The first genomic history of Australia’s peopling

Lausanne, 21 September – Australia has one of the longest histories of continuous human occupation outside Africa. But who exactly were the first people to settle there? Such a question has obvious political implications and has been hotly debated for decades. The first comprehensive genomic study of Aboriginal Australians reveals that they are indeed the direct descendants of Australia’s earliest settlers and diverged from their Papuan neighbours about 37’000 years ago (y.a.).

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RHAPSODY, a European symphony for personalized health of diabetes

Lausanne, 6 September 2016
The pan-European project RHAPSODY reunites researchers and experts from 26 partner Institutions, in both the public and private sectors, to improve the diagnosis of and fight against type 2 diabetes (T2D). SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is in charge of coordinating the integration of existing clinical data.

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LATEST PROTEIN SPOTLIGHT: A LOOSENING OF HABITS

We are not alone. From the day we are born, we carry with us hordes of microorganisms which, if all is going well, live off us while giving something in return. This micro-universe which is an integral part of our physiology has been called the microbiome.

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Genomics solutions to the riddle of the tobacco hornworm sphinx moth

Geneva, 12 August 2016 - Manduca sexta caterpillars
"Whooo ... are ... you?" asked the hookah-smoking caterpillar of Alice, in Wonderland. Asking the question of the caterpillar instead, an international team of scientists have published their findings from the sequencing, annotation, and exploration of the genome of the tobacco hornworm moth.

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