Tagged: Genomics

A composite window into human history

Over the past decade, the ability to recover whole genomes from ancient remains has emerged as a powerful tool for understanding the human past. From a strictly biological perspective, the sequencing of ancient genomes...

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Toward a Shared Vision for Cancer Genomic Data

For the past 2 years, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the University of Chicago, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, and Leidos Biomedical Research have been developing an information system called the NCI Genomic...

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Sexual dimorphism in cancer

The incidence of many types of cancer arising in organs with non-reproductive functions is significantly higher in male populations than in female populations, with associated differences in survival. Occupational and/or behavioural factors are well-known...

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Human Genes Can Save Yeast

A large number of human genes can substitute for their defective counterparts in yeast and prevent the microorganisms from dying, according to a paper published today (May 21) in Science. Of more than 400...

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Seasonal Genes

Gene expression in human immune cells varies by season, according to a study published today (May 12) in Nature Communications—the first of its kind to examine patterns in gene-expression variation throughout the year. The...

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Clam Cancer Rips Along Atlantic Coast

A fatal leukemia that decimates soft-shell clam (Mya arenaria) populations in the Atlantic may be caused by a contagious cancer cell line, according to results published today (April 9) in Cell. Stephen Goff of...

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Genome Digest

The small genome of the carnivorous, aquatic bladderwort packs a gene-rich punch that provides the unique plant with many of its special adaptations, according to a study published in Molecular Biology and Evolution in...

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