Month: August 2013

Developing a method to tease pathogen genomes apart

Developing a method to tease pathogen genomes apart

29.08.13: There has been an explosion in genomic data, jumping genes may offer a way for researchers to keep up

Pigs' immune systems are similar to ours, making their genes a great model to understand human health and disease. But their position and function in the genome was unknown, until a group of annotators from around the world met up and decided to take matters into their own hands

Finding pearls in swine: how a worldwide community annotated the pig genome

13.08.13: Pigs’ immune systems are similar to ours, making them a great model to understand human health and disease. But the genes’ position and function was unknown, until a worldwide group of annotators took matters into their own hands

Zebrafish helping fight against muscle disorders

08.08.13: Muscular dystrophy is a group of muscle wasting disorders that affects more than 70,000 children and adults in the UK. Keren Carss talks about how her research in zebrafish is beginning to unravel the underlying genetics of these debilitating disorders.