Tagged: genome

Parts of our genome are actually viral - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Nov 04, 2016

I’ve just come across a most excellent article by the Genetic Literacy Project. In it, Nicholas Staropoli notes that a proportion of the human genome actually has viral origins. This might sound a bit strange – after all, we tend to think of viruses as our enemies (smallpox, measles, and the human papilloma virus come to mind). But, as … Read More

Cosmic Genome - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 13, 2013

I came across The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome yesterday, an iTunes app which contains interviews with over 50 scientists, performers and communicators all talking about why they are interested in science. It also contains a series of talks on various fascinating subjects including dark matter, the nature of vocalisation, discovering epigenetics. Some of those interviewed are well known … Read More

The scale of cellular life and compacting chromosomes - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 11, 2010

It’s hard convey the scale of very small or very large things by just quoting measurements as the measurements don’t relate well to our perception of everyday objects. [caption id="attachment_2956" align="alignleft" width="327" caption="Snapshot from infographic (Source: University of Utah.)"][/caption] This interactive infographic presented by the Genetic Science Learning Centre at the University … Read More

On the sequencing of the pea aphid genome - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 26, 2010

By Dr Peter Dearden* My group has been involved with genome sequencing since 2004, when we were asked to become involved with the honeybee genome. This week we published our second insect genome, that of the Pea Aphid which was the culmination of 6 years collaborative work with over 200 scientists from 15 countries. The project has cost several … Read More