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Electric eel`s genome reveal how fishes with electric organs evolved

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:06

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the electric eel, which has revealed how fishes with electric organs evolved six times in the history of life to produce electricity outside of their bodies.

Pig whipworm genome may help treat autoimmune diseases

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 11:47

A team consisting of 11 institutions from six countries, including BGI, presented the whole-genome sequence of Trichuris suis, a parasitic worm in pig.

Genome sequence of parasites may help in developing new ways of interventions

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 16:12

A new study has found vital biological and genetic information from sequence of genomes of the whipworm, an intestinal parasitic worm that infects many people in the developing countries.

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.

Scientists complete genome sequence of sheep

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 06:24

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

Scientists map the spider genome

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 20:48

There`s a `Spiderman` in all of us! Researchers have for the first time sequenced the genome of the spider and found that humans share certain genomic similarities with the creepy-crawlies.

Blood in historic pumpkin not of French King!

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 19:01

Contrary to popular belief, the blood in a historic pumpkin, decorated with portraits of the protagonists of the French Revolution, did not belong to French King Louis XVI, a study reveals.

Golden eagle not sensitive to ultraviolet light?

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 18:43

In what could lead to more effective conservation strategies of the golden eagle, researcher have now discovered that the raptors may have a sharper sense of smell but not as sensitive to ultraviolet light as previously thought.

Down`s chromosome cause genome-wide disruption

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 04:38

The extra copy of Chromosome 21 that causes Down`s syndrome throws a spanner into the workings of all the other chromosomes as well, said a study published Wednesday that surprised its authors.

IPGI crop geneticists sequence peanut`s genome: ICRISAT

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:21

ICRISAT, a member of the Peanut Genome Consortium, today claimed that the International Peanut Genome Initiative (IPGI) has successfully sequenced the genome of the humble peanut.

New maps for navigating human genome unveiled

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 17:18

Scientists have built the clearest picture yet of how our genetic material is regulated in order to make the human body work.

New maps for navigating human genome unveiled

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 17:18

Scientists have built the clearest picture yet of how our genetic material is regulated in order to make the human body work.