Category Archives: Genetics

2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Telomere Copy Protection: Nobel Goes To Scientists Who Solved How Chromosome Ends Work ScienceDaily (2009-10-05) — This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to three scientists who have solved a major problem in biology: how the chromosomes can be copied in a complete way during cell divisions and how they are protected …

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CSHL Press News Discovery of novel genes could unlock mystery of what makes us uniquely human 09/02/2009 September 2, 2009 – Humans and chimpanzees are genetically very similar, yet it is not difficult to identify the many ways in which we are clearly distinct from chimps. In a study published online in Genome Research (, …

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Gene Associated With Language, Speech And Reading Disorders Identified ScienceDaily (2009-08-28) — A new candidate gene for Specific Language Impairment has been identified. The results point toward the likelihood of multiple genes contributing to language impairment, some of which also contribute to reading or speech impairment. … > read full article