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Scientists spot 108 genes linked to Schizophrenia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 22:49

A team of researchers has found 108 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, a finding that may lead to innovations in treating the psychiatric disorder.

Agri scientist Rajeev Varshney conferred award

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 19:12

A scientist of the city-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been given a prestigious award for his outstanding work in the area of legume genomics.

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

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 13:32

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

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 09:16

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.

Genome of big-cats unravelled in bid to help conservation

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 11:19

South Korean scientists said on Tuesday they had carried out the first DNA analysis of the tiger and four other great felines in a project to help critically-endangered cats to survive.

X Prize Foundation cancels genomics competition

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 23:51

The X Prize Foundation has cancelled the $10-million Archon Genomics X Prize just two weeks before its official start.

Genome mapping of oil palm could help improve yields

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 15:03

Scientists have identified a single gene critical for yield of the oil palm and have also reported the plants genomic sequence.

Genetic secrets of wheat unlocked to boost production

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012, 14:34

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

DNA barcode library to launch in Toronto

Last Updated: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 13:53

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

Power of genomics cracks soybean code

Last Updated: Thursday, January 14, 2010, 09:40

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.