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Strand Life to set up lab for genomics

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 18:55

Leading biotech firm Strand Life Sciences Ltd is setting up a laboratory here for translational research in genomics and personalised medicine.

Scientists discover new obesity gene

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 15:34

Researchers have discovered that the obesity-associated elements within the gene FTO interact with IRX3, a distant gene on the genome that appears to be the functional obesity gene.

Major genetic breakthrough hailed as landmark in fight against hereditary diseases

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 13:50

A new breakthrough in genetics, described as "jaw-dropping" by one Nobel scientist, promises to revolutionise the study and treatment of a range of diseases, from cancer and incurable viruses to inherited genetic disorders.

First map of genetic variation in humans could revolutionise healthcare

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 16:56

European scientists have created a map that points to the genetic causes of differences between people.

TB genomes reveal secrets of pathogen`s success

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:29

Scientists, after analysing dozens of tuberculosis genomes gathered from around the world, are getting a lot more detailed image of why the pathogen is so prevalent and how it evolves to resist countermeasures.

Researchers decode global genomes to track disease

Last Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 18:07

Scientists have decoded the genomes of more than 1,000 people from 14 ethnic global groups, in the largest and most detailed compilation yet of human DNA variations, to trace rare and common diseases to their very roots.

Scientists sequence two new malaria genomes

Last Updated: Monday, August 06, 2012, 17:58

Scientists have sequenced genome of a malaria parasite that constitutes about 65 percent malaria cases in India.

Genetic mutations cause schizophrenia

Last Updated: Monday, August 08, 2011, 00:00

More than 50 percent of sporadic cases of schizophrenia are caused by new, or "de novo," protein-altering mutations-genetic errors.

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