Biology - Biotechnology news

Oetzi's 'non-human' DNA

Oetzi's human genome was decoded from a hip bone sample taken from the 5,300 year old mummy. However the tiny sample weighing no more than 0.1 g provides so much more information. A team of scientists from EURAC in Bolzano ...

Jul 15, 2014 5 / 5 (8) 0

A-maize-ing double life of a genome

Early maize farmers selected for genes that improved the harvesting of sunlight, a new detailed study of how plants use 'doubles' of their genomes reveals. The findings could help current efforts to improve ...

Jul 14, 2014 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Head formation of clawed frog embryos

On July 9, 2014, Dr. Yuuri Yasuoka in the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's Marine Genomics Unit, published a research paper explaining a key mechanism in formation of ...

Jul 11, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Short circuit in the food web

They are amongst the most numerous inhabitants of the sea: tiny haptophytes of the type Emiliania huxleyi. Not visible to the naked eye, when they are in bloom in spring, they form square kilometer sized patches, they are ...

Jul 09, 2014 4.7 / 5 (3) 0