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DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed

The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.

From the BBC News-2015-3-27:14:6:1

Matter: In Iceland's DNA, New Clues to Disease-Causing Genes

The results uncovered a host of previously unknown gene mutations that may play roles in ailments as diverse as Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and gallstones.

From the NYTimes News-2015-3-25:20:6:1

Experts Back Angelina Jolie Pitt in Choices for Cancer Prevention

The actress had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed because she carries a genetic mutation that increases the risk of ovarian cancer.

From the NYTimes News-2015-3-25:14:6:1

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Mar 27 08:00Purifying selection maintains dosage-sensitive genes during degeneration of the threespine stickleback Y chromosome - Michael A. White, Jun Kitano, Catherine L. Peichel (MBE)
Mar 26 20:00Mitochondrial and plastid genome architecture: Reoccurring themes, but significant differences at the extremes - David Roy Smith, Patrick J. Keeling (PNAS)
Mar 25 12:00Molecular Evolution of the CYP2D Subfamily in Primates: Purifying Selection on Substrate Recognition Sites without the Frequent or Long-Tract Gene Conversion - Yoshiki Yasukochi, Yoko Satta (GBE)
Mar 25 12:00Advances in Computer Simulation of Genome Evolution: Toward More Realistic Evolutionary Genomics Analysis by Approximate Bayesian Computation - Miguel Arenas (JME)
Mar 25 12:00High recombinant frequency in extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli strains - Jerónimo Rodríguez-Beltrán et al. (MBE)
Mar 25 12:00No evidence that microRNAs co-evolve with genes located in copy number regions - Richard Jovelin (MBE)
Mar 25 12:00A protocol for diagnosing the effect of calibration priors on posterior time estimates: A case study for the Cambrian explosion of animal phyla - Fabia U. Battistuzzi, Paul Billing-Ross, Oscar Murillo, Alan Filipski, Sudhir Kumar (MBE)

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