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Centrosome
2015-04-07 12:26:19

A newly-discovered process used by the dividing cells in worms to make sure that the processes of gene expression is properly coupled to cell division to ensure that the organism can develop as expected – a finding that could also have implications for cancer research in humans.

epigenetics
2015-04-07 10:54:25

“Epigenetics” is a word that sounds like something an alien does to a human after abduction, so we decided to break it down into parts…Or rather, we’re probing its parts, aliens.

2015-04-02 23:01:01

Researchers at UC Davis have unraveled some of these relationships, identifying several interactions that directly impact liver and colon cancer. SACRAMENTO,

2015-04-02 12:33:04

BioXp(TM) System Provides Scientists with Ability to Create High Quality, Synthetic DNA Fragments; Key to Constructing Synthetic Genes, Gene Pathways and Whole Genomes LA JOLLA, Calif.,

nanoneedles
2015-03-31 14:05:40

You know how we used to just have bandages? Well soon we could have bandages containing "nanoneedles" which transmit genetic information to damaged parts of the body.

ThinkstockPhotos-482061123
2015-03-28 13:48:44

When Jean-Baptiste Lamarck first published his theories on evolution, responses were so hostile that the once-respected scientist died in poverty and was buried in a pit. Now it seems he may be getting the last gir-laugh.

2015-03-27 12:27:31

SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypher Genomics, Inc., the leading genome informatics company, today announced

iceland cancer risk
2015-03-27 10:42:50

A landmark DNA study in Iceland has resulted in an unprecedented look at an entire country’s genetic makeup, discovering several previously unknown mutations that could cause a vast array of different health problems, but regulations prevent some of that data from being used.

2015-03-26 23:19:10

National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce the placement of Michael Hoffman as Director of National Accounts at Metamark Genetics. Boston

2015-03-24 08:33:55

Presentations Focus on Pediatric Neurology Exome Testing and a Novel Rapid Sequencing Approach CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Claritas Genomics will present


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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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
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