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Thigh Bone DNA Helps Narrow Down When Humans Neanderthals

Thigh Bone DNA Helps Narrow Down When Humans, Neanderthals First Intermingled

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Genetic analysis of DNA obtained from a 45,000-year-old modern human thigh bone has allowed researchers to narrow down the time frame in which mating first introduced Neanderthal genes into...

Latest Genetic mapping Stories

2014-10-21 16:28:03

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics, the genome mapping company, announced today the latest genomics research centers to purchase an Irys(TM) System. Among them are the Salk Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC) and Genoscope (The French National Sequencing Center). Before Irys, obtaining a comprehensive view of a genome was a major hurdle, because next generation sequencing (NGS) does not deliver the scalability...

2014-10-20 08:31:26

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today achievement of a major milestone for the Irys system: the ability to collect human data at 30X depth, sufficient for a genome map, in 24 hours on a single chip. This new capability was established and demonstrated for the IrysChip(TM) V2, the high-throughput chip for the Irys(TM )System and will be rolled out to BioNano's collaborators and customers over the next two months. BioNano will be showcasing this...

house fly genome
2014-10-14 04:00:03

Provided by Alanna Orpen, BioMed Central The house fly might be a worldwide pest, but its genome will provide information that could improve our lives. From insights into pathogen immunity, to pest control and decomposing waste, the 691 Mb genome has been sequenced and analyzed by a global consortium of scientists, and is published in the open access journal Genome Biology. The genome highlights detoxification and immune system genes that are unique to the insect, and could be subjects...

2014-10-14 08:32:13

Irys System to be employed in research to improve the quality of the human reference genome SAN DIEGO and ST. LOUIS, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today the purchase of an Irys(TM) System by The Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis to assist, among other projects, in improving the quality of the human reference genome for the Genome Reference Consortium (GRC). The goal of the GRC is to ensure that the human, mouse and zebrafish reference...

2014-10-01 08:30:36

Leading personal genetics company now offers both health and ancestry information exclusively to Canadians as part of 23andMe's Personal Genome Service(®) MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, today announced it now offers both health and ancestry information exclusively to Canadians through the company's Personal Genome Service(®). 23andMe's Canadian customers can now access their own genetic information to better understand their...

2014-09-29 12:30:09

DALLAS, September 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Epigenetics Market by Product (Modifying Enzymes, DNA Polymerase, Acetylase, Methyltransferase, Instruments & Consumables, Kit, Bisulphite Conversion Kit, Reagents), by Research Area (Developmental Biology, Oncology), by End User - Global Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, provides a detailed overview of the major drivers, restraints, opportunities, current market...

facial differences
2014-09-18 02:00:28

Robert Sanders, University of California - Berkeley The amazing variety of human faces – far greater than that of most other animals – is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognizable, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists. Our highly visual social interactions are almost certainly the driver of this evolutionary trend, said behavioral ecologist Michael J. Sheehan, a postdoctoral fellow in UC Berkeley’s...

gibbon genome
2014-09-12 04:44:36

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Nature details the successful sequencing and annotation of the gibbon genome, meaning that scientists have now mapped the DNA of all of the world’s ape species. The study authors, which included scientists from Oregon Health & Science University and the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine, explained that the small arboreal apes, which are...

Hybrid poplar trees
2014-08-26 02:45:23

David Gilbert, DOE/Joint Genome Institute One aspect of the climate change models researchers have been developing looks at how plant ranges might shift, and how factors such as temperature, water availability, and light levels might come into play. Forests creeping steadily north and becoming established in the thawing Arctic is just one of the predicted effects of rising global temperatures. A recent study published online August 24, 2014 in Nature Genetics offers a more in-depth,...

2014-08-12 08:30:12

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today the purchase of an Irys(TM )System by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, one of the world's leading genome centers, located near Cambridge, UK. The Sanger Institute made the largest single contribution to the gold standard sequence for the Human Genome Project and today is focused on the role of genetics in health and disease. The Sanger Institute purchased BioNano's Irys platform to detect structural...


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