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2011-09-22 07:00:00

BASEL, Switzerland, September 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of researchers from Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) [http://www.roche.com/investors.htm ], including scientists from Roche Pharma Research and Early Development and Roche NimbleGen, reported inGenome Research (1) that they have generated the first draft genome sequence of the cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis) and developed a novel microarray design for in depth expression profiling for use in preclinical drug...

2011-09-21 11:40:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioInformatics LLC has closed the nominations for the 2011 Life Science Industry Awards. Between August 16, 2011 and August 31, 2011, hundreds of scientists on The Science Advisory Board® voted to include their favorite life science suppliers on the ballot to determine the recipients of the prestigious Life Science Industry Awards. The ballot, fielded via electronic survey, will be available to fill out between September 16,...

2011-06-15 07:00:00

BRANFORD, Connecticut, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The deadly E. coli O104 strain that has killed dozens and hospitalized thousands across Europe has been sequenced using 454 Life Sciences' benchtop GS Junior sequencing system to generate the "most accurate and detailed genetic analysis to date" of this particularly virulent strain.[1] The sequencing was performed by scientists at the UK's Health Protection Agency and the data has been uploaded onto the National Centre for...

2011-04-01 06:00:00

OMAHA, Neb., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC/BB: TBIO) announced today that its scientists have completed studies employing the company's high-sensitivity cancer mutation assays using two proprietary technologies, Ice COLD-PCR and BLOCker(TM)-Sequencing. Results from these studies will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting in Orlando, Florida, April 2-6, 2011. "BLOCker-Sequencing and Ice COLD-PCR are breakthrough methodologies...

2011-03-29 09:51:00

OMAHA, Neb., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TBIO) today announced that it has discovered a novel sequencing technology, which the company has termed BLOCker-Sequencing (BLocking Oligonucleotides in Cycle sequencing), which enhances the limit of detection of standard Sanger Sequencing, enriches for direct sequencing of mutated DNA over wild-type (unmutated DNA) and can be run on standard Sanger Sequencing equipment. BLOCker-Sequencing is an...

2011-01-11 09:17:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SeqWright Inc., a world-wide leader in custom genomic and molecular biology services, continues to make significant strides to position itself as the Next-Generation Sequencing Provider of choice for 2011. SeqWright's ongoing success can be attributed to the company's ability to respond quickly to customer's demands and by investing in key genomics technologies. Building on this success, SeqWright announced today the expansion of its Next-Generation...

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2010-12-20 11:32:19

Scientists from Imperial College London are developing technology that could ultimately sequence a person's genome in mere minutes, at a fraction of the cost of current commercial techniques. The researchers have patented an early prototype technology that they believe could lead to an ultrafast commercial DNA sequencing tool within ten years. Their work is described in a study published this month in the journal Nano Letters and it is supported by the Wellcome Trust Translational Award and...

2010-10-29 13:34:02

The 1,000 genomes project will grow in its next iteration, sequencing in different ways the genomes of 2,500 people from five large regions of the globe. The pilot phase of the project, reported in the current issue of the journal Nature, evaluated the extent to which three different methods of sequencing could contribute to the entire picture of human variation. The 1,000 genomes project is an international effort involving researchers from around the globe to determine the extent of human...

2010-09-23 06:41:59

A new massive RAM computing resource for genomic assembly with two nodes (or computers) that each have 1 terabyte of RAM (random access memory) will enable genomic scientists to assemble complicated genomes faster and with fewer errors, said scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center.  A federal grant of $262,000 from stimulus funds available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was awarded to BCM by the National Center for Research...

2010-09-08 15:29:00

IPSWICH, Mass., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Biolabs (NEB) has expanded its line of reagents for sample preparation upstream of next generation sequencing with the introduction of NEBNext® mRNA Sample Prep Reagent Set 1 and Master Mix Set 1. These new products include enzymes, buffers and protocols for the conversion of purified mRNA to DNA, followed by library construction. The reagents are suitable for non-directional mRNA library preparation for...