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yeast
2015-05-23 10:58:25

Biologists at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new type of yeast that is part fungus and part human, demonstrating that two types of lifeforms separated by over a billion years of evolution still have hundreds of genes in common.

2015-05-21 16:30:48

- Quantifiable Added Benefit for the First Approved Therapy for nmDMD - SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

2015-05-21 12:30:50

DUBLIN, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/djtk6c/global_next)

nature and nurture
2015-05-21 09:01:47

The extent to which our traits and behavior are affected by either genetic or environmental factors - “nature or nurture” - is a prominent question not only for science but in moral and political debate, too. A major new study has attempted to answer it, and the scores are very close.

2015-05-21 08:32:53

Company's First-in-Class Technology Enables Lung-Specific Delivery of RNA in Non-Human Primates LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN),

2015-05-20 23:02:36

Global genotyping market research helps established firms as well as new entrants / smaller firms them to gauge the pulse in industry for increasing their market shares – Available at RnRMarketResearch.com.

2015-05-20 16:33:05

LONDON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DNA sequencing is the process of reading nucleotide bases in a specific DNA molecule, that is to say determining the arrangement mode of adenine, thymine,

2015-05-20 16:31:42

NEW YORK, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Genetic testing for inherited diseases has been a volatile industry space in recent years, according to Kalorama Information but one with great potential and

2015-05-20 08:33:44

SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypher Genomics, Inc., a leading genome informatics company, today announced a collaboration with Celgene Corporation to apply Cypher's Coral(TM )technology

gene mutation puberty delay
2015-05-20 11:23:27

A condition characterized by delayed or absent puberty and an impaired since of smell has been linked to a molecule that plays a key role in the formation of blood vessels and brain wiring.


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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