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Not Such A Tough Nut To Crack Anymore

Not Such A Tough Nut To Crack Anymore

An international group of scientists have cracked the peanut genome, paving the way for genetic improvements in the widely-cultivated crop.

Locust Genome Decoded

Locust Genome Decoded

Chinese scientists have decoded the genome sequence of the migratory locust, suggesting new ways of combating the destructive pest.

Yin Yang Mutation Linked To Insulinoma

Yin Yang Mutation Linked To Insulinoma

Chinese researchers have linked recurrent mutations in the Yin Yang 1 (YY1) gene to insulinoma oncogenesis.

Chinese Scientists Unravel Genome Of Desert Poplar

Chinese Scientists Unravel Genome Of Desert Poplar

Researchers in China have unraveled the whole genome sequence of desert poplar and the genetic bases underlying its adaptation to salt stress.

Coding Variants Not Major Determinant Of Psoriasis Risk, Study

Coding Variants Not Major Determinant Of Psoriasis Risk, Study

Scientists have found that gene variants representing protein-coding changes may play only a small part in the genetic risk for psoriasis.

CNGB, BioStorage Technologies To Partner On Gene Bank

CNGB, BioStorage Technologies To Partner On Gene Bank

The China National Genebank has formed an alliance with BioStorage Technologies, which will provide it with biorepository expertise for the development of the biobank.

Genome Of Extinct River Dolphin Analyzed

Genome Of Extinct River Dolphin Analyzed

Researchers have analyzed the genome of the Yangtze River dolphin, which was driven to functional extinction by human activities.

Bladder Cancer Genome Study May Lead To New Treatments

Bladder Cancer Genome Study May Lead To New Treatments

Researchers in China have published a genomic study of transition cell carcinoma, the most common type of bladder cancer.

Tiger Genome Reveals How Big Cats Evolved To Kill

Tiger Genome Reveals How Big Cats Evolved To Kill

The tiger genome has been sequenced for the first time in a study that has revealed insights into how big cats evolved to become predators.

The Danger Of Having Too Few Gut Bacteria

The Danger Of Having Too Few Gut Bacteria

An international team of scientists have found that having too few gut bacteria is associated with increased risk of obesity and diabetes.