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Calico Cats Inspire Research Into X Chromosome Inactivation
2014-02-19 04:31:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Calico cats are renowned and beloved for their funky orange and black patchwork or "tortoiseshell" fur. Cat Breeds Encyclopedia reports that these felines — considered to be good luck in several countries — are 90 percent female, suggesting that the color pattern is related to the gender of the animal. New research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), has further linked this unique color pattern to X chromosome...

New Interactive Map Reveals Human History Of Genetic Mixing
2014-02-14 06:41:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multi-institutional team of researchers this week published in the journal Science a study identifying, dating and characterizing the genetic mixing between populations around the world. Along with the study, the team released an interactive map detailing the histories of this genetic mixing. Researchers from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Oxford University and University College London developed...

2014-02-13 23:28:03

JusticeTrax, Inc. adds LIMS-plus DNA to its suite of software applications designed for forensic science laboratories. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 JusticeTrax LIMS-plus DNA is a stand-alone DNA software application designed to reduce DNA backlogs by automating forensic sample processing for both forensic science casework and databanks. LIMS-plus DNA also automates the delivery of DNA profiles to local, state, and national databanks. Some of the benefits of using LIMS-plus DNA...

2014-02-13 23:22:26

The DNA health monitoring citizen science campaign launched by Exogen Biotechnology, Inc. exceeded its crowdfunding goal on Indiegogo by raising over $55,000 from US donors within two weeks. The biotech startup is now expanding their campaign internationally to look at differences in DNA damage across different countries and cultures around the world. Berkeley, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Exogen Biotechnology, Inc. the latest startup company to spin off from technology developed...

2014-02-11 08:40:59

Using DNA to Identify Missing Persons in the United States and Mexico LORTON, Va., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of forensic DNA services, announced today a partnership with the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) to implement the "Combining Efforts to Identify the Missing: A United States/Mexico DNA Project." Through the collaborative efforts of CWAG, Bode and NamUs (National Missing and Unidentified Persons...

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...


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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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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