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Genetic Variations

Researchers Identify 126,018 Human Genetic Variations A team of scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Francis Crick Institute, and EMBL-EBI has created a comprehensive structural variation atlas for a geographically diverse set of human genomes and recovered sequences missing from the human reference sequence. Among the 126,018 structural variations discovered …

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Liquid Crystals

Researchers Confirm Existence of Elusive Phase of Liquid Crystals A team of scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Utah has confirmed the existence of a ferroelectric nematic phase of liquid crystal first proposed more than 100 years ago. View of a new phase of liquid …

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New Evidence On Mars

Researchers Find New Evidence that Mars Once Had Massive Ring Mars had a massive ring system several billion years ago, according to new research from the SETI Institute and Purdue University. An artist’s impression of a ringed Mars. Image credit: Tushar Mittal. Mars has two small satellites, Phobos and Deimos, …

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Researchers Identify Liver Fibrosis-Causing Protein

An international team of scientists has identified a long-sought protein that causes liver fibrosis (scarring), paving the way for new treatments. The research was published in the journal Nature Genetics. Stages of liver disease. Image credit: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. The team, led by Professor …

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Researchers Invent Nanoscale ‘Refrigerator’ for Quantum Computers

A team of researchers from the Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University in Finland has invented a quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing. Photo of the centimeter-sized silicon chip, which has two parallel superconducting oscillators and the quantum-circuit refrigerators connected to them. Image credit: Kuan Yen …

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Researchers Sequence Barley Genome

The International Barley Genome Sequencing Consortium, which is led by Dr. Nils Stein of the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Germany, has mapped the entire genome of barley (Hordeum vulgare), the world’s fourth most important cereal crop after wheat, rice and maize. The research appears in …

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Researchers Identify ‘Night Owl’ Gene Variant

An international team of scientists led by the Rockefeller University has discovered that a variant of the human gene CRY1 (cryptochrome circadian clock 1) slows the internal biological clock, which dictates rhythmic behavior such as sleep/wake cycles. The study was published in the April 6 issue of the journal Cell. …

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