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Avian flu: Indians should examine their genomics, says expert

An acclaimed American virology scientist said here on Tuesday that India should look into the genes of its people to see why various strains of avian influenza virus are not affecting them.

Patient's ethnic heritage determines best drug for BP?

 Scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher are investigating whether treatment for high blood pressure can be improved by taking a person's ethnic heritage into account.

BlackBerry, NantHealth launch cancer genome browser

BlackBerry, NantHealth launch cancer genome browser

BlackBerry Ltd and NantHealth, a healthcare-focused data provider, launched a secure cancer genome browser on Sunday, giving doctors the ability to access patients` genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone.

Indian Scientist uses new approach to find `hidden` genetic causes of brain disorders

Indian scientist Dr. Saumya Jamuar recently used a novel technique called "targeted high-coverage sequencing" in order to discover hidden genetic causes of brain disorders.

Strand Life to set up lab for genomics

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

Sexual intercourse is `kiss of death` for certain female worms

Researchers have said that the presence of male sperm and seminal fluid trigger pathways that cause females to dehydrate, prematurely age and die.

Frederick Sanger, double Nobel prize winner, dies

Tributes were paid on Wednesday to the biochemist Frederick Sanger, the "father of genomics" and the only person to win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry twice, following his death at the age of 95.

New research finds how genes shape faces

Scientists have identified thousands of enhancers in the human genome that influence the way facial features develop.

Genetic secrets of wheat unlocked to boost production

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists working as part of an international team have completed a “shotgun sequencing” of the wheat genome.

Genomics, proteomics research helps accurate diagnosis

Breakthrough in genomics and proteomics research has created an opportunity to change the way medicine is practiced now leading to early accurate diagnosis.

DNA barcode library to launch in Toronto

The aim is to build a digital identification system for all life on Earth.

Power of genomics cracks soybean code

Scientists on Wednesday unveiled the genome of the soybean, saying it was an achievement that should deepen understanding of one of the world`s most important crops, help to boost yields and defend the plant against pests.