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2013-03-13 00:20:38

PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nabsys, Inc., a life sciences company pioneering solid-state, single-molecule positional sequencing with broad applicability in DNA analysis, today announced that the company has closed a $20 million Series D financing to support the commercial launch of the company's positional sequencing system with initial applications in genome assembly and finishing and in analysis of structural variation in genomes. The financing was led by new investor...

2013-03-12 12:28:23

-Spiral will continue the development of the fastest bioinformatics analysis tool available- SEATTLE, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spiral Genetics, a cloud-based big data bioinformatics company, announced today that it closed its Series A financing, led by venture capital firm DFJ. The new capital will help further Spiral Genetics' mission to create revolutionary tools that empower the bioinformatics community to solve the large-scale genomic data challenges of tomorrow. The...

2013-03-07 08:28:51

-- PGDx Founders Are Pioneers in State-of-the-Art Exome Analysis for Cancer Research and Clinical Applications -- BALTIMORE, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx), a pioneer in conducting patient-specific analyses aimed at identifying genomic alterations in tumors, today announced a number of developments that will support its expanding business. The company licensed exclusive rights to Digital Karyotyping (DK), an important genome-mapping...

2013-03-05 15:01:18

Experience gained from data sharing during the human genome sequencing project could apply to the broader research community In a paper about to be published in EPJ Data Science, Barbara Jasny, deputy editor for commentary at Science magazine in Washington, DC, USA, looks at the history of the debates surrounding data access during and after the human genome “war”. In this context, she outlines current challenges in accessing information affecting research, particularly with...

2013-02-28 12:27:30

More Than $500,000 Worth of Services, Reagents, and Prize Money SAN DIEGO and ST. LOUIS, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Rare Disease Day, Assay Depot and Rare Genomics Institute (RGI) today announced the winners of the first ever Rare Disease Science Challenge: BeHEARD (Helping Empower and Accelerate Research Discoveries). In total, more than $500,000 worth of research services will be awarded to study 26 different rare diseases, ranging from Alkaptonuria to...

2013-02-25 08:29:02

Results Presented at the 14th Annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology Meeting Reveal Novel Method for RNA-Sequencing and Mutation Identification REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced the results of two studies demonstrating that DNA strand-of-origin information can help further refine the identification of prognostic biomarkers, and that tumor specific gene mutations can be effectively examined using...

2013-02-21 23:03:26

This report briefly reviews basics of human genome variations, development of sequencing technologies, and their applications. The value of DNA sequencer market in 2012 is described with estimates for 2017 and 2022. (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 Research and Markets has announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech's new report "DNA Sequencing - Technologies, Markets and Companies" to their offering. This report briefly reviews basics of human genome variations, development of sequencing...

2013-02-13 10:36:06

A new form of genetic testing of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis can provide better information on TB transmission and also trace TB outbreaks more accurately than the current standard test, according to a study from Germany published in this week's PLOS Medicine. A team of researchers led by Stefan Niemann from Forschungszentrum Borstel, Molecular Mycobacteriology, compared the results of the two types of tests on 86 M. tuberculosis isolates from a TB outbreak in the German states...

2013-01-29 08:30:14

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced the establishment of the Global Influenza Network, a partnership including scientists at a number of the world's leading government public health organizations, veterinary agencies and research institutes in a collaborative effort to increase the speed and efficiency of influenza monitoring and vaccine development. Members of the network are sharing tools, experience and data using the...

2013-01-24 12:27:39

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project takes new approach to measuring the repetitive DNA at the end of chromosomes and opens new window on mechanisms fueling cancer MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genome sequencing data once regarded as junk is now being used to gain important clues to help understand disease. The latest example comes from the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Washington University...