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Rethinking the Genetic Theory of Inheritance

Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have detected evidence that DNA may not be the only carrier of heritable information; a secondary molecular mechanism called epigenetics may also account for ...

Jan 18, 2009
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Untangling the life sciences

(PhysOrg.com) -- Last month, Dr. Michael Stadler and his Computational Biology group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research became a member laboratory of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. ...

Aug 09, 2011
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Seeing double (or triple) in genome sequencing

Identical twins have always been assumed to be exactly that – identical, right down to the genetic level. But a new study by University of Western Ontario molecular geneticist Shiva Singh and his colleagues say this ...

Mar 28, 2011
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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 ...

Sep 06, 2010
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