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Accelerating genome analysis

An international team of scientists, led by researchers from A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the Bioinformatics Institute (BII), have developed SIFT 4G (SIFT for Genomes) - a software that can lead to faster ...

dateFeb 22, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Sequencing the genome of the endangered kakapo

An international team of gene sequencing scientists, including some at Duke, want to sequence the genomes of all living kakapo—a critically endangered flightless parrot of New Zealand – while there are still 125 of them ...

dateFeb 16, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Rooting the family tree of placental mammals

Placental mammals consist of three main groups that diverged rapidly, evolving in wildly different directions: Afrotheria (for example, elephants and tenrecs), Xenarthra (such as armadillos and sloths) and Boreoeutheria (all ...

dateFeb 15, 2016 in Evolution
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