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Welcome to the website of the DSV, the CEA’s Life Sciences Division.

Within the CEA, the DSV is dedicated to research, development and innovation in two areas with major societal challenges: health and energy.

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moustique aedes
Wednesday 12 February 2014
Towards a vaccine to stop Chikungunya

A European consortium, of which the CEA-IMETI is a member, has developed a vaccine against the Chikungunya virus and tested it in a rodent model. Trials in humans could begin in 2015.
Novel Attenuated Chikungunya Vaccine Candidates Elicit Protective Immunity in C57BL/6 mice | Journal of Virology
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Saturday 08 February 2014
Heredity is not only genetic

A study conducted by an international team, notably involving researchers from the CEA-IG (Genoscope), provides first-time evidence that measurable heritability may be based on epigenetic variations and not necessarily on variations in the DNA sequence. These findings were published in the journal Science.
Mapping the Epigenetic Basis of Complex Traits | Science
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mammouth laineux
Friday 07 February 2014
Is the disappearance of mammoths related to changes in Arctic flora?

The mass extinction of large animals during the last ice age is due to the climate, but what are the specific reasons for this? A collaboration involving 30 teams from 12 countries, including the CEA-IG (Genoscope), has provided some answers by sequencing free DNA taken from the Arctic permafrost. Their results are published in the journal Nature.
Fifty thousand years of Arctic vegetation and megafaunal diet | Nature
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