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Researchers sequence 'dark matter of life'

Researchers have developed a new method to sequence and analyze the dark matter of life—the genomes of thousands of bacteria species previously beyond scientists' reach, from microorganisms that produce antibiotics and ...

dateSep 18, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Punctuated evolution in cancer genomes

Remarkable new research overthrows the conventional view that cancer always develops in a steady, stepwise progression. It shows that in some cancers, the genome can be shattered into hundreds of fragments in a single cellular ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Cancer
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New genomic technique reveals obesity gene variants

Obesity is highly heritable, but so far genetic association studies have only explained a small fraction of this heritability. Now, in a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biology, researchers ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Genetics
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