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Mapping the kiwi genome – In the News

John Kerr posted in on July 24th, 2015.

The kiwi’s unique nocturnal behaviour is linked to some altered genes that eliminate color vision and others that modify its sense of smell, according European scientists who have mapped the birds entire DNA. The research, published in the open access journal Genome Biology, has been widely covered by New Zealand media. You can read more […]

Genomic data and society

John Kerr posted in on November 14th, 2012.

The Science Media Centre’s recent briefing on ‘unravelleing your genome‘ has resulted in several media stories highlighting some of the issues raised by the speakers. With the cost of sequencing your entire genome having fallen dramatically over the last decade, society is about to be confronted by a number of issues relating to the information […]

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