Genome Research

What Makes Us Human? Study Finds Hints By Comparing Chimp and Human DNA

September 03, 2009
We may be another step closer to discovering what makes us human. A new study published online this week in Genome Research has pinpointed three genes in humans that may...
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Plus ca change … The Mystery of Ultraconserved Elements

October 02, 2008
Before efforts to sequence the human genome began, scientists thought they’d find about 100,000 protein coding genes in the three billion bases pairs of DNA that are found in almost...
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BEER! Now that we have your attention, a little science…

September 10, 2008
Just four simple ingredients — water, malt, hops, and yeast — go into making beer, a delicious and intoxicating brew that has been enjoyed for the past 6000 years. The...
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