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The Tara Oceans expedition collected plankton samples and established a catalogue of genes and species. A new stage have been reached with the analysis of more than 100 millions of genes from complex organisms from micro algaes to small plankton animals.
The researchers at the François Jacob Institute's Department of Innovative Therapies are pursuing the development of their gene therapy for hereditary blood diseases. They are looking to increase the performance of their strategy so that it can bring benefits to the greatest number of patients possible.
Researchers at the IRCM and their partner at the University of Arizona compared three imaging tools used to visualize actinides present in contaminated biological tissues. Their analysis provides information on the performance and limitations of each of these autoradiographic techniques. The digital technique is the most recent, and offers certain advantages such as real-time imaging.
An international consortium, including a team from the CEA/Genoscope, carried out the complete sequencing of the genome of a tomato variety using MinION, a portable sequencer developed by Oxford Nanopore.
A new study involving the François Jacob Institute of Biology shows that cows too can be a pertinent model for the study of human genetic abnormalities.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.