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700.000 year old horse gets its genome sequenced

It is nothing short of a world record in DNA research that scientists at the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark (University of Copenhagen) have hit. They have sequenced the so far oldest genome from a prehistoric creature.



Why duplicate genes are conserved in the genome

Confer ‘mutational robustness’ in individuals, which allows them to adapt to novel, potentially dangerous environments



New international genome research centre to open in Denmark

BGI Europe, a subsidiary of the leading Chinese genomic organisation previously known as Beijing Genomics Institute, will open its first European genome research centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.



Insights into cancer genome may lead to designer drugs for myeloma

Scientists used ‘next generation sequencing’ to map the cancer cell genomes of 38 patients with myeloma



Sequencing of the human body louse genome

The results of the sequencing and analysis of the human body louse genome offer new insights into the intriguing biology of this disease-vector insect.



Powerful genome barcoding system

Genetic abnormalities are most often discussed in terms of differences so miniscule they are actually called "snips" - changes in a single unit along the 3 billion that make up the entire string of human DNA.



Neanderthal genome sequenced

Researchers have produced the first whole genome sequence of the 3 billion letters in the Neanderthal genome, and the initial analysis suggests sharing of genes with present day humans.



Wider analyses of genome deep sequencing

Scientists seeking to understand the machinations of the proteins behind the genomic wizard's screen have a powerful new tool at their disposal, courtesy of researchers.



Hydra genome sequenced

A recent paper describes how researchers sequenced the Hydra genome and continues to advance research on regeneration, stem cells and patterning.



New genome sequence will aid study of crops

A global initiative has successfully sequenced the genome of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon, which will serve as a model to speed research on improved varieties of wheat, oats and barley.



Grass genome sequenced

Scientists sequenced the genome of grass that can be a biofuel model crop and will enable researchers to shed light on the genetics behind hardier varieties of wheat and improved varieties of biofuel crops.



Regulatory regions of genome

The research presents the first high-resolution atlas of these regulatory elements in the most studied cell type for treatment and prevention of type II diabetes.



Genome advances peril for pests

Parasitic wasps kill pest insects, but their existence has been largely overlooked by the public - until now.



Third of genome causes gingivitis

A new study shows that development and reversal of gingivitis at the molecular level is apparently much more complicated than its causes might indicate.



Secrets of biofuel yeast's genome

Scientists have analyzed the genome structures of bioethanol-producing microorganisms, uncovering genetic clues that will be critical in developing new technologies needed to implement production on a global scale.



Genome sequence for the domestic horse

The whole genome sequence of the domestic horse has been completed and the findings will have important implications for the improved breeding of horses.



Potato genome based on unique variety

The Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium has released a draft sequence of the potato genome with the help of a Virginia Tech researcher.



Genome of the N2-fixing genome sequenced

A collaboration of researchers, have completed the genome sequence of Azotobacter vinelandii, uncovering important genetic information.



A Genome May Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Acquiring cheap genome sequence data can improve the quality of feedstocks used to create biofuels, according to a new study published in The Plant Genome.



Corn genome sequenced

Researchers have completed a working draft of the corn genome, an accomplishment that should accelerate efforts to develop better crop varieties.



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