It turns out that a human genome — the complete set of genetic material encoded as DNA sequences — is 100 gigabytes.
Researchers have mapped the genetic blueprint of two of the deadliest forms of cancer, detailing the mutations that lead to tumors of the pancreas and brain. Continue reading
With its webbed feet, fur-covered body and venom-shooting spurs, the platypus is famously one of nature’s strangest-looking animals — a motley combination of bird, mammal and reptile. Continue reading
Researchers announced Thursday that they had completed a “rough-draft” map of the corn genome — a step they say will help scientists engineer better corn. Continue reading