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2011-03-11 08:44:19

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Ten years ago, research scientist began trying to understand how a specific feature of a cell called an L-type calcium channel might be related to genetic deafness syndrome. This specific feature created a knockout mouse missing both copies of the CACNA1D gene; a gene which makes protein, and allows calcium to flow into other cells. The CACNA1D gene is also important in relaying important instructions from one cell to another. Although the knockout mouse was created...

2010-10-13 13:39:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Transposagen), the worldwide leader in genetically modified rats, has announced today that it has entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with Charles River Laboratories, a leading global provider of research models and services. The license includes two of Transposagen's high-value TGEM(TM) Knockout Rat Models, one rat line contains a mutation in the p53 gene, the most studied tumor...

2010-10-07 13:55:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, Oct. 10, Whole Foods Market and retailers across the country will celebrate Non-GMO Day to raise consumer awareness about the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the food supply. Driven by the nonprofit Non-GMO Project, this Sunday's events are designed to send a wakeup call to consumers across the country. "Most Americans aren't familiar with GMOs or aware of the extent of their use in food," explains Joe Dickson, Whole...

2010-10-01 13:53:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers have a right to know what is in their food! That's Whole Foods Market's message as it partners with the nonprofit Non-GMO Project to raise awareness about the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the food supply. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090707/DA42720) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090707/DA42720) "Shoppers want more information about what's happening to their food," said Michael...

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2010-04-25 13:23:04

First mice, then fruit flies, and now knockout nematodes Knocking genes out of action allows researchers to learn what genes do by seeing what goes wrong without them. University of Utah biologists pioneered the field. Mario Capecchi won a Nobel Prize for developing knockout mice. Kent Golic found a way to cripple fruit fly genes. Now, biologist Erik Jorgensen and colleagues have devised a procedure for knocking out genes in nematode worms. "We developed a method that allows us to walk...

2010-03-08 00:00:00

ST. LOUIS, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma® Life Science, an innovative brand of Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL), today extended its portfolio of knockout rat models with the announcement of a new suite of models designed to facilitate more predictive absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity (ADME/Tox) studies. This extension of the Company's product offering, the first ever models created especially for ADME/Tox applications,...

2010-01-20 09:05:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., the worldwide leader in the creation of genetically modified laboratory rats, announced today that it has entered into a global marketing and distribution agreement with Taconic, one of the largest animal model and service providers in the world. Under the agreement, Taconic will market and distribute proprietary animal models produced by Transposagen. Transposagen has exclusive worldwide rights to create...

2009-11-13 13:23:06

Removing the PKCI/HINT1 gene from mice has an anti-depressant-like and anxiolytic-like effect. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience applied a battery of behavioral tests to the PKCI/HINT1 knockout animals, concluding that the deleted gene may have an important role in mood regulation. Elisabeth Barbier and Jia Bei Wang, from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland, USA, carried out the experiments to investigate the role of the gene in regulating mood...

2009-10-20 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL) today announced the launch of the SAGE(TM) Priority Partners Program, through which the Company plans to build a network of researchers to evaluate the 'knockout' rat models it is developing to support pre-clinical research work across a number of medical fields, including Neurobiology, Toxicology, Cardiology, Immunology and others. The partner program, managed by Sigma Advanced Genetic...

2009-10-19 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL) today announced the launch of SAGEspeed(TM), a program to develop human disease models in rodents using its proprietary novel CompoZr(TM) Zinc Finger Nuclease (ZFN) gene editing technology (http://www.compozrzfn.com). This program will provide researchers access to custom creation services for developing genetically-engineered 'knockout' rodent animal models for use in research and the...


Latest Genetically modified organisms Reference Libraries

GloFish
2013-10-03 10:12:03

The GloFish is a patented and trademarked brand of genetically modified fluorescent fish. Various GloFish are currently on the market. Zebrafish were the first GloFish that were available within pet stores and are now sold in bright green, red, orange-yellow, blue, and purple fluorescent colors. Recently, Electric Green, Sunburst Orange, and Moonrise Pink colored tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) and Electric Green tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) have been incorporated to the lineup. Although not...

Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

Herman The Bull
2013-10-02 08:47:12

Herman the Bull was the first genetically modified or transgenic bovine in the world. The publication of Herman’s creation caused an ethical storm. At the early embryo stage, Herman was genetically engineered within a laboratory by Gen Pharm International of Mountain View, California. Scientists microinjected cells with the human gene coding for lactoferrin. The Dutch Parliament changed law in December of 1992 to enable Herman to reproduce. Eight calves were born in 1994 following a...

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