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RNA Study On Barley Virus Reveals Key Link To The Crusades
2014-02-07 06:43:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Warwick have sequenced an ancient RNA genome for the first time ever. The RNA belonged to a barley virus once thought to be just 150 years old, but has now been determined to date back at least 2,000 years, revealing how extreme farming during the time of the Crusades contributed to its spread. The researchers detected and sequenced the RNA genome of Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus (BSMV) in a...

2014-02-06 16:32:00

DUBLIN, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/glj79b/global_next) has announced the addition of the "Global Next Generation Sequencing Market - Forecasts to 2016" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/glj79b/global_next ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) With the expansion of the customer base to less sophisticated customers, access to improved...

2014-02-06 08:28:21

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular Research, Inc., today announced that its Molecular Indexing(TM) technology enables the absolute quantification of the starting copy number of an expressed gene, or RNA transcript, in an RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) library. Data were published in the February 4, 2014 print edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and the article is currently available online. RNA-Seq has become an extremely important...

2014-02-05 23:03:02

A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital offers a new avenue for scientists to pursue in the quest for desperately needed treatments for ALS Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists led a study showing that mutations in a gene responsible for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disrupt the RNA transport system in nerve cells. The findings appear in the current issue of the scientific journal Neuron and offer a new focus for...

2014-02-05 20:24:40

DUBLIN, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/95ffxr/dna_sequencing) has announced the addition of the "DNA Sequencing: Market Developments, Growth Areas and Opportunities" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/95ffxr/dna_sequencing ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Summary: This market analysis was carried out to provide business information...

Environment, Lifestyle Factors Determines Changes In Pain Sensitivity
2014-02-05 09:12:41

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The way you react to pain keeps changing throughout your lifetime, influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors, a new study carried out by researchers at King’s College London suggests. The study identified genetic changes that determine how different people – even identical twins -- react to pain differently. The results from the study could help scientists understand how pain sensitivity differs in individuals, and...

DNA Breakthroughs Welcome, But Americans Still Have Concerns
2014-02-05 06:35:12

[ Watch the Video: What Do People Really Think About DNA Research? ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new poll from the Huffington Post and YouGov finds that although most Americans are excited by the possibility of the scientific breakthroughs made possible by DNA research, many of them worry that research could go too far — and the scientists could begin "playing God." The possibility that DNA research could create major scientific and medical breakthroughs...

2014-02-05 04:21:59

DUBLIN, February 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3vvhng/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Personalized Medicine Diagnostics Market - Forecasts to 2016" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3vvhng/global ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) One of the main trends witnessed in the Global Personalized Medicine Diagnostics market is the...

2014-02-04 16:28:13

Parabase Genomics and the UCLA Clinical Genomics Center Selected as Pilot Partners ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight years. That's the average amount of time patients wait to receive an official medical diagnosis when facing a rare genetic disease. The stress this medical diagnostic process places on families can be devastating. This year, undiagnosed rare disease patients will receive a gift of hope through an innovative whole genome sequencing pilot...

How Does A Shape-shifting DNA-repair Machine Fight Cancer?
2014-02-04 12:27:58

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source reveals inner-workings of essential protein found throughout life. Maybe you’ve seen the movies or played with toy Transformers, those shape-shifting machines that morph in response to whatever challenge they face. It turns out that DNA-repair machines in your cells use a similar approach to fight cancer and other diseases, according to research led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s...


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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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