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Smelly Genetics

Sniffing “Snips”

Single nucleotide polymorphisms, a long name which even scientists find difficult to pronounce! What are they? Dr. Francis Collins, from the National Human Genome Research Institute… 1,235 more words

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NATIONAL KISS OF HOPE DAY

National Kiss of Hope Day is observed annually on the last Saturday of April.   1,355 more words

Looking Back

Healthy humans make nice homes for viruses

September 16, 2014
By Caroline Arbanas

The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. 865 more words

National Institutes Of Health

How infectious disease may have shaped human origins

Inactivation of 2 genes may have allowed escape from bacterial pathogens, researchers say

Roughly 100,000 years ago, human evolution reached a mysterious bottleneck: Our ancestors had been reduced to perhaps five to ten thousand individuals living in Africa. 694 more words

Counter Intuitive - Medical

A Look into Cat Genomics

As a part of my Skull of the Month series I always try to find out a bit about the chosen animal’s evolutionary history. This is because I studied human evolution at university and want to broaden my knowledge of other animals. 896 more words

Research

The $1000 genome, what does it mean for patients?

The ability to sequence a human genome for just $1,000 has arrived, a US genetics company has announced.

San Diego-based Illumina says it is to release a new sequencing machine that can deliver five genomes in a day. 761 more words

Information For Patients

The ability to sequence a human genome for just $1,000 has arrived

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25751958

San Diego-based Illumina says it is to release a new sequencing machine that can deliver five genomes in a day.

The race to unlock a human’s genetic blueprint for $1,000 has been underway for more than a decade. 303 more words

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