genetics

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No apologies for returning to the topic of CRISPR, a technology that underpins some of the hottest Research Fronts identified by Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators and which we...

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A new addition to the genetic engineer’s toolbox has surfaced as a hot topic. Called CRISPR, for Clustered Regularly Interspaced S...

Dementia Declines
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Understanding of the human genome and genetic mutations leads to improved detection of, and prevention methods for, the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s...

DNA Mapping At Birth is the Norm to Avoid Disease Risk
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The evolution of micro-total analysis systems (singlecell analysis) and advancements in nanotechnology, coupled with more widespread Big Data technologies...

Food Shortages and Food Price Fluctuations Are Things of the Past
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Advancements in lighting technologies and imaging techniques, coupled with genetic crop modification, provide an environment ripe for successful indoor...

DNA strands
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Glance at the titles of the Top Ten biology papers and you can just about make out a pattern. Scattered here and there are words like large-scale, identifies, susceptibility...

Weekly Byte

Abstract: “By characterizing the geographic and functional spectrum of human genetic variation, the 1000 Genomes Project aims to build a resource to help to understand the genetic contribution to...

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Abstract: “We analysed primary breast cancers by genomic DNA copy number arrays, DNA methylation, exome sequencing, messenger RNA arrays, microRNA sequencing and reverse-phase...

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“An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome,” by the ENCODE Project Consortium, Nature, 489(7414): 57-74, 6 September 2012.

[Authors' affiliations: 85 institutions...

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“An integrated map of genetic variation from 1,092 human genomes,” by the 1000 Genomes Project, Nature, 491(7422): 56-65, 1 November 2012.  

[Authors' affiliations: 115 institutions...

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[Authors' affiliations: Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA; MIT, Cambridge, MA; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; Columbia University, New York, NY; Rockefeller...

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Abstract: “The human genome encodes the blueprint of life, but the function of the vast majority of its nearly three billion bases is unknown. The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project has...

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