Wednesday 24 August 2016

The National helps participants of ‘Genes in Space’ competition

UAE newspaper The National has organised a webinar for students, teachers and other parties involved in the ‘Genes in Space’ competition to help them identify the challenges facing DNA analysis in outer space. Winners of the


IT engineers join fight against cancer

Software engineers are moving to the fore in the war on cancer, designing programmes that sift genetic sequencing data at lightning speed and minimal cost to identify patterns in tumors that could lead to the next medical breakthrough.


Johns Hopkins scientists map genes for brain cancer

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centre scientists have completed a comprehensive map of genetic mutations occurring in the second-most common form of brain cancer, oligodendroglioma.  The findings, reported in the August 4 issue of Scien


Fountain of youth ‘flows from genes’

Explorers the world over have long sought the fountain of youth, but now researchers claim they have hit upon something tangible: genetic sequences that can predict whether you'll live to the ripe age of 100. A team of scientists from Bost

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