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2014-07-01 16:29:43

--New Publication in Forensic Science International Genetics Confirms Value of X-Swab(TM) Technology in the Forensic DNA Typing Process-- SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diomics, Inc., a provider of X-Swab(TM), a novel bio-specimen collection material, reported that its patented technology was used in a new study being published today in the journal Forensic Science International Genetics. The study, "Evaluation of a Novel Material, Diomics X-Swab(TM), for Collection of...

2014-06-30 12:31:47

DUBLIN, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7k9qdg/synthetic_biology) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Synthetic Biology (Synthetic DNA, Synthetic Genes, Synthetic Cells, XNA, Chassis Organisms, DNA Synthesis, Oligonucleotide Synthesis) Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Synthetic biology is a synergistic combination of biology and...

2014-06-30 08:30:32

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced the initiation of a global confirmatory Phase 3 clinical trial of Translarna(TM) (ataluren), an investigational new drug, in patients with nonsense mutation cystic fibrosis (nmCF). Nonsense mutations within cystic fibrosis are categorized as Class I mutations, a severe form of CF that results in little or no production of the CFTR protein. The Phase 3 confirmatory trial is...

2014-06-30 08:30:29

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced that it is the recipient of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy's (PPMD) "Path to Progress" award, honoring PTC's 16 years of commitment to bring the first-ever therapy for the underlying cause of the disorder to patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The award was presented at PPMD's Annual Connect Conference in Chicago, Illinois....

2014-06-28 23:01:17

This metabolomics industry 2014-2019 research report, available with LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com is segmented based on techniques, applications, indications, geographic regions, and countries. It says the global metabolomics market was valued at $565 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 30% from 2014 to 2019. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Metabolomics Market by Technique (Gas Chromatography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance...

2014-06-28 23:00:27

Nucleic acid isolation and purification is often the first step in most molecular biology techniques like cloning, sequencing, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and others. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/nucleic-acid-isolation-purification-market-229978287.html (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 The “Nucleic Acid Isolation and Purification Market by Technology (Column based, Reagent based, Magnetic bead based), Consumables & Instruments, by Application (Plasmid DNA isolation,...

2014-06-28 16:39:04

Michigan State University Mom or dad may have driven you to cello rehearsal all those years, but you can also thank your genes for pushing you to practice, according to new research led by a Michigan State University professor. Genetics and environment work together to help people become accomplished musicians, finds the study of 850 sets of twins. It's another arrow in the quiver of the argument that both nature and nurture play a role in developing expertise. "The nature vs....

2014-06-28 13:07:37

University of Missouri The evolution of language in humans continues to perplex scientists and linguists who study how humans learn to communicate. Considered by some as “operant learning,” this multi-tiered trait involves many genes and modification of an individual’s behavior by trial and error. Toddlers acquire communication skills by babbling until what they utter is rewarded; however, the genes involved in learning language skills are far from completely understood. Now, using a...

2014-06-25 12:30:09

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy-led guidance seeks to address unmet clinical needs of individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and accelerate development of safe and effective therapies CHICAGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) and a broad coalition of stakeholders today submitted the first-ever patient advocacy-initiated draft guidance for a rare disease to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help accelerate development and...

2014-06-25 11:40:34

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Study may lead to new understanding of how new species form Using two yeasts that have been used to brew tea and beer for centuries, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have revealed how reproductive barriers might rapidly arise to create species boundaries. Schizosaccharomyces pombe has been used to brew beer in Africa, whereas its close relative S. kombucha is a component of kombucha tea commonly found in health-food stores....


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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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