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Genomic Survey Of Fungal Diversity On Human Skin
2013-05-23 06:02:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Your skin is literally covered with almost 200 different kinds of fungi. This isn´t the scene out of some twisted horror movie — it´s the conclusion of a team of American researchers who recently created a topographic map of fungi typically found on living human skin. To create their map, scientists from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) used genetic...

2013-05-09 23:23:21

Cure Alzheimer´s Fund and National Institute of Mental Health join in awarding millions for Whole Genome Sequencing. Boston (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 The goal of the research project led by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi at Massachusetts General Hospital and funded through collaboration between Cure Alzheimer´s Fund (CAF) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to complete the identification of genes affecting risk for Alzheimer´s disease. The Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)...

2013-05-06 20:33:51

Technology will allow better surveillance of bacterial populations, understanding of vaccine effectiveness A new study led by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK has, for the first time, used genome sequencing technology to track the changes in a bacterial population following the introduction of a vaccine. The study follows how the population of pneumococcal bacteria changed following the introduction of the 'Prevnar'...

Genome Study Of Two Turtle Species Sheds Light On Evolution Of Shell
2013-04-29 11:29:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With their unique outer shell and sharp beak, turtles and their evolutionary history have long been a mystery to biologists. A Nature Genetics report on the newly sequenced genomes of the soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle shows that the iconic reptiles have a common ancestor with crocodilians and birds — diverging from these groups between 270 and 240 million years ago. "The genome-wide phylogenetic analysis of two...

Scientists Hope To Improve Genome-wide Association Studies With Two New Methods
2013-04-26 11:25:54

University of California - San Diego As scientists probe and parse the genetic bases of what makes a human a human (or one human different from another), and vigorously push for greater use of whole genome sequencing, they find themselves increasingly threatened by the unthinkable: Too much data to make full sense of. In a pair of papers published in the April 25, 2013 issue of PLOS Genetics, two diverse teams of scientists, both headed by researchers at the University of California,...

2013-04-15 13:03:20

The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project advances understanding of genetic defects underlying childhood low-grade gliomas and identifies promising new drug therapies The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital — Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has identified mutations responsible for more than half of a subtype of childhood brain tumor that takes a high toll on patients. Researchers also found evidence the...

2013-04-08 12:02:09

Twenty researchers – more than half of them Simon Fraser University graduates and/or faculty – could become eastern Canada´s knights in shining white lab coats. A paper detailing their newly created sequencing of the mountain pine beetle´s (MPB) genome will be gold in the hands of scientists trying to stem the beetle´s invasion into eastern forests. The journal Genome Biology has published the paper. “We know a lot about how beetle infestations can...


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