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Located in the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, the Kunming Institute of Zoology serves as a center for research on the diverse biological resources of southwestern China, the Eastern Himalayas and Southeast Asia. The institute’s main research priorities are evolutionary genetics and genomics; conservation and utilization of animal genetic resources, including domesticated animals; development of animal models for human disease mechanisms and new pharmaceuticals; and stem cell applications.

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Scientists Found A New Glioblastoma Classification Method

  Heterogeneity is a basic characteristic of cancer, including intra-tumor heterogeneity and heterogeneity among patients mainly due to a variety of genetic alterations. The latter may give rise to differences in the responses to therapies.
  Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and malignant tumor of the brai... more
New frontiers in the allele-specific RNA editing research

  New frontiers in the allele-specific RNA editing research
  The regulation of biallelic gene expression is important for development in diploid organisms and is associated with several human diseases. A large class of genes has been demonstrated to be highly expressed in only one allele including random monoa... more
Molecular mechanism of tree shrew’s insensitivity to spiciness

  Spicy foods elicit a pungent or hot and painful sensation that repels almost all mammals. Prof. LAI Ren’ group from Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and researchers from Zhejiang University observed that tree shrews (Tupaia belangeri chinensis), which possess a close relationship with ... more
Scientists Revealed the Postsynaptic Molecular Mechanism of Long-Term Potentiation (LTP)

  The central nervous system is the most complicatedly and precisely regulated organ in vertebrate. It is also critical for both primary nervous activity, such as sense perception, emotion regulation and body maintenance, and higher nervous activity, such as thinking, cognition and consciousness. One of the most ... more
 
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  • Yong Liu (Wuhan University, China) (August 20, 2018)
  • Joost Gribnau (Erasmus University) (August 16, 2018)
  • Zhijie Chang & Youjun Wang (August 05, 2018)
  • Nelson Tang (City University of Hong Kong) (August 06, 2018)
  • Xin Deng (City University of Hong Kong) (August 01, 2018)
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    2016 Kunming, China----The sixth DNA metabarcoding School was successfully held at the Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS
    John Ascher of Singapore National University lectures on bee taxonomy
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    Catalog of Insect Type Specimens of Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology has been updated
     
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