Genome

Decoding human genome: Scientists creating yeast DNA from scratch

Decoding human genome: Scientists creating yeast DNA from scratch

In an immensely more complex genetic study, scientists aim to synthesise from scratch all 23 chromosomes of the human genome and insert them into cells in the lab. 

Jul 25, 2017, 09:25 AM IST
75 per cent of human gene is junk DNA: Study

75 per cent of human gene is junk DNA: Study

Researchers from the the University of Houston in the US found that the functional portion of the human genome probably falls between 10 per cent and 15 per cent, with an upper limit of 25 per cent.

Jul 16, 2017, 18:20 PM IST
Our DNA less 'human' than scientists previously thought!

Our DNA less 'human' than scientists previously thought!

About eight percent of what we think of as our "human" DNA actually came from viruses.

Mar 23, 2016, 15:48 PM IST

New biological mechanism that causes cancer found

In a landmark study, researchers have found that unusual changes in the instructions for how the genome folds up on itself could be a completely new biological mechanism that underlies cancer.

Dec 25, 2015, 00:26 AM IST

Soon, your personal weight-loss program

One-size-doesn't-fit-all when it comes to fat-shedding programs, but now, a new study has revealed that weight-loss programs tailored to a person's genome may be coming soon.

Dec 24, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

Ancient genome shows complex cow ancestry

The ancestry of domesticated cattle proves more complex than previously thought, researchers said.

Oct 28, 2015, 16:10 PM IST

New system for human genome editing discovered

Scientists have identified a new CRISPR system for human genome editing with potential to increase power and precision of genome engineering.

Sep 27, 2015, 17:01 PM IST

`Living fossil`? Not quite as its genome is actively evolving!

A group of scientists has decoded the first lingulid brachiopod genome, from Lingula anatina collected at Amami Island, Japan to find that this so-called 'living fossil' is still evolving.

Sep 19, 2015, 09:39 AM IST
Researchers shed light on how damaged DNA is repaired

Researchers shed light on how damaged DNA is repaired

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have revealed how a damaged DNA is transported within a cell and repaired.

Jul 25, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

Master orchestrator of genome discovered

A team of researchers has discovered the "master orchestrator" of genome and has described how a single nuclear protein functions like an orchestra conductor, programming the "symphony of biology."

May 09, 2015, 15:03 PM IST

Chinese scientists complete genome sequencing of grass carp?

Chinese scientists have completed the genome sequencing of grass carp and produced the world's first whole genome map for the fish.

May 04, 2015, 21:51 PM IST

Resurrection of woolly mammoths in the offing

Scientists have for the first time catalogued the entire mammoth genome, a feat that could serve as a recipe for engineering elephants that are able to survive in Siberia.

May 04, 2015, 19:40 PM IST

New study points to potential Ebola drug target

Interfering with the replication of the Ebola virus can stop it in its tracks, opening the door to potential treatments for the deadly disease, scientists say.

Apr 11, 2015, 10:08 AM IST

Humanity's most recent common male ancestor lived 239,000 yrs ago

A new study has recently provided a deeper insight into the genome of a nation.

Mar 26, 2015, 19:50 PM IST

Dolphins, cats are not similar despite sharing same genes

A new research has revealed the reason behind dolphins not being a cat, or the reason of rich diversity in mammals.

Jan 30, 2015, 19:47 PM IST

New genes involved in long-term memory revealed

A new study has shed light on a genome and has revealed new genes that are involved in forming long-term memories.

Jan 23, 2015, 14:03 PM IST

Whole-genome sequencing can identify patients' hereditary cancer risk

A new research has revealed that whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify cancer-related mutations, which can potentially lead to improvements in cancer prevention, diagnosis and care.

Jan 12, 2015, 15:42 PM IST

Genome sequencing can identify hidden cancer

Researchers have found that whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify patients' risk for hereditary cancer which can potentially lead to improvements in cancer prevention, diagnosis and care.

Dec 24, 2014, 20:15 PM IST

Paternal line investigation unravels journey of the red fox

Leaving maternal genetics behind, researchers have for the first time investigated ancestry, including the Y chromosome or paternal line, across the red fox genome.

Oct 08, 2014, 16:28 PM IST

Antarctic insect has the smallest genome

The Antarctic midge - a small, wingless fly - with only 99 million base pairs of nucleotides has the smallest insect genome ever sequenced, scientists say.

Aug 13, 2014, 14:10 PM IST