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Vaccine for chlamydia comes closer to reality

UK researchers have made a breakthrough in accessing the chlamydial genome and believe it could pave the way for new treatments and the development of a vaccine for the sexually transmitted disease Continue reading “Vaccine for chlamydia comes closer to reality” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, October 13th, 2011
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Naked mole rat genome could help find secret to long and healthy life

Scientists have sequenced the complete genome of the naked mole rat to try and understand the animal”s extraordinarily long life and good health Continue reading “Naked mole rat genome could help find More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
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1st genome map of advanced prostate cancers reveals genetic ‘hypermutation’

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre and the University of Washington have conducted the first comprehensive assessment of every gene in the genome of advanced Continue reading “1st genome More...

By BioNews On Monday, September 12th, 2011
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Mineral-rich rice to ease world’s nutritional disorder

White rice is unable to meet daily nutritional requirements because it has lower levels of iron, zinc and pro-vitamin A. Scientists have now engineered iron-rich rice to overcome this deficit Continue reading “Mineral-rich More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
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People with African ancestry more prone to peanut allergy

Geneticists, including one of Indian-origin, have linked African ancestry to an increased risk of peanut allergies Continue reading “People with African ancestry more prone to peanut allergy” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
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A new strain of yeast turns seaweed into biofuel in half the time

A new strain of yeast engineered by the University of Illinois scientists converts seaweed into biofuel in half the time it took just months ago Continue reading “A new strain of yeast turns seaweed into biofuel More...

By BioNews On Monday, August 29th, 2011
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Genome sequencing of crop plants could boost global food security

Sequencing the genome of a Chinese cabbage variety of a plant called Brassica rapa, a close relative of oilseed rape Continue reading “Genome sequencing of crop plants could boost global food security” More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, August 20th, 2011
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The first kangaroo genome sequence

Kangaroos form an important niche in the tree of life, but until now their DNA had never been sequenced. Continue reading “The first kangaroo genome sequence” »  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, August 14th, 2011
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Most common bladder cancer genetically sequenced for 1st time

A University of Colorado Cancer Centre team in partnership with universities in China and Denmark has Continue reading “Most common bladder cancer genetically sequenced for 1st time” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, August 11th, 2011
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29 new genetic variants linked to multiple sclerosis identified

Scientists have identified 29 new genetic variants linked to multiple sclerosis, providing key insights into Continue reading “29 new genetic variants linked to multiple sclerosis identified” »  More...