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

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.

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

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.

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

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 of researchers is now reporting that supercomputers can dramatically speed up that process.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

2014-01-22 12:25:44

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.

2014-01-22 08:29:55

New Illumina system is designed to sequence whole genomes ten times as fast at one third of the cost NEW YORK, Jan.


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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