GENOME

Scientists eye genome mapping to help chlamydia-stricken koalas

Scientists eye genome mapping to help chlamydia-stricken koalas

Published 03/07/2018

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists who have mapped the genome of Australia’s symbolic animal, the koala, say it could help them develop better vaccines to treat [more…]

Alaskan ‘sunrise’ girl sheds light on how humans populated Americas

Alaskan ‘sunrise’ girl sheds light on how humans populated Americas

Published 03/01/2018

An illustration released January 3, 2018 depicts the Upward Sun River base camp site in central Alaska, where the 11,500-year-old remains of a 6-week-old girl [more…]

Complex synthetic life moves closer with designer yeast genome

Complex synthetic life moves closer with designer yeast genome

Published 10/03/2017

Scientists have taken a big step toward designing complex forms of life from scratch by constructing five new artificial chromosomes of baker's yeast, representing a third of the micro-organism's genome, or genetic blueprint.

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U.S. experts soften on DNA editing of human eggs, sperm, embryos

U.S. experts soften on DNA editing of human eggs, sperm, embryos

Published 14/02/2017

A DNA double helix is seen in an undated artist's illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute to Reuters on May 15, 2012. REUTERS/National Human Genome Research Institute/Handout

Powerful gene editing tools may one day be used on human embryos, eggs and sperm to remove genes that cause inherited diseases, according to a report by U.S. scientists and ethicists released on Tuesday.

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Scientists propose project to build synthetic human genome

Scientists propose project to build synthetic human genome

Published 03/06/2016

WASHINGTON A group of 25 scientists on Thursday proposed an ambitious project to create a synthetic human genome, or genetic blueprint, in an endeavor that [more…]

Ancient Ethiopian man’s genome illuminates ancestry of Africans

Published 08/10/2015

WASHINGTON DNA extracted from the skull of a man buried 4,500 years ago in an Ethiopian cave is providing new clarity on the ancestry of [more…]