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Researchers conduct comprehensive genomic study of sub-Saharan Africans

Read moreBethesda, Md., Wed., Dec. 3, 2014 - An international team that includes researchers from the National Institutes of Health has completed the first comprehensive characterization of genomic diversity across sub-Saharan Africa. The study provides clues to medical conditions in people of sub-Saharan African ancestry, and indicates that the migration from Africa in the early days of the human race was followed by a migration back into the continent. Read more

New comprehensive view of the mouse genome finds many similarities and striking differences with human genome

Read moreBethesda, Md., Wed., Nov. 19, 2014 - An international group of researchers has found powerful clues to why certain processes and systems in the mouse are so different from those in people. Their findings ­are reported by the mouse ENCODE Consortium online Nov. 19, 2014 (and in print Nov. 20) in four papers in Nature and in several other publications. Read more

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Genome Advance of the Month

Humans adapted to day-length by tuning their circadian "clocks"

Circadian rhythyms

New research has revealed that during migration, humans' biological clocks evolved to adapt to different environmental conditions. The October Genome Advance of the Month discusses a study by researchers in Italy who describe the genetic adaptation of the human circadian clock that was driven by day-length in various latitudes. Read more

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Last Updated: December 3, 2014