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Managing Ecosystems Via Genomics - New Potential Way To Control Spread Of Insect-Borne Disease

Kristen Kusek, Harvard University New genome editing tool offers strategy to manage insect-borne disease A cross-disciplinary team is calling for public discussion about a potential new way to solve longstanding global ecological problems by...

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2014-07-18 12:53:40

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Scientists identify a gene that controls the timing of precisely ordered events during maturation Closely related organisms share most of their genes, but these similarities belie major differences in behavior, intelligence, and physical appearance. For example, we share nearly 99% of our genes with chimps, our closest relatives on the great "tree of life." Still, the differences between the two species are unmistakable. If not just genes, what else...

2014-07-15 16:27:35

GERMANTOWN, Maryland and HILDEN, Germany, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - QIAGEN introduces 14 new panels for targeted enrichment of up to 570 clinically-relevant genes, expands largest portfolio of panels for assessing cancer genes - GeneRead DNAseq V2 gene panels integrate with QIAGEN bioinformatics, allowing customization of assays and streamlined data analysis and interpretation for fast generation of valuable...

2014-07-10 12:45:13

Salk Institute New results ease previous concerns that gene-editing techniques—used to develop therapies for genetic diseases—could add unwanted mutations to stem cells. The ability to switch out one gene for another in a line of living stem cells has only crossed from science fiction to reality within this decade. As with any new technology, it brings with it both promise—the hope of fixing disease-causing genes in humans, for example—as well as questions and safety concerns....

2014-07-08 14:45:18

Virginia Tech Virginia Tech researchers discover which genetic changes pass the test of extremely different ecologies Scientists have long puzzled over the genetic differences between fruit flies that live hardly a puddle jump apart in a natural environment known as "Evolution Canyon" in Mount Carmel, Israel. Now, an international team of researchers led by scientists with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech has peered into the DNA of these closely related flies...

Researchers Reduce Size Of Human Genome To 19,000 Genes
2014-07-04 03:16:13

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO) Over 99% of human protein coding genes have an origin that predates primates by over 50 million years. The study questions the genomic annotations of many different species How nutrients are metabolized and how neurons communicate in the brain are just some of the messages coded by the 3 billion letters that make up the human genome. The detection and characterization of the genes present in this mass of information is a complex...

2014-07-02 12:29:21

BANGALORE, India and SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strand Life Sciences (Strand) announced today the version 2.0 release of its popular next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis and visualization platform, Avadis NGS, under a new name: Strand NGS. Strand NGS is built on the same award-winning platform as Strand and Agilent Technologies' GeneSpring(R). To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2014-06-25 11:40:34

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Study may lead to new understanding of how new species form Using two yeasts that have been used to brew tea and beer for centuries, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have revealed how reproductive barriers might rapidly arise to create species boundaries. Schizosaccharomyces pombe has been used to brew beer in Africa, whereas its close relative S. kombucha is a component of kombucha tea commonly found in health-food stores....

2014-06-24 10:21:05

Washington University in St. Louis Scientists have identified a ‘weakness’ in the clover genome that biases species to evolve the same trait Writing about the weird soft-bodied fossils found in the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies, paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould noted that of 25 initial body plans exhibited by the fossils, all but four were quickly eliminated. If we rewound the tape, he asked, and cast the dice once more, would the same four body plans be selected? He...

2014-06-17 10:29:40

Rice University Rice University scientists apply new theory to learn how and why cells differentiate How does a stem cell decide what path to take? In a way, it’s up to the wisdom of the crowd. The DNA in a pluripotent stem cell is bombarded with waves of proteins whose ebb and flow nudge the cell toward becoming blood, bone, skin or organs. A new theory by scientists at Rice University shows the cell’s journey is neither a simple step-by-step process nor all random....

2014-06-16 09:32:14

European Association of Geochemistry The subseafloor is home to over 1/3 of the bacteria on the planet, but up until recently it was unclear if this huge microbial biosphere was alive and dividing. Now the same group that demonstrated this activity has shown that bacteria from the hostile sea-floor environment have adapted by over-activating stress response and DNA-repair mechanisms, to cope with the harsh conditions. Subseafloor sediment contains the Earth's largest habitat for...


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Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

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