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Comparative Genomics

Comparative Genomics studies the relationships between genomes of different species or strains. It attempts to understand the function and evolutionary processes that act on genomes.


Comparative Genomics Articles

Comparing Chimp, Human DNA
Most of the big differences between human and chimpanzee DNA lie in regions that do not code for genes...

Date: 4 May 2009, Rating: not rated

Flipped, Expelled, Copied, And Shrunk: Researchers Document Dramatic Genome Alterations During Primate Evolution
The September 2005 issue of Genome Research presents a series of studies that provide insight into the evolution and variation of primate genomes.

Date: 4 May 2009, Rating: not rated

Researchers Assemble Second Non-human Primate Genome
A multi-center team has deposited the draft genome sequence of the rhesus macaque monkey into free public databases for use by the worldwide research community...

Date: 4 May 2009, Rating: not rated

Human-Chimp Differences Uncovered With Analysis Of Rhesus Monkey Genome
An international consortium of researchers has published the genome sequence of the rhesus macaque monkey and aligned it with the chimpanzee and human genomes.

Date: 4 May 2009, Rating: not rated

DNA Chunks, Chimps And Humans: Marks Of Differences Between Human And Chimp Genomes
Researchers have carried out the largest study of differences between human and chimpanzee genomes, identifying regions that have been duplicated or lost during evolution of the two lineages.

Date: 4 May 2009, Rating: not rated

Chimpanzees Are Actually Three Distinct Groups, Gene Study Shows
The largest study to date of genetic variation among chimpanzees has found that the traditional, geography-based sorting of chimps into three populations--western, central and eastern--is underpinned by significant genetic differences

Date: 4 May 2009, Rating: not rated

Humans And Chimpanzees Genetically More Similar Than One Yeast Variety Is To Another
There may be greater genetic variation between different yeasts of the same species than between humans and chimpanzees.

Date: 4 May 2009, Rating: not rated

Humans and monkeys share Machiavellian intelligence
When it comes to their social behavior, people sometimes act like monkeys, or more specifically, like rhesus macaques, a type of monkey that shares with humans strong tendencies for nepotism and political maneuvering

Date: 24 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.33

Scientists compare 12 fruit fly genomes
Fly consortium uncovers swarm of novel findings about genomic evolution, function

Date: 24 Jan 2008, Rating: 2.00

Scientists complete DNA sequencing and analysis of multiple fruit fly genomes
Large-scale comparative analysis of genomes from closely-related fly species reveals important evolutionary clues; yields powerful approach that may help decipher other genomes

Date: 24 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00

Genome comparison of 12 fruit fly species
Researchers from the UAB Genomics, Bioinformatics and Evolution Group participated in an international research that has resulted in the completion of the genomes of ten new fruit fly species.

Date: 24 Jan 2008, Rating: 1.00

Analysis of rhesus monkey genome uncovers genetic differences with humans, chimps
An international consortium of researchers has published the genome sequence of the rhesus macaque monkey and aligned it with the chimpanzee and human genomes.

Date: 24 Jan 2008, Rating: 4.00

Why do rodents' teeth stay sharp? What is the difference between the mouse and the kangaroo?
Answers to these two questions are given by two recent studies on tooth development and evolution.

Date: 24 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.00

Comparative genomics using Fugu reveals insights into regulatory subfunctionalization
Comparative analysis of conserved elements between duplicated genes provides a powerful approach for studying regulatory subfunctionalization at the level of the regulatory elements involved.

Date: 20 Jul 2007, Rating: 8.00, 10 pages

Comparative genomics and experimental promoter analysis reveal functional liver-specific elements in mammalian hepatic lipase genes
Searching for conserved non-coding sequences by comparative genomics is a valuable tool in identifying candidate enhancer elements.

Date: 19 Jul 2007, Rating: 5.00, 10 pages

cTFbase: a database for comparative genomics of transcription factors in cyanobacteria
cTFbase database to classify and analyze all the putative TFs in cyanobacterial genomes, followed by genome-wide comparative analysis.

Date: 19 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Human-chimp difference may be bigger
Approximately 6 percent of human and chimp genes are unique to those species, report scientists from Indiana University Bloomington and three other institutions.

Date: 17 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Mouse to man: The story of chromosomes
The complete sequencing of human chromosome 17 and mouse chromosome 11 offers unique insights into the evolution of the genome of higher mammals

Date: 17 Jul 2007, Rating: 6.33

Evolution study tightens human-chimp connection
Study also finds human evolution slower than apes

Date: 17 Jul 2007, Rating: 5.00

DNA sequence of Rhesus macaque has evolutionary, medical implications
The completed DNA sequence of the rhesus macaque - an Old World monkey - has advanced understanding of primate evolution...

Date: 17 Jul 2007, Rating: 8.00