Latest GenBank Stories

2013-05-07 23:20:16

Need to adopt more cost-effective and productive methods of commercializing proprietary information has driven the bioinformatics market. The United States accounts for 52.8% of global sales making it the largest market segment while data-analysis software and analytical services comprise the strongest growing segment increasing at a 20.3% CAGR through 2017. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 The global bioinformatics market was valued at nearly $3.2 billion in 2012 and is forecast to grow...

2010-11-15 19:31:57

Mathematical method requires no animal tests, better predicts flu-vaccine targets Rice University scientists have found a way to predict rapidly whether a new strain of the influenza virus should be included in the annual seasonal flu vaccine. While it sometimes takes new flu strains up to three years to become dominant worldwide, the new method can predict whether they will become dominant as little as two weeks after the sequence first appears in the GenBank database, the National...

2010-04-13 17:16:29

Scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) and the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech have used high-performance computing to locate small genes that have been missed by scientists in their quest to define the microbial DNA sequences of life. Using an ephemeral supercomputer made up of computers from across the world, the mpiBLAST computational tool used by the researchers took only 12 hours instead of the 90 years it would have required if the work were performed...

2009-10-09 10:57:22

In 1996, researchers from major genome sequencing centers around the world convened on the island of Bermuda and defined a finished genome as a gapless sequence with a nucleotide error rate of one or less in 10,000 bases. This effectively set the quality target for the human genome effort and was quickly applied to other genome projects. If a genome sequence didn't meet this stringent criterion, it was simply considered a "draft." More than a decade later, researchers are finding that with...

2005-08-22 14:08:24

The world's three leading public repositories for DNA and RNA sequence information have reached 100 gigabases [100,000,000,000 bases; the 'letters' of the genetic code] of sequence. Thanks to their data exchange policy, which has paved the way for the global exchange of many types of biological information, the three members of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration [INSDC, www.insdc.org] "“ EMBL Bank [Hinxton, UK], GenBank [Bethesda, USA] and the DNA Data Bank of...

2005-06-06 14:50:34

Beijing, China, and Copenhagen, Denmark, June 6, 2005 "” Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Danish Committee of Pig Breeding and Production (DCPBP) jointly announce the public release of pig genomic sequences. The released sequence data include 3.84 million pieces of the genomes of five different domestic pig breeds from Europe and China. The data are generated from the first large scale pig genome sequencing effort, the Sino-Danish Pig...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.