News tagged with human genome

DNA dumpster diving

Since the 1960s, it's largely been assumed that most of the DNA in the human genome was junk. It didn't encode proteins—the main activity of our genes— so it was assumed to serve no purpose. But Assistant Professor of ...

dateJan 13, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Complex grammar of the genomic language

A new study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet shows that the 'grammar' of the human genetic code is more complex than that of even the most intricately constructed spoken languages in the world. The findings, published ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Predicting the human genome using evolution

To gain a clearer picture of health and disease, scientists have now provided an independent reference for all human variation by looking through the evolutionary lens of our nearest relatives. Such a powerful approach has ...

dateOct 29, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Hot processor speeds up UK genome analysis

TGAC's high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure will benefit from the addition of Edico Genome's DRAGEN, the world's first processor designed to analyse specific sequencing data tasks. DRAGEN will be used to accelerate ...

dateOct 28, 2015 in Biotechnology
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