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Computer Program For Quicker, More Detailed Mapping
... developeda powerful new computer program that can map
thousands of genetic markersat once. Using this pr...orts of the Human Genome Project, whose goal is to map
and sequencethe genetic blueprint that contains all of the instructions about how tomake a human bod...
Major Plant Genome Research Project Underway
...h, and to develop the first complete gene sequence map
of a higher plant. The three-year awards total approximately $12 million. Arabidopsis thaliana is a small plant in the mustard family, and has the smallest genome and the highest gene density so far identified in a flowering plant. What sc...
Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms
... project based at the South Pole. AMANDA seeks to map
the sources of the ghostly subatomic particles called neutrinos -- whether they come from active galactic nuclei, supernovae remnants, pulsars, neutron stars, or from elsewhere in or outside the galaxy. Such studies are at the forefront of the new f...
Optical Microscopy Shines Light On Biology
..."It's important to see what single proteins do and map
their distribution in a system," he said. "If you can understand that, it can lead to a better understanding of how protein changes affect biological processes." By studying a single molecule, "we can examine how the molecule moves very precisely," h...
Scientists Identify Gene For Sexual Behavior In Male Flies
...a map, and they knew where thecrucial point in the map
was," Wasserman said. "To go on and understandhow the gene works called for the skills of the other two labs as well." Important evidence that fru is the gene normallycontrolling most male sex behavior in the fruit fly comes from the factthat it fi...
ORNL Finds Common Genetic Cause For Epilepsy, Migraine
...s,developed with the help of a human chromosome 19 map
from the Human GenomeCenter at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), are likely to beuseful for further studies. "Knowing what it is that causes epilepsy and migraines could help us get acure or prevent future cases," Stubbs said. "It could ...
'BirdSource' Website For Citizen-Science Data
...yed Juncoes in December 1934?' and instantly see a map
displaying reported sightings of that species," said John W. Fitzpatrick, the Louis Agassiz Fuertes Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. "You will be able to 'watch' as millions of migrating hawks from North America funnel through Central Am...
NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene
...ed 18 new genetic markers and generated a physical map
for the large candidate region; collaboration with...to narrow the interval further. With the physical map
in hand, collaborators at the University of Oklahoma were able to sequence the critical genomic regi...
Emory Researchers Advance Gene Therapy Studies For Metastatic Melanoma Treatment
... of cytokine cell markers that would act as a road map
for tumor behavior. They hope that the markers might also indicate how the tumors would react to different therapies. The significant number of studies currently underway throughout the country on cytokine markers makes this a realistic goal for th...
Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool
...Lear 23 jet aircraft overhead to scan the area and map
heat patterns in Atlanta and surrounding urbanareas. Combining the two sets of data will help paint a picture of how the city - and trees - affect local weather and airconditioning bills. "Urban forests are important to keeping cities cool," said co...
Ozone 'Chat Room' Provides Real-Time Air-Quality Research
...eveloped at CAPITA showing ozone movement across a map
of the United States also can be accessed at this website. Scores of people visit the website daily, and there is nearly daily discussion on the information and ideas presented. Moreover, the data can be downloaded from CAPITA and used for other re...
Wild Plant Genes Increase Food Production
...gues have systematically used molecular markers to map
genes of rice and tomato plant varieties and looked for specific loci or genes -- known as the Quantitative Trait Locus, or QTL -- that would tend to boost production. Before the availability of molecular markers, breeders had no way of finding the g...
E. Coli Genome Reported: Milestone Of Modern Biology Emerges From Wisconsin Lab
...enomeProject, the international research effort to map
the estimated 50,000 to100,000 genes and to read the complete set of genetic instructions encoded inhuman DNA. NHGRI also supports research on the application of genometechnologies to the study of inherited disease, as well as the ethical, legaland s...
Biogenic Emissions Higher Than Expected Over African Savanna
...rrain representative of sub-Saharan Africa, we can map
emissions over the entire continent for the first ...ir above it. The team also used satellite data to map
fire distribution. During one 24-hour period, fires were burning over 25,000 square kilometers (15,...
Researchers Construct Genetic Map For Dogs
...reporting the development of a framework reference map
of the canine genome. The article appears in today...s including human. "The notion of a canine genetic map
had been proposed by the genetics community years ago; over the last three years we developed the ma...
Widespread Genus Of Monkeys Gives Up Genealogical Secrets To Columbia Researchers
...million years -- the new work will serve as a road map
toAsian primate evolution, and to the evolution of many other mammalian species inAsia during this time, according to its co-authors. Data on macaquedistribution at different periods in history will give researchers clues to whatfactors influenced t...
Mapping The Way To A Bigger Prawn
...rowing prawns in the future. The genetic linkage map
will be used by researchers to identify the genes ...te and other valuable traits in prawns. Using the map
as a guide, large increases in the rate of genetic improvement of farmed prawns are possible, compar...
Peutz-Jeghers Disease Gene Identified: Enzyme Loss Causes Polyps And Cancer
..., California, constructed a continuous physical map
of precisely this critical region. They assembl...ents and established a high resolution physical map
with many landmarks. In this region they identified a multigene family of immune defense prote...
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Researchers Report Three-Dimensional Structure Of Hepatitis C Helicase Enzyme; Report In Structure
... a high-resolution (2.2 angstroms)electron density map
of the complex. The map
reveals the nucleic acid-bindingsite, as well as the previously described ATP-binding site that driv...
Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations
... the variables for their situation, and plot out a map
that details the acceptable levels for the chemical they intend to use. "In more than five years you can let your imagination venture a bit more," Engel says. "A farmer's application computer might communicate with another computer to determine what'...
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