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A double punch for female survival

Achieving equality between the sexes can be a challenge even for single cells. Since evolution began removing bits of male DNA to create the…

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Public collections of DNA and RNA sequence reach 100 gigabases

The world’s three leading public repositories for DNA and RNA sequence information have reached 100 gigabases (100,000,000,000 bases; the…

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Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit initiates second phase

The first rate research from the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit (MMPU) is now set to continue for the long-term. The European Molecular Biology…

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Actin moves chromosomes

Microtubules need a helping hand to find chromosomes in dividing egg cells, scientists have discovered. Although it was generally accepted that…

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Hunt for human genes involved in cell division under way

A systematic search through human genes has begun at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. Working within the…

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Trees, vines and nets: microbial evolution changes its face

EBI researchers have changed our view of 4 billion years of microbial evolution. Christos Ouzounis and colleagues have gained intriguing quantitative…

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A link between our body’s energy levels and a protein that wraps our DNA?

Living organisms need to sense the amount of energy that is available to them and regulate the activity of their genes accordingly. Scientists have…

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EMBL-EBI expansion goes ahead with help from The Wellcome Trust and UK Research Councils

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) has received a big boost from The Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the…

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EMBL’s fourth Director-General, Dr Iain Mattaj, takes office

Dr. Iain Mattaj today took over the leadership of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory [EMBL], a prominent basic research and training institute…

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Whale bones and farm soil: Sequencing biodiversity

Instead of sequencing the genome of one organism, why not sequence a drop of sea water, a gram of farm soil or even a sunken whale skeleton?…

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A new way to share models of biological systems

Today sees the launch of BioModels, the world’s first database of annotated biological models. BioModels is the result of a collaboration led…

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The transparent organism

A novel high-tech microscope will be brought to the marketplace, giving laboratories everywhere fascinating new insights into living organisms.…

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