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Sunday 19 April, 2015

Genome sequencing can identify hidden cancer

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Researchers have found that whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify patients’ risk for hereditary cancer which can  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, November 8th, 2014
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Koala holds clues about origins of the human genome

Eight percent of your genome derives from retroviruses that inserted themselves into human sex cells millions of years ago. Right now the koala  More...

By BioNews On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Human genome shaped by evolutionary race with itself

An evolutionary race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex regulatory networks that orchestrate the activity of genes in every cell of our bodies  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Y chromosome was born 180 million years ago: Study

Ever thought even in your wildest dream that a very, very long time ago, the X and Y chromosomes were identical, until the Y started to differentiate from the X in males  More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Strand Life to set up lab for genomics

Leading biotech firm Strand Life Sciences Ltd is setting up a laboratory here for translational research in genomics and personalised medicine  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, April 28th, 2013
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Reseachers sequenced Turtle genome, shed light on turtle ancestry and shell evolution

From which ancestors have turtles evolved? How did they get their shell? New data provided by the Joint International  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
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Researchers show 70 percent protein-coding human genes are related to zebrafish

Completion of the zebrafish reference genome yields strong comparisons with the human genome. Researchers demonstrate today that 70 per cent of protein-coding human genes are related  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, April 15th, 2013
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Gene sequencing project finds new mutations to blame for a majority of brain tumor subtype

The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome  More...

1000 Genomes Project: Mapping human genetic variation. Credit: EMBL-EBI/S.Phillips
By BioNews On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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The 1000 Genomes Project today presents a map of normal human genetic variation

The 1000 Genomes Project today presents a map of normal human genetic variation  More...

Coming home: Rangitane iwi tupuna reburial ceremony at Wairau Bar in 2009.
By BioNews On Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
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Researchers map genetic code of New Zealand’s first settlers

In a landmark study, University of Otago researchers have achieved the feat of sequencing  More...