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Apple, Google Maps Run Afoul of South Korea

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Some map applications are stirring up trouble, virtually erasing South Korea’s claims to an island chain also claimed by Japan. Both Apple and Google have removed the Korean name for the islands from their English and Japanese map services. South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Tai-young said Thursday the government is launching a formal objection […]

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1,000 Genomes Project Paints Detailed Picture of Human Variation

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Results of a project that has mapped the genetic material, or genomes, of 1,092 individuals from 14 countries will help researchers interpret genetic changes in people with disease. The first phase of the so-called ‘1,000 Genomes Project,’ published in the journal Nature, profiles the rare and common genetic variations in the human species. Scientists believe […]

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