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Researchers compare human genome sequence for clues to evolution

February 26, 2004 | News

An ASU researcher is part of a group of scientists reporting the first large-scale comparison of the human genome to 12 other vertebrates. The work is an important step in understanding how vertebrate species are genetically similar or different from one another, and provides a glimpse into the evolutionary past of humans. For example, the work shows that humans are more closely related to rodents than to dogs or cats. The team, which includes Jeff Touchman - an assistant professor of biology...

Technology gives bacteria researchers new tools

February 26, 2004 | News

Developing new weapons against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi is the goal of ASU researchers working with technology donated from Hercules, Inc., a global manufacturer of chemical specialties used to make a variety of products for home, office and industrial markets. Hercules has signed an agreement to transfer to ASU patents and know-how related to new microbiocides for developing potential new biotechnology products. "This technology package from Hercules is exciting because it is a...