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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 ...

Sep 18, 2011
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High-performance computing reveals missing genes

Scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) and the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech have used high-performance computing to locate small genes that have been missed by scientists in their quest ...

Apr 13, 2010
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Asiatic pear genome sequenced

The first sequencing of the Asiatic pear genome has recently been completed by an international consortium of seven worldwide universities and institutions including the University of Illinois.

Jun 12, 2012
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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 ...

Jan 06, 2011
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