The Dark Energy Survey completes its data collection mission

After six years of cataloguing hundreds of millions of distant galaxies, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) has finalised its data collection stage. The project is an international collaboration including the involvement of the IFAE and the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia, located on the UAB campus. Read more

Cromosomes Daban

Scientists Confirm that Chromosomes are Formed by Stacked Layers

A new study based on electron microscopy techniques at low temperatures demonstrates that, during mitosis, chromosome DNA is packed in stacked layers of chromatin. The research, published in EMBO Journal, confirms a surprising structure proposed by UAB researchers over a decade ago, but criticized due to the limitations of the technique used. Read more

Plataforma de seqŘenciaciˇ massiva per al Diagn˛stic GenŔtic Preimplantacional

Double factor preimplantation genetic testing now possible through massive sequencing techniques

Researchers at the UAB have implemented an innovative and universal strategy, prepared for a simultaneous diagnosis of genetic mutations and chromosomal alterations within embryos obtained by in vitro fertilisation (IVF). It allows analysing up to 4,800 genes responsible for the most common hereditary diseases and speeds up the study process and the availability of the results of the family’s single gene disorders. Read more

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