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Human Genome Project – 10 years since the first draft

  On the 15th February 2001 a draft version of the complete human genome was completed. [1] This draft version was far from perfect but was still a major milestone in the biological world.  So, what has come from this?  What have we learned so far and what is yet to come?   Background The […]

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In Inspiring & Thought Provoking 9th of March, 2011
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Applying Spectroscopy Techniques to Biology: Cracking the cause of Japanese beetle paralysis

An article in the latest issue of Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences (PNAS) caught my eye, which showcases quite nicely that a multitude of chemical spectroscopy techniques can be used for solving a simple observation that dates back nearly 100 years! In short, a team of US scientists using high-resolution mass spectrometry and […]

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