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Comparisons of the new mouse genome sequence
Hot on the heels of the mouse genome sequence published in this week's Nature by the Mouse Genome Sequencing Consortium of publicly funded laboratories, Genome Biology publishes the first comparison of this 'public' mouse genome sequence with the mouse genome sequence generated by the private company Celera, and with the human genome. (2002-12-05)

A more accurate understanding of the gorilla genome
Using recent advances in genetic sequencing technology, researchers have significantly improved upon previous assemblies of the gorilla genome. (2016-03-31)

Improved macaque genome enhances biomedical utility
Using advanced sequencing technology, researchers present a new, improved and far more complete reference genome for the rhesus macaque - one of the most important animal models in biomedical research. (2020-12-17)

Scientists pump genome for hypertension genes
If you have high blood pressure, try to relax: help is on the way. In the April issue of Genome Research, Howard Jacob and colleagues (Medical College of Wisconsin) launch a genome- wide assault to locate the genes involved in human hypertension. (2000-04-23)

Improved mapping of Swedish genes from 1,000 individuals
People -- or more specifically just Swedes -- are more like chimpanzees than previously known. This is indicated in a genetic mapping of one thousand Swedish individuals, where new DNA sequences that should be included in the reference genome have been identified. (2019-09-24)

Genomic 'haircut' makes world's tiniest genome even smaller: UBC research
The world's tiniest nuclear genome appears to have (2010-09-21)

Public access to human genome
The DNA sequence of the Human Genome is now freely available to all, for public or private use, from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), an arm of the National Library of Medicine, NIH. The web address for the Human Genome home page is: (2001-02-12)

Chinese researchers presented de novo assembly of a haplotype-resolved diploid genome
Researchers from BGI reported the most complete haploid-resolved diploid genome sequence based on de novo assembly with NGS technology and the pipeline developed lays the foundation for de novo assembly of genomes with high levels of heterozygosity. The latest study was published online today in Nature Biotechnology. (2015-05-25)

UNC scientists win $1.6 million stimulus award to accelerate decoding of human genome
UNC's Morgan Giddings, Ph.D., and Xian Chen, Ph.D., have been awarded a $1.6 million two-year (2009-10-15)

JAX receives $6.7 million federal research grant to create 3-D genome map
An NHGRI ENCODE grant to Jackson Laboratory Professor Yijun Ruan launches a center for the three-dimensional (3-D) mapping of the human and mouse genomes. (2017-02-03)

Completion of the Drosophila genome sequence
The DNA sequence of the Drosophila genome will be released and published today. This exciting achievement marks the culmination of a century of rewarding fruit fly research into basic biological mechanisms, and demonstrates the importance of this simple organism to understanding human biology and disease. (2000-03-22)

NSF awards $7.5M grant to University of Oklahoma for plant genomics
A decade ago, a group of University of Oklahoma researchers were sequencing the first human chromosome as part of the human genome project. Today, the OU Advanced Center for Genome Technology is contributing to an international effort to sequence the tomato genome with a $7.5 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation for plant genomics. (2009-11-20)

Bielefeld University to host the European node for human genome data
Since 2001, the human genome has been accessible on the Internet over the (2013-06-28)

Mutation hotspots in autism genes
Genes implicated in autism and other human diseases are prone to frequent mutations, according to a study published by Cell Press on Dec. 20 in the journal Cell. The study suggests that elevated mutation rates in certain parts of the genome contribute to disease risk in humans. (2012-12-20)

Sizable federal grant to fund Stanford genome research
Researchers at Stanford University Medical Center received an $8 million boost for their efforts to tease out the most biologically important regions of the human genome. A grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health went to eight different research groups using various techniques to analyze small portions of the human genome. Results from the work will guide future experiments involving the entire sequence. (2003-10-10)

Counting the cost of genome projects
What price knowledge? Genome sequencing, while promising great medical and scientific gains, is an expensive undertaking. Now, in this month's issue of Genome Research, a team led by Eric Lander of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research analyzes the efficiency of current sequencing approaches and proposes a strategy to slash the price tag on genome projects. (1999-12-27)

Genome editing in human cells: Expert group publishes Leopoldina discussion paper
New techniques in molecular biology that enable targeted interventions in the genome are opening up promising new possibilities for research and application. The ethical and legal ramifications of these methods, known as genome editing and genome surgery, need to be discussed throughout society, particularly with regard to research on human cells. To foster discussion on this, a group of experts from the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has written a Discussion Paper. (2017-03-29)

Gene Discovery '98
News reporters are invited to observe Gene Discovery '98, the second high school DNA sequencing workshop conducted by Yale medical scientist, Wesley Bonds, Ph.D., and Sister Mary Jane Paolella, biotechnology instructor at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden. (1998-04-03)

Book: 'Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolution'
In 'Ancestors in Our Genome,' molecular anthropologist Eugene E. Harris presents a lively and thorough history of the evolution of the human genome and our species. Drawing upon his unique combination of expertise in both population genetics and primate evolution, Harris traces human origins back to their source and explains many of the most intriguing questions that genome scientists are currently working to answer in simple terms. (2014-11-10)

Improved mapping of Swedish genes
People -- or more specifically just Swedes -- are more like chimpanzees than previously known. This is indicated in a genetic mapping of one thousand Swedish individuals, where new DNA sequences that should be included in the reference genome have been identified. The study is published today in the scientific journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. (2019-09-24)

Progress in mental retardation research
A major rationale for genome sequencing is the promise of understanding human disorders, as articles in Genome Research often remind us. In a review published this month, Jozef G├ęcz and John Mulley (University of Adelaide) explain how advances in human genome sequencing have helped uncover genes involved in mental retardation. (2000-02-13)

Constructing the first version of the Japanese reference genome
The Japanese now have their own reference genome thanks to researchers at Tohoku University who completed and released the first Japanese reference genome (JG1). (2021-01-29)

The FAQs about the human genome
A new handbook, (2008-05-07)

K-State scientists' beetle chosen for national genome sequencing project
As the result of research performed by scientists from Kansas State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Marketing and Production Research Lab in Manhattan, the red flour beetle has been selected from a long list of nominated organisms for genome sequencing by the National Human Genome Research Institute, an arm of the National Institutes of Health. (2003-10-21)

New improved dog reference genome will aid a new generation of investigation
Researchers at Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have used new methods for DNA sequencing and annotation to build a new, and more complete, dog reference genome. This tool will serve as the foundation for a new era of research, helping scientists to better understand the link between DNA and disease, in dogs and in their human friends. The research is presented in the journal Communications Biology. (2021-02-10)

Yale scientists receive $15 million grant for human genome research
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has awarded Yale scientists a five-year, $15-million grant for human genome research. The award is part of the NHGRI's new Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) program. The NHGRI awarded just three grants this year. The other two were given to the University of Washington. (2001-10-15)

Initiative considers changing face of biology
What are the implications now that the human genome has been sequenced? How will that scientific breakthrough, along with others in the field of biology, affect us? Exploring those questions is the goal of a yearlong initiative at the University of Illinois, (2001-09-07)

The ISSCR issues statement on human germline genome modification
In a statement released yesterday, the International Society for Stem Cell Research called for a moratorium on attempts at clinical application of nuclear genome editing of the human germ line to enable more extensive scientific analysis of the potential risks of genome editing and broader public discussion of the societal and ethical implications. (2015-03-20)

3-D shape of human genome essential for robust inflammatory response
The three-dimensional structure of the human genome is essential for providing a rapid and robust inflammatory response but is surprisingly not vital for reprogramming one cell type into another. The findings can aid efforts to understand why an inflammatory response is impaired or exaggerated and may one day be used to modulate it. (2020-06-08)

Maynard Olson receives $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize
The human genome would have been an impossible jigsaw puzzle without the work of Maynard Olson. Today he will receive the Gruber Genetics Prize at the American Society for Human Genetics Conference in San Diego. Olson created a way of breaking genomes into manageable pieces, applied it to the yeast genome, and made the human genome project a possibility. (2007-10-24)

A fly (genome) like any other fly
Biologists may well know more about the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, including its entire genome sequence, than about anything else with legs. Now a new effort will re-sequence the DNA of 50 different strains of Drosophila, addressing questions and developing tools that could eventually be used to look at the genetic differences between individual humans. (2004-04-20)

New limits to functional portion of human genome reported
An evolutionary biologist at the University of Houston has published new calculations that indicate no more than 25 percent of the human genome is functional. That is in stark contrast to suggestions by scientists with the ENCODE project that as much as 80 percent of the genome is functional. (2017-07-14)

UNESCO Director-General Reaffirms That Human Cloning Is Contrary To Human Dignity
Human cloning cannot be accepted under any circumstances, UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor reiterated today, stressing that the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights, adopted on November 11, 1997, by UNESCO's 186 Member States, bans the practice as an offense against human dignity. (1998-01-26)

Size matters -- the more DNA the better
A new study from researchers at Uppsala University shows that variation in genome size may be much more important than previously believed. It is clear that, at least sometimes, a large genome is a good genome. (2015-09-14)

Genome superheroes unmask
Last June, in a legendary bit of scientific heroism, a graduate student from the University of California stitched together a massive collection of DNA sequences, creating the first public assembly of a draft of the human genome sequence. Now, the student, James Kent, and colleague David Haussler describe the creation of the computer program they designed to assemble the draft, revealing the surprisingly simple ideas behind the most important puzzle-solving exercise in recent history. (2001-08-13)

UC Irvine biologists help sequence Hydra genome
An international team of scientists have sequenced the genome of Hydra, a freshwater polyp that's been a staple of biological research for 300 years. (2010-03-14)

Bovine genome completed
Researchers will now have access to the bovine genome sequence as the first draft is made available to the public--an effort that will fortify the next several decades of cattle research, leaders of the $53-million Bovine Genome Sequencing Project announced today. Part of the work to complete this first draft of the cow's genome sequence--the first mammalian farm animal to have its genes mapped out--was completed in collaboration with the University of Alberta (U of A). (2004-10-06)

How the poppy evolved its pain-relieving properties
The unveiling of the poppy genome reveals how a collection of genes fused to endow the plant with its pain-relieving compounds; the plant underwent a notable genome duplication event about 7.8 million years ago, the study's authors say. (2018-08-30)

New human reference genome resources help capture global genetic diversity
Scientists have assembled a set of genetic sequences that enable the reference genome to better reflect global genetic diversity. The new sequences improve the utility of the human reference genome, a touchstone resource for modern genetics and genomics research, and were presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2019 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. (2019-10-16)

Sequencing method yields fuller picture
Sequence data for both chromosomes, can be inferred under the right circumstances through a new statistical method developed by USC biologists. (2007-07-17)

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