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Zebrafish to give insight into causes and treatment of human diseases

Researchers including one of Indian origin are now using Zebrafish, which are popular as aquarium fish Continue reading “Zebrafish to give insight into causes and treatment of human diseases” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, July 6th, 2012

Yak genome sheds new light on high altitude adaptation

An international team has completed the genomic sequence and analyses of a female domestic yak, which provides important insights into understanding mammalian divergence Continue reading “Yak genome sheds More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Only mums’ blood can tell DNA of unborn baby

Stanford researchers have for the first time sequenced the genome of an unborn baby using only a blood sample from the mother Continue reading “Only mums’ blood can tell DNA of unborn baby” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Melon genome may help improve production of disease resistant varieties

A consortium of nine research centres has obtained the complete genome of melon, a horticultural specie with high economic value around the world Continue reading “Melon genome may help improve production More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Bonobo genome sequencing completed

Scientists have completed the sequencing and analysis of the genome of the last great ape, the bonobo Continue reading “Bonobo genome sequencing completed” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

First Asiatic pear genomic sequence completed

An international consortium of seven worldwide universities and institutions including the University of Illinois has recently completed the first sequencing of the Asiatic pear genome Continue reading “First More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 28th, 2011

Quack medicines and what eats what in nature revealed by DNA barcodes

Scientists have deployed the newfound scientific power to quickly “fingerprint” species via DNA to unmask quack herbal medicines Continue reading “Quack medicines and what eats what in nature revealed More...

By BioNews On Thursday, November 24th, 2011

‘Iconic’ Monarch butterfly’s genome revealed

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have for the first time released the full genomic sequence of Monarch butterfly Continue reading “‘Iconic’ Monarch butterfly’s genome revealed” More...

By BioNews On Friday, November 18th, 2011

New family of antimalarial compounds both prevents and cures disease

In a new study, an international team of scientists claim to have discovered a family of chemical compounds that could lead to a new generation of antimalarial drugs capable of not only alleviating symptoms Continue More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
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First map of cannabis genome reveals its drug-producing properties

A team of Canadian researchers has for the first time sequenced the genome of Cannabis sativa, the plant that produces both industrial hemp and marijuana Continue reading “First map of cannabis genome reveals More...