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Evolutionary Arms Race Within The Human Genome

Evolutionary Arms Race Within The Human Genome

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of California, Santa Cruz has revealed that two sets of primate genes have been battling it out over the millennia and this conflict has driven the complexity...

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2014-09-30 08:31:18

CINCINNATI, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), the world's largest DNA Paternity Testing Company, announces the launch of a new Paternity Test Kit to be sold in national retail stores, expanding the company's reach in the marketplace. In-store paternity sample collection kits are more common than ever before, and DDC is creating a user-friendly package that provides the right level of product education with only an $89 laboratory fee. DDC tests all DNA...

2014-09-29 08:29:58

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 29, 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 13(th) Annual BIO Investor Forum on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PST. Dr. Cauwenbergh will...

2014-09-26 16:23:31

DALLAS, September 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "RNA Analysis/Transcriptomics Market by Technology (Microarray, PCR, NGS, RNAi), by Application (Clinical Diagnostics, Drug Discovery, Toxicogenomics), by End-User (Academic Research, Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies) - Global Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Transcriptomics Market is estimated to be worth $1985.5 Million by the end of 2014 and is expected to...

2014-09-26 08:25:55

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 26 and 27, two events change the way we think about DNA: 1. GENiSYSS announces an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign from September 26 through November 2 (http://www.igg.me/at/DNA) launching DNA storage never before available to the public together with digital memory and custom software. The crowdfunding campaign "pre-sells" product for holiday season delivery. 2. Team DeLorean of The...

2014-09-26 08:24:58

DUBLIN, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "DNA and RNA Sample Preparation Markets: Market Developments, Growth Areas and Opportunities" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report is a comprehensive global end-user study and market analysis relating to the use of DNA and RNA sample preparation techniques in the laboratory. Market findings from this study are based on 'real world'...

2014-09-25 16:24:46

LONDON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US personalized cancer Genome Sequencing market is primarily classified into Targeted Genome Sequencing and Whole-Genome Sequencing. Our report entitled "US Personalized Cancer Genome Sequencing Market" takes into account the Whole-Genome Sequencing services, which is one of the most attractive sectors due to its inherent capability of high revenue generation and efficiency in terms of personalized treatment.In order to properly analyze the...

2014-09-24 23:07:36

Omixon collaborates with G3 and Genomics England to HLA genotype 340 individuals by three different methods in a bid to demonstrate equivalency among WGS approaches, best in class targeted approaches (Holotype HLA) and legacy methods (Sanger SBT) Budapest, Hungary; Cambridge, MA & Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Global biotechnology company Omixon, headquartered in Budapest with US offices in Cambridge, MA, has announced a collaboration with Global Genomics Group (G3) to...

2014-09-22 08:27:50

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sequenom Laboratories, presented patient clinical data substantiating the performance of its MaterniT21(® )PLUS noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) in the laboratory. An ad hoc analysis of 185,000 samples from patients at high-risk for fetal chromosome aneuploidy demonstrated stable positivity rates...

2014-09-19 16:24:35

DUBLIN, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j8jfz4/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Transcriptomics Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j8jfz4/global ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Transcriptomics studies involve the collection and analysis of transcriptomes of different types of cells or tissues of...

2014-09-19 12:22:03

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MO BIO Laboratories, Inc., the leader in soil, water and microbial nucleic acid purification, announces the launch of the PowerMag® Air & Water DNA/RNA Isolation Kit, for automated, hands-free purification of nucleic acids from filtered air and water samples using the Eppendorf epMotiona automated pipetting system and other similar automation platforms. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/147156 The PowerMag® Air & Water...


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'