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2014-05-26 12:23:19

GSA New method opens window on invisible world A new approach to studying microbes in the wild will allow scientists to sequence the genomes of individual species from complex mixtures. It marks a big advance for understanding the enormous diversity of microbial communities —including the human microbiome. The work is described in an article published May 22 in Early Online form in the journal G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, published by the Genetics Society of America. “This new...

2014-05-26 10:50:10

KU Leuven A team of Belgian biologists led by researchers at KU Leuven has provided the first genetic evidence that rapid evolution can help non-native plant species spread in new environments. Using samples of centuries-old herbaria and DNA analysis, the researchers reconstructed the genetic adaptations undergone by the Pyrenean rocket prior to its rapid spread in Belgium. The Pyrenean rocket (Sisymbrium austriacum subsp. Chrysanthum) is a plant that grows in the mountains of southern...

2014-05-23 08:24:42

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strand Genomics Inc., a new generation healthcare innovation company headquartered in Bangalore, India, today announced that Ravi Venkatesan, the Chairman of Microsoft India from 2004-2011 who helped to build and expand Microsoft's position in India as the company's largest presence outside of the U.S., has joined the Strand Board of Directors. Mr. Venkatesan is the author of the acclaimed Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere,...

2014-05-23 08:23:53

- The first treatment for the underlying cause of Duchenne muscular dystrophy - SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced that following its request for re-examination, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion regarding the company's application for a conditional marketing authorization of Translarna(TM) (ataluren) for the treatment...

2014-05-22 23:16:14

Zymo Research Corporation, The Epigenetics Company, continues to expand its portfolio of products and services for researchers and clinicians alike. Today, the company has announced their new offering of Next-Gen sequencing-based Microbiomics Services that include Taxonomic Profiling and Microbiome Shotgun Sequencing. Irvine, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Microbial communities thrive in diverse niches under different conditions where they can elicit a strong influence on their...

2014-05-22 13:17:37

Indiana University School of Medicine A group of 11 genes can successfully predict whether an individual is at increased risk of alcoholism, a research team from the United States and Germany reported Tuesday. "This powerful panel of just 11 genes successfully identified who has problems with alcohol abuse and who does not in tests in three patient populations on two continents, in two ethnicities and in both genders," said Alexander B. Niculescu III, M.D., Ph.D., principal...

2014-05-22 08:29:07

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., May 22, 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 it received the Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office on its novel, self-delivering RNAi platform (sd?rxRNA®). The patent, titled "Reduced Size Self-Delivering RNAi...

2014-05-21 08:29:10

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moderna Therapeutics, the pioneer in developing messenger RNA (mRNA) Therapeutics(TM), a revolutionary treatment modality to enable the in vivo production of therapeutic proteins, announced today the formation of a Technology Advisory Board. This new Technology Advisory Board will bring together a world-class panel of experts to advise Moderna on building state-of-the-art GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) manufacturing capabilities to...

2014-05-20 23:15:36

Birkmayer NADH Advises that Recent Telomere Testing at Spectracell Labs Confirms Telomere Growth Las Vegas, Nevada. (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Enada NADH, the only patented stabilised, food grade NADH product available has been tracking a few of its customers for the past 11 years who have been religiously taking Enada NADH tablets. All customers are in good health and have maintained a lifestyle of healthy foods and exercise. Enada recently tested the blood samples of a still employed 63 year...

Genetics Also Play A Role In Mate Selection
2014-05-20 11:51:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many of us might think, by looking at friends and family, that people tend to marry someone similar to them – and a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has found that these similarities often go beyond more than skin deep. According to the study, individuals and their spouses tend to be more genetically similar than they are to randomly chosen people. While previous studies have found that...


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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