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Learning the alphabet of gene control

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have made a large step towards the understanding of how human genes are regulated. In a new study, published in the journal Cell, they identified the DNA sequences that bind t ...

dateJan 17, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Why we outlive our ape ancestors

In spite of their genetic similarity to humans, chimpanzees and great apes have maximum lifespans that rarely exceed 50 years. The difference, explains USC Davis School of Gerontology Professor Caleb Finch, is that as humans ...

dateDec 02, 2009 in Medical research
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Human cardiac master stem cells identified

(PhysOrg.com) -- Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have identified the earliest master human heart stem cell from human embryonic stem cells - ISL1+ progenitors - that ...

dateJul 01, 2009 in Medical research
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Protein that triggers plant cell division

From the valves in a human heart to the quills on a porcupine to the petals on a summer lily, the living world is as varied as it is vast. For this to be possible, the cells that make up these living things must be just as ...

dateJun 11, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Largest ever epigenetics project launched

One of the most ambitious large-scale projects in Human Genetics has been launched today: Epitwin will capture the subtle epigenetic signatures that mark the differences between 5,000 twins on a scale and depth never before ...

dateSep 06, 2010 in Genetics
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Bedouin tribe reveals secrets to McGill's GA-JOE

Van Den Ende-Gupta syndrome (VDEGS) is an extremely rare genetic disorder that is characterized by distinctive head and facial features, such as unusual eyelids, narrow and beaked noses, flat nasal bridges, ...

dateSep 30, 2010 in Genetics
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