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Displaying items by tag: Genome

The human genome consists of seven billion DNA base pairs and it takes 100GB to represent the unique sequence for a person. Australian National University researchers have turned to the cloud to enable clinical applications.

Published in Health
You might think that the world's leading paleontologists had better things to do than reverse engineer a chicken, but you would be wrong.

Published in Biology
The first complete DNA sequencing of a cancer genome was performed successfully at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The success could likely lead to more specialized diagnoses and treatments for cancers.

Published in Biology
Announced on Thursday, June 26, 2008, Mars, USDA, and IBM are joining forces to sequence and analyze the entire cocoa genome for increased profits, sustained supplies, and improved farming and production of chocolate.

Published in Biology
On Thursday, April 17, 2008, the genome of James Watson was published in the journal Nature. Watson co-discovered the twisted double helix structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), the substance that carries an organism’s genetic information.

Published in Biology
Scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) have created the first synthetic genome by working with Mycoplasma genitalium, the smallest organism known to live on its own, with only 485 genes.           
Published in Biology




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