News tagged with genome

Prediction of the future flu virus

Every year, influenza outbreaks claim hundreds of thousands of human lives. Though vaccination against flu is fairly efficient, the disease is difficult to exterminate because of the high evolutionary rate of the flu virus. ...

Jan 10, 2014
popularity 4 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Cancer Genomics Hub adds childhood cancer data

Researchers studying the genetics of childhood cancers now have access to a large and growing set of genomic data through the Cancer Genomics Hub (CGHub) operated by the University of California, Santa Cruz. The data come ...

Jan 09, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Parasitic DNA proliferates in aging tissues

The genomes of organisms from humans to corn are replete with "parasitic" strands of DNA that, when not suppressed, copy themselves and spread throughout the genome, potentially affecting health. Earlier ...

Dec 20, 2013
popularity 4.9 / 5 (8) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

CDC highlights achievements of 2013, goals for 2014

(HealthDay)—The top five gains made in improving health security at home and around the world in 2013, and the top five areas for improvement in 2014 have been highlighted in an end-of-year report from ...

Dec 18, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0