In a 21.9-hectare lot within the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City, a new hub for science and technology education and scientific research is envisioned to be the home of the country’s future scientists. The vast space with few buildings and big dreams called the National Science Complex received a P1.7-billion budget from the government when it was unveiled in 2011.
New York University dean for science Michael Purugganan talks about mapping genes and genomes and shares insights about evolution and how it helps us understand the world.
By Shaira Panela Rappler.com
InterAksyon.com – The online news portal of TV5
MANILA, Philippines – A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, April 10, at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City for the Philippine Genome Center (PGC), a research unit of the institution which will see its own building rise by next year.
The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) of the University of the Philippines (UP) officially opened its Core Facility for Bioinformatics (CFB) last 14 April 2014. The event was highlighted with the ground-breaking ceremony for the new PGC building at UP Diliman and a scientific symposium.
The Philippine Genome Center will hold a scientific symposium entitled “Genomics: The Path Towards A Better Understanding of Health, Disease, Evolution And Biodiversity” at the National Institute of Physics Auditorium, National Science Complex, UP Diliman campus.
The complete mitochondrial (mt) DNA sequence of the rhodophyte Kappaphycus striatus (“Green Sacol” variety) was determined.
Rafflesia is a genus of holoparasitic plants endemic to Southeast Asia that has lost the ability to undertake photosynthesis.
The program on Ethics, Legal and Social Issues of the Philippine Genome Center is inviting interested parties to a colloquium entitled “Disclosure of Disease Risks in Genomic Research” on December 10, 2012, 2pm at NIH Conference Room, University of the Philippines, Manila.
Dr. Maria Corazon de Ungria, director of the Philippine Genome Center’s Forensics and Ethnicity program shared with Ms. Jessica Zafra of InterAksyon.com the significance of DNA tests, and the Innocence Project Philippines.
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An impressive biodiversity (>10,000 species) of marine snails (suborder Toxoglossa or superfamily Conoidea) have complex venoms, each containing approximately 100 biologically active, disulfide-rich peptides. In the genus Conus, the most intensively investigated toxoglossan lineage (∼500 species), a small set of venom gene superfamilies undergo rapid sequence hyperdiversification within their mature toxin regions.