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Scientists Identify Vaccine-Resistant Polio Strain

Before the wide introduction of polio vaccine invented by Jonas Salk in 1955, the average number of Poliomyelitis cases was 35,000 every year just in the United States. Thanks to many efforts dedicated to vaccination, 2013 saw only 416 recorded cases all over the world. Although the global eradication will […]

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Image credit: Stephan Czuratis. Finally, the genome of the domestic cat has been sequenced.

The Genome of Domestic Cat Has Been Sequenced

Over the past decade, genome sequencing has taken a big leap forward. Since the first bacterial genome was sequenced in year 1995, we have successfully sequenced thousands of bacterial and hundreds of eukaryotic genomes in recent two decades. Each year, the sequencing process becomes faster and less expensive. Therefore, it […]

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A large international consortium of researchers has produced the first comprehensive, detailed map of the way genes work across the major cells and tissues of the human body.
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First Comprehensive Map of Human Gene Activity Produced

With the joint efforts of the many researchers from some countries, the first comprehensive and detailed map has been produced to explain the operation of the genes across the major cells and tissues of the human being. Such atlas presents a description of the complex networks governing the gene activity, […]

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Researchers Provide New Insights into Why Each Human Face is Unique

Researchers Provide New Insights into Why Each Human Face is Unique

Human face is as unique as a fingerprint—no one else looks exactly like you and even your twin can’t do that. The major cause for different looking of human faces is of course the difference in genes. However, recently, a new study by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s […]

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