Quantcast

Latest Genetics Stories

2014-06-08 23:00:07

New Book ‘Gene Expression and Its Regulation’ highlights significant molecular approach in the field of biology. New York (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 “Gene Expression and Its Regulation” tells of author Werner Maas' involvement in the development of molecular genetics; his main contributions have been in the discovery of regulatory genes that are essential for the proper functioning of genes in the maintenance of living cells. The main part of this book deals with the analysis of...

2014-06-06 10:00:13

University of Utah University of Utah researchers find that multiple silent mutations greatly impact protein translation So-called silent DNA mutations earned their title because, according to the fundamental rules of biology, they should be inconsequential. Reported on June 5 in PLOS Genetics online, University of Utah researchers experimentally proved there are frequent exceptions to the rule. The work was conducted in the bacteria, Salmonella enterica, used to study basic biological...

2014-06-06 09:56:06

PLOS YbeY is a conserved protein that is present in most bacteria. A study published on June 5th in PLOS Pathogens examines the function of YbeY in the cholera bacterium and reveals critical roles in RNA metabolism in this and other pathogenic bacteria. Graham Walker, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and colleagues previously studied E. coli YbeY and found that it acts as an "RNase"—a protein that deliberately and specifically cuts RNA molecules and thereby...

sheep genome sequenced
2014-06-06 07:54:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first complete sequence of the sheep genome has been completed by an international team of scientists after eight years of collaboration. The 73 team members from 26 institutions across eight countries included scientists from the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine, CSIRO Australia, BGI Shenzhen in China and the University of Edinburgh, among many others. Their findings, published online in Science, shed...

2014-06-05 12:31:26

DUBLIN, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s5glmk/isothermal) has announced the addition of the "Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification Technology (INAAT) Market by Application, Products & End-User - Global Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology (INAAT) market is poised to reach $1,651 million by 2018 at a CAGR of 13.5%...

2014-06-05 12:29:58

Center will utilize next generation genomic sequencing and analysis technologies to better understand infectious disease pathogens, and create resource for the research community ROCKVILLE, Md. and LA JOLLA, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, have been awarded a five year grant from the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to establish and operate a...

2014-06-04 23:07:57

Omixon and CHOP have used next-generation sequencing tools to significantly advance HLA typing, characterizing whole genes with variations fully phased. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Global bioinformatics software company Omixon, headquartered in Budapest with US offices in Cambridge, MA, announces an exclusive licensing agreement with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to commercialize a new Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) HLA genotyping assay, for use on the...

2014-06-04 12:29:57

Swiss Red Cross Study Recommends Replacing Kell, Kidd, Duffy Serotyping with Genotyping SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agena Bioscience, Inc., which recently acquired the Bioscience business of Sequenom, Inc., today, introduced the Hemo ID((TM) )Blood Group Genotyping Panel for the MassARRAY(®) System following a Swiss Red Cross study using a beta version of the panel published in the journal Transfusion. The study, which genotyped and serotyped more than 4,000 blood donors...

2014-06-04 12:28:43

SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedGenome, the leading provider of genomic diagnostics for oncology in India and a leading provider of oncological bioinformatics to the West, today announced it has raised Series A funding in the amount of $4 million from a veteran group of executives in the technology, analytics and data science sectors. The Series A round was led by Papillon Capital's Kartik Kumaramangalam and Emerge Venture's Mahesh Pratapneni. Other investors included...

2014-06-04 04:21:41

SUZHOU, China, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroDiag Biomedicine, a leading molecular diagnostic technology inventor based in Suzhou, China, was invited to present a major breakthrough technology developed by the MicroDiag team, a serum circulating DNA mutation detection assay, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). "We are very proud to be the first Chinese company invited to present research progress at the ASCO annual meeting," said Tao Wang,...


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...

More Articles (1286 articles) »
Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
Related