 26th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 26 (IANS) Researchers have identified a gene variant that helps protect against psoriasis, a chronic skin disease characterised by red scaly patches.Researchers led by Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) associate ... Read more...

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Human genes can map persons ancestry to home countries


September 1st, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 1 (ANI): Human genomes can actually provide a geographical map through which one can map a persons ancestry down to his/her home country, according to new research. John Novembre, ... Read more...

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Last common ancestor of Neanderthals and humans lived about 660,000 years ago


August 8th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): The complete Neanderthal mitochondrial genome sequenced from a 38,000-year-old bone has shown that the last common ancestor of Neanderthals and humans lived about 660,000 years ago, give ... Read more...

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1000 genomes sequencing project announced


January 23rd, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): An international research association has announced the 1000 Genomes Project on Jan 23.The project is an ambitious effort to sequence the genomes of at least 1000 people ... Read more...

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Gene loss contributes to human evolution


December 14th, 2007 - 5:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 14(ANI): Researchers at the University of California has found that the loss of genes has contributed to the evolution of the human species. The study led by Biomolecular engineering professor David ... Read more...

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New technique dramatically cut the costs of DNA sequencing


December 13th, 2007 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 13 (ANI): A new era could be opened in personal medicine by using a novel technique that could serve to sequence a human genome for just 1000 dollars or ... Read more...

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