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How to Study Population Evolution by Genome Sequencing?

Introduction to Population Evolution A population, also known as a species, is a group of individuals who can all interbreed. The collection of these genes is known as a gene pool because these individuals can share genes and pass on combinations of genes to the next generation. Only populations, not individuals, go through the evolutionary […]

Viral Genome Sequencing: Reference Sequence and Variant Analysis of SARS-COV-2

Introduction to SARS-COV-2 In December 2019, the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) started and has enveloped the world in an unparalleled global pandemic. The clinical features of COVID-19 patients are comparable during the 2002-2003 outbreak of SARS-CoV-1, which caused more than 8,000 cases reported and about 800 deaths. As such, human SARS-CoV-2 […]

Discovery of Susceptibility Gene ETV6 and Its Common Genetic Variants in the New Colorectal Cancer

Genome-wide association study (GWAS) is a kind of method to detect all or most of the genes among different individuals in specific species and to understand the genetic variation between different individuals. Many susceptibility genes and loci have been found in colorectal cancer using the GWAS method, but there are still many unknown susceptibility genes […]

CD Genomics Released A New Technology Called Single Cell Sequencing

Jun 7, 2016, single cell transcription and methylation analysis have become the powerful tools for single cell research. However, it is difficult to reveal the direct correlation between DNA methylation and gene expression in single cells. This is because there is a large difference between the cells, and we can not detect a cell’s transcription […]

Scientists Have Discovered A New Tumor Suppressor Gene

A common tumor suppressor gene was found in the patients with acute leukemia (AL). The finding reveals its synergistic effect between function abnormalities and a variety of different carcinogenic gene, providing an important foundation for research and development of novel leukemia treatment. Researchers found the transfer functional MLL – NRIP3 carcinogenic gene and SETD2 genetic […]

Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2015: DNA Repair is the High Light

After Youyou Tu won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, thousands of people focus on the chemistry prize. Who will take this honor? Early the morning of Wednesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the 2015 Nobel Prize went for three scientists: Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar. They won this prize […]

Interesting Genetics: “Genetically Modified”Butterflies

With the development of genetic technology, you are no stranger to transgenic animals. But here I’m not talking about the gene editing technology of human beings, I’m taking about the “gene editing” of nature. You may be confused because it seems like the word “ gene editing” is something patent of human beings. We are […]

Improvement of Nanopore Sequencing: The Accuracy Was Greatly Improved

As a new technology of sequencing, the biggest advantage of nanopore is its low cost. Compared to other sequencing technology, such as sanger sequencing and next generation sequencing, the nanopore sequencing does not need any fluorescein for purification, and the process of DNA amplification is also unnecessary. It can save both money and time. Besides, […]

The Biggest Amount of Whole Genome Sequence Data Was Published

Recently, the research about the whole genome sequencing of the biggest population was published in Nature. It described the source and the application of the data. The rare variant is the transformation carried in DNA. It is not common, but important to many diseases. To find out the relationship between rare variants and disease and […]

New Discovery about CRISPR: Treatment of SCD

Recently, researchers form Dana-Farber found that a small change of DNA can avoid some genetic defects of SCD, this research was published on nature on September 16. Sickle cell disease is a kind of genetic disease, which is caused by the mutation of hemoglobin. This disease is common in Africa, and also takes place in […]