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2014-07-30 16:29:10

For Accelerated Approval of Therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the 106,782 signatures collected through TheRacetoYes.Org petition urging the "FDA to Say Yes to Accelerated Approval for safe, effective therapies for children with Duchenne" muscular dystrophy, the White House issued a statement yesterday by Janet Woodcock, Director, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The Race to Yes organizers expressed...

Healthy Diet, Sleep And Exercise Can Reduce Negative Impacts Of Stress
2014-07-30 03:27:52

By Juliana Bunim, University of California - San Francisco A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well. "The study participants who exercised, slept well and ate well had less telomere shortening than the ones who didn't maintain healthy lifestyles, even when they had similar levels of...

Generating A Genome To Feed The World
2014-07-30 03:50:10

By Shelley Littin, University of Arizona An international team of scientists led by the UA has sequenced the genome of African rice. The genetic information will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing patterns of African rice, as well as enable the development of new rice varieties that are better able to cope with increasing environmental stressors to help solve global hunger challenges. The paper, "The genome sequence of African rice (Oryza...

Genome Of Stress-tolerant Tomato Relative Sequenced
2014-07-30 03:56:37

By Andy Fell, UC Davis The genome of Solanum pennellii, a wild relative of the domestic tomato, has been published by an international group of researchers including the labs headed by Professors Neelima Sinha and Julin Maloof at the UC Davis Department of Plant Biology. The new genome information may help breeders produce tastier, more stress-tolerant tomatoes. The work, published July 27 in the journal Nature Genetics, was lead by Björn Usadel and colleagues at Aachen University in...

2014-07-29 16:26:24

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy, high performance human life span, today announced they have hired Franz Och, Ph.D., an expert in machine learning and machine translation as the company's Chief Data Scientist. Och comes to HLI from Google where he was Distinguished Research Scientist and the Head of Google Translate. He will report directly...

2014-07-28 20:22:14

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping and Analysis Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255178/Global-Single-Nucleotide-Polymorphism-SNP-Genotyping-and-Analysis-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Genotyping and AnalysisSingle Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) genotyping is the screening and analysis of genetic variations of SNPs in the...

2014-07-28 10:39:26

Baylor College of Medicine Cancer has long been thought to be primarily a genetic disease, but in recent decades scientists have come to believe that epigenetic changes – which don't change the DNA sequence but how it is 'read' – also play a role in cancer. In particular DNA methylation, the addition of a methyl group (or molecule), is an epigenetic switch that can stably turn off genes, suggesting the potential to cause cancer just as a genetic mutation can. Until now, however,...

2014-07-27 23:01:30

Global Genomics Market 2014-2018 and Global Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping and Analysis Market 2014-2018 are new research reports added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 One of the emerging trends I the market is the increasing demand for genomics products from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The Diagnostics industry, in countries such as China and India, is expected to generate high demand for genomics solutions, thereby contributing to...

preteen puberty
2014-07-25 03:30:24

University of Cambridge The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by 'imprinted' genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research published this week in the journal Nature. The findings come from an international study of more than 180,000 women involving scientists from 166 institutions worldwide, including the University of Cambridge. The researchers identified 123 genetic variations that...

human genome
2014-07-25 05:33:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the complex structure of the human genome, more than 90 percent of it has no important biological function, scientists from Oxford University report in research published in the July 24 edition of the journal PLOS Genetics. In fact, according to the study authors, just 8.2 percent of the genome is actively operating to make us who we are and keep our cellular systems functioning. The rest, Telegraph science correspondent...


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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