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2014-02-11 08:31:04

FAIRFIELD, Ohio, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Medical, a division of DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) and one of the world's largest providers of STR DNA testing, supports the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Cell Line Authentication Initiative (CLAI), by offering free Human Cell Line Authentication and Mycoplasma Detection testing to the PCF's grant recipients. This initiative is improving the quality and efficacy of prostate cancer research supported by the Prostate Cancer...

2014-02-11 08:30:48

WOBURN, Mass., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covaris, Inc. introduced the truXTRAC(TM) High Throughput FFPE DNA Extraction & Purification Kit at the 2014 Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting held in Marco Island, Florida. This newest innovation provides an optimized workflow for high-yield / high quality DNA extraction from challenging, yet highly valuable Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) tissue samples. Efficient, high yield, and high quality...

2014-02-07 12:52:46

Berkeley Researchers Show Expanded Role for Guide RNA in Cas9 Interactions with DNA The potential is there for bacteria and other microbes to be genetically engineered to perform a cornucopia of valuable goods and services, from the production of safer, more effective medicines and clean, green, sustainable fuels, to the clean-up and restoration of our air, water and land. Cells from eukaryotic organisms can also be modified for research or to fight disease. To achieve these and other...

2014-02-07 12:48:23

Protein controls editing, expanding the information content of DNA An international team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Indiana University, have identified a protein that broadly regulates how genetic information transcribed from DNA to messenger RNA (mRNA) is processed and ultimately translated into the myriad of proteins necessary for life. The findings, published today in the journal Cell Reports, help explain how...

Extracting Plant DNA From Grasshopper Guts Improves Understanding Of Plant-insect Interactions
2014-02-06 14:12:58

[ Watch the Video: Demonstration of Grasshopper Dissection ] American Journal of Botany Grasshoppers may be small, but the damages they are causing to the US agriculture industry are anything but. Every year, they feed on crops and on rangelands needed for raising livestock, costing landowners millions of dollars. Although they pose a major threat, grasshopper populations play a positive role in cycling nutrients from decomposing plant matter back into the soil. A new method to...

2014-02-06 08:27:25

The Ohio Attorney General's Office Dismisses Case Based on DNA Testing Conducted By DNA Diagnostics Center FAIRFIELD, Ohio, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Summit County Common Pleas Court, Case #1994-06-1409C on Thursday, January 30, 2014, Judge Mary Margaret Rowland dismissed aggravated murder and robbery charges against Dewey Jones, an Akron, OH man convicted in 1995 of the high-profile murder of Neil Rankin. A family friend and neighbor of Jones, 71-year old retired...

2014-02-05 20:24:40

DUBLIN, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/95ffxr/dna_sequencing) has announced the addition of the "DNA Sequencing: Market Developments, Growth Areas and Opportunities" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/95ffxr/dna_sequencing ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Summary: This market analysis was carried out to provide business information...

Environment, Lifestyle Factors Determines Changes In Pain Sensitivity
2014-02-05 09:12:41

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The way you react to pain keeps changing throughout your lifetime, influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors, a new study carried out by researchers at King’s College London suggests. The study identified genetic changes that determine how different people – even identical twins -- react to pain differently. The results from the study could help scientists understand how pain sensitivity differs in individuals, and...

DNA Breakthroughs Welcome, But Americans Still Have Concerns
2014-02-05 06:35:12

[ Watch the Video: What Do People Really Think About DNA Research? ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new poll from the Huffington Post and YouGov finds that although most Americans are excited by the possibility of the scientific breakthroughs made possible by DNA research, many of them worry that research could go too far — and the scientists could begin "playing God." The possibility that DNA research could create major scientific and medical breakthroughs...

Primitive Artificial Cells Turned Into Complex Biological Materials
2014-02-04 15:22:51

University of Southern Denmark It is a big dream in science: To start from scratch with simple artificial microscopic building blocks and end up with something much more complex: living systems, novel computers or every-day materials. For decades scientists have pursued the dream of creating artificial building blocks that can self-assemble in large numbers and reassemble to take on new tasks or to remedy defects. Now researchers from University of Southern Denmark have taken a step...


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Brief Introduction To DNA Probes
2014-01-12 00:00:00

DNA probes help scientists to detect a specific gene in a long DNA sequence. According to Dr. Michael A. Pfaller, DNA probes are “single-stranded pieces of nucleic acid, labeled with a specific tracer (isotope, enzyme, or chromophore), that will hydrogen bond (hybridize) with complementary single-stranded pieces of DNA (or RNA) under the appropriate conditions of pH, temperature, and iconic strength.” The Foundation for Genomics and Population Health website has a helpful video about...

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2011-04-14 15:10:21

Bacillus subtilis, also known as hay bacillus or grass bacillus, is a Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium commonly found in soil. It is rod-shaped and a member of the genus Bacillus. It also has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. B. subtilis has historically been classified as an obligate aerobe, though recent research has proven this to not be strictly correct. It is not a human pathogen although...

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