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CBS News
"Death spiral" may signal the end of life is nearin order to reduce the length of the death spiral?'" Mueller said. Using that k
"Death spiral" may signal the end of life is near
CBS News / Posted an hour ago
in order to reduce the length of the death spiral?'" Mueller said. Using that knowledge, researchers could look at the human genome for similar genetic markers; humans are genetically similar to fruit flies, Mueller noted. According to... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
How San Diego Lost A Tech UnicornOne of them is Human Longevity, Inc., a company run by J. Craig Venter, who pla
How San Diego Lost A Tech Unicorn
KPBS San Diego / Posted 9 hours ago
One of them is Human Longevity, Inc., a company run by J. Craig Venter, who played a key role in sequencing the first human genome. Another, Samumed, is targeting specific genes to develop treatments for baldness, arthritis and other cosmetic... Read more
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Japan Today
Japanese Nobel laureate keen to use AI in iPS cell treatment ‹ Japan Todaystem cells in regenerative medicine. “I want to use artificial intelligence to
Japanese Nobel laureate keen to use AI in iPS cell treatment ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted yesterday
stem cells in regenerative medicine. “I want to use artificial intelligence to analyze the enormous amount of data on the human genome and assess the safety (of the cells) in an objective manner and without oversight,” Yamanaka said in a recent... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Study finds risk markers for Parkinson's disease hiding in unusual spotssand onto a scale--a single grain will have little effect, but if enough grains
Study finds risk markers for Parkinson's disease hiding in unusual spots
News-Medical-Net / Posted yesterday
sand onto a scale--a single grain will have little effect, but if enough grains are added, the balance will tip. The human genome contains about 80 million SNPs, many of them located in regions of the DNA that were once thought to be junk.... Read more
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PhysOrg
Should the gray wolf keep its endangered species protection? New genomic research provides the scientific answercould not be explained by inter-breeding between gray wolves and coyotes. "If
Should the gray wolf keep its endangered species protection? New genomic research provides the scientific answer
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
could not be explained by inter-breeding between gray wolves and coyotes. "If you did this same experiment with humans—human genomes from Eurasia—you would find that one to four percent of the human genome has what looks like strange genomic... Read more
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The Scientist
The Genetic Components of Rare DiseasesAL., GENOME RES, 24:340–48, 2014. Last fall, the conclusion of the 1000 Genomes
The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases
The Scientist / Posted 2 days ago
AL., GENOME RES, 24:340–48, 2014. Last fall, the conclusion of the 1000 Genomes Project revealed 88 million variants in the human genome. What most of them mean for human health is unclear. Of the known associations between a genetic variant and... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New insights into RNA-protein interactions may lead to cure for heart diseaseResearch led by The Australian National University (ANU) has uncovered new insi
New insights into RNA-protein interactions may lead to cure for heart disease
News-Medical-Net / Posted 2 days ago
Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has uncovered new insights into how the human genome gets through the daily grind with the help of RNA-binding proteins, in a discovery which could ultimately lead to a cure for heart... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Yale team designs gene modification systemdisease-related genes and may ultimately allow them to treat genetic diseases b
Yale team designs gene modification system
Connecticut Post / Posted 3 days ago
disease-related genes and may ultimately allow them to treat genetic diseases by making edits in specific sites of the human genome. However, progress has been hampered by several challenges, including the editing of unintended sites — referred... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Yale team designs gene modification systemdisease-related genes and may ultimately allow them to treat genetic diseases b
Yale team designs gene modification system
Darien News-Review / Posted 3 days ago
disease-related genes and may ultimately allow them to treat genetic diseases by making edits in specific sites of the human genome. However, progress has been hampered by several challenges, including the editing of unintended sites — referred... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Yale researchers develop new system to simultaneously edit multiple genesdisease-related genes and may ultimately allow them to treat genetic diseases b
Yale researchers develop new system to simultaneously edit multiple genes
News-Medical-Net / Posted 3 days ago
disease-related genes and may ultimately allow them to treat genetic diseases by making edits in specific sites of the human genome. However, progress has been hampered by several challenges, including the editing of unintended sites --... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Researchers discover three new risk genes for ALSof 1,861 individuals. Whole genome sequencing involves reading every single one
Researchers discover three new risk genes for ALS
News-Medical-Net / Posted 3 days ago
of 1,861 individuals. Whole genome sequencing involves reading every single one of the six billion letters in the human genome. In total 8,697,640 variants across the genome were tested for the risk of developing ALS. The researchers... Read more
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The Register
Dolly the sheep clones have aged well, say scientistsand in the early stages of pregnancy during natural or assisted reproduction su
Dolly the sheep clones have aged well, say scientists
The Register / Posted 3 days ago
and in the early stages of pregnancy during natural or assisted reproduction subtle chemical changes can affect the human genome leading to development and late-onset chronic diseases. Given that SCNT requires the use of assisted... Read more
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PhysOrg
Nottingham Dollies prove cloned sheep can live long and healthy livesand in the early stages of pregnancy during natural or assisted reproduction su
Nottingham Dollies prove cloned sheep can live long and healthy lives
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
and in the early stages of pregnancy during natural or assisted reproduction subtle chemical changes can affect the human genome leading to development and late-onset chronic diseases. Given that SCNT requires the use of assisted... Read more
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PhysOrg
Protein insights to help find heart disease cureCredit: Stuart Hay, ANU. Research led by The Australian National University (AN
Protein insights to help find heart disease cure
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Credit: Stuart Hay, ANU. Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has uncovered new insights into how the human genome gets through the daily grind with the help of RNA-binding proteins, in a discovery which could ultimately lead... Read more
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Bel Marra Health
Parkinson’s disease vs. ALS, differences in symptoms, causes, and treatmentthat people who have served in the military are at a higher risk of getting ALS
Parkinson’s disease vs. ALS, differences in symptoms, causes, and treatment
Bel Marra Health / Posted 3 days ago
that people who have served in the military are at a higher risk of getting ALS. Studies are also looking at the entire human genome, since research has uncovered a number of genetic variations that people with familial ALS and some with... Read more
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New Kerala
Novel device allows selective DNA sequencing in real time - newkerala.com #95753The application of this approach to a wide number of problems from pathogen det
Novel device allows selective DNA sequencing in real time - newkerala.com #95753
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
The application of this approach to a wide number of problems from pathogen detection to sequencing targeted regions of the human genome is now within reach," Loose added in a paper described in the journal Nature Methods. The pocket-sized device... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Sen. Cory Booker calls for unity in prime-time DNC speechBut rugged individualism didn’t defeat the British, it didn’t get us to the moo
Sen. Cory Booker calls for unity in prime-time DNC speech
Detroit Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
But rugged individualism didn’t defeat the British, it didn’t get us to the moon, build our nation’s highways or map the human genome. We did that together,” Booker said in his convention speech. “This is the high call of patriotism. Patriotism... Read more
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11 News Houston
Sen. Cory Booker calls for unity in prime-time DNC speechBut rugged individualism didn’t defeat the British, it didn’t get us to the moo
Sen. Cory Booker calls for unity in prime-time DNC speech
11 News Houston / Posted 3 days ago
But rugged individualism didn’t defeat the British, it didn’t get us to the moon, build our nation’s highways or map the human genome. We did that together,” Booker said in his convention speech. “This is the high call of patriotism. Patriotism... Read more
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USA Today
Sen. Cory Booker calls for unity in prime-time DNC speechBut rugged individualism didn’t defeat the British, it didn’t get us to the moo
Sen. Cory Booker calls for unity in prime-time DNC speech
USA Today / Posted 3 days ago
But rugged individualism didn’t defeat the British, it didn’t get us to the moon, build our nation’s highways or map the human genome. We did that together,” Booker said in his convention speech. “This is the high call of patriotism. Patriotism... Read more
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The Hill
FULL SPEECH: Cory Booker addresses delegates in PhillyBut rugged individualism didn't defeat the British, it didn't get us to the moo
FULL SPEECH: Cory Booker addresses delegates in Philly
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
But rugged individualism didn't defeat the British, it didn't get us to the moon, build our nation's highways, or map the human genome. We did that together. This is the high call of patriotism. Patriotism is love of country. But you can't love... Read more
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NJ.com
READ: Full text of Cory Booker's speech at the DNC 2016But rugged individualism didn't defeat the British, it didn't get us to the moo
READ: Full text of Cory Booker's speech at the DNC 2016
NJ.com / Posted 3 days ago
But rugged individualism didn't defeat the British, it didn't get us to the moon, build our nation's highways, or map the human genome. We did that together. This is the high call of patriotism. Patriotism is love of country. But you can't love... Read more
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Salon.com
“Love always trumps hate”: Corey Booker recites Maya Angelou and brings down the house at DNCBut rugged individualism didn’t defeat the British, it didn’t get us to the moo
“Love always trumps hate”: Corey Booker recites Maya Angelou and brings down the house at DNC
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
But rugged individualism didn’t defeat the British, it didn’t get us to the moon, build our nation’s highways or map the human genome. We did that together,” Booker said in his convention speech. “This is the high call of patriotism. Patriotism... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Sen. Cory Booker calls for unity in primetime DNC speechBut rugged individualism didn’t defeat the British, it didn’t get us to the moo
Sen. Cory Booker calls for unity in primetime DNC speech
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 3 days ago
But rugged individualism didn’t defeat the British, it didn’t get us to the moon, build our nation’s highways or map the human genome. We did that together,” Booker said in his convention speech. “This is the high call of patriotism. Patriotism... Read more
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PhysOrg
Quantitating the complete human proteomecoordinates that conclusively identify the respective peptide in biological sam
Quantitating the complete human proteome
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
coordinates that conclusively identify the respective peptide in biological samples. Although the accomplishment of the Human Genome Project in 2003 in creating an inventory of all human genes, the majority of protein research is still focused... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers show novel technique that can 'taste' DNAThe application of this approach to a wide number of problems from pathogen det
Researchers show novel technique that can 'taste' DNA
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
The application of this approach to a wide number of problems from pathogen detection to sequencing targeted regions of the human genome is now within reach." The pocket-sized MinION device - the same technology which NASA recently sent to the... Read more
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Business Insider
The biggest scientific discoveries in all 50 statesFrom the invention of the steam-powered boat engine in the 18th Century, to the
The biggest scientific discoveries in all 50 states
Business Insider / Posted 4 days ago
From the invention of the steam-powered boat engine in the 18th Century, to the sequencing of the human genome at the turn of the 21st, each state can claim its own discoveries and advancements. To celebrate those achievements, we've compiled a list... Read more
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Boston Globe
Uncle Sam wants you — Or at least your genetic and lifestyle informationdirector of the National Institutes of Health, who in a previous job led the go
Uncle Sam wants you — Or at least your genetic and lifestyle information
Boston Globe / Posted 6 days ago
director of the National Institutes of Health, who in a previous job led the government’s successful effort to map the human genome. Congress in December provided $130 million to the National Institutes of Health for the million-person... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Scientists discover vaccine-induced antibodies that can counteract varied strains of influenza virusvaccine, according to investigators at the National Institute of Allergy and In
Scientists discover vaccine-induced antibodies that can counteract varied strains of influenza virus
News-Medical-Net / Posted 7 days ago
vaccine, according to investigators at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and collaborators who... Read more
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The Scientist
Week in Review: July 18–22which, to me, suggests that this mutualistic symbiosis helped the human species
Week in Review: July 18–22
The Scientist / Posted 7 days ago
which, to me, suggests that this mutualistic symbiosis helped the human species evolve,” said Julie Segre of the National Human Genome Research Institute who was not involved in the study but penned an accompanying perspective.Already... Read more
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The Scientist
Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Togethermutualistic symbiosis helped the human species evolve,” said Julie Segre, a mic
Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Together
The Scientist / Posted 8 days ago
mutualistic symbiosis helped the human species evolve,” said Julie Segre, a microbial genomics researcher at the National Human Genome Research Institute, in Bethesda, Maryland, who was not involved in the study but penned an accompanying... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
New plant virus test aims to boost biosecurityby 12 months. The toolkit uses next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) technology
New plant virus test aims to boost biosecurity
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
by 12 months. The toolkit uses next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) technology, originally developed to reduce the cost of human genome sequencing in 2005. Murdoch University project leader Roberto Barrero said the technology used a plant's... Read more
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Orange County Register
Who are these guys (and gals) speaking at the GOP convention?boitech startup called Halcyon Molecular developing an electron microscope capa
Who are these guys (and gals) speaking at the GOP convention?
Orange County Register / Posted 8 days ago
boitech startup called Halcyon Molecular developing an electron microscope capable of reading the entire DNA sequence of a human genome quickly and inexpensively. “I think there are probably three main modes of approaching [dying],” he said in an... Read more
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CNBC
Human genome pioneer Venter on using DNA to detect cancer long before it spreadsDr. J. Craig Venter, one of the first scientists to sequence the human genome a
Human genome pioneer Venter on using DNA to detect cancer long before it spreads
CNBC / Posted 9 days ago
Dr. J. Craig Venter, one of the first scientists to sequence the human genome and the co-founder of biotech firm Human Longevity, describes the next frontier of DNA-driven research and how it will revolutionize the health care industry. The... Read more
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Business Wire
G-TAC – M3 (a Sony Company) and Pathway Genomics Partner to Market CancerIntercept™, BRCATrue® and Fitness Genetic Tests in Japanrapidly decreasing and has enabled us to utilize the technology for actual clin
G-TAC – M3 (a Sony Company) and Pathway Genomics Partner to Market CancerIntercept™, BRCATrue® and Fitness Genetic Tests in Japan
Business Wire / Posted 9 days ago
rapidly decreasing and has enabled us to utilize the technology for actual clinical purpose. For example, in 2003 when the Human Genome Project was completed, the cost was three billion USD and it took thirteen years to analyze the data. Today the... Read more
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CNBC
Biotech says longer life is in your DNAmay soon cost next to nothing, Venter said. Venter led one of the two teams of
Biotech says longer life is in your DNA
CNBC / Posted 10 days ago
may soon cost next to nothing, Venter said. Venter led one of the two teams of scientists who first sequenced the human genome. Back then it cost about $100 million to sequence an entire human genome, today Venter can do it for less than... Read more
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Business Wire
Third Rock Ventures Launches Fulcrum Therapeutics with $55 Million Series A Investmentput to work in biology, there is an unprecedented opportunity for drug developm
Third Rock Ventures Launches Fulcrum Therapeutics with $55 Million Series A Investment
Business Wire / Posted 10 days ago
put to work in biology, there is an unprecedented opportunity for drug development,” Dr. Gould said. “The richness of the human genome comes from the way genes are turned on and off. Through the modulation of these on and off switches we have the... Read more
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The Hindu
Sachin Kalbag chats with Siddhartha Mukherjee about 'Gene'the new book.” The progress in gene science has been exponential, says Mukherj
Sachin Kalbag chats with Siddhartha Mukherjee about 'Gene'
The Hindu / Posted 13 days ago
the new book.” The progress in gene science has been exponential, says Mukherjee, especially after the sequencing of the human genome, a project that was an inflexion point in the quest to understand ourselves. “The project allowed us to map the... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
The Gathering welcomes innovatorsbeings, i.e. “mindclones,” she’s led efforts by the International Bar Associati
The Gathering welcomes innovators
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
beings, i.e. “mindclones,” she’s led efforts by the International Bar Association to provide the United Nations with a human genome treaty. On a more personal level, Dr. Rothblatt came out as transgender more than 20 years ago, and is an... Read more
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Metro Silicon Valley
Designer Babies | Henry Greely | Stanford | The End of Sexfor the creation of an unlimited number of viable embryos, Greely says. Next c
Designer Babies | Henry Greely | Stanford | The End of Sex
Metro Silicon Valley / Posted 15 days ago
for the creation of an unlimited number of viable embryos, Greely says. Next comes genetic mapping. Launched in 1990, the Human Genome Project was slow going at first. The work was expensive and time consuming. It took close to $1 billion and 13... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Researchers demonstrate important functional role of lincRNA in immune systemRNAs and other short RNAs). It is believed that lincRNA may account for the maj
Researchers demonstrate important functional role of lincRNA in immune system
News-Medical-Net / Posted 15 days ago
RNAs and other short RNAs). It is believed that lincRNA may account for the majority of RNA transcription in the human genome. "Despite their abundance, little is known about the functions of these long RNAs play in the immune system,"... Read more
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PhysOrg
Defining what it means to be a naive stem cellof transposable elements—also known as "jumping genes"—whose expression in ESCs
Defining what it means to be a naive stem cell
PhysOrg / Posted 15 days ago
of transposable elements—also known as "jumping genes"—whose expression in ESCs is tightly regulated. Because the human genome contains about four million transposable elements—significantly more than its 25,000 genes—the team compared the... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
TGen researchers look to dogs for cancer cures“So, if we find a particular mutation in a canine cancer, that mutation often o
TGen researchers look to dogs for cancer cures
The Arizona Republic / Posted 16 days ago
“So, if we find a particular mutation in a canine cancer, that mutation often occurs in a very similar position in a human genome.” With or without fur, cancer is a genetic disease. “It’s a disease of broken genes in both humans and dogs,”... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Two new studies find potential genetic cause and new treatment method for autoimmune diseases(HSS) in New York City, reporting in the June issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism
Two new studies find potential genetic cause and new treatment method for autoimmune diseases
News-Medical-Net / Posted 16 days ago
(HSS) in New York City, reporting in the June issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism, have found virus-like elements within the human genome that may be a potential genetic trigger of systemic autoimmune disease. According to ScienceDaily (June 27,... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
IVF Spain, Bioarray to present clinical outcomes of preimplantation genetic screening using NGSand released PGS using NGS, Next Generation Sequencing, currently the most adva
IVF Spain, Bioarray to present clinical outcomes of preimplantation genetic screening using NGS
News-Medical-Net / Posted 16 days ago
and released PGS using NGS, Next Generation Sequencing, currently the most advanced molecular technology for the study of human genome. Since then, the alliance between Bioarray genetic lab and IVF-Spain fertility clinic has provided PGS to more... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Selfish mutant mtDNA exploits cellular defenses to cause many diseasesretain their own DNA through the endosymbiosis process. The mitochondrial genom
Selfish mutant mtDNA exploits cellular defenses to cause many diseases
News-Medical-Net / Posted 17 days ago
retain their own DNA through the endosymbiosis process. The mitochondrial genome is extremely small compared to the massive human genome and consists of a closed ring of 37 genes inherited solely from the mother. Related Stories The number of... Read more
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Boston Globe
Game of genomescomputer made me a little giddy. I began writing about DNA sequencing in the 19
Game of genomes
Boston Globe / Posted 18 days ago
computer made me a little giddy. I began writing about DNA sequencing in the 1990s, at a time when sequencing the human genome — any human genome — seemed about as easy as a manned mission to Mars. It took hundreds of scientists — and... Read more
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KERA North Texas
More surprising things about the octopus, our favorite cephalopodbimaculoides [has] about 2.7 billion base pairs,” Albertin says. “That’s about
More surprising things about the octopus, our favorite cephalopod
KERA North Texas / Posted 18 days ago
bimaculoides [has] about 2.7 billion base pairs,” Albertin says. “That’s about 90 percent of the size of the human genome, which is about 3.2 billion. This is many times bigger than the genomes of other animals.” Researchers presumed... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Excerpt: Sarah Barmak on a breakthrough in understanding female pleasureback in 1493, but we haven’t focused nearly as much on female anatomy. To put i
Excerpt: Sarah Barmak on a breakthrough in understanding female pleasure
The Globe and Mail / Posted 18 days ago
back in 1493, but we haven’t focused nearly as much on female anatomy. To put it another way, the mapping of the entire human genome was completed in 2003, years before we got around to doing a detailed ultrasound on the ordinary human... Read more
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The Financial Express
Nano-tech: How your DNA can enhance the power of computingon the subject just beginning there might be a way to augment certain aspects i
Nano-tech: How your DNA can enhance the power of computing
The Financial Express / Posted 18 days ago
on the subject just beginning there might be a way to augment certain aspects if not all. It’s not only augmentation of human genome that DNA editing can help with, artificial DNA is also allowing companies to create storage devices and... Read more
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CIO
Microsoft, university researchers break DNA data storage recordimprovement, storing zettabytes of data would still take millions of units, and
Microsoft, university researchers break DNA data storage record
CIO / Posted 18 days ago
improvement, storing zettabytes of data would still take millions of units, and use significant physical space. National Human Genome Research Institute A depiction of a DNA double helix. DNA has a theoretical limit above one exabyte per... Read more
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