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2015-03-06 08:26:42

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2015-03-05 16:25:17

LONDON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- No business planner in biotechnology or diagnostic equipment or services can ignore the trend of sequencing, and particularly next-generation sequencing.

2015-03-05 16:24:36

BETHESDA, Md., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to standardize interpretation and reporting of genomic test results, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

2015-03-03 16:27:10

SANTA FE, N.M., March 03, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Mexico IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (NM-INBRE) and the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) announced

dad's genes
2015-03-03 14:13:30

Some of us might look like mom, but we all mostly take after dad – at least genetically speaking.

2015-03-03 08:35:51

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

2015-02-27 23:18:47

New report shows lack of diverse populations in genetic studies undermines scientific understanding and limits the benefits of personalized medicine from reaching all Washington,

2015-02-26 16:29:35

Study led by NYU Langone Medical Center adds to groundwork for cell-based treatment of disease NEW YORK, Feb.

2015-02-26 16:28:44

Privacy and Health Information Technology Expert Joins 23andMe Leadership Team MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb.

bladderwort tardis
2015-02-26 15:37:45

A carnivorous plant known as the humped blatterwort has a genetic makeup that sounds like something out of a science-fiction novel – it has a smaller genome than many well-known types of plants, but has a greater number of genes, a team of researchers has discovered.


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
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).