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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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Biodiversity and Biogeographic Patterns in Asia-Pacific by Y.Chen from Bentham Science Publ (Mar 20).

Macroevolution : Explanation, interpretation and evidence, eds E.Serrelli and N.Gontier from Springer (Mar 17).

Animal Earth; The amazing diversity of living creatures, by R.Piper from Thames and Hudson (Mar 10).

Life on Display: Revolutionizing US Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Centry, by K.Rader and V.Cain from Univ Chicago Press (Mar 10).

Evolution: Making Sense of Life 2nd Ed, by C.Zimmer and D.Emlen from Roberts Publ -- pre-publication (Mar 2).


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