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2014-02-12 16:26:13

DUBLIN, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l54sxm/dna_sequencing ) has announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech's new report "DNA Sequencing - Technologies, Markets and Companies" to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) This report briefly reviews basics of human genome variations, development of sequencing technologies, and their applications. Current large and small...

Wellcome Trust Funding Study To Sequence Genome Of King Richard III
2014-02-12 08:03:41

[ Watch the video: The Whole Genome Sequence of King Richard III ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Richard III, a short-lived fifteenth-century king who was discovered buried in an untidy grave underneath a car park in Leicester, England in 2012, is to have his genome sequenced by University of Leicester researchers. The study, funded by Wellcome Trust, the Leverhulme Trust and Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, is being led by Dr Turi King of the University’s...

2014-02-11 23:20:57

Use of Genetic Variants Improves Detection of SMA Carriers in Clinical Test that will be Broadly Licensed to Testing Labs Worldwide New York, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the launch of a more accurate carrier screening test for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), one of the most common and severe autosomal recessive disorders. This new test will help prospective parents more effectively identify whether they carry the mutation that...

Genome Analysis Reveals Origins Of Genetic Adaptations For High Altitude In Tibetans
2014-02-11 09:00:22

University of Chicago Medical Center Genetic adaptations for life at high elevations found in residents of the Tibetan plateau likely originated around 30,000 years ago in peoples related to contemporary Sherpa. These genes were passed on to more recent migrants from lower elevations via population mixing, and then amplified by natural selection in the modern Tibetan gene pool, according to a new study by scientists from the University of Chicago and Case Western Reserve University,...

2014-02-11 08:31:39

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 11, 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, announced today that the Company received approval by The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC's ("NASDAQ") Listing Qualification Department to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market. The Company's common stock will...

2014-02-11 08:30:48

WOBURN, Mass., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covaris, Inc. introduced the truXTRAC(TM) High Throughput FFPE DNA Extraction & Purification Kit at the 2014 Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting held in Marco Island, Florida. This newest innovation provides an optimized workflow for high-yield / high quality DNA extraction from challenging, yet highly valuable Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) tissue samples. Efficient, high yield, and high quality...

2014-02-10 23:05:06

BalanceDiet™ Buckhead of Atlanta, GA, offers a weight management genetic fat test designed to create individualized lifestyle plans based on clients’ DNA—studies show that those who follow a DNA-based diet lose 2.5 times more weight than those who do not. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Improved fitness is the most popular New Year’s resolution in America, but 25 percent of people fail to maintain the resolution past the first week (1) – which some attribute to people not...

Polistes fuscatus
2014-02-10 10:05:21

Penn State Aggression-causing genes appeared early in animal evolution and have maintained their roles for millions of years and across many species, even though animal aggression today varies widely from territorial fighting to setting up social hierarchies, according to researchers from Iowa State University, Penn State and Grand Valley State University. If these "mean genes" keep their roles in different animals and in different contexts, then perhaps model organisms -- such as bees...

2014-02-10 08:26:36

Irys System to Create a High Resolution Genome Map for Genome in a Bottle Consortium SAN DIEGO and MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today that they will map a human genome de novo during the 15th Annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting, which will be held February 12 to 15 in Marco Island, Florida. During the four days of the conference, BioNano will use the Company's Irys(TM)( )System to produce a high-resolution...

2014-02-10 08:26:09

--PicoPLEX(TM)Single-Cell Library Preparation Kits for IVF and Other Applications Now Available for Sequencing on Illumina Platforms-- ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rubicon Genomics, Inc. today announced the launch of its PicoPLEX(TM) DNA-seq Kits for use with Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms. PicoPLEX's outstanding robustness and reproducibility have made it the worldwide standard for single-cell DNA amplification for microarray and PCR-based...


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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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