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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...

Elephant Shark DNA Decoded
2014-01-08 15:35:28

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has deciphered the genetic blueprint of the elephant shark - the oldest living animal in the cartilaginous fish family and the first to have its DNA decoded. Among fish, cartilaginous fish such as sharks and rays stand out because their skeleton is not made of bones. Their body is supported instead by cartilage, a flexible tissue that resembles muscle. Analysis of the elephant shark’s DNA...

2013-12-31 16:22:17

Brings advanced genomics software within broader reach to enable biomarker discovery and precision medicine SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tute Genomics announced that it has raised $1.5 million in Seed Round funding to further develop its advanced genome analysis software, allowing researchers to rapidly discover novel disease genes & identify predictive biomarkers. Investors in this round include Wilmington Pharmatech, Salt Lake Life Sciences Angels, Peak...

Secret Code Discovered In Human DNA
2013-12-13 05:26:03

[ Watch the Video: Human DNA Has Been Hiding A Secret ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A newly discovered ‘second code’ hiding within our DNA is casting new light on how changes to DNA impact health and disease, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science. The new code is changing the way scientists read and interpret genetic instructions and mutations. Since the genetic code was deciphered in the 1960s, scientists have assumed it...

2013-12-09 10:40:53

Study helps explain why 'survival gap' persists for African-Americans A team of scientists at Johns Hopkins and in Texas has identified a handful of genetic mutations in black Americans, in addition to some chemical alterations affecting gene activity, which may help explain why the death rate among African-Americans from the most common form of head and neck cancer continues to hover some 18 percent higher above the death rate of whites with the same cancer. The so-called survival gap...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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