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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...

2012-11-07 11:57:47

Research presented at American Society of Human Genetics 2012 A presentation at the American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting updated genetics experts about a one-year-old research initiative that brought together researchers, clinicians and policy experts to tackle the challenges of incorporating new genomic technologies into clinical care of newborns, infants and children with anatomical defects whose causes are unknown. Among the challenges is interpreting how variations in...

2012-11-01 15:22:33

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) has named Dr. Graham Scott as its new vice president and institute associate director. Scott brings more than 30 years of scientific, military aviation and commercial experience to NSBRI, a NASA-funded consortium of institutions studying the health risks related to long-duration spaceflight and developing countermeasures to mitigate the risks. Scott's background includes...

Genome Breakthrough Surpasses All DNA Barriers
2012-10-31 16:20:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multinational team of scientists reports that they have successfully sequenced 1,092 human genomes from individuals across the globe. Their new study is the first to break the "1,000 genomes barrier." The researchers say the feat is a collegial effort to equip biologists and physicians with information that can be used to understand the normal range of human genetic variants so a patient's diseased genome can be interpreted in a...

2012-10-18 15:23:20

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) published the report of the Whole Genome Analysis (WGA) Working Group of the AMP Clinical Practice Committee in the November 2012 issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (JMD). Titled "Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Clinical Diagnostic Genome Sequencing," the timely report provides a detailed and compelling overview of the landscape of next generation sequencing (NGS)...

barley genome key to better beer
2012-10-18 04:57:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Imagine a hot summer day, sitting in the cheap seats at your favorite baseball park. You have your hot dog, your giant foam finger, and a beer. Does life get any better than this? Can scientists build a better beer? An international consortium of scientists believes so, and they have been mapping the genome of barley to help produce new and better varieties, vital for the beer and whiskey industries. Their results have been published...

2012-10-15 07:29:17

SAN DIEGO and ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Assay Depot and Rare Genomics Institute have joined together in a unique partnership with 19 life science companies to launch the first Rare Disease Science Challenge: Be HEARD (Helping Empower and Accelerate Research Discoveries). Rare diseases affect over 25 million Americans, yet less than five percent of the 7,000 known rare diseases have any therapy. The hosts and sponsoring organizations are supporting rare disease research by...

2012-10-10 07:27:59

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nabsys, Inc., a life sciences company pioneering solid-state, single-molecule positional sequencing for broad applicability in DNA analysis, today announced two additions to its senior management team, Peter Lewis as chief financial officer and Darren Lee as vice president, business development. These appointments are part of the company's transition from a technology development focus to a commercial entity that is manufacturing and selling a...

Genome Scan For Genetic Disease In Infants
2012-10-04 06:18:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Technology is changing faster than ever. With the click of a button you can send messages to friends, share photos and watch videos. This rapid speed is also being seen in medical technology. A new study found that doctors can quickly diagnose genetic diseases in babies with a simple blood test, allowing doctors to decode the baby´s complete genome in two days as opposed to the current time frame of at least six weeks....

2012-10-03 10:23:29

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today investigators at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City reported the first use of whole genome information for diagnosing critically ill infants. As reported in Science Translational Medicine, the team describes STAT-Seq®, a whole genome sequencing approach - from blood sample to returning results to a physician - in about 50 hours. Currently, testing even a single gene takes six weeks or more. Speed of diagnosis is...