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An international team has sequenced ten Aspergillus species, more than doubling the number of the industrially important Aspergillus species that have been sequenced to...

Sheep Show Biomarkers and Hope for Huntington Disease

In the United Kingdom, researchers found certain biomarkers that became apparent in sheep before symptoms even developed for Huntington disease, a genetic neurodegenerative disorder...

Late-Life Cycler Genes Can Hold Key to Your Sleep and Health

In Oregon, researchers found specific genes responsible for our altered circadian rhythm that only becomes active during times of stress and aging. So when...

Genetic Analysis Indicates Why Breast Cancer Stem Cells Survive Chemotherapy

In Maryland, scientists have long known that breast cancer stem cells can survive chemotherapy, which is not good as those cells are usually in...

The Same But Different – Cultivated Scallops Genetically Different Than Wild Scallops

In Germany, University of Bielefeld researchers confirmed that breeding affects the genetic makeup of those delicious scallops. When comparing nine different scallop populations, the...

Genetic Sequencing Helps Find Key to Pest Resistant Soybeans

In Missouri, researchers found a key genetic discovery that can help develop more pest-resistant soybean crops. Cyst nematodes are the bane of many soy...

Meat Eating Plants in Different World Regions Share Same Genetic Evolution

In New York, researchers conducted a genetic analysis on three types of remotely related pitcher plants from Australia, Asia and America and found that...

Got Cavities Even Though You Brush Your Teeth Like Crazy? Blame Your Genetics

In Switzerland, researchers wondered why some people got cavities and some didn’t, even if they brushed the same amount and ate similar foods. The...

uBiome Awards Grant to Study Pregnant Women Genomics and Preterm Birth

In Massachusetts, Dr. Olaf Bodamer from Boston Children’s Hospital, who is known in pediatrics, biochemistry and human and molecular genetics, is using a newly...

Genomics Study on Sharks Reveal Why They Heal Faster and Have Less Cancer than...

In Florida and New York, several universities concluded a genomics study of shark DNA and found that their unique genes are responsible for the...

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