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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...

2010-08-17 13:42:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SeqWright Inc., a world-wide leader in custom genomic and molecular biology services, announced today that it has acquired the Illumina HiSeq 2000 Next Generation Sequencing System. Addition of the HiSeq 2000 platform enables SeqWright to perform the largest and most complex sequencing studies at the lowest possible cost to its customers. The ability to process increased numbers of samples and to decode larger and more complex genomes means that...

2010-08-04 12:49:00

IPSWICH, Mass., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Biolabs is pleased to announce that Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center has selected New England Biolabs as one of its key suppliers for next-generation sequencing library construction reagents. NEBNext DNA Sample Prep Reagent Sets contain enzymes and buffers that are ideally suited and validated for sample preparation for next generation sequencing, as well as the preparation of expression libraries. Reagents are available for...

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2010-07-19 08:54:23

Researchers are developing a new kind of DNA sequencer that will make the dream of "reading" a person's genetic code for less than $1,000 a reality The first human genome took 13 years and $3 billion to sequence. Today, geneticists can generate the same information in a matter of months, for a fraction of the cost. As "next-generation" gene sequencers begin to make their mark on the life sciences, teams around the world are racing to develop new and improved DNA sequencers that can ingest a...

2010-07-13 13:12:00

IPSWICH, Mass., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Biolabs (NEB) has expanded its line of reagents for sample preparation with the introduction of NEBNext(TM) Quick DNA Sample Prep Reagent Set 2 and Master Mix Set 2, both suitable for library construction for Roche's 454 GS FLX Titanium(TM) and GS Junior(TM) instruments. These new products provide all the necessary enzymes and buffers for fast fragment library preparation. The Master Mix Set further streamlines the workflow, reducing the...

2010-06-30 23:01:00

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. and BRANFORD, Conn., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today an agreement to develop a nanopore-based technology that will directly read and sequence human DNA quickly and efficiently. Focused on advancing IBM's recently published "DNA Transistor" technology, the collaboration will take advantage of IBM's leadership in microelectronics, information technology and computational biology and Roche's...

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2010-06-21 07:10:00

The completion of three pilot projects designed to determine how best to build an extremely detailed map of human genetic variation begins a new chapter in the international project called 1,000 Genomes, said the director of the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center, which is a major contributor to the effort. "Mapping all the shared normal variation in human populations is a critical step to interpreting medically actionable genetic changes," said Dr. Richard Gibbs, also...

2010-05-20 13:00:00

Consortium Finds Greater Microbial Diversity in Human Microbiome than Previously Known ROCKVILLE, Md., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit genomic research organization, have published (along with other members of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Microbiome Jumpstart Reference Strains Consortium), a catalog of 178 microbial reference genomes isolated from the human body. Other members of the Consortium are: Baylor...


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