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2012-12-18 11:09:21

In the twentieth century the sequencing of an entire genome of a higher (eukaryotic) organism was a truly exceptional event — by the end of the year 2000, only four such sequences were available.  Since then, technological advances have put whole-genome sequencing within the reach of many more groups and new sequences have appeared at regular intervals. Viola Nolte in the group of Christian Schlötterer at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna has just published...

Giant Panda Genome Sequencing Reveals Population History
2012-12-17 05:16:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By re-sequencing the genomes of nearly three dozen wild giant pandas, a team of Chinese scientists say that they have managed to construct a complete, continuous history of this rarest member of the bear family, from its origins to the current day. The researchers, who were led by the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the genome sequencing center BGI, completed whole genome re-sequencing of 34...

Flesh Eating Fungus Killed 5 After 2011 Joplin Tornado
2012-12-16 07:46:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Following the massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri, in 2011, a fast growing, flesh eating fungus killed five people according to two new studies. The studies were based on genomic sequencing by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both studies tracked 13 people infected by the pathogen during the Class EF-5 Tornado. This is the most powerful...

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...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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