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2012-12-04 12:24:59

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe has received grants totaling $573,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support three projects that utilize 23andMe's unique web-based research platform. These include projects to better understand the genetics of allergies; to assess accuracy of new sequencing technologies in clinical applications; and to develop tools that will take advantage of the genotypic and phenotypic information in the 23andMe database to...

2012-12-04 05:03:04

From advancements in personal genome sequencing technology to services that provide custom-engineered synthetic DNA, here are 10 of biology´s newest products that stood out in 2012. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 The Scientist announced today the winners of its 5th annual Top 10 Innovations competition. Continuing its mission of “Exploring Life, Inspiring Innovation,” The Scientist invited members of the life science community to submit descriptions of technological...

2012-12-01 05:01:42

International Experts in Computational Drug Design, Genome Interpretation, and an All-Star CIO Panel Headline 2013 Bio-IT Conference in Boston Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Bio-IT World, part of the Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), is proud to announce a pair of renowned keynote speakers and an exciting panel of life science CIOs among the upcoming attractions at its 2013 Conference & Expo, to be held in Boston next Spring (April 9-11, 2013). The keynote speakers will be...

2012-11-29 08:30:10

HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest processor of full mitochondria sequences, Gene By Gene, Ltd., today announced the launch of DNA DTC to offer highly reliable and competitively priced genomic testing solutions to institutional customers as well as to the Direct-to-Consumer market. Genomic investigators at life science companies, contract research organizations, academic institutions and public-sector research facilities now have access to the company's Genomics...

Wheat Genome Sequenced
2012-11-28 22:25:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Wheat is an incredibly important crop. Considered one of the “big three” global crops, wheat accounts for 20% of total calories consumed by human beings. As much as 35% of the entire planet depend on wheat for their very existence. With wheat being so important to the survival of the human race, an internal group of scientists decided it was time to learn more about this important grain and set out to complete the...

Bigfoot DNA Analysis Reveals Human Hybrid
2012-11-28 11:35:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A scientist in Texas is claiming to have sequenced the genome of Bigfoot, alias Sasquatch or Yeti. Researcher Melba Ketchum led a team of scientists in a five-year DNA study purporting to confirm the existence of the hominin hybrid species commonly referred to as Bigfoot. The findings of this study are not yet published and are currently undergoing peer review. The study findings suggest that the mythical creature known as Bigfoot...

Pig Genome Sequenced: Offers Significant Implications Abroad
2012-11-14 15:57:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A massive team of international researchers has announced the successful sequencing of the first female domestic pig´s genome. There have already been many similarities established between pigs and humans and the new genomic analysis reveals some new twists and a few distinctions to that relationship, according to reports on the work published in the journals Nature and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)....

Researchers Put An End To MRSA Superbug After Successful Genome Sequencing
2012-11-14 13:33:55

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a dangerous staph infection often associated with medical procedures in hospitals and doctor´s offices, has had its genome sequenced by UK researchers. The successful mapping of the bacteria has given researchers an upper hand in controlling an infection in a local hospital that has so far been found in 12 babies in the maternity ward there. Using fast genome sequencing...

2012-11-12 20:21:58

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Research led by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has identified a fusion gene responsible for almost 30 percent of a rare subtype of childhood leukemia with an extremely poor prognosis. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58586-st-jude-children-s-research-hospital-gene-sequencing-childhood-leukemia The finding offers...

2012-11-07 12:26:45

Results will inform "best practices" for field where standards are lacking SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind international contest organized by Boston Children's Hospital, known as CLARITY, solves at least one family's genetic mystery while taking the first steps toward establishing "best practices" for using genomic sequencing in patient care safely, responsibly and in a meaningful way. The contest winner, the Division of Clinical...