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2014-06-05 12:31:26

DUBLIN, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s5glmk/isothermal) has announced the addition of the "Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification Technology (INAAT) Market by Application, Products & End-User - Global Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology (INAAT) market is poised to reach $1,651 million by 2018 at a CAGR of 13.5%...

2014-06-05 12:29:58

Center will utilize next generation genomic sequencing and analysis technologies to better understand infectious disease pathogens, and create resource for the research community ROCKVILLE, Md. and LA JOLLA, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, have been awarded a five year grant from the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to establish and operate a...

2014-06-04 23:07:57

Omixon and CHOP have used next-generation sequencing tools to significantly advance HLA typing, characterizing whole genes with variations fully phased. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Global bioinformatics software company Omixon, headquartered in Budapest with US offices in Cambridge, MA, announces an exclusive licensing agreement with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to commercialize a new Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) HLA genotyping assay, for use on the...

2014-06-04 12:29:57

Swiss Red Cross Study Recommends Replacing Kell, Kidd, Duffy Serotyping with Genotyping SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agena Bioscience, Inc., which recently acquired the Bioscience business of Sequenom, Inc., today, introduced the Hemo ID((TM) )Blood Group Genotyping Panel for the MassARRAY(®) System following a Swiss Red Cross study using a beta version of the panel published in the journal Transfusion. The study, which genotyped and serotyped more than 4,000 blood donors...

2014-06-04 12:28:43

SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedGenome, the leading provider of genomic diagnostics for oncology in India and a leading provider of oncological bioinformatics to the West, today announced it has raised Series A funding in the amount of $4 million from a veteran group of executives in the technology, analytics and data science sectors. The Series A round was led by Papillon Capital's Kartik Kumaramangalam and Emerge Venture's Mahesh Pratapneni. Other investors included...

2014-06-04 04:21:41

SUZHOU, China, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroDiag Biomedicine, a leading molecular diagnostic technology inventor based in Suzhou, China, was invited to present a major breakthrough technology developed by the MicroDiag team, a serum circulating DNA mutation detection assay, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). "We are very proud to be the first Chinese company invited to present research progress at the ASCO annual meeting," said Tao Wang,...

2014-06-03 23:09:20

Inhibiting enzymes that cause changes in gene expression could decrease chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer patients, researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Georgia say. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Inhibiting enzymes that cause changes in gene expression could decrease chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer patients, researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Georgia say. Dr. Susanna Greer, associate professor of biology, and...

2014-06-03 23:08:01

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/noninvasive-prenatal-diagnostics-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market...

2014-06-03 13:06:47

Duke University Medical Center A collaborative effort between Duke Medicine researchers and neurosurgeons and scientists in China has produced new genetic insights into a rare and deadly form of childhood and young adult brain cancer called brainstem glioma. The researchers identified a genetic mutation in the tumor cells that plays a role in both the growth and the death of a cell. Additionally, the mutation to the newly identified gene may also contribute to the tumor's resistance to...

Three-Parent Conception Helps Reduce Risk Of Inherited Mitochondrial Disease
2014-06-03 12:53:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To prevent deadly, inherited mitochondrial diseases – UK doctors have devised a unique scheme: create a fertilized embryo using eggs from two different women and sperm from one man. According to a new report from the country’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the proposed procedure would be safe and possibly useful, setting the stage for a debate surrounding the ethics of engineering a three-parent child. The US...


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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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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