Les regions repetitives del genoma ens ajuden a entendre què ens fa humans

Les repeticions genòmiques també diferencien els humans i els altres simis. Ref. Art.: Sonay TB, Carvalho T, [6 authors], Marques-Bonet T and Wagner A (2015). Tandem repeat variation in human and great ape populations and its impact on gene expression divergence. Genome Research.

Presentació dels recursos educatius "Fronteres del Coneixement"

Dia i hora: Dilluns 9 de novembre 2015 a les 18h. Lloc: Charles Darwin del Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona (PRBB). Informació i registre a dins de la notícia

The single-celled ancestor of animals already regulated genes similarly to humans

A study led by Iñaki Ruiz Trillo gives clues to how this ancestor was. de Mendoza A, Suga H, Permanyer J, Irimia M, Ruiz-Trillo I (2015). Complex transcriptional regulation and independent evolution of fungal-like traits in a relative of animals. Elife

In memoriam: Johannes Engelken

Johannes was a postdoctoral researcher in the Evolutionary Population Genetics Lab between 2010 and 2013. He passed away on Friday 23rd October 2015. Although he is not anymore among us, his memories will live on.

Synthetic biology as a tool to prevent anthropogenic effects on the environment

Ricard Solé is the author of a scientific article that considers the use of synthetic biology in order to counteract anthropogenic effects on our planet. Solé RV, Montañez R, Duran-Nebreda S (2015). Synthe- tic circuits design for terraformation. Biology Direct

Hormonal regulation of insect metamorphosis

A new reivew by Xavier Bellés for a non-specialist audience has been published at Investigación y Ciencia (in Spanish). He explains that the hormones responsible for this process are controlled by a complex network of reactions. Recently, an even finer level of control of this molecular system has been discovered.

Xavier Bellés is elected Secretary of the Biology Section of the Royal Academy of Science & Arts of Barcelona

The aim of RACAB is to act as a promoter and point of reference in the cultural arena and for catalan society in all that is relevant to the Applied Arts.

The Dr. Margarita Metallinou Postdoctoral Travel Award

The American Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) has established an endowment fund in honour of Margarita Metallinou.

After 100 years in captivity, a look at the world's last truly wild horses

IBE researchers participate in a study that reports that in spite of a breeding programme based on less than 15 individuals the population is genetically divers. Ref. Art.:  Der Sarkissian C, et al(2015). Evolutionary Genomics and Conservation of the Endangered Przewalski’s Horse. Current Biology

Deciphering the genetic origins of Romanies

Roma groups show lower genetic diversity and high heterogeneity compared with non-Roma samples. Ref. Art.: Martínez-Cruz B, [16 authors], Comas D and the Genographic Consortium (2015). Origins, admixture and founder lineages in European Roma. European Journal of Human Genetics


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