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Breakthrough could nip arthritis in the bud


June 13th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) A breakthrough involving billions of bugs in our guts that play a role in regulating the immune system could actually nip arthritis in the bud. The ... Read more...

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Scientists assemble genome from DNA of single bug


September 19th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Now researchers can assemble all of an organism's hereditary information from the DNA of a single bacterial cell, thanks to a significant breakthrough.The genome is encoded ... Read more...

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Gene fusion is the ’smoking gun’ in the development of prostate cancer: Study


May 19th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Targeting the hormone androgen and its receptor in prostate cancer therapy could be a wrong approach after all, says a new study.Researchers have found that when two genes ... Read more...

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Sunflower genome to pave way for sustainable agriculture


January 13th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Researchers are creating a reference genome for the sunflower family that would enable the breeding of crops better suited to their growing environment and consumers tastes.The sunflower family ... Read more...

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‘DNA Sudoku’ to revolutionise genome sequencing, medical genetics


June 25th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Sudoku, the popular mathematics puzzle that has taken people by storm, is now set to revolutionize the world of genome sequencing and the field of medical genetics, according ... Read more...

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”Junk” DNA distinguishes humans from other species


November 5th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): What was earlier considered to be "junk" DNA has now been found to be an important ingredient distinguishing humans from other species, say scientists at the Genome ... Read more...

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Humans owe their identity to ‘junk’ DNA


November 5th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) What had been described by scientists as "junk" DNA is what gives humans their distinct identity. More than 50 percent of human DNA are copies of nearly identical ... Read more...

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DNA sequencing to help typhoid diagnosis


July 28th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) Advanced DNA sequencing technologies will help hone diagnosis and track how typhoid fever spreads and kills 600,000 people every year. The first-ever comprehensive study of multiple samples of ... Read more...

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New genome sequencing technology to help track, tackle typhoid


July 28th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 28 (ANI): A first of its kind study on next-generation DNA sequencing technologies has revealed new genetic signatures that may enable researchers to track and tackle typhoid, a ... Read more...

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