29/10/2012
If we use the well-known comparison of the genome with a book, then we can say without fear of being wrong that it is a very complicated book. It is thousands of times bigger than a regular book, with more than 3 billion letters in total, each one being an A, C, G or T, as per the four possible...
15/10/2012
The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, presents a new perspective in cancer research, integrating the results of the complete sequencing of the genome and epigenome in patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Researchers identify cells that cause the disease, discover new molecular...
05/09/2012
More than 10 years ago the Human Genome Project produced an almost complete list of the 3 billion pairs of chemical letters in the DNA that embodies the genetic code – but nothing about the way this blueprint works. Now, after five years of concerted effort by more than 440 researchers in 32...
03/07/2012
A Spanish consortium conducted by scientists at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the Institute for Research and Technology in Food and Agriculture (IRTA) and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) has obtained the melon genome. The study in which the CNAG has collaborated is published...
18/06/2012
The Festa de la Ciència i la Tecnologia is organized by the Ajuntament de Barcelona. The party turns the Parc de la Ciutadella in a large open lab with about a hundred activities of all kinds and for all audiences, from experiments to games, shows, lectures and workshops. All these free activities...
12/06/2012
The Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER), depending on the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, and the CNAG collaborate in the sequencing and analysis of 116 exomes corresponding to 24 types of rare diseases or groups of pathologies. The purpose of this project is to...

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