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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.
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.
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.
The Blood Centre Linz, Austria has purchased a Genome Sequencer FLX System from Roche, for use in research on rejection reactions in Bone Marrow and Stem Cell transplantation. Using conventional Sanger sequencing it can take weeks to analyse large DNA regions.
California-based Pacific Biosciences said its new gene-sequencing machine will soon be able to sequence an entire human gene map in four minutes at a cost of just $1,000.
Experts who first managed to tease some DNA out of the bones of a Neanderthal teamed up on Thursday with a gene-sequencing company to try to get a complete Neanderthal genetic code.
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Want your own personal genome sequenced? Researchers said they had found a faster and cheaper way to do it that would cost only about $2.2 million.
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