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Genetics May One Day Have An Important Role In Dental Care
2014-03-07 05:15:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Adelaide's School of Dentistry say a visit to the dentist could eventually require a detailed look at a patient’s genes. The team wrote in the Australian Dental Journal that one day dentists may have to look at a patient’s genes to determine which ones are being switched on and off. The researchers believe that this field of epigenetics will have a big role to play in the future of dental hygiene....

Using Supercomputers To Speed Up Genome Analysis
2014-02-20 11:11:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal Bioinformatics say that genome analysis can be radically accelerated. Over the years, the cost of sequencing an entire human genome has dropped, but analyzing three billion base pairs of genetic information from a single genome can take months. A team from the University of Chicago is reporting that one of the world’s fastest supercomputers is able to analyze 240 full genomes in about two days....

2014-02-10 08:26:36

Irys System to Create a High Resolution Genome Map for Genome in a Bottle Consortium SAN DIEGO and MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today that they will map a human genome de novo during the 15th Annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting, which will be held February 12 to 15 in Marco Island, Florida. During the four days of the conference, BioNano will use the Company's Irys(TM)( )System to produce a high-resolution...

Neanderthal Genome Survives In Modern Humans
2014-01-30 04:32:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online More than 20 percent of the Neanderthal genome survives in modern human populations, and individuals currently living outside of Africa are composed of between one and four percent Neanderthal DNA, according to a pair of new research papers published on Wednesday. In the first study, population geneticists Benjamin Vernot and Joshua M. Akey of the University of Washington’s Department of Genome Sciences used a new approach to...

2014-01-28 12:29:40

-- Bird identified DNA regions where genes are activated, a fundamental contribution in the field of epigenetics, which studies how environmental factors influence diseases such as cancer MADRID, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category goes to British biochemist Adrian Bird, "for his discoveries in the field of epigenetics." Bird's achievements includes mapping DNA regions where genes are activated by...

2014-01-22 12:25:44

Highlights in this week's Molecular Biology and Evolution The baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been associated with human activities for thousands of years, being the primary biological agent in baking, brewing, winemaking and other fermentation processes. It is also one of the most important model organisms in molecular biology and genetics research. For a long time, the history and evolution of this important yeast has been a completely mystery, but recent advances in genome...

2014-01-22 08:29:55

New Illumina system is designed to sequence whole genomes ten times as fast at one third of the cost NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Genome Center (NYGC) announced the acquisition from Illumina of a HiSeq X Ten system, which is expected to enable ultra-high throughput sequencing of whole human genomes. This advanced technology is designed to provide a prompt readout of the entire genome, dramatically enhancing the turnaround for valuable genomic information. With...

Thousand Dollar Genome
2014-01-15 12:43:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A thousand bucks can get you that new MacBook Air or serve as a sizeable down payment on a new car. But a longer-term investment might be to sequence your entire personal genome. On Tuesday, Ilumina, the world’s leading seller of gene sequencing machines, unveiled HiSeq X Ten– the first supercomputer made to process 20,000 human genomes annually at a cost of $1,000 each. At a conference in San Francisco, Illumina’s CEO Jay...

2014-01-13 08:27:30

High Quality Draft of Ancestor Genome to Inform Understanding of Complex Wheat Genome SAN DIEGO, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today the purchase of an Irys((TM) )System by UC Davis to assist, among other projects, in completing the genome assembly of Aegilops tauschii, one of three progenitors of today's bread wheat. The team of researchers at UC Davis, led by Dr. Jan Dvorak, will use the Irys System in their workflow as they determine the sequence,...

2014-01-09 00:20:05

Source: A*STARA*STAR-led international consortium completely decodes the first shark-familymember genomeSingapore, Jan 9, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) led an international team of researchers that sequenced and analysed the genome of the elephant shark. A comparison of the elephant shark genome with human and other vertebrate genomes revealed why the skeleton of sharks consists entirely of cartilage instead of bones. The...


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