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2012-11-01 07:31:47

HAYWARD, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc., a world leader in the field of in situ nucleic acid detection for life science research and clinical diagnostics, announced today that it has completed its $12 million Series B equity financing. New Leaf Venture Partners, a leader in healthcare technology venture investing, and the existing investor Morningside Ventures participated in the round. Proceeds from the financing will be used to support the commercial...

2012-10-24 07:31:19

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today announced that its verifi® prenatal test will be featured in several oral and poster presentations at the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) 31(st) Annual Education Conference. The conference is being held in Boston, Massachusetts from October 24 to 27, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120425/SF94380LOGO) "Each of...

2012-10-02 02:29:43

CAMBRIDGE, England, October 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cytocell Ltd. today announced the availability of a new molecular cytogenetic test designed to identify the presence of gene rearrangements associated with a specific form of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These rearrangements in a gene known as ROS1 (c-ros oncogene 1) have been implicated in the formation of cancerous tumors in patients with NSCLC. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120906/559436 )...

2012-09-13 02:27:11

FT. MYERS, Fla., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASD OTC BB: NGNM), a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, announced today it has begun using a new proprietary software that it developed for reading and interpreting Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization ("FISH") digital data. The company will use this software to further automate certain FISH analyses in its own laboratories and will consider sub-licensing it to other providers. The Company also...

2012-09-05 02:33:03

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A study just published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (The Gray Journal) provides substantial new evidence that the Harmony Prenatal Test, a specific type of non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT), is effective in a general screening population. In this study, the test detected all cases of fetal trisomy 21 and 18 at a false-positive rate of 0.1 percent. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120905/NE68146LOGO ) The...

Seawater Contains DNA Of Marine Fish And Mammals
2012-08-31 07:49:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A half liter of seawater can contain evidence of local fish and whale faunas and combat traditional fishing methods, says a new study from the University of Copenhagen. Researchers there have created a new way for monitoring marine biodiversity and resources by using DNA traces in seawater samples. The results of this study are now published in the journal PLoS ONE. "The new DNA-method means that we can keep better track of life...

2012-08-13 15:50:34

A broken chromosome is like an unmoored beansprout circling in search of attachment. If a cell tries to replicate itself with broken chromosomes, the cell will be killed and so it would very much like to find its lost end. Often, it finds a workable substitute: another nearby chromosome. When a broken chromosome attaches to another, or when chromosomes use a similar process to exchange genetic material, you have a translocation — genes end up fused to other genes, encoding a new...

A Look At The Early Evolution Of Sex Chromosomes
2012-08-06 18:24:30

Two new studies offer insight into sex chromosome evolution by focusing on papaya, a multimillion dollar crop plant with a sexual problem (as far as growers are concerned) and a complicated past. The findings are described in two papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research reveals that the papaya sex chromosomes have undergone dramatic changes in their short evolutionary histories (they are about 7 million years old; by comparison, human sex chromosomes...

2012-07-02 02:23:58

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today announced that its non-invasive verifi(TM) prenatal test can now be used to detect Turner syndrome (monosomy X or XO), a genetic condition in which a person has one X chromosome and is missing a second sex chromosome. Turner syndrome affects approximately one in every 2,000 female births. (Logo:...

2012-06-04 02:24:18

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, announced the publication of its NICE (Non-Invasive Chromosomal Evaluation) Study, an international multicenter prospective, cohort study of more than 4,000 pregnant women at gestational age 10 weeks or later from 50 clinical sites. The study evaluated Harmony Prenatal Test's performance in detecting fetal Trisomy 21 and 18, which cause Down syndrome and Edwards...