Granada/Spain, 29 Oct, 2019 – Autoimmune, inflammatory and allergic diseases are common chronic diseases that significantly affect the wellbeing of millions of people around the globe and pose a substantial burden to healthcare systems. While different treatments are available, response and disease...
BCN, 24 October, 2019.- EASI-Genomics second call for proposal has launched on the 15th of October. This is an ambitious project funded by the European Commission and coordinated by CNAG-CRG. It provides easy and seamless access to cutting-edge DNA sequencing technologies to researchers from...
BCN, 10 July, 2019.- The code of life (genome) is not just a linear sequence of letters, but is also folded (compartmentalised) into a specifically tailored chromatin structure within the cell nuclei. This three-dimensional genomic structure is fundamental, given that it determines which genes “...
BCN, 21 June, 2019.- The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), generously supported by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, is announcing today further contributions to the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) project. Following up on their support for...
BCN, 20 June, 2019.- «AA_WSL01» is written in blue on an inconspicuous fir tree in the «Rameren» forest in Birmensdorf near Zurich. The DNA for the first sequenced silver fir genome – the complete genetic material – was obtained from its seeds and needles. Worldwide, silver fir is only the sixth...
BCN, 4 June, 2019.- Although the knowledge we have about human cells and tissues has steadily increased over recent decades, many things remain unknown. For instance, cells exist in transient, dynamic states and understanding them is fundamental to decipher diseases and find cures. Classic...

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