News file for: Genomics

Pig Whipworm Genome Could Aid Autoimmune Disorders

Pig Whipworm Genome Could Aid Autoimmune Disorders

Understanding the genes which allow the pig parasite Trichuris suis to modify the human immune response could result in better treatments for autoimmune disease.

Unlocking Eucalyptus’ Potential For Oil And Paper

Unlocking Eucalyptus’ Potential For Oil And Paper

Understanding the Eucalyptus genome could improve the oil producing characteristics and pest resistance of the world’s most widely planted hardwood.

Baa Baa Black Sheep, How Did You Get Your Wool?

Baa Baa Black Sheep, How Did You Get Your Wool?

Eighteen years after the cloning of Dolly, scientists now have the complete genomic sequence of the domestic sheep, Ovis aries.

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.

Three Institute Collaboration Releases 3,000 Rice Genomes

Three Institute Collaboration Releases 3,000 Rice Genomes

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.

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.

US$2.3 Million For DNA Barcoding Project

US$2.3 Million For DNA Barcoding Project

Scientists hope that DNA bar coding will speed up the identification of plant and animal species and help combat illegal trade in endangered species.

Cultivated Cotton Genome Sequenced

Cultivated Cotton Genome Sequenced

The sequencing of the Gossypium arboreum genome facilitates the identification of genes for the improvement of cotton agriculture.

How Polar Bears Cope With Fat

How Polar Bears Cope With Fat

Understanding how polar bears adapted to their high-fat diets could lead to new ways of preventing fatty plaques and treating cardiovascular disease.

Mother’s Womb Can Influence Baby’s Genome, Study

Mother’s Womb Can Influence Baby’s Genome, Study

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.