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2009-04-09 07:15:00

LARKSPUR, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Jivan announced today that it will provide bioinformatics solutions for high-throughput transcriptome sequencing (RNA-Seq) and expression. Leveraging Jivan's industry-leading bioinformatics infrastructure for analysis of mRNA in biological samples, Jivan will provide "bioinformatics for the next generation." Jivan will offer content for targeted sequencing with mRNA capture arrays, mRNA specific PCR primer designs for targeted amplification, and...

2009-04-04 10:06:55

A novel technique for carrying out gene-expression profiling is set to challenge the market dominance of the current, widely used methodology, reports Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN). Some scientists believe that digital gene-expression profiling, a fully quantitative approach for gene-expression analysis, will eventually rival microarrays in this application area, according to the April 1 issue of GEN (http://www.genengnews.com/articles/chitem.aspx?aid=2844)."Digital gene...

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2009-03-20 15:49:58

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have used a new approach, known as RNA-Seq, to profile the gene expression of the bacterium that causes anthrax, Bacillus anthracis. Their study, published March 20, 2009 online by the Journal of Bacteriology, marks the first time any bacterial transcriptome"”the complete collection of mRNAs produced by a bacterium as it expresses different genes"”has been comprehensively defined, and provides a much more detailed view of how...

2009-03-16 08:39:00

HybSelect(TM) first to provide high coverage and megabase capacity for the next generation sequencing community LEXINGTON, Mass. and HEIDELBERG, Germany, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- febit today announced the official launch of its new sequence capture technology HybSelect. In several biomedical studies of early access customers over the past months, HybSelect demonstrated superb enrichment factors and deep sequencing coverage for a broad range of human genes and genomic regions. As the first...

2009-01-27 08:48:00

ROCKVILLE, Md. and NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) have uncovered new genomic alterations that lead to gene fusions in a breast cancer cell line by using 454 Life Sciences sequencing technology. The work, led by Qi Zhao of JCVI and Otavia L. Caballero, of LICR, is being published the week of January 26 in the early online edition of the Journal of the Proceedings of the...

2009-01-09 07:00:00

-Brings Broad Expertise and Strong Leadership Skills in Developing and Refining Innovative Life Sciences Systems- PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNanomatrix, Inc., a developer of breakthrough nanoscale platforms for molecular diagnostics, personalized medicine and biomedical research, today announced the appointment of Michael Kochersperger as vice president of engineering. Mr. Kochersperger has over two decades of product development and commercialization experience at leading life...

2008-11-06 09:00:00

Using the Genome Sequencer System from 454 Life Sciences, a Roche company, French scientists have identified a small virus that can actually be parasitic to a larger one. The 50 nm virus, named Sputnik, is associated with a new strain of the giant Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus (APMV) and is believed to represent a currently unknown family of viruses. The study, entitled "The virophage as a unique parasite of the giant mimivirus," appeared in the September 4th issue of Nature (1). The...

2008-08-18 09:01:01

Using the Genome Sequencer FLX system from 454 Life Sciences, a Roche company, investigators have identified a number of genetic variations potentially linked to prostate, breast, and colon cancers within a previously identified region of the human genome called 8q24. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland (USA) re-sequenced a total of 85 individuals representing case and controls for prostate and colon cancers. This included 39 individuals with advanced prostate...

2008-08-05 12:00:16

Based on its recent analysis of the genome/transcriptome sequencing market, Frost & Sullivan presents Helicos BioSciences Corporation (NASDAQ: HLCS) with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation of the Year. This Award is in recognition of Helicos' introduction of an advanced single-molecule sequencing platform that offers the potential an entire genome to be cost-effectively sequenced in a very short amount of time. Standard methods for sequencing...

2008-07-08 09:00:13

The Cancer Genomics Group at Barts and The London Medical School is researching leukemia with the aquisition of the state-of-the-art Genome Sequencer FLX System paired with the Roche NimbleGen Sequence Capture arrays. Researchers, led by Professor Brian Young, will use the combined technology of 454 Sequencing and NimbleGen Sequence Capture Arrays to uncover the genetic changes that are involved in the development of leukemia. The new sequence information will be linked to an existing...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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