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Scientists complete genome sequence of sheep

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 10:16

An international team of scientists said Thursday they have successfully sequenced the complete genome of sheep, revealing new information about the species` unique and specialised digestive and metabolic systems, Xinhua reported.

Bird DNA could help bring Jurassic Park back to life

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 10:42

Scientists have claimed that identifying and altering certain genes found in modern birds` DNA would mean that genomes of the dinosaurs could be engineered 20 million years after they became extinct.

Tuberculosis genomes discovered in 200-year old Hungarian mummy

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 19:00

Using a technique known as metagenomics, researchers at the University of Warwick have recovered tuberculosis (TB) genomes from the lung tissue of a 215-year old mummy.

`Junk` DNA may not be needed for building of complex life

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 15:41

Noncoding DNA, which has puzzled scientists for so many years, and is abundant in many living things, may not actually be needed for creation of complex life, according to researchers.

Athletic frogs `have faster-changing genomes`

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 19:38

Those who are athletic have faster-changing genomes, say researchers, after carrying out a study of poison frogs from Central and South America.

Scientists sequence genomes from Africa, Europe, Asia

Last Updated: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 00:18

Researchers have developed a technique to sequence and compare the genomes of 179 people.

Scientists decode genomes of sexually precocious fruit flies

Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010, 16:11

Scientists have deciphered how lowly fruit flies bred to rapidly develop and reproduce actually evolve over time.