Wednesday 23 April, 2014

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

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 Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Why aliens might look like humans

Humans and aliens may share the same DNA, which could be part of a ‘universal structure’, according to a McMaster University researcher Continue reading “Why aliens might look like humans” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, December 1st, 2011

‘Odorous frogs’ are reservoir of antibiotic substances

Odorous frogs’ are a rich source of greatest known variety of anti-bacterial substances, which may provide new weapons in the fight against antibiotic-resistant infections Continue reading “‘Odorous frogs’ 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 Monday, October 24th, 2011

Use of ‘poisonous’ bath salts as new recreational drugs ‘skyrocketing’

Bath salts, which are considered unsafe for human consumption, are increasingly being used as recreational drugs Continue reading “Use of ‘poisonous’ bath salts as new recreational drugs ‘skyrocketing’” More...