In the world of mammals, the two-toed sloth and armadillo appear exceedingly different from humans and their primate cousins. Science, however, recognizes that certain elements remain constant, and in genomic terms, those things that remain the same are very important to survival...
In an exciting development, an international team of researchers have, for the first time, pieced together the human genome from an Aboriginal Australian. The results, now to be published in the international journal Science, re-interpret the prehistory of our species. read more
Human Genome Sciences (HGSI) has lost 40% of its market value since the end of July -- a large drop for a company that hasn't disclosed any significantly bad news. Early sales results of the company's recently introduced lupus drug Benlysta...Show More Summary
The Human Genome Project (HGP)- the project to map the entire human genome – was one of the big public science endeavors that captured the imagination. It started in 1990 and took 13 years to complete, completing the map in 2003 (but certainly not ending the project). Unusually for most such big projects, it was [...]
Links for you. Science: "We Win": Conservative Media Celebrate Public Misconception That Climate Scientists "Falsified" Data Evangelicals Question The Existence Of Adam And Eve (it's actually about how human genomics is forcing a reality check. Show More Summary
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Links for you. Science: How Well Do Miss USA Contestants Represent Their States? Hacking the genome with a MAGE and a CAGE The Bugs That Changed Human History Trouble in the Fourth Domain? Other: A Feminist Economist Speaks Out: Deficits...Show More Summary
Earlier this year, the Startup Genome Project launched a survey aiming to to investigate "the science of startups." Much like the Human Genome Project's attempts to crack the human genetic code, the Startup Genome Project hoped to be...Show More Summary
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) announced that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion, recommending marketing authorisation...Show More Summary
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A massive database cataloging the functional components of the human genome is being made available as an open resource to scientists, classrooms, science writers, and the public, thanks to an international team of scientists.
A massive database cataloging the human genome's functional elements -- including genes, RNA transcripts, and other products -- is being made available as an open resource to the scientific community, classrooms, science writers, and the public, thanks to an international team of researchers...
When I wrote about the Denisova genome late last year, I claimed that "A large-scale reorganization of the science of human origins is upon us." I'm glad I had the sense to write that. A lot of people have pointed back to that quote over the last few months. Show More Summary
Ten years on: why a complete human genome mattered: The completely sequenced human genome has just turned 10. The project has paid amazing dividends, but a lot of researchers resisted the idea when it was first proposed. Ars charts its...Show More Summary
Sigma Life Science, the innovative biological products and services research business of Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL), today announced the release of its pre-designed CompoZr Knockout Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZFNs) technology to knockout any gene in the human genome. Show More Summary
Open a recent edition of Science or Nature, and you're likely to be bombarded with articles about a significant anniversary: ten years have passed since the announced completion of the human genome. These articles tend to focus on how the genome is (or isn't) transforming medicine, science, or society. Show More Summary
Phylo - A Human Computing Framework for Comparative Genomics is an interactive game that lets you contribute to science. I’ve been playing with that for a while. The Problem: Genetic sequences are difficult to understand and so to decipher their structure, we need to compare them to detect any similar regions they may have. Similar [...]
A science team led by human genome research Craig Venter Thursday unveiled a bacteria controlled by a man-made, complete collection of genes. Calling the manufactured genome a step towards "synthetic biology", life made from scratch, the team said it hopes to someday program microbes to make drugs, fuels and other specialty chemicals.
An international research team has sequenced the Neandertal genome, using pill-sized samples of bone powder from three Neandertal bones found in a cave in Croatia. The results appear in the 7 May issue of the journal Science, which is published by AAAS, the nonprofit science society. Show More Summary
It's a very significant day in science for China: the first genetic map of the Han Chinese has been published by the American Journal of Human Genetics. The study was conducted at the Genome Institue of Singapore, and draws from 8,200...Show More Summary