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2014-10-07 16:26:26

DUBLIN, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "RNA Analysis/Transcriptomics Market by Technology, by Application, by End-User - Global Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The global transcriptomics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.7% during the forecast period of 2014 to 2019 and is estimated to be worth $3,773.0 million by 2019. The transcriptomics market has blatantly grown...

2014-10-07 12:31:14

Agreement strengthens New England Biolabs' position as a key supplier to the RNA synthesis sector IPSWICH, Mass., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB(®)) has strengthened its position as a key supplier to the fast-growing RNA synthesis market by signing an agreement to supply critical reagents to TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mRNA and long RNA for research, diagnostic and therapeutic applications. ?Under the terms of the agreement,...

cattle genome
2014-10-07 04:00:12

Provided by Janne Hansen, Aarhus University The cattle genome has now been mapped to a hitherto unknown degree of detail. This constitutes a quantum leap for research into the history and genetics of cattle. By creating a global database an international consortium of scientists has increased the detailed knowledge of the variation in the cattle genome by several orders of magnitude. The first generation of the new data resource, which will be open access, forms an essential tool for...

height genetics
2014-10-06 05:14:41

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Subtle changes in our DNA could help explain why some people are taller than others, the international team of researchers behind the largest genome-wide association study ever conducted report in the October 5 edition of the journal Nature Genetics. Scientists from more than 300 institutions representing the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium reviewed data from more than 250,000 subjects and identified...

2014-10-05 12:21:07

International collaboration, largest to date, doubles the count to over 400 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest genome-wide association study (GWAS) to date, involving more than 300 institutions and more than 250,000 subjects, roughly doubles the number of known gene regions influencing height to more than 400. The study, from the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium, provides a better glimpse at the biology...

Neriid flies
2014-10-03 03:00:21

Deborah Smith, University of New South Wales Scientists have discovered a new form of non-genetic inheritance, showing for the first time that offspring can resemble a mother’s previous sexual partner – in flies at least. This confronting idea, known as telegony, dates back to ancient Greek times, but was discredited in the early 20th Century with the advent of genetics. To test it out, UNSW Australia scientists Dr. Angela Crean, Professor Russell Bonduriansky and Dr. Anna Kopps...

2014-10-01 08:30:36

Leading personal genetics company now offers both health and ancestry information exclusively to Canadians as part of 23andMe's Personal Genome Service(®) MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, today announced it now offers both health and ancestry information exclusively to Canadians through the company's Personal Genome Service(®). 23andMe's Canadian customers can now access their own genetic information to better understand their...

2014-10-01 04:21:54

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, October 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sophia Genetics, the European leader in Clinical Genomics and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis, today launches a unique CFTR IVD Solution allowing clinicians to run full cystic fibrosis analysis in a single NGS experiment. The CE-IVD marked solution covers the identification and characterisation of all types of variants in a single NGS experiment with clinical grade analytical performance. Until now,...

2014-09-30 08:31:18

CINCINNATI, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), the world's largest DNA Paternity Testing Company, announces the launch of a new Paternity Test Kit to be sold in national retail stores, expanding the company's reach in the marketplace. In-store paternity sample collection kits are more common than ever before, and DDC is creating a user-friendly package that provides the right level of product education with only an $89 laboratory fee. DDC tests all DNA...

genome arms race
2014-09-29 13:07:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of California, Santa Cruz has revealed that two sets of primate genes have been battling it out over the millennia and this conflict has driven the complexity of primate genomes. Published on Sunday in the journal Nature, the study found that genome jumping "retrotransposons" are constantly developing new ways to escape repression by another set of genes called "repressors." "We have basically the...


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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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