genetic analysis

Genetic sequence for parasitic flowering plant Sapria

Harvard-led researchers have produced the most comprehensive genome of one of the world’s largest flowers. On January 22 in Current Biology, a team of Harvard-led researchers presented the most complete…

Every tooth tells a different story

Researchers at the University of Tübingen have shown that the shape of human teeth can be used to reconstruct genetic relationships. Dr. Hannes Rathmann and…

University of Innsbruck develops novel corona test method

As requested by the Austrian Federal Government and the WHO, a significant increase in the capacity for coronavirus testing is essential to combat the new…

Blood biopsy: New technique enables detailed genetic analysis of cancer cells

It is a dramatic improvement over current approaches because it also encompasses the variation among cancer cells within a single patient.

Number of wild mountain gorillas exceeds 1,000

“This represents one of the rare success stories in conservation. The population of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes has more than doubled in the…

Bacterial survival strategy: Splitting into virulent and non-virulent subtypes

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a survival strategy that harmful bacteria can use to outsmart the human immune response,…

Four newly-identified genes could improve rice

A Japanese research team have applied a method used in human genetic analysis to rice and rapidly discovered four new genes that are potentially significant…

Deceptive woodpecker uses mimicry to avoid competition

The most familiar type of mimicry typically involves warning or “aposematic” coloration, in which a harmless species apes the color patterns of a dangerous or…

Expedition Genomics Lab: the mobile revolution in genetic analysis

On May 4, 2015, the MUSE – Science Museum (Trento, Italy) and the University of Verona (IT) presented Expedition Genomics Lab, a technology innovation project…

A new species of tapaculo in South America

After being misidentified and sitting in a museum drawer for more than seventy years, a group of bird specimens collected in Colombia and Venezuela has been…

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