Tag Archives: genomics

Why genomic research must be diverse and inclusive

In April 2003, the world witnessed the completion of the human genome project: a grand scientific feat comparable to man’s first steps on the moon. This 13-year, publicly funded undertaking determined the DNA sequence of the human

Abiotic stress signaling in plants: functional genomic intervention

Basic plant science has never been more important than in the current scenario of climate change and increasing human population. To address the global challenges like increase in food production and raising stress tolerant crop varieties the

10th International Conference on Genomics and Molecular Biology. Barcelona, Spain. May 21-23, 2018

Conference Name: 10th International Conference on Genomics and Molecular Biology Conference Short Name: Genomics 2018 Venue: Barcelona, Spain & Dates: May 21 – 23, 2018 Genomics 2018 will provide a perfect platform to all the Scientists, Researchers,

Time to reflect as chromosomes loop-the-loop

Scientists are developing ever more detailed models to explain how DNA is stored inside our cells, and why it adopts the shapes it does. In a review of the latest research in the field Matthias Merkenschlager, of

Automatic identification of genes driving microevolution in evolution experiments

Scientists in the lab often perform so-called “evolution experiments”, in which they put a microbe in a condition it is not used to and wait until it adapts to the condition on a genetic level (evolution). Because

Lyme disease causing Borrelia are genetically distinct from their relapsing fever causing cousins

Lyme disease, a tick-borne infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and its relatives, is currently the most prevalent vector-borne disease in North America and temperate regions of Eurasia. Increasing temperatures have expanded the habitat range for

Chlamydia-like parasites are comprised of two main groups

The genus Chlamydia is best known for the species Chlamydia trachomatis and C. pneumoniae, which are causative agents, respectively, of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection and community-acquired pneumoniae, bronchitis, and sinusitis. The genus Chlamydia and other

Escherichia coli K-12 as a model to understand gene regulation

Escherichia coli K-12, a bacterium of the normal flora of humans, represents one of the most important model organisms in biology. This microorganism has been completely sequenced at DNA level, and contains 4319 genes. An important element

Genomic characteristics of miscarriage copy number variants

Miscarriage is a stressful event for couples and finding the cause is critical for closure and also future reproductive planning. Gains and losses of genetic material in the miscarriage are one of the possible causes of miscarriage

Meta-analysis in the Big-data era

Meta-analysis plays an important role in summarizing and synthesizing scientific evidence derived from multiple studies. (In Greek, ‘meta’ pertains to ‘with, across, or after’, referring to a level above or beyond.) By combining multiple data sources, one