Topic: Genome

Genetic Road Map May Yield Better Cotton

April 20, 2015
Comparison of cotton fibers

A University of Texas at Austin scientist, working with an international research team, has developed the most precise sequence map yet of U.S. cotton and will soon create an even more detailed map for navigating the complex cotton genome, which may lead to an inexpensive version of American cotton.

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Next-Gen Gene Sequencing

June 25, 2012
Next-Gen Gene Sequencing

Next-generation genome analysis technology enables biologist Christopher Sullivan to study how viruses replicate and cause tumors in new ways.

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Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Oct. 19, 2011

Pesticides and pollutants are related to a 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University.

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Scientists depend on advanced computing to better understand evolution, drug discovery and genetics

May 31, 2010

Today's medical technology can recognize tumors smaller than a fingernail, decode your DNA to predict future illness and even read a person's mind by identifying electronic patterns in the brain.

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Most Extensive Genetic Resource for Reef-Building Coral Created

May 12, 2009

A nearly complete collection of genes for a species of reef-building coral has been assembled by a team led by biologists from The University of Texas at Austin.

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