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DNA reveals diversity among first New Zealanders

John Kerr posted in on October 23rd, 2012.

University of Otago researchers have sequenced the mitochondrial DNA from several human samples extracted from the Wairau Bar burial site in the Northern South Island, shedding light on the ancestry of the first New Zealanders. The results from the sequencing of four human samples from the site, published in Proceeding of the National Academy of […]

Autism genetics unravelled – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on April 5th, 2012.

New research published in the leading journal Nature has started the difficult process picking apart the underlying genetic factors that contribute to Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Although it is well accepted that genetics make a strong contribution to ASD, most of the underlying causes remain unknown. In addition, despite the identification of specific […]

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