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Genome Data From St. Jude's Children Hospital Aids Researchers
2012-05-30 05:58:52

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Like the old slogan says, sharing is caring. St. Jude´s Children´s Hospital and the Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project recently announced that it would share its comprehensive human cancer genome data for free access by the scientific community to be used in research regarding cancer and other diseases. The release of data is the largest-ever by an organization and the amount of information more than doubles the volume of...

Genome Mapping Of Crocodiles Could Aid In Species Conservation
2012-05-22 05:48:44

[ Watch the Video ] "If it can't bite you, it's not interesting,” jokes David Ray an evolutionary biologist at Mississippi State University (MSU). Ray and his team of researchers study alligators, crocodiles, flies, bats and other animals. Ray stated of the risky work, "Oh, it's great. I mean, there's just a thrill.” The team, comprised of researchers from many different universities, is undergoing studies on genome mapping of alligators and crocodiles, funded by the...

2012-05-21 06:24:58

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Life Technologies Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), today announced it is the lead sponsor of a planned Smithsonian Institution exhibit to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Human Genome Project - the landmark scientific milestone that opened the door to today's genomic revolution. Scheduled to open in 2013, the interactive display is being developed by the National Human Genome Research...

2012-05-18 18:21:29

PHOENIX, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With chronic diseases continuing to rise, health care costs spiraling out of sight, and research to find "cures" continuing to take in billions each year while acceptable solutions remain "a few years away," a small but growing sector is finding answers from an unlikely place: the human consciousness. A number of healing practices that rely such unlikely factors as numbers, sacred geometry, and intention, have emerged, embracing practices first...

Scientists Gain Insights From Miscanthus Genome Maps
2012-05-16 08:07:00

Two reports were released this year on the genome of Miscanthus grasses, which are used in gardens, burned for energy and converted into liquid fuels. The first, led by the energy crop organization Ceres, appeared in the journal PLoS ONE; the second, from a team led by researchers at the University of Illinois, is in the journal BMC Genomics. The data, materials, methods and genetic markers used in the latter study are available to the public for further research. Scientists knew that...

LSU Research Finds Orangutans Host Ancient Jumping Genes
2012-05-07 14:34:59

LSU´s Mark Batzer, along with research associate Jerilyn Walker and assistant professor Miriam Konkel, have published research determining that modern-day orangutans are host to ancient jumping genes called Alu, which are more than 16 million years old. The study was done in collaboration with the Zoological Society of San Diego and the Institute of Systems Biology in Seattle and is featured in the new open access journal Mobile DNA. These tiny pieces of mobile DNA are able to copy...

2012-05-01 06:27:44

LOS GATOS, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Annai Systems Inc. announced today that it has granted to the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) a multi-year license for the company's genomic network operating system (Annai-GNOS(TM)). The Annai network engine is now installed in a new 5-petabyte-capacity data repository, the UCSC Cancer Genomics Hub (CGHub), where it will enable high-speed, high-fidelity transfers and robust management of genomic data initially from major cancer...

2012-04-11 22:33:34

Findings provide tools for better understanding of the human genome Chromosomes are strands of DNA that contain the blueprint of all living organisms. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes that instruct how genes are regulated during development of the human body. While scientists have developed an understanding of the one-dimensional structure of DNA, until today, little was known about how different parts of DNA are folded next to each other inside the nucleus. Using a powerful DNA...

2012-04-09 21:45:09

First-of-its-kind discovery used revolutionary data crunching computer program running on 48 computer processors for 4 weeks to complete 32 billion searches Analyzing massive amounts of data officially became a national priority recently when the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the Big Data Research and Development Initiative. A multi-disciplinary team of University of Missouri researchers rose to the big data challenge when they solved a major biological...

2012-04-04 21:14:45

Reuse of key genes is a common theme Three-spine sticklebacks aren't as pretty as many aquarium fish, and anglers don't fantasize about hooking one. But biologists treasure these small fish for what they are revealing about the genetic changes that drive evolution. Now, researchers have sequenced the stickleback genome for the first time, and they have discovered that as fish in different parts of the world adapted to live in fresh water, the same sites in the genome were changed time and...