On Wednesday, March 19th, Tyra Wolfsberg, Ph.D., associate director, Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core, presented Genome-Scale Sequence Analysis, part of the Current Topics in Genome Analysis (CTGA) lecture series.
This Wednesday, April 9th, Lynn B. Jorde, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, will present Introduction to Population Genetics, the seventh lecture in the Current Topics in Genome Analysis (CTGA) series. Lectures take place at the Lipsett Amphitheater, NIH Clinical Center, on the NIH campus.
In 2010, Svante P��bo, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, shook the scientific world with a five-year study that concluded that Neanderthals, who disappeared 30,000 years ago, left a legacy that survives in the DNA of many people today. P��bo discusses the study and how paleogenetics can deepen our under […]
Every organism on Earth, from microbes to plants to large predators, has evolved unique survival mechanisms and distinct ecological roles. For decades, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded basic research on how these varied organisms, which make up the Earth's biodiversity, function. For example, recent findings about how geckos climb up ver […]
Around the world, astronomy enthusiasts and the public will be buzzing with anticipation over the approach of Comet ISON. NSF's Division of Astronomical Sciences, along with Astronomy and Discover magazines, is holding a unique contest centered on capturing images of the comet. More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/cometchallenge/?WT.mc_id=USN […]
The National Science Foundation-funded Gemini observatory helps confirm the first potentially habitable earth-sized exoplanet. Researchers say this discovery is unique because the planet, called Kepler-186f resides in a temperate region around its host star where water could exist and could possibly sustain life. Earth-sized planets are very difficult to det […]
The president made his appeal to state insurance commissioners at a meeting Thursday. Elsewhere, consumer spending related to the health law jumps, the GOP again demands to know the White House's involvement in the healthcare.gov rollout, and hospitals try their hand as insurers.
University of Virginia neurologist Dr. Erin Pennock Foff, biologist Sarah Kucenas and biomedical engineer Shayn Peirce-Cotter have been named recipients of 2013 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards to benefit children of the United States. Each scientist will receive $100,000 in direct annual research support from The Hartwell Foundation for three […]
Three Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded two-year grants for their work on potential treatments for diabetes, Novo Nordisk announced this month. Of the 110 initial submissions to the new Novo Nordisk Diabetes and Obesity Biologics Science Forum Program, only four projects were funded, three of which are led by Johns Hop […]
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