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August 19, 2015

The world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2044. Thanks to an international team of genetic researchers, clothing our burgeoning global family has just gotten a little easier.

June 25, 2014

Although most individuals are exposed to cancer-causing types of HPV — that could potentially lead to cancer of the head and neck, uterine cervix, or the anogenital region — the majority never develop cancer.  Researchers are trying to understand the DNA sequence changes caused by HPV in cancers in hopes of uncovering novel genetic targets for new treatments.

March 20, 2013

With more than 10,000 species of birds known to exist, scientists know little about their diversity and development over time. Freely licensed software developed at the University of Utah, US, has enabled researchers to pinpoint a single gene responsible for some very glamorous hairdos.

September 19, 2012

Meet ENCODE, the ultimate guide to the human genome. But the project isn't just changing the way we look at our DNA, it's also revolutionizing the way in which scientist publish their research findings.