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2014-10-09 08:28:28

Strand NGS, formerly Avadis NGS is an integrated desktop software that enables biomedical researchers to manage, analyze, and visualize data from next-generation sequencing (NGS) experiments. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strand Life Sciences (Strand) representatives will demonstrate new capabilities of the company's next-generation sequencing data software, Strand NGS at the 64(th) Annual Meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) to be held from Oct....

cattle genome
2014-10-07 04:00:12

Provided by Janne Hansen, Aarhus University The cattle genome has now been mapped to a hitherto unknown degree of detail. This constitutes a quantum leap for research into the history and genetics of cattle. By creating a global database an international consortium of scientists has increased the detailed knowledge of the variation in the cattle genome by several orders of magnitude. The first generation of the new data resource, which will be open access, forms an essential tool for...

height genetics
2014-10-06 05:14:41

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Subtle changes in our DNA could help explain why some people are taller than others, the international team of researchers behind the largest genome-wide association study ever conducted report in the October 5 edition of the journal Nature Genetics. Scientists from more than 300 institutions representing the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium reviewed data from more than 250,000 subjects and identified...

genome arms race
2014-09-29 13:07:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of California, Santa Cruz has revealed that two sets of primate genes have been battling it out over the millennia and this conflict has driven the complexity of primate genomes. Published on Sunday in the journal Nature, the study found that genome jumping "retrotransposons" are constantly developing new ways to escape repression by another set of genes called "repressors." "We have basically the...

2014-09-26 08:25:55

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 26 and 27, two events change the way we think about DNA: 1. GENiSYSS announces an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign from September 26 through November 2 (http://www.igg.me/at/DNA) launching DNA storage never before available to the public together with digital memory and custom software. The crowdfunding campaign "pre-sells" product for holiday season delivery. 2. Team DeLorean of The...

threespine sticklebacks
2014-09-19 02:00:10

Robert Sanders, University of California - Berkeley Sticklebacks, the roaches of the fish world, are the ideal animal in which to study the genes that control body shape. They’ve moved from the ocean into tens of thousands of freshwater streams and lakes around the world, each time changing their skeleton to adapt to the new environment. Breeding studies between marine and freshwater populations of sticklebacks now have turned up one of the genes that controls tooth number, plus...

Discovery Of The 'Most Famous Wheat Gene' Clears Way To Breed Better, Non-GMO Wheat
2014-09-17 03:35:16

By Eric Sorensen, Washington State University Washington State University researchers have found “the most famous wheat gene,” a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat. The discovery clears the way for breeders to develop wheat varieties with the disease- and pest-resistance traits of other grasses, using a legion of genetic tools that can reduce crop losses and pesticide use while foregoing the cost, regulatory...

2014-09-11 04:21:22

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sophia Genetics, the European leader in Data Driven Medicine, has significantly expanded its European customer base through its first deal with the NHS in the United Kingdom and an agreement with a leading Turkish laboratory. This follows a surge in demand for the company's Clinical Genomics offerings among laboratories and hospitals in Germany, France and Italy, with additional customer relationships in these countries...

2014-08-19 12:28:27

First Kit Improves RNA-Seq for FFPE and High-Quality RNA Samples IPSWICH, Mass., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB(®)) today announced that NEB has exclusively in-licensed rights from Genomic Health, Inc. to its technology for the depletion of abundant RNAs, which is instrumental to performing sensitive RNA-seq experiments at a lower cost. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090921/NE79207LOGO-b Ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs) are extremely abundant,...

Long-grain rice plant
2014-08-15 03:12:54

Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California, Riverside UC Riverside-led research could revolutionize hybrid breeding in agriculture Genomic prediction, a new field of quantitative genetics, is a statistical approach to predicting the value of an economically important trait in a plant, such as yield or disease resistance. The method works if the trait is heritable, as many traits tend to be, and can be performed early in the life cycle of the plant, helping reduce costs. Now a...

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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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