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Mutant Gene Responsible For Pigeons' Funky Hair-Dos
2013-02-01 11:09:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study in the journal Science Express, an international team of researchers has sequenced the entire rock pigeon genome, and made some interesting discoveries in the process. "Birds are a huge part of life on Earth, but we know surprisingly little about their genetics," study co-author Michael Shapiro, a biologist at the University of Utah, said in a statement. Using cutting edge sequencing techniques, the...

2013-01-29 12:27:34

--CHOP Researchers' New Single-Platform Tool Streamlines Diagnoses of Complicated Multisystem Disorders-- PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More powerful gene-sequencing tools have increasingly been uncovering disease secrets in DNA within the cell nucleus. Now a research team is expanding those rapid next-generation sequencing tests to analyze a separate source of DNA--within the genes inside mitochondria, cellular power plants that, when abnormal, contribute to...

DNA Data Storage Moves One Step Closer
2013-01-24 04:54:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Cambridge University have developed a new method of long-term information storage: synthesized DNA. "We´re using DNA here as a chemical molecule of storage. It just happens to be the same molecule that is used in our bodies as well," Ewan Birney, senior author of the study and geneticist at the United Kingdom's European Bioinformatics Institute told CNN. DNA that is kept cold, dry and dark will last for a very...

2013-01-17 16:23:45

Researchers of Cotton Genomic Map Recognized NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the recent Plant and Animal Genomic Conference held in San Diego, Dr. Don Jones of Cotton Incorporated presented the 2012 Cotton Biotechnology Award to five outstanding researchers that were instrumental in mapping the cotton genome. The diverse and talented team, composed of Dr. Andrew Paterson, Dr. Jonathan Wendel, Mr. Jeremy Schmutz, Dr. Dan Peterson, and Dr. Dan Rokhsar led the...

2013-01-14 11:30:23

An international research consortium, led by Fujian Agriculture, Forestry University (FAFU) and BGI, has completed the first genome sequence of the diamondback moth (DBM), the most destructive pest of brassica crops. This work provides wider insights into insect adaptation to host plant and opens new ways for more sustainable pest management. The latest study was published online today in Nature Genetics. The diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) preferentially feeds on economically...

2013-01-10 08:25:51

--Project Demonstrates Commitment of Two World-Class Organizations to the Advancement of Research and Treatment in These Childhood Cancers-- PHILADELPHIA and SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and BGI-Shenzhen today announced a formal agreement to collaborate on research into next-generation sequencing and analysis of pediatric brain tumors, in support of the Childhood Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC). The...

2013-01-07 08:29:20

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Genome announced today an initiative with the American Gut project to explore the connection between the human microbiome and type 2 diabetes. The cooperation will bring together American Gut's broad citizen science network for microbiome sample collection with Second Genome's efforts in identifying microbiome modulators and novel therapeutics. Second Genome has made an undisclosed donation to American Gut to subsidize specimen collection for...

Little Brown Bats Found To Have A Rare Active Jumping Gene
2013-01-04 07:37:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Jumping genes, or transposable elements, are strange rogue sequences from which most of our DNA can be traced, but are largely idle in mammals. Johns Hopkins researchers report, however, that they have identified a new DNA sequence moving around in bats. This is the first member of the transposable elements class found to be active in mammals. The findings of this study, published online at the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

New Genome Sequencing Evaluation Tool Created
2013-01-03 04:28:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Genome sequencing is much more common than in the past. In a large part, this is attributable to advances in biotechnologies and computer software, however, there is still some question about both the accuracy of different sequencing methods and the best ways to evaluate these efforts. Computer scientists, led by New York University, have now devised a new tool to better measure the validity of genome sequencing. By tracking a small...

2012-12-26 12:58:52

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii, an advancement that could help identify new targets for drugs to treat and prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia, a common and often deadly infection in immunocompromised patients. The study will be published on December 26, 2012 in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The organism cannot yet be isolated and grown for study in the laboratory, so details about Pneumocystis...


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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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