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2012.09.01 | Research news

There is now proof: the number of mutations in a child’s DNA increases the older the father is at the time of conception.

The age of the father at the time the child is conceived is actually the most crucial factor for the number of mutations in the child’s DNA, while the age of the mother is of virtually no importance in this context.This is the result of the most comprehensive analysis to date of the genome in nuclear families. Seventy-eight Icelandic children and…

Bonobo

2012.06.20 | Research news

The bonobo genome compared with the chimpanzee and human genomes

The bonobo is our closest relative along with chimpanzees. As part of an international collaboration, researchers  from the Bioinformatics Research Centre have participated in the sequencing of the complete bonobo genome. This work reveals that that for over 3% percent of the our genome we are more closely related to either the bonobo or the…

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