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Scientists have traced the evolution of insects via an ambitious project involving the sequencing of 1,000 transcriptomes.
The genome of the Damaraland mole rat provides an insight into the adaptations required for life underground.
In a reversal of a previous ruling banning clinical genetic testing, the CFDA has approved BGI’s prenatal testing kits.
A gene which confers salt tolerance has been isolated from the wild soybean plant.
The blind mole rat may not be able to see, but its genome could shed light on why it does not develop cancer.
The first termite genome fills the gap in our understanding of social insect genomics.
An international group of scientists have cracked the peanut genome, paving the way for genetic improvements in the widely-cultivated crop.
Chinese scientists have decoded the genome sequence of the migratory locust, suggesting new ways of combating the destructive pest.
Chinese researchers have linked recurrent mutations in the Yin Yang 1 (YY1) gene to insulinoma oncogenesis.
Researchers in China have unraveled the whole genome sequence of desert poplar and the genetic bases underlying its adaptation to salt stress.