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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...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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...

By BioNews On Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
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Bacterium may play role in colorectal cancers

A new study has found strikingly high levels of a bacterium in colorectal cancers, suggesting that it might contribute to the disease and potentially be a key to diagnosing Continue reading “Bacterium may More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 13th, 2011
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Mammals reveal millions of new regulatory elements in human genome

By studying the genomes of 29 mammals, an international team of researchers has discovered millions of new regulatory elements in the human genome that in various ways govern how proteins are formed Continue reading More...