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Researchers Find Bornean Elephants Have Low Genetic Variability
2012-11-23 12:53:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A research lab has identified the genetic markers for an endangered species of elephant, showing the animals have very low genetic variability. The study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, opens up new avenues for the conservation of other endangered species. Researchers took advantage of DNA sequencing methodology in order to try and change the odds when looking for diversity. The Bornean elephant is a unique...

Clusters Of Genes Determine Who Will Reach 100
2012-01-20 06:22:57

Scientists now boast that they can predict who will live to be 100 with astounding accuracy using on a complex review of genetic markers for healthy aging. A team of Boston University researchers devised the genetic formula for longevity based on a detailed study of the DNA of centenarians. Their research, published in PLoS ONE, focused on identifying common genetic variations thought to be associated with healthy aging in over 800 centenarians and 914 healthy subjects of varying ages....

2011-07-11 20:02:52

The team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Queensland (Australia), Oxford, Texas and Toronto, used a technique called genome-wide association where millions of genetic markers are measured in thousands of people that have the disease and thousands of healthy individuals. Markers which are more frequent in individuals with the disease are more likely to be involved in the condition. Using this approach the investigators found an additional seven genes likely to be involved in...

2008-07-16 09:01:20

Perlegen Sciences has opened its portfolio of patented technologies that together enable whole genome association studies capable of assessing an individual's predisposition to specific disease risks and treatment outcomes. The family of six complementary patents covers methods of genetic analysis used to detect markers for multifactorial traits. According to the company, these methods range from identification of tightly linked haplotype blocks and multi-loci markers to optimal matching...

2008-07-15 09:01:35

Perlegen Sciences, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on the discovery and commercialization of clinically important human genetic variation, announced today the opening of its portfolio of patented technologies that together enable whole genome association studies capable of assessing an individual's predisposition to specific disease risks and treatment outcomes. The family of six complementary patents now available covers methods of genetic analysis used to detect markers...


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