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New research published recently in Genomics in Medicine has found that that many parents would be interested in having genomic sequencing for their newborn babies.
Unprecedented genetic variant database to power the world's genomic knowledge, bring DNA sequencing into everyday healthcare PROVO, Utah, Dec.
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Genetic testing has confirmed that ancient bones discovered underneath a UK parking lot in 2012 belonged to medieval King Richard III, according to new research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.
The Doctor Will Be Discussing Human and Clinical Telomere Case Studies in Las Vegas on December 11, 2014 San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 01, 2014
One of the world's preeminent medical geneticists, Dr Caskey will advance the development and adoption of NextCODE technology as a global standard in genome analysis and testing CAMBRIDGE,
PORTLAND, Oregon, December 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Imaging Biomarkers market to grow at a CAGR of 15.09 percent over the period 2013-2018.
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...
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...
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...
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 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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