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2014-05-02 08:24:37

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 2, 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 results from the assessment of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) protein levels following intravitreal injection, of RXI?109 in the eyes of cynomolgus monkeys, as part of a dose-range finding study to...

Genetics Sat-Nav Tool Helps You Track Ancestry Even Farther
2014-05-01 09:48:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While previous genetic research efforts have been able to identify a person’s ancestral origins within around 430 miles, a new system devised at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom can zero in on a person’s origin down to a particular village or island. According to a new report in the journal Nature Communications, the Sheffield researchers were able to develop a system called Geographic Population Structure (GPS)...

2014-04-30 23:08:10

OriGene Technologies, the industry’s largest supplier of gene-centric research tools, launches a new product line of gene-knockout kits using CRISPR technologies. The new products provide a complete solution for researchers to knock out a human gene at the chromosomal level. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 OriGene Technologies (Rockville, MD), the industry’s largest supplier of gene-centric research tools, launches a new product line of gene-knockout kits using CRISPR...

2014-04-30 09:46:46

In research published today in Molecular Psychiatry, a multinational team of scientists presents new evidence supporting the theory that in at least some cases of schizophrenia, autism and intellectual disability (ID), malfunctions in some of the same genes are contributing to pathology. The team, the product of an ongoing collaboration between Professors W. Richard McCombie of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Aiden Corvin of Trinity College, Dublin, studied a type of gene...

2014-04-30 08:31:39

DUBLIN, Apr. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wzl2nj/tissue) has announced the addition of the "Tissue Diagnostics Market by Technology, Disease, Product, End-Users & Region - Trends & Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Tissue diagnostics is used to determine the stage, prognosis, and treatment course of cancer. According to estimates by the International Agency for...

2014-04-29 12:34:49

Results presented at the American Academy of Neurology meeting CARLSBAD, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) today provided an update on both of its ongoing open-label Phase 2 clinical studies of ISIS-SMN(Rx) in infants and children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at the 66(th) American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting in Philadelphia, PA. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130807/LA60006LOGO Results from Phase 2 study in infants with SMA...

2014-04-29 12:34:28

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 29, 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 the first patient has enrolled in their Phase 2a study (RXI-109-1401) with RXI-109 for the prevention of keloid recurrence. RXI-109 is an sd-rxRNA® compound that targets connective tissue growth...

2014-04-28 20:22:06

Richard Sherman, Swedish donors support new program that combines genomic medicine, supportive care SEATTLE, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) today announced its new Personalized Medicine Program that combines advanced medical treatments based on the unique, molecular signature of a patient's cancer with supportive care that is designed to serve each individual's physical and emotional health. "Patients diagnosed with cancer often find themselves...

2014-04-28 10:17:33

A next-generation genome editing system developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators substantially decreases the risk of producing unwanted, off-target gene mutations. In a paper receiving online publication in Nature Biotechnology, the researchers report a new CRISPR-based RNA-guided nuclease technology that uses two guide RNAs, significantly reducing the chance of cutting through DNA strands at mismatched sites. "This system combines the ease of use of the widely...

2014-04-28 10:11:32

Large sections of the genome that were once referred to as “junk” DNA have been linked to human heart failure, according to research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. So-called junk DNA was long thought to have no important role in heredity or disease because it doesn’t code for proteins. But emerging research in recent years has revealed that many of these sections of the genome produce RNA molecules that, despite not being proteins, still have important...


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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