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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...

Researchers Reduce Size Of Human Genome To 19,000 Genes
2014-07-04 03:16:13

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO) Over 99% of human protein coding genes have an origin that predates primates by over 50 million years. The study questions the genomic annotations of many different species How nutrients are metabolized and how neurons communicate in the brain are just some of the messages coded by the 3 billion letters that make up the human genome. The detection and characterization of the genes present in this mass of information is a complex...

2013-08-28 00:20:06

Discovery of long non-coding RNA's role in neurogenesis may lead to cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's diseaseSingapore, Aug 28, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have discovered an unusual gene that controls the generation of neurons[1]. This important finding, which is crucial in understanding serious diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer's disease, was reported in the 8th August 2013 issue of the prestigious...

2012-09-13 23:02:21

Online tutorial suite and Quick Reference Card teach how to access ENCODE (ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements) data in the UCSC Genome Browser. Bellevue, Washington (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 Last week, dozens of papers were published by the ENCODE (ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements, http://www.encodeproject.org) project, capping a long effort of a worldwide consortia to build a comprehensive parts list of functional elements in the human genome. What can be lost in the press coverage and sometimes...

International Consortium Uses ENCODE To Work Out DNA Role In Disease
2012-09-06 07:57:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Partway through the 2003 sci-fi thriller ℠The Matrix Reloaded,´ we learn that the virtual reality world inhabited by society is criss-crossed with secret passages. Ordinary doorways suddenly became passages and pathways that made for limitless possibilities. And like this infinite number of secret routes that fan out across the Matrix, a massive international team of scientists has discovered that the enormous amount of...

2012-02-01 14:34:14

Genome Institute of Singapore´s (GIS) Associate Director of Genomic Technologies, Dr Yijun RUAN, led a continuing study on the human genome spatial/structural configuration, revealing how genes interact/communicate and influence each other, even when they are located far away from each other. This discovery is crucial in understanding how human genes work together, and will re-write textbooks on how transcription regulation and coordination takes place in human cells.   The...

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2011-04-20 14:14:12

A massive database cataloging the human genome's functional elements -- including genes, RNA transcripts, and other products -- is being made available as an open resource to the scientific community, classrooms, science writers, and the public, thanks to an international team of researchers. In a paper published in the journal PLoS Biology on 19 April 2011, the project -- called ENCODE (Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements) -- provides an overview of the team's ongoing efforts to interpret the human...

2011-04-20 13:02:09

HudsonAlpha is part of international team releasing massive dataset The international team of the ENCODE, or Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements project, has created an overview of its ongoing large-scale efforts to interpret the human genome sequence. The April 19 publication of "A User's Guide to the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE)" in the journal PLoS Biology provides a guide for using the vast amounts of high-quality data and resources produced so far by the project. All of the data, tools...

2010-12-23 02:17:36

Scientists today published catalogs of the fruit fly and roundworm's functional genomic elements: DNA sequences in the genome that carry the instructions and determine which genes are turned on and off at various times in different cells. Initially sequenced as part of the Human Genome Project, the genomes of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and the roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, are powerful models for understanding human biology and disease, as many functional genomic elements...

2010-11-10 00:00:42

Online tutorial suite teaches how to access ENCODE (ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements) data in the UCSC Genome Browser. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 An online tutorial suite is now available that teaches users how to access the ENCODE data in the UCSC Genome Browser. The online tutorial, created by OpenHelix in conjunction with the UCSC Bioinformatics Group can be viewed for free at http://www.openhelix.com/encode The ENCODE Project, (ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements), is an international...


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