Genetics


Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2001
National Center for Biotechnology Information (US)
SNP Consortium
German Human Genome Project
PhysOrg
DNA Ancestry Project
Schaum's Outline Of Genetics, at Amazon USA
Biocomputing in a Nutshell


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Euchromatin
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Protamine
Telomere

Life's 'first chapter' ready for publication - 23/11/99
Genome race hots up - 23/11/99
Gene markers posted on net - 23/11/99
Clone plan for extinct goat - 11/01/00
Human gene race nears end - 11/01/00
Breakthrough as scientists 'clone' monkey - 14/01/00
Small fly makes history - 24/03/00
Comparing flies with humans - 24/03/00
June target for human genome - 30/03/00
Surnames found in DNA - 04/04/00
Celera closes on genome goal - 06/04/00
Scientists aim for chicken coup - 10/04/00
'Memory pill' for elderly - 10/04/00
Key old-age gene found - 11/04/00
Scientists target 'quiet' genes - 11/04/00
DNA banks urged to save species - 13/04/00
Deadly bugs decoded - 13/04/00
Human chromosome code obtained - 17/04/00
Human genome: A private vs public battle - 17/04/00
Gene warfare against superbugs - 25/04/00
Extinct 'tiger' could live again by cloning - 05/05/00
Complete human gene map claimed - 08/05/00
Company 'completes' human gene map - 09/05/00
Date for human DNA revelation - 24/05/00
New genetics chief takes baton in race to crack the code - 30/05/00
DNA experts start examining 'bones of Jesse James' - 01/06/00
Decoding Humanity
Scientists finish draft of human genetic code - 10/06/00
'Smart gene' makes for brainy mice - 19/06/00
GM mosquito to fight malaria - 21/06/00
Science to celebrate landmark - 24/06/00 the scientists will say that most of the sequence in the genome is now in their databases and in the right order
Rough draft: The audio and video - 26/06/00
G-Day for biology - 26/06/00
Leaders' genetic code warning - 26/06/00
Gene row is over - 26/06/00
What they said: Genome in quotes - 26/06/00
Opening the book of life - 27/06/00
Mapping the human genome - Benefits 'some distance in future' - 27/06/00
Tests will show who faces risk of major disease - 27/06/00
Decoding the ladder of life - 27/06/00
Genome timeline - 27/06/00
Genetic revolution work begins - 27/06/00
Blueprint of the Body - 28/06/00
Scientist 'proves' that rapists and murderers are born evil - 11/07/00
TV hunt for Viking bloodline - 11/07/00 Scientists search for 2,500 British male volunteers to trace the nation's Viking ancestry
Brazil hails scientific first - 12/07/00 South American researchers have decoded the first genome for a bacterium [Xylella fastidiosa] that causes disease in plants
Celera plans next step - 17/07/00
Mosquito attacks its own problem - 26/07/00
Calls to crack chimp genome - 22/08/00
Secrets of human attraction - 29/08/00
Scientists sequence largest bacterium genome so far - 30/08/00
Iceland's blonds help team trap Alzheimer gene - 03/09/00
Blueprint of the Body: Unraveling the human genome
Scientists oppose human gene modification - 19/09/00
New chapter in the gene race? - 06/10/00 Mouse DNA
DNA clues to Neanderthals - 11/10/00
Cloning may be used to reverse extinction - 12/10/00
India to clone extinct cheetah - 16/10/00
Genetic 'Adam never met Eve' - 30/10/00 The most recent ancestor of all males living today was a man who lived in Africa around 59,000 years ago
Scientists close to deciphering Y chromosome - 31/10/00
Double-headed creature revealed - 02/11/00
Europe's 10 founding 'fathers' - 09/11/00
'Genetic link' to sexual orientation - 16/11/00
Zebrafish genome next - 22/11/00
Genetic study roots humans in Africa - 06/12/00
A blossoming lesson in life - 13/12/00 There are about 100 genes in Arabidopsis thaliana that are closely related to human disease genes
Altered flies live twice as long - 15/12/00
'Indy' gene may be Holy Grail for longevity - 21/12/00
Code cracker to be knighted - 30/12/00
Gene tests reveal drinkers' limits - 31/12/00
Rice genome falls to science - 26/01/01
Extinct bird in 'ground breaker' - 07/02/01
Genome map heralds medical advances - 11/02/01
A dramatic map that will change the world - 15/02/01
DNA tests for all will cut crime, says pioneer - 19/02/01
DNA clues to malaria in ancient Rome - 20/02/01 The DNA evidence provides support for the theory that a lethal outbreak of malaria in the fifth century AD contributed to the downfall of the Roman Empire
Police force lets officers take DNA from all suspects - 22/03/01
Mouse code is read - 27/04/01
Ancient farmers were goat-herders - 08/05/01
Genetic roots of Europe - 17/05/01 Northern Europeans could be descended from as few as 50 individuals who survived the last ice age
Health programme tailored to genes - 19/05/01
Many attitudes 'in our genes' - 18/06/01
Dispute over number of human genes - 07/07/01
Jurassic chicken '50-100 years off' - 19/07/01
DNA analysis tracks Silk Road forbears - 28/08/01
How accusations of racism ended the plan to map the genetic diversity of mankind - 10/09/01 To study differences is not racist... but the project became a pawn of political activists and, without a DNA databank, the 7000 distinct indigenous groups will gradually merge together, snuffing out the human race's diversity
Scientist reads off 35m letters of genetic code - 01/10/01
Scientists crack DNA riddle of the Black Death - 04/10/01
First gene of language and speech discovered - 04/10/01
Commemorating the father of genetics - 11/10/01 Gregor Mendel
Third genetic 'chapter' published - 20/12/01 The latest to be finished, chromosome 20, is the largest so far
'Natural genetic engineer' laid bare - 25/12/01 Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a microbe which has evolved the unique ability to transfer DNA into plants and change their behaviour
DNA pioneer is honoured - 31/12/01
Five cloned pigs born - 03/01/02 marking another step towards the use of pigs to overcome the worldwide shortage of transplant organs
Simple error means big change - 08/02/02
Meet Cc, the first cloned kitten - 15/02/02
Gene therapy offers cure for haemophilia - 17/02/02
DNA yields dodo family secrets - 28/02/02
Drugs hope as rabbits are cloned - 30/03/02
Plant genes 'cannot transfer to humans' - 05/04/02
Gene could stop plants from wilting - 05/04/02
Complete genome map 'in 2003' - 14/04/02
500,000 to provide DNA samples for 'biobank' - 29/04/02
Law letting police store public's DNA 'infringes liberty' - 01/05/02
Mouse code laid bare - 06/05/02
Nature's medicine maker decoded - 08/05/02 Streptomyces coelicolor
Scientists find rogue gene that starts off skin cancer - 10/06/02
Research drowned out by GM debate, says Royal Society - 10/06/02
Genes show Welsh are the true Britons - 01/07/02
Test to see if 'Cook arrow' is connected to his thigh bone - 06/07/02 Descendants of Captain James Cook may undergo DNA tests to determine whether a 200-year-old arrow housed in an Australian museum is fashioned from the thigh bone of the explorer
First synthetic virus created - 11/07/02
Scientists creates life in deadly virus - 12/07/02
Humans have anti-HIV gene - 15/07/02
Half of all Europeans 'may have Arab genes' - 06/08/02
GM virus curbs rabbits - 08/08/02
First language gene discovered - 14/08/02
Autism link to 'geek genes' - 14/08/02
Cleft lip and palate gene identified - 01/09/02
Dino protein made in test tube - 05/09/02
16/09/02: MIT Professor of Psychology, Stephen Pinker, says many intellectuals in modern society are afraid of admitting the role genes play in human personality and behaviour. In his new book, The Blank Slate, he argues that this unwillingness to face the truth is distorting social policy, and is based on a mistaken fear that fundamental human values will crumble if we accept that it may be impossible to change people, by changing their environment.
Your genetic code on a disc - 23/09/02
Humans and chimps 'not so close' - 25/09/02 only 95% of our DNA may be the same as the chimpanzee's
Plans to decode dogs - 27/09/02
Blondes 'to die out in 200 years' - 27/09/02
Origin of dogs traced - 22/11/02
Mouse clues to human genetics - 04/12/02
Rare disease genes found - 01/01/03
Beer belly 'gene' found - 08/01/03
Internet helps write the book of life - 09/01/03
Human genome finally complete - 13/04/03
Most ancient DNA ever? - 17/04/03
Stunning creativity of DNA pioneers - 22/04/03 the story behind the discovery of DNA's structure in 1953
Why we are not like ET - 30/04/03
Late nights in the genes - 16/06/03
GM grass may bring an end to hay fever misery - 19/06/03
Decaffeinated coffee bean grown on bush - 19/06/03
Scientists 'to clone mammoth' - 18/07/03
Date limit set on first Americans - 22/07/03
'Walkies' through dog genome - 25/09/03
Geneticists hunt control patterns - 07/10/03
Beetle enters genome spotlight - 22/10/03
Key human chromosome unravelled - 23/10/03
Decoded DNA would 'reach to Moon' - 03/11/03
Scientists hail new 'map of life' - 20/11/03
Science closing in on ageing gene - 13/02/04
Human genome data to be released - 18/02/04
Scientists unlock chicken code - 02/03/04
Scientists make a butterfly glow - 11/03/04
Rat's 'life code' read by science - 31/03/04
New light shed on chimp genome - 05/04/04
Genome reveals limb number recipe - 14/04/04
Scientists decipher 21,000 genes - 20/04/04
DNA computers to fight diseases - 29/04/04
'Junk' throws up precious secret - 12/05/04
Pooch breeds identified by genes - 20/05/04
Rat DNA clues to sea migration - 08/06/04
Scientists see new species born - 09/06/04
Plant DNA bank opens in Brazil - 10/06/04
Genetic blueprint of MRSA cracked - 24/06/04
Man who helped unlock DNA dies - 29/07/04
Tributes pour in for DNA pioneer - 29/07/04
Dingo's origins tracked by DNA - 02/08/04
At play with firm's clone kittens - 09/08/04
Rapid test 'may change the face of medicine' - 15/09/04
Human genome hits halfway mark - 15/09/04
Science cracks killer bug's code - 23/09/04
Gene test to track illegal ivory - 28/09/04
Science mourns DNA pioneer Wilkins - 06/10/04
Scientists praise Maurice Wilkins - 06/10/04
Draft of cow 'life code' released - 08/10/04
Human gene number slashed - 20/10/04
Ancestor's DNA code reconstructed - 01/12/04
Chicken gives up genetic secrets - 09/12/04
Huge eagles 'dominated NZ skies' - 04/01/05
Super microbe's life code cracked - 10/01/05
Science intends to tag all life - 10/02/05
Finger length 'key to aggression' - 04/03/05
GM study shows potential 'harm' - 21/03/05
DNA project to trace human steps - 13/04/05
Extinct cave bear DNA sequenced - 03/06/05
Extreme genealogy - 03/06/05
New insight into horse evolution - 02/07/05
Parasites' genetic code 'cracked' - 15/07/05
Rice genome unravelled at last - 10/08/05
'Life code' of chimps laid bare - 31/08/05
'Better' DNA out of fossil bones - 19/09/05
1.5m Chinese 'descendants of one man' - 01/11/05 Giocangga was the grandfather of the founder of the Qing dynasty
Boy tracks his sperm donor father - 02/11/05
Key gene 'controls skin colour' - 16/12/05
Extinct mammoth mitochondrial DNA decoded - 18/12/05
New cat family tree revealed - 06/01/06
'Four mothers' for Europe's Jews - 14/01/06
DNA 'could predict your surname' - 21/02/06
Family may provide evolution clue - 07/03/06
Salvage prospect for 'junk' DNA - 26/04/06
Human chromosome 3 is sequenced - 27/04/06
Neanderthal yields nuclear DNA - 16/05/06
Final genome 'chapter' published - 18/05/06
Down's syndrome gene identified - 05/07/06
Gene reveals mammoth coat colour - 06/07/06
Tooth gives up oldest human DNA - 06/06/06 from a Neanderthal that lived 100,000 years ago, found in the Scladina cave in the Meuse Basin, Belgium
Doubt cast on body clock theory - 09/07/06
Waterproof rice gene identified - 09/08/06
Research finds 'unique human DNA' - 17/08/06
Gene secrets of the tree revealed - 15/09/06
Experts crack cancer 'gene codes' - 28/10/06
Gene flaw increases autism risk - 28/10/06
Neanderthal DNA secrets unlocked - 15/11/06
Humans show big DNA differences - 23/11/06
Genetics of eye colour unlocked - 20/12/06
Scientists decode sex bug genes - 12/01/07
Yorkshire clan linked to Africa - 24/01/07
Genes prove Herodotus right about Etruscans - 18/02/07
GM mosquito 'could fight malaria' - 19/03/07
Scientists decode macaque genome - 13/04/07
Gene clue to longevity uncovered - 02/05/07
Got a temper? Blame Genghis Khan - 23/05/07
Serious diseases genes revealed - 06/06/07
DNA traces origin of domestic cat - 28/06/07
Oldest Known DNA Found in Greenland Ice Core - 05/07/07
Humans Have Spread Globally, and Evolved Locally - 26/06/07
Scientists map elephant evolution - 24/07/07
Gene for left-handedness is found - 31/07/07
Titanic baby given new identity - 01/08/07
Double-nosed dog not to be sniffed at - 10/08/07
3D face scans spot gene syndromes - 10/09/07
Mammoth hair produces DNA bounty - 28/09/07
Cat joins exclusive genome club - 01/11/07
Gliding mammal linked to humans - 02/11/07
Gene 'links breastfeeding to IQ' - 06/11/07
Genetic code of dandruff cracked - 06/11/07
Human Genome Has Four Times More Imprinted Genes Than Previously Identified - 30/11/07
UW researcher: We're still evolving - 12/12/07
Pacific Islanders’ Ancestry Emerges in Genetic Study - 18/01/08
Detailed gene map 'within grasp' - 22/01/08
Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor - 30/01/08
DNA testing firms eye consumers - 25/03/08
Crusaders 'left genetic legacy' - 27/03/08
Scientists find a fingerprint of evolution across the human genome - 08/04/08 The Human Genome Project revealed that only a small fraction of the 3 billion “letter” DNA code actually instructs cells to manufacture proteins
Human line 'nearly split in two' - 24/04/08
Eight New Human Genome Projects Offer Large-scale Picture Of Genetic Difference - 02/05/08
Platypus genetic code unravelled - 07/05/08
Long Lost Sisters - 15/05/08 TAU mathematician finds humanity was genetically divided for as much as 100,000 years
Tasmanian tiger DNA 'resurrected' - 20/05/08
Scientists build a better DNA molecule - 27/05/08
Fertility DNA checks discouraged - 11/06/08
Woolly Mammoth Gene Study Changes Extinction Theory - 12/06/08
Project to reveal choc's DNA code - 25/06/08
Early Arabs Followed the Rain, or Didn't - 25/06/08
Cavemen and their relatives in the same village after 3,000 years - 15/07/08
Y chromosome study sheds light on Athapaskan migration to southwest US - 16/07/08
Genes for schizophrenia uncovered - 30/07/08
Study uses genetic evidence to trace ancient African migration - 04/08/08
DNA: The Divine Message - 14/08/08
Mammoths moved 'out of America' - 04/09/08
DNA legacy of ancient seafarers - 31/10/08 one in 17 men from the Mediterranean may have Phoenician ancestry
African, Asian join the library of genomics - 05/11/08
Australian first: Kangaroo genome mapped - 18/11/08
Researchers Shed Light on Evolution of Gene Regulation - 18/11/08
Scientists shed light on how DNA is unwound so that its code can be read - 24/11/08
New research shows how gene function drives natural selection in important class of genetic elements - 10/12/08
Irritable bowel syndrome can have genetic causes - 10/12/08
Amish gene 'limits heart disease' - 12/12/08
Genetic Code Sees Double - 08/01/09 A protozoan called Euplotes crassus encodes two amino acids with one codon
British first as baby born free of cancer gene - 09/01/09
Rewrite the textbooks: Transcription is bidirectional - 25/01/09
Biologists find gene network that gave rise to first tooth - 10/02/09
First draft of Neanderthal genome - 12/02/09
Redefining DNA: Darwin from the atom up - 23/03/09
Genomic variations in African-American and white populations - 24/03/09
Genetic changes outside nuclear DNA suspected to trigger more than half of all cancers - 24/03/09
The role of inbreeding in the extinction of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty - 15/04/09
Nine new X chromosome genes associated with learning disabilities - 19/04/09
Study identifies genes that protect against aging - 20/04/09
What makes a cow a cow? Complete bovine genome sequenced - 23/04/09
Experts unveil African gene study - 30/04/09
Genes that influence start of menstruation identified for first time - 17/05/09
DNA molecules can detect pathogens, deliver drugs - 20/05/09
Research team finds important role for junk DNA - 20/05/09
Mouse genome laid bare to science - 27/05/09
Gene evolution process discovered - 15/06/09
Genome-wide map shows precisely where microRNAs do their work - 17/06/09
Crop plants get genomics centre - 29/06/09
UCSD Engineer Provides Insights to Decades-Old DNA Squabble - 31/07/09
Domestic dog origins challenged - 03/08/09
Professor sequences his entire genome at low cost, with small team - 10/08/09
Deciphering a person's DNA 'to cost $1,000' - 11/08/09
Discovery of genetic mutation in Leigh syndrome - 11/08/09
Study supports DNA repair-blocker research in cancer therapy - 17/08/09
Newly found DNA catalysts cleave DNA with water molecule - 17/08/09
Researchers develop new, more-sensitive assay for detecting DNA methylation in colon cancer - 17/08/09
Scientists demonstrate role of protein in distinguishing chromosome ends from DNA breaks - 17/08/09
Scandinavians are descended from Stone Age immigrants - 24/09/09
Genome-wide study of autism published in Nature - 07/10/09
Jumping genes, gene loss and genome dark matter - 07/10/09
Cucumber genome published - 02/11/09
Scientists decode DNA of pig, a research favorite - 02/11/09
Genome sequence for the domestic horse unveiled - 05/11/09
Plant experts unveil DNA barcode - 10/11/09
Two proteins act as molecular tailors in DNA repair - 13/11/09
Beyond genomics, biologists and engineers decode the next frontier - 18/11/09 histones play a key role in how genes function
Genome advances promise personalized medical treatment - 18/11/09
Schizophrenia gene's role may be broader, more potent, than thought - 19/11/09
Reference Genome of Maize Published (w/ Podcast) - 19/11/09
Introns: A mystery renewed - 10/12/09 The sequences of nonsense DNA that interrupt genes could be far more important to the evolution of genomes than previously thought
DNA study sheds new light on horse evolution - 10/12/09
Scientists crack 'entire genetic code' of cancer - 16/12/09
Faster, cheaper DNA sequencing method developed - 20/12/09
Genetic study clarifies African and African-American ancestry - 21/12/09
Viral phenomenon: Ancient microbe invaded human DNA - 06/01/10
Carbon nanotubes show promise for high-speed genetic sequencing - 06/01/10
Scientists uncover role of protein critical for activating DNA replication - 07/01/10
Chimp and human Y chromosomes evolving faster than expected - 13/01/10
The viruses within -- and what keeps them there (w/ Video) - 13/01/10
Scientists sequence soybean genome, reveal pathways for improving biodiesel - 13/01/10
'Echoes' in bat and dolphin DNA - 26/01/10
Genes reveal 'biological ageing' - 08/02/10
Tigers evolved with snow leopards, gene study reveals - 12/02/10
A new type of genetic variation could strengthen natural selection - 17/02/10
Scientists in aurochs genome sequence first - 17/02/10
Scientists develop personalized blood tests for cancer using whole genome sequencing - 18/02/10
Stickleback genomes shining bright light on evolution (w/ Video) - 26/02/10
1 gene lost = 1 limb regained? Scientists demonstrate mammalian regeneration through single gene deletion - 15/03/10
Graduate student finds a 'start/stop switch' for retroviruses - 08/04/10
Obesity gene, carried by more than a third of the US population, leads to brain tissue loss - 19/04/10
Gene test shows who could benefit from statins to reduce colon cancer risk - 19/04/10
Scientists discover gene that ties stress to obesity and diabetes - 19/04/10
Complete Neanderthal genome yields insights into human evolution and evidence of interbreeding - 06/05/10
Neanderthal genes 'survive in us' - 06/05/10
Physics of gene transcription unveiled - 14/05/10
DNA scan for familial autism finds variants that disrupt gene activity in autistic kids - 09/06/10
The language of RNA decoded: Study reveals new function for pseudogenes and noncoding RNAs - 23/06/10
Study finds protein that sets the stage for exchanges of DNA code in eggs and sperm - 13/10/10
Scientists develop method for detecting microRNA from living cells - 26/10/10
Turbo-packed RNA: Turbo reagent allows precise synthesis of tRNA nucleosides - 05/11/10
Physicists use graphene to decode DNA - 01/12/10
Male Y chromosome extinction theory challenged - 22/02/12
Plants' natural circadian rhythm genes revealed - 11/03/12
Study of ribosome evolution challenges 'RNA World' hypothesis - 12/03/12
Mystery of horse taming 'solved' by gene study - 08/05/12
Scottish lecturer found to be 'grandfather of everyone in Britain' - 29/06/12
Americas 'settled in three waves' - 12/07/12
DNA of girl from Denisova cave gives up genetic secrets - 31/08/12
Detailed map of genome function - 5/09/12
Genes for face shape identified - 13/09/12
Photofits could be constructed from DNA - 13/09/12
Will we ever… reveal all the secrets of life from DNA? - 02/11/12
DNA sequencing of MRSA used to stop outbreak - 13/11/12
'Quadruple helix' DNA seen in human cells - 20/01/13
'Living fossil' coelacanth genome sequenced - 17/04/13
Genomes of 201 microbes sequenced - 5/07/13
Study offers insight into the origin of the genetic code - 26/08/13
Light shed on how genes shape face - 24/10/13

DNA hint of European origin for dogs - 14/11/13
700,000-Year-Old Horse Found in Yukon Permafrost Yields Oldest DNA Ever Decoded - 19/11/13
Epigenetics enigma resolved: First structure of enzyme that removes methylation - 25/12/13
Enzyme that produces melatonin originated 500 million years ago, study shows - 27/12/13
Physical reason for chromosome shape discovered - 14/01/14
Neanderthals gave us disease genes - 29/01/14
Genes shed light on pygmy history - 04/02/14
Hacking the (genetic) code - 10/03/14 23andme
Genome sequencing of MRSA infection predicts disease severity - 09/04/14
Europeans drawn from three ancient 'tribes' - 17/09/14
Locking mechanism found for 'scissors' that cut DNA - 24/12/14
Genomes document ancient mass migration to Europe - 02/03/15
Epigenetic discovery suggests DNA modifications more diverse than previously thought - 21/12/15
Neanderthals and humans interbred '100,000 years ago' - 17/02/16
DNA points to Neanderthal breeding barrier - 08/04/16









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