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Discovery Of The Most Famous Wheat Gene Clears Way To Breed

Discovery Of The 'Most Famous Wheat Gene' Clears Way To Breed Better, Non-GMO Wheat

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....

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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...

2014-08-12 12:02:58

Wiezmann Institute of Science Epigenetics has a large say in blood formation Every day trillions of blood cells are being formed in our body: from the oxygen-carrying red blood cells to the many types of white blood cells that fight pathogens and infection. All of these highly specialized cells originate from blood stem cells – unique cells that have the potential to mature into all blood types. How exactly is the fate of these stem cells regulated? Preliminary findings from...

2014-08-08 10:57:48

University of Wisconsin-Madison A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified the genes and enzymes that create a promising compound — the 19 carbon furan-containing fatty acid (19Fu-FA). The compound has a variety of potential uses as a biological alternative for compounds currently derived from fossil fuels. Researchers from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), which is headquartered at UW-Madison and funded by the U.S. Department of...

2014-08-05 11:38:33

Fujita Health University, ICMS Genomic responses in mouse models greatly mimic human inflammatory diseases Mouse models of human diseases are essential research tools that are widely used in the medical sciences to increase our understanding of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of various diseases, and to search for cures. Despite the widespread use of mice as animal models of disease, in 2013, Seok et al. reported that mouse models poorly mimic human inflammatory diseases, such as...

human genome
2014-07-25 05:33:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the complex structure of the human genome, more than 90 percent of it has no important biological function, scientists from Oxford University report in research published in the July 24 edition of the journal PLOS Genetics. In fact, according to the study authors, just 8.2 percent of the genome is actively operating to make us who we are and keep our cellular systems functioning. The rest, Telegraph science correspondent...

Anopheles stephensi mosquito
2014-07-21 03:30:31

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 using an emerging technology called “gene drives.” The advance could potentially lead to powerful new ways of combating malaria and other insect-borne diseases, controlling invasive species and promoting sustainable agriculture. Representing...

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...

wheat genome draft sequence
2014-07-18 06:07:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has successfully completed the chromosome-based draft of the bread wheat genome, giving them the first-ever genetic blueprint of the crop grown on over 500 million acres worldwide and used to produce nearly 700 million tons of food annually. The group, which is known as the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), managed to produce an ordered draft sequence of the 17-gigabase...


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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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