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The Complex Sugarcane Genome is Decoded
The Complex Sugarcane Genome is Decoded
News   Jul 12, 2018

Sugarcane, the last unsequenced major cultivated plant, has had its genome decoded. Overcoming the sugarcane genome's extreme complexity, the research means it will now be possible to "modernize" the methods used to breed sugarcane varieties.

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New Approach Sheds Light on the Effects of Anti-Cancer Drugs
New Approach Sheds Light on the Effects of Anti-Cancer Drugs
News   Jul 12, 2018

A new approach established at the University of Zurich sheds light on the effects of anti-cancer drugs and the defense mechanisms of cancer cells. The method makes it possible to quickly test various drugs and treatment combinations at the cellular level.

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QIAGEN Partners with U.K. to Expand Biomarker Research in Manchester
QIAGEN Partners with U.K. to Expand Biomarker Research in Manchester
News   Jul 12, 2018

Public-private alliances will create world-leading genomics campus and accelerate commercialization.

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Enzyme Discovery Fuels War on TB
Enzyme Discovery Fuels War on TB
News   Jul 12, 2018

An enzyme structure discovery made by scientists could help to eradicate tuberculosis. They identified a weak point within this protein could be targeted to enable them to design specific molecules to block its function.

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Evolution of a Central Brain Circuit Underlies Mate Preference
Evolution of a Central Brain Circuit Underlies Mate Preference
News   Jul 12, 2018

Scientists have mapped an unexpected path in which evolution arranged for animals to choose the correct partner.

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New Informatics Tool Makes the Most of Genomics Data
New Informatics Tool Makes the Most of Genomics Data
News   Jul 12, 2018

The rise of genomics, the shift from considering genes singly to collectively, is adding a new dimension to medical care. A new computational tool combines multiple types of genomic information to make stronger predictions about what genomic features are associated with specific drug responses.

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Nature's Antifreeze Inspires Cryopreservation Advances
Nature's Antifreeze Inspires Cryopreservation Advances
News   Jul 12, 2018

Researchers have established a way to cryopreserve (or ‘freeze’) a broad range of bacteria using synthetic reproductions of the natural antifreeze proteins found in polar organisms. The new technique could radically improve the work to store and transport human tissue.

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Big Data Analysis Identifies New Cancer Risk Genes
Big Data Analysis Identifies New Cancer Risk Genes
News   Jul 12, 2018

Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona have developed a new method to systematically identify genes contributing to heritable cancer risk. Their work, which is published in Nature Communications, is a success story for data sharing and openness in science. A small team of three researchers identified new cancer genes only using publicly available data.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked to Shape of Brain's Cerebellum
Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked to Shape of Brain's Cerebellum
News   Jul 12, 2018

Structural differences in the cerebellum may be linked to some aspects of autism spectrum disorder, according to a neuroimaging study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).

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The Perfect Terahertz Beam - Thanks to the 3D Printer
The Perfect Terahertz Beam - Thanks to the 3D Printer
News   Jul 12, 2018

Scientists have succeeded in shaping terahertz beams with extremely high precision. All that is needed for this is a simple plastic screen from a 3D printer.

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