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New Technique Maps Damage to DNA Caused by Smoking

Maps like these will help scientists better understand how smoking-induced cancers originate; why some people are more vulnerable or resistant to cancers and how these cancers might be prevented.

Wolly Mammoth

Genome Explains Woolly Mammoth Mechanism In Enduring Arctic Conditions

Mammuthus primegenius, more popularly known as the woolly mammoth, has spent its entire life living in extreme Arctic conditions. And because of its capability to adapt to the arctic environment, scientists have been studying this mammal in an effort to better understand what genetic changes differentiate it from the living elephants today.


New Genome Study Can Help Solving Gene-Disease Links

Researchers embarked on a massive gene-sequencing program involving 2,636 Icelanders, and because of something known as the founder effect.

Parkinson's Disease

23andMe to Sell Data in Bid to Cure Parkinson's

23andMe will make its databases available for scientific research.

Breast Cancer Survivor

UK's 100,000 Genome Project May Find Cure for Cancer and Rare Diseases

Scientists looked for 100,000 volunteers who will allow their DNA to be sequenced and used as a public resource.

Scientists Discover the Oldest Human Genome

The oldest genome is closely related to ancient Europeans and had a small amount of Neanderthal gene.

DNA double helix

An Evolutionary "Arms Race" Shaped the Human Genome

Jumping events are able to distort normal genes and cause disease depending on where a cop of the retrotransposons are inserted into the genome.

Apis mellifera

Genomics Reveals Bee Evolution

Scientists from the Uppsala University in Sweden published the very first paper on the global analysis of honeybee genomes and found that there are high levels of genetic diversity in the colonial insects and signifies Asia as the species' origin, and not from Africa as initially thought.

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