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2014-03-04 12:26:03

HLI is Building World's Largest Genotype/Phenotype Database by Sequencing up to 40,000 Human Genomes/Year Combined with Microbiome, Metabolome and Clinical Data to Develop Life Enhancing Therapies SAN DIEGO, March 4, 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, was announced today by co-founders J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Robert Hariri, M.D.,...

How Well Did You Sequence That Genome?
2014-02-27 13:24:50

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) In December 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first high-throughput DNA sequencer (also known commonly as a "gene sequencer"), an instrument that allows laboratories to quickly and efficiently sequence a person's DNA for genetic testing, medical diagnoses and perhaps one day, customized drug therapies. Helping get the new device approved was another first: the initial use of a reference set of standard genotypes,...

Taxonomy Boris Vinatzer
2014-02-24 04:45:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new naming system proposed by one Virginia Tech scientist proposes moving beyond the current biological naming system and supplementing it with a new classification method based on an organism’s genome sequence. The new method was developed by Boris Vinatzer, an associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Science's Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, and he believes that it will create a...

Using Supercomputers To Speed Up Genome Analysis
2014-02-20 11:11:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal Bioinformatics say that genome analysis can be radically accelerated. Over the years, the cost of sequencing an entire human genome has dropped, but analyzing three billion base pairs of genetic information from a single genome can take months. A team from the University of Chicago is reporting that one of the world’s fastest supercomputers is able to analyze 240 full genomes in about two days....

Wellcome Trust Funding Study To Sequence Genome Of King Richard III
2014-02-12 08:03:41

[ Watch the video: The Whole Genome Sequence of King Richard III ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Richard III, a short-lived fifteenth-century king who was discovered buried in an untidy grave underneath a car park in Leicester, England in 2012, is to have his genome sequenced by University of Leicester researchers. The study, funded by Wellcome Trust, the Leverhulme Trust and Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, is being led by Dr Turi King of the University’s...

2014-02-10 08:26:36

Irys System to Create a High Resolution Genome Map for Genome in a Bottle Consortium SAN DIEGO and MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today that they will map a human genome de novo during the 15th Annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting, which will be held February 12 to 15 in Marco Island, Florida. During the four days of the conference, BioNano will use the Company's Irys(TM)( )System to produce a high-resolution...

RNA Study On Barley Virus Reveals Key Link To The Crusades
2014-02-07 06:43:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Warwick have sequenced an ancient RNA genome for the first time ever. The RNA belonged to a barley virus once thought to be just 150 years old, but has now been determined to date back at least 2,000 years, revealing how extreme farming during the time of the Crusades contributed to its spread. The researchers detected and sequenced the RNA genome of Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus (BSMV) in a...

2014-01-29 08:37:05

- Maverix Analytic Platform to be Used for Analysis and Hosting of Community of Discovery - SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maverix Biomics, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received a $100,000 order from the University of Missouri for the analysis of feline genomes as part of the 99 Lives Cat Whole Genome Sequencing Initiative, a joint project between the University of Missouri, the University of California, Davis, and industrial partners. In addition,...

2014-01-24 08:21:37

Wheat Consortium to receive EUR 1 million from Bayer CropScience to complete physical maps. Sequencing wheat genome will accelerate improved wheat variety development. Target traits are yield potential and resistance against drought, diseases, and pests. BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) announced today that it will receive approximately EUR1 million over the next six months from Bayer CropScience (BCS) to...

2014-01-22 12:25:44

Highlights in this week's Molecular Biology and Evolution The baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been associated with human activities for thousands of years, being the primary biological agent in baking, brewing, winemaking and other fermentation processes. It is also one of the most important model organisms in molecular biology and genetics research. For a long time, the history and evolution of this important yeast has been a completely mystery, but recent advances in genome...


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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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Word of the Day
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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