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2014-04-07 13:34:30

UC Riverside-led research could help identify new anti-malaria strategies A research team led by a cell biologist at the University of California, Riverside has generated a 3D model of the human malaria parasite genome at three different stages in the parasite's life cycle — the first time such 3D architecture has been generated during the progression of the life cycle of a parasite. The parasite that causes malaria in humans is Plasmodium falciparum. The female Anopheles mosquito...

Geneticists Map Genome Of An Important Global Crop: The Peanut
2014-04-03 07:29:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Peanuts are seemingly everywhere in the US. From cooking oils to candy bars, peanuts are a part of our lives, and a big business. And now, for the first time, a multinational group of crop geneticists has sequenced the peanut genome. The researchers are from the International Peanut Genome Initiative (IPGI), led by Scott Jackson, who serves as chair of the IPGI. Jackson is also the director of the University of Georgia Center for...

2014-04-01 16:25:40

BALTIMORE, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have been awarded a research program contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sequence, assemble, and annotate a population of bacterial pathogens using two high-throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies in support of the expansion of a vetted public reference database. The continued development of HTS technologies...

Functional Designer Chromosome In Yeast Could Lead To Better Biofuels And Medicines
2014-03-28 12:11:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers have taken an important step in the field of synthetic biology, bringing scientists closer to manufacturing microorganisms that could produce biofuels or even medicines. Scientists reported in the journal Science this week that they have synthesized the first functional chromosome in yeast using a computer-aided system. “Our research moves the needle in synthetic biology from theory to...

2014-03-28 11:29:55

Study reports major advance in synthetic biology An international team of scientists led by Jef Boeke, PhD, director of NYU Langone Medical Center's Institute for Systems Genetics, has synthesized the first functional chromosome in yeast, an important step in the emerging field of synthetic biology, designing microorganisms to produce novel medicines, raw materials for food, and biofuels. Over the last five years, scientists have built bacterial chromosomes and viral DNA, but this is...

Atlas Of Human Gene Activity
2014-03-28 05:31:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have created the first detailed map of the way human genes work throughout major cells and tissues. Researchers working on the FANTOM5 project created a map that shows how a network of switches built within our DNA controls where and when our genes turn off and on. The three-year project included more than 250 scientists in over 20 countries and regions. "The FANTOM5 project is a tremendous achievement. To use the analogy...

2014-03-27 10:47:11

Ethical, legal and social issues should be weighed before adopting the technology in public programs, researchers argue That question is likely to stir debate in coming years in many of the more-than-60 countries that provide newborn screening, as whole-genome sequencing (WGS) becomes increasingly affordable and reliable. Newborn screening programs – which involve drawing a few drops of blood from a newborn's heel – have been in place since the late 1960s, and are credited with having...

2014-03-24 16:25:11

SALT LAKE CITY, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery is partnering with California based Omicia, Inc, to make analyzing a patient's genome as routine as performing a blood test. The center, co-directed by Mark Yandell, Ph.D., and Gabor Marth, D.Sc., was launched this month with $6 million from the University of Utah and the state-funded Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative....

Loblolly Pine's Huge Genome Sequenced
2014-03-20 11:02:54

Genetics Society of America The massive genome of the loblolly pine—around seven times bigger than the human genome—is the largest genome sequenced to date and the most complete conifer genome sequence ever published. This achievement marks the first big test of a new analysis method that can speed up genome assembly by compressing the raw sequence data 100-fold. The draft genome is described in the March 2014 issue of GENETICS and the journal Genome Biology. Loblolly pine is the...

2014-03-10 08:28:44

SAN DIEGO and SHANGHAI, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) and WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device R&D outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, today announced that the WuXi Genome Center has purchased an Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system. This new investment will enable WuXi's clinical genomic services to expand from the current target panel, exome, and...


Latest Genome Reference Libraries

Northern Greater Galago, Otolemur garnettii
2012-05-29 12:39:27

The northern greater galago (Otolemur garnettii), also called Garnett's greater galago, is native to Africa. This species is important to genetic research because of the low genomic sequence, completed in 2006, that makes it possible to bridge the genome sequence of higher primates like chimps, and non-primate species like rodents. However, the small 2x genome is not large enough to be a complete genome. The northern greater galago has been given a conservation status of “Least Concern”...

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2011-01-11 09:41:24

Coccolithovirus, a giant double-stranded DNA virus, infects Emiliania huxleyi, a species of coccolithophore. The virus was first observed in 1999 by W.H. Wilson and his team at the Marine Biological Association. It was sequenced for the EhV-86 strain during the summer of 2005, and was found to be a "giant-virus" having 472 protein-coding genes. It is the largest known marine virus by genome.

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