Quantcast

Latest Genetics Stories

2014-06-17 13:37:51

Genetics Society of America GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics publish special collection on the genetics of immunity Immunity is what stops you dying from a common cold or a tiny pinprick. Differences in resistance or tolerance to disease influence who catches the bug that's going around the office, or which species succumb to the deadly fungus devastating frogs around the world. But immunity involves more than just the immune cells that recognize and hunt down pathogens. It is...

2014-06-17 13:32:04

Genetics Society of America Genetics Society of America journals GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics publish special collection focusing on the biology of sex determination Sex is everywhere in nature. Whether it's a male bird singing to mark his territory or a tiny yeast cell secreting chemicals to attract the opposite mating type, sex has profoundly shaped the appearance, behavior and evolution of many organisms. The genetic and evolutionary forces underlying sex differences and...

2014-06-16 09:36:11

Moffitt Cancer Center A new Moffitt Cancer Center study published Thursday in Genetics in Medicine shows that counseling from a genetic health care provider before genetic testing educates patients and may help reduce unnecessary procedures. Up to 10 percent of cancers are inherited, meaning a person was born with an abnormal gene that increases their risk for cancer.  “Pre-test genetic counseling in which a health care provider takes a thorough family history and discusses the...

2014-06-16 09:32:14

European Association of Geochemistry The subseafloor is home to over 1/3 of the bacteria on the planet, but up until recently it was unclear if this huge microbial biosphere was alive and dividing. Now the same group that demonstrated this activity has shown that bacteria from the hostile sea-floor environment have adapted by over-activating stress response and DNA-repair mechanisms, to cope with the harsh conditions. Subseafloor sediment contains the Earth's largest habitat for...

2014-06-16 08:28:21

MADISON, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced an agreement under which Quest will offer national access to Sequenom Laboratories' MaterniT21(TM) PLUS laboratory-developed test (LDT). Using a maternal blood sample, the noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT)...

2014-06-15 23:00:10

Increasing government funding and technological advancements are expected to positively influence the Genomics market growth - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/genomics-market-613.html. (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 New analysis from MarketsandMarkets "Genomics Market by Products - [Instruments (NGS platform, Microarray, RT-PCR), Consumables (Genechips, Reagents for DNA Extraction & Purification, Sequencing)], Services (Sequencing & Microarray Services, and Software) -...

2014-06-14 23:01:18

Transparency Market Research added a new report "Gene Expression Reagents Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/gene-expression-reagents.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 Gene expression is a process that results in the synthesis of a functional gene product with the help of the information coded on genes. These products usually are proteins...

2014-06-12 08:29:06

Company Doubles Footprint in Cambridge Due to Rapid Growth CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moderna Therapeutics, the pioneer in developing messenger RNA (mRNA) Therapeutics(TM), is announcing the company's expansion to 320 Bent Street in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge, a move that adds nearly 50,000 square feet of office, laboratory and manufacturing facilities to Moderna's operations in Massachusetts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117232...

2014-06-10 12:32:26

DUBLIN, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pfrdpk/human) has announced the addition of the "Human Identification Market by Technology, Application, DNA Amplification, Quantification, Extraction, Services, & Software - Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The global human identification market is categorized on the basis of technology, application, product, and geography....

2014-06-10 08:30:04

--Study in Nature Genetics Used PGDx Exome Analysis to Identify Previously Unknown Mutation with Potential as New Drug Target for Lethal Childhood Brain Cancer-- BALTIMORE, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer genome analysis and testing services, reported that its exome analysis services played a central role in several cancer studies recently published in leading scientific journals. PGDx's exome analysis...


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
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.