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Psst, the human genome was never completely sequenced. Some scientists say it should be

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The feat made headlines around the world: “Scientists Say Human Genome is Complete,” the New York Times announced in 2003. “The Human Genome,” the journals Science and Nature said in identical ta-dah cover lines unveiling the historic achievement. There was one little...

The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies

(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) An international team, led by researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, successfully recovered ancient DNA from...Show More Summary

The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies

An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, successfully recovered and analyzed ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating...Show More Summary

Homo naledi genome: Will we ever find this elusive key to human evolution? | Jennifer Raff

Despite the recent announcement of a new haul of Homo naledi fossils, recovering ancient DNA is still proving as difficult as ever Despite what many people believe, paradigm-shifting moments in science - where our understanding of a particular explanation is challenged by a single finding - are actually quite rare. Show More Summary

Shared genetic heritage from Sicily to Cyprus

The study -- coordinated by the Human Biodiversity and Population Genomics group at the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA) of the University of Bologna and funded by the National Geographic Society...Show More Summary

DNA Sequencing Fact Sheet - National Human Genome Research

In DNA Interactive: Applications, investigate techniques of forensic analysis, how DNA science is applied to healthcare, & into mysteries of our human origins.

$1 million grant to Yijun Ruan of JAX from Human Frontier Science Program

(Jackson Laboratory) Jackson Laboratory Professor Yijun Ruan, Ph.D., a leader in the study of the three-dimensional organization of the human genome, has received a three-year grant totaling $1,050,000 from the international Human Frontier Science Program to explore the fundamental mechanics involved in memory and learning as well as epilepsy.

UTHealth Part of Unprecedented NHLBI Grant to Bring Adult Whole Genome Sequencing to Clinical Space

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), in collaboration with the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine (HGSC), is a participant in a $500 million program of the National Heart, Lung,...Show More Summary

UTHealth part of unprecedented NHLBI grant to bring adult whole genome sequencing to clinical space

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), in collaboration with the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine (HGSC), is a participant...Show More Summary

Safe and ethical ways to edit the human genome

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

By Rosa Castro, Postdoctoral Associate in Science and Society, Duke University. Human genome editing raises a lot of questions. Gene sequence image via www.shutterstock.com. The National Academies of Science and Medicine (NASEM) released a report on Feb. 14 exploring the implications of new...

Safe and ethical ways to edit the human genome

The National Academies of Science and Medicine (NASEM) released a report on Feb. 14 exploring the implications of new technologies that can alter the genome of living organisms, including humans.

Two From UW-Madison Contribute to Human Gene Editing Report

The National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine issued a report Tuesday focused on human genome editing. It lays out principles and recommendations for governments grappling with how to handle rapid advances in human genome-editing technology as it applies to human health and disease. Show More Summary

Two from UW-Madison contribute to human gene editing report

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) The National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine issued a report Tuesday focused on human genome editing. It lays out principles and recommendations for governments grappling with how to handle rapid advances in human genome-editing technology as it applies to human health and disease. Show More Summary

Donating Your Medical Data To Science

One of the foremost stories of the exponential prowess of the information age has been the rapid fall in the cost of sequencing the human genome. Whilst the first genome to be sequenced cost many billions, you can get one sequenced today...Show More Summary

Science and legal experts debate future uses and impact of human genome editing in Gender & the Genome

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Precise, economical genome editing tools such as CRISPR have made it possible to make targeted changes in genes, which could be applied to human embryos to correct mutations, prevent disease, or alter traits. Show More Summary

Team maps genome of black blow fly; may benefit human health, advance pest management

Researchers at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have sequenced the genome of the black blow fly, an insect commonly found throughout the United States, southern Canada and parts of northern Europe.

IUPUI maps genome of black blow fly; may benefit human health, advance pest management

(Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science) Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers have sequenced genome of black blow flies, insects that have environmental, medical and forensic uses, functioning as nature's recyclers, as wound cleansers and as forensic timekeepers.

Mutation types in diverse cancers associated with smoking

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Researchers have surveyed thousands of genomes of human tumors from smokers and nonsmokers and identified mutational signatures that are associated with tobacco smoke; for example,...Show More Summary

Genome sequencing reveals ancient interbreeding between chimpanzees and bonobos

For the first time, scientists have revealed ancient gene mixing between chimpanzees and bonobos, mankind's closest relatives, showing parallels with Neanderthal mixing in human ancestry. Published today in the journal Science, the study...Show More Summary

Ethics and genetics: opening the book of life – Science Weekly podcast

When it comes to the ethics of genetic technologies who decides how far we should go in our pursuit for perfection? In 2001, the journal Nature published the first sequenced human genome. Hailed by many as the greatest achievement of...Show More Summary

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