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2015-05-06 08:31:54

Processor Accelerates Analysis Times by 60 Fold for Whole Genome and Whole Exome Sequencing, Maintains Greater than 99 Percent Sensitivity SAN DIEGO, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Edico

2015-05-05 23:09:58

Royal Flush Havanese discusses common hazards associated with the warmer spring weather that can prove harmful to canines. Charlestown, Rhode Island (PRWEB)

2015-05-05 23:04:33

Rare Genomics Institute (RG) today announced the Amplify Hope Initiative, a new study aimed at determining how crowdfunding can promote scientific research to help rare disease patients.

2015-05-05 16:30:09

Fourteen Leading Cancer Institutes Collaborate with IBM to Advance Genomics as Part of Watson Health NEW YORK, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Watson Health (NYSE:

6th dna base
2015-05-05 12:07:18

Recent studies published in the journal CELL have all reached a similar conclusion: DNA in eukaryotes may contain a sixth DNA base.

2015-05-04 16:34:53

-Translarna(TM) launch accelerates with 82 DMD patients now on commercial therapy- SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

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2015-05-03 15:41:56

Telomeres may be able to tell the future as scientists could use aging telomeres to detect early signs of cancer.

2015-05-01 23:00:54

The interactive online conference smoothly connects attendees with experts Yorba Linda, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 The fields of genetics and genomics,

2015-04-30 16:38:59

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


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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Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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