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Cancer Genomics Knowledge Expanded By Broad Institute Researchers
2014-01-26 06:09:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team led by the Broad Institute has released the findings of a landmark study across many cancer types. The findings, published in Nature, reveal that the universe of cancer mutations is much bigger than scientists previously thought. For their study, the team analyzed the genomes of thousands of patients' tumors, which allowed them to expand the list of known genes tied to these cancers by 25 percent. The study also...

2013-04-24 23:19:58

Honorary Degrees Will Be Awarded to Lander; Carol Tecla Christ, President of Smith College; and Robert Beckett ´57, Retired Chairman and CEO of Robec, Inc. WORCESTER, Mass. (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) announced today that Eric Lander, PhD, a principal leader of the Human Genome Project and president and founding director of The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, will deliver the address at the university´s 145th commencement exercises on Saturday,...

2013-04-18 00:20:05

An international team of researchers join forces to decode the genome of the once-thought-to-be-extinct African coelacanthSingapore, Apr 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - An enigmatic prehistoric fish has brought scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) together with researchers from all over the world to crack its genomic code. Findings from the study are providing new insights into the evolutionary history of the African coelacanth (Figure 1)(1) and possible clues as...

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Joins Host Of Tech Titans To Launch New Life Sciences Prize
2013-02-21 14:41:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Russian Entrepreneur Yuri Milner and a gang of his “old friends,” including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sergey Brin, have now joined together to reward breakthroughs in medical science with cold, hard cash, and loads of it. Called the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, those scientists who are deemed worthy of the prize will be awarded $3 million, twice the amount awarded with the Nobel Prize. This is...

Whole Genome Testing Not Always Good At Predicting Diseases
2012-04-04 07:31:55

Researchers at John Hopkins University found that whole genome sequencing may not help most people find out whether their at risk for common diseases or not. The team reported online in the journal Science Translational Medicine that they doubt whole genome sequencing can reliably predict the majority of future medical problems that may occur in a person's life. During the research, the John Hopkins team used data from thousands of identical twins. On average, any two individuals'...

2010-11-04 17:44:38

Huge international group to map genomes of 2,500 people in order to understand human genetic variability Genetic diseases impact millions around the world each and every day. Complex medical conditions with genetic predispositions, such as hypertension, can also weigh heavily on our lives. Susceptibility to hypertension has many genetic components and often goes undiagnosed until a person has signs of advanced disease. Many imagine a day when science will give us the tools to discover how to...

2010-03-14 23:01:00

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's "hottest" researcher is biochemist Rudolf Jaenisch from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is joined by scientists scattered from Ann Arbor to Osaka on the annual Thomson Reuters list of the world's 12 hottest researchers. In its March/April issue of Science Watch, Thomson Reuters identified the dozen authors whose recent papers were cited most often by other researchers during 2009. Jaenisch authored 14 of these Hot...

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2009-01-07 17:07:45

10-year endeavor: From planning to implementation Ten years ago, the Chinese National Human Genome Center at Shanghai (South Center, hereafter) was established in the Zhangjiang HiTech Park of Pudong District in Shanghai. To commemorate this important event, which marks the beginning of the Genomics Era in China, we specially organize a series of mini-reviews for this special issue. We hope that this effort may draw the attention of the Chinese life science research workers to collectively...

2008-12-23 17:14:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rosalind Franklin Society (RFS) urges president-elect Obama to appoint a woman scientist as third co-chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in addition to the newly named co-chairs, Harold Varmus and Eric Lander. "It is gratifying to observe the ascendancy of sciences in the new administration, but these appointments must also reflect the importance and contributions of outstanding women...


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