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Scientists Complete Korean-Specific Reference Genome

Scientists Complete Korean-Specific Reference Genome

ULSAN, South Korea, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – UNIST’s Genomics Institute unveiled Thursday a reference genome specific to Koreans, entitled KOREF (Korean Reference). A reference genome is a genomic database that represents an example of a species’ set of genes, which allows for genetic analysis related to diseases and the development of new drugs. According [...]

Scientists Complete Genetic Blueprint of Korean Leopard

Scientists Complete Genetic Blueprint of Korean Leopard

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean scientists have successfully mapped the reference genome of the Korean leopard, better known as the Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), the National Institute of Biological Resources announced Tuesday.  According to the institute, the complete genetic blueprint of the Amur leopard is the result of an 18-month study, which [...]

Why Vultures Don’t Get Sick from Food Poisoning

Why Vultures Don’t Get Sick from Food Poisoning

SEOUL, Korea, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) – A Korean research team successfully analyzed the genome of the Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius Monachus) for the first time. On March 31, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning announced the result of the research team comprised of the National Science Museum, the Theragen Etex Bioresearch Institute, the Cultural [...]

After rare cancer diagnosis, teen works to identify a genetic link to her own disease

After rare cancer diagnosis, teen works to identify a genetic link to her own disease

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – A father-daughter scientific collaboration that began after the daughter was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer has led to an important finding and could have broader implications for many other rare cancers. Their story is being published this week in a top tier journal, Science. Elana Simon, the daughter [...]