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The Secrets Of Life Underground

The Secrets Of Life Underground

The genome of the Damaraland mole rat provides an insight into the adaptations required for life underground.

BGI’s Down Syndrome Test Gets CFDA Approval

BGI’s Down Syndrome Test Gets CFDA Approval

In a reversal of a previous ruling banning clinical genetic testing, the CFDA has approved BGI’s prenatal testing kits.

Soybean Salt Tolerance Gene Found

Soybean Salt Tolerance Gene Found

A gene which confers salt tolerance has been isolated from the wild soybean plant.

Insights Into Cancer Resistance From The Blind Mole Rat

Insights Into Cancer Resistance From The Blind Mole Rat

The blind mole rat may not be able to see, but its genome could shed light on why it does not develop cancer.

Termite Genome Sheds Light On Social Behavior

Termite Genome Sheds Light On Social Behavior

The first termite genome fills the gap in our understanding of social insect genomics.

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.