News file for: Genomics
Understanding the genes which allow the pig parasite Trichuris suis to modify the human immune response could result in better treatments for autoimmune disease.
Understanding the Eucalyptus genome could improve the oil producing characteristics and pest resistance of the world’s most widely planted hardwood.
Eighteen years after the cloning of Dolly, scientists now have the complete genomic sequence of the domestic sheep, Ovis aries.
The blind mole rat may not be able to see, but its genome could shed light on why it does not develop cancer.
A collaborative effort between the CAAS, BGI and the IRRI has published the genomes of 3,000 rice varieties, amounting to 13.4 terabytes worth of data.
The first termite genome fills the gap in our understanding of social insect genomics.
Scientists hope that DNA bar coding will speed up the identification of plant and animal species and help combat illegal trade in endangered species.
The sequencing of the Gossypium arboreum genome facilitates the identification of genes for the improvement of cotton agriculture.
Understanding how polar bears adapted to their high-fat diets could lead to new ways of preventing fatty plaques and treating cardiovascular disease.
A study of umbilical cord tissue from 237 Asian individuals showed that the interaction between the genome and the prenatal environment can have a profound impact on epigenetic variation.