News tagged with genome sciences

Mimivirus isolated, genome amputated

In the absence of competition with other microorganisms, Mimivirus, the largest known DNA virus, loses 17% of its genome. This has recently been demonstrated by a French-American collaboration including researchers from CNRS, ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Packaging process for genes discovered

Scientists at Penn State University have achieved a major milestone in the attempt to assemble, in a test tube, entire chromosomes from their component parts. The achievement reveals the process a cell uses to package the ...

dateMay 19, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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