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Human Face Are So Variable Because We Evolved To Look Unique

Human Face Are So Variable Because We Evolved To Look Unique

Robert Sanders, University of California - Berkeley The amazing variety of human faces – far greater than that of most other animals – is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognizable, according to a...

Latest Genetics Stories

2014-09-18 08:29:39

MILFORD, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of RNA viruses, today announced a research collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for animal testing of the Company's lead compound, SB 9200, against multiple viral pathogens, classified as "Special Pathogens," against which currently there are no effective antiviral therapies. SB 9200, derived...

2014-09-18 08:29:06

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical needs using RNA-targeted technologies, today announced that the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, will present at the 7(th) Annual BioPharm America(TM) Conference on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. EDT. Dr....

2014-09-17 08:29:28

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced the expansion of its global presence with the addition of key executives to leadership positions in PTC's global commercial team and the establishment of its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. Significant pre-launch activities are well underway as PTC prepares for the commercial launch of Translarna(TM) (ataluren) in the European Union. In August of this year,...

2014-09-17 08:29:00

Patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office and a notice of allowance from the Japanese Patent Office broaden the breadth of the Company's delivery technology platform MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical needs using RNA-targeted technologies,...

2014-09-15 12:27:45

DUBLIN, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product, by Services, by Technology, by Application - Global Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) is next-generation technology used for strategically sequencing the coding region of the genome, i.e. the exon. The exome, which is the total of all exons of an organism, represents...

2014-09-15 12:22:43

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zymo Research Corp., has announced the release of a new viral transport solution for safe ambient temperature storage and transport of infectious biological specimens prior to molecular testing. Importantly, the infectivity of agents in such samples is completely inactivated by the solution while maintaining the integrity of the viral nucleic acids for subsequent analyses. With the dire news of the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa...

World’s Largest DNA Origami Created
2014-09-15 03:39:17

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world’s largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics. “These origami can be customized for use in everything from studying cell behavior to creating templates for the nanofabrication of electronic components,” says Dr. Thom LaBean, an associate professor...

2014-09-12 16:23:39

DALLAS, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds Genomics Market in the US 2014-2018 and Global Genomics Market 2014-2018 research reports to its store. Genomics market in the US is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.28% over the period 2013-2018 whereas the global genomics industry is projected to grow at 11.21% CAGR during the same time. The reports are available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/297749-genomics-market-in-the-us-2014-2018.html and...

gibbon genome
2014-09-12 04:44:36

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Nature details the successful sequencing and annotation of the gibbon genome, meaning that scientists have now mapped the DNA of all of the world’s ape species. The study authors, which included scientists from Oregon Health & Science University and the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine, explained that the small arboreal apes, which are...

2014-09-11 23:03:04

Whole exome sequencing not proven to improve the outcomes of patients with cancer. Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Hayes, Inc., a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, congratulates its team of genetics experts headed by Dr. Diane Allingham-Hawkins, Senior Director of the Genetic Test Evaluation (GTE) Program at Hayes, Inc., on the publication of the results of their investigation into the clinical utility of whole exome sequencing. The manuscript...


Latest Genetics 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...

Blue Rose
2013-10-02 08:33:40

A Blue Rose is a flower of the genus Rosa belonging to the family Rosaceae that presents blue to violet pigmentation instead of the more common white, red, or yellow coloration. Blue roses are frequently portrayed in literature and art as a symbol of love and prosperity to those who seek it, but don’t exist in nature as a result of genetic limitations. In 2004, researchers utilized genetic modification to produce roses that contain the blue pigment delphinidin. After 13 years of...

Brief Introduction To DNA Probes
2014-01-12 00:00:00

DNA probes help scientists to detect a specific gene in a long DNA sequence. According to Dr. Michael A. Pfaller, DNA probes are “single-stranded pieces of nucleic acid, labeled with a specific tracer (isotope, enzyme, or chromophore), that will hydrogen bond (hybridize) with complementary single-stranded pieces of DNA (or RNA) under the appropriate conditions of pH, temperature, and iconic strength.” The Foundation for Genomics and Population Health website has a helpful video about...

Caenorhabditis elegans
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Caenorhabditis elegans is a species of parasitic roundworm in the Nematoda phylum. It can be found in temperate regions, in many different areas of the world. It prefers to reside in nutrient rich soils. Its scientific name is derived from the Greek terms Caeno, meaning recent, rhabditis, meaning rod-like, and the Latin term elegans, which means elegant. It was first named by Maupas in 1900, but was not classified in the Caenorhabditis subgenus until 1952 by Osche. Caenorhabditis elegans...

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