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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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Study finds circSCMH1 treatment improved functional recovery post stroke

  Stroke is the third most common cause of mortality and often leads to long-term disability with no efficient clinical therapy in place. In 80% of cases, stroke is diagnosed as ischemia induced by thrombotic occlusion of cerebral arteries or branches. A variety of circular RNA (circRNAs) molecules are known to f... more
Scientists decipher allopolyploidy and rediploidization in cyprinids

  Whole-genome duplication (WGD) or polyploidy provides genomic opportunities for evolutionary innovations and adaptation. Polyploid animal appear to be incapable of coping with genomic and developmental chaos resulting from the merging of two genomes in newly synthesized systems. In polyploid plants, biased subg... more
Scientist gained insights into the genetic basis underlying protective resemblance in dead-leaf butterflies Kallima inachus

  Protective resemblance is an important ecological adaptive mechanism in the struggle for survival of many organisms. It usually includes three categories: general resemblance to the environment (i.e., crypsis), more exactly imitating surrounding objects, such as bark, a leaf, or a flower (i.e., masquerade), and... more
SZDB2.0: updated version of schizophrenia genetics database

  Schizophrenia is a complex and heterogeneous disorder with a heritability about 80%. In recent years, benefiting from the results of large-scale research consortia and the development of sequencing technology, the genetics study of schizophrenia has made great progress. Genetic studies, including genome-wide as... more
 
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