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Less Than 10 Percent Of Human DNA Actually Has A Function

Less Than 10 Percent Of Human DNA Actually Has A Function, Claims New Study

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the complex structure of the human genome, more than 90 percent of it has no important biological function, scientists from Oxford University report in research published in the...

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2014-07-28 10:39:26

Baylor College of Medicine Cancer has long been thought to be primarily a genetic disease, but in recent decades scientists have come to believe that epigenetic changes – which don't change the DNA sequence but how it is 'read' – also play a role in cancer. In particular DNA methylation, the addition of a methyl group (or molecule), is an epigenetic switch that can stably turn off genes, suggesting the potential to cause cancer just as a genetic mutation can. Until now, however,...

2014-07-27 23:01:30

Global Genomics Market 2014-2018 and Global Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping and Analysis Market 2014-2018 are new research reports added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 One of the emerging trends I the market is the increasing demand for genomics products from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The Diagnostics industry, in countries such as China and India, is expected to generate high demand for genomics solutions, thereby contributing to...

2014-07-24 11:29:04

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 -- NIH-funded study The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been previously reported. By contrast, the "skyline" of such suspect variants associated with the disorder contained only 5 significant peaks in 2011. By combining data from all available...

2014-07-24 08:31:47

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypher Genomics, Inc., the genome informatics company, announced today the appointment of Henry (Hank) Nordhoff as executive chairman of Cypher's board of directors. Nordhoff directed Gen-Probe for 15 years as president and CEO and served as chairman of Gen-Probe's board of directors. In addition, Cypher appointed as directors: Herbert Boyer, Ph.D., who co-founded and led Genentech as vice president, and Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D., who was the...

2014-07-24 08:31:43

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypher Genomics, Inc., the genome informatics company, announced today a co-promotion agreement with Illumina to facilitate the development of genomic-based biomarkers from whole genome sequence data for precision medicine and clinical trials. Cypher Genomics and Illumina will jointly offer pharmaceutical companies, through Illumina's sales force, a solution including Illumina's market leading sequencing technology, the NextBio platform for...

2014-07-23 23:22:00

Transparency Market Research has added a new report titled "Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors.html. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Histone deacetylase (HDAC) are enzymes which remove acetyl groups from an N-acetyl lysine amino acid present on a histone, thus wrapping the DNA tightly by...

2014-07-23 23:19:55

Genes and pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment and address acute need for drug development for this disorder New York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date, conducted with 80,000...

2014-07-23 08:31:05

MILWAUKEE, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Diagnostic Laboratories today announced the availability of a Calreticulin (CALR) mutation analysis to identify gene mutations that are found in patients with rare and chronic blood disorders. Detecting a CALR mutation vastly improves the diagnosis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), a group of diseases that affect blood cell formation. Accurate diagnosis of these disorders provides physicians with...

2014-07-22 08:31:04

Initial Target of the Parabase Sequencing Service is the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of U.S. Hospitals with the Goal of Improving Early Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases SOUTH EASTON, Mass., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" or the "Company") and Parabase Genomics ("Parabase"), (together "the companies"), today announced they have entered into a strategic research and development agreement (the "collaboration"). Under the terms of the...

2014-07-22 08:30:52

SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Sequenom Laboratories, will soon begin reporting on the presence of three additional clinically relevant subchromosomal microdeletions as part of the Enhanced Sequencing Series (ESS) for its MaterniT21(TM) PLUS laboratory-developed test. The microdeletions added include 11q deletion (Jacobsen...


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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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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