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World’s Largest DNA Origami Created
2014-09-15 03:39:17

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world’s largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics. “These origami can be customized for use in everything from studying cell behavior to creating templates for the nanofabrication of electronic components,” says Dr. Thom LaBean, an associate professor...

2014-09-15 08:29:37

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GENiSYSS, a biotechnology firm located in Goleta, California, announces the public launch of their website, genisyss.com. GENiSYSS has a very unique, patented product, combining room temperature, long-term storage of DNA and associated information. GENiSYSS is the only company to make personal storage of DNA practical and readily available. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140912/145664 Photo -...

2014-09-11 23:02:52

New research study “DNA and RNA Sample Preparation Markets: Market Developments, Growth Areas and Opportunities” worked out by Biopharm Reports is now available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Extraction methods exploited to isolate DNA and RNA are key to the majority of studies performed in the molecular biology field. These molecules are isolated before the downstream process for a broad scope of applications, from fundamental research to routine...

Peng Mao DNA repair
2014-08-21 02:30:00

Becky Phillips, Washington State University Scientists at Washington State University have identified a crucial step in DNA repair that could lead to targeted gene therapy for hereditary diseases such as “children of the moon” and a common form of colon cancer. Such disorders are caused by faulty DNA repair systems that increase the risk for cancer and other conditions. The findings are published in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study was funded...

nanopore dna sequencing
2014-08-17 02:00:34

Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Gene-based personalized medicine has many possibilities for diagnosis and targeted therapy, but one big bottleneck: the expensive and time-consuming DNA-sequencing process. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found that nanopores in the material molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) could sequence DNA more accurately, quickly and inexpensively than anything yet available....

2014-08-05 08:36:14

DALLAS, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to research report "Molecular Biology Enzymes, Kits, & Reagents Market by Application (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing), Product (Ligase, Phosphatase, Polymerase, Protease, Restriction Endonuclease, Reverse Transcriptase) - Global Forecast to 2018" published by MarketsandMarkets, report provides a detailed overview of the major drivers, restraints, challenges, opportunities, current market...

2014-07-28 20:22:14

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping and Analysis Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255178/Global-Single-Nucleotide-Polymorphism-SNP-Genotyping-and-Analysis-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Genotyping and AnalysisSingle Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) genotyping is the screening and analysis of genetic variations of SNPs in the...

2014-07-27 23:01:30

Global Genomics Market 2014-2018 and Global Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping and Analysis Market 2014-2018 are new research reports added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 One of the emerging trends I the market is the increasing demand for genomics products from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The Diagnostics industry, in countries such as China and India, is expected to generate high demand for genomics solutions, thereby contributing to...

human genome
2014-07-25 05:33:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the complex structure of the human genome, more than 90 percent of it has no important biological function, scientists from Oxford University report in research published in the July 24 edition of the journal PLOS Genetics. In fact, according to the study authors, just 8.2 percent of the genome is actively operating to make us who we are and keep our cellular systems functioning. The rest, Telegraph science correspondent...

2014-07-24 08:31:47

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypher Genomics, Inc., the genome informatics company, announced today the appointment of Henry (Hank) Nordhoff as executive chairman of Cypher's board of directors. Nordhoff directed Gen-Probe for 15 years as president and CEO and served as chairman of Gen-Probe's board of directors. In addition, Cypher appointed as directors: Herbert Boyer, Ph.D., who co-founded and led Genentech as vice president, and Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D., who was the...


Latest DNA Reference Libraries

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...

72_d9bf429528baf03b239fde81507185e6
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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