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2013-10-04 13:13:15

How do the millions of genetic variants - ranging in size from a change in a single nucleotide (the As,Ts,Cs and Gs that define the genetic alphabet) to huge rearrangements of chromosomes that can affect many different genes - found in each human chromosome affect the health, longevity and lives of people? In a major report in the journal Science, an international consortium of groups that includes the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center describe an analytical approach...

2013-09-16 11:33:23

European scientists, led by researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE)'s Faculty of Medicine in the context of the GEUVADIS project, today present a map that points to the genetic causes of differences between people. The study, published in Nature and Nature Biotechnology, offers the largest-ever dataset linking human genomes to gene activity at the level of RNA. Understanding how each person's unique genome makes them more or less susceptible to disease is one of the biggest...

2013-08-26 11:55:31

Concealed within the vastness of the human genome, (comprised of some 3 billion base pairs), mutations are commonplace. While the majority of these appear to have neutral effect on human health, many others are associated with diseases and disease susceptibility. Reed Cartwright, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, along with colleagues at ASU, Washington University and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK, report on a new software tool known as...

2013-04-18 21:58:39

Selection in European populations of genes regulated by FOXP2, a key factor in development and language Researchers have designed a method that can universally test for evolutionary adaption, or positive (Darwinian) selection, in any chosen set of genes, using re-sequencing data such as that generated by the 1000 Genomes Project. The method identifies gene sets that show evidence for positive selection in comparison with matched controls, and thus highlights genes for further functional...

2013-03-21 08:31:10

- Companies to Provide Open Access to Information with Goal of Accelerating Discovery of Medicines for People Living with Difficult-to-Treat Cancers - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and SHENZHEN, China, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- H3 Biomedicine Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of oncology treatments, and BGI, the largest genomics organization in the world, jointly announced today that they have entered into a partnership to sequence and publish...

Personal Genetic Data Exposed To Security Vulnerabilities
2013-01-18 03:39:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Armed with nothing but a laptop and an Internet connection, researchers from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT say they were able to uncover the identities of almost 50 people who donated DNA to genetic research studies. Their work raises series questions about the privacy practices used to safeguard personal data for volunteers in genomic research. The results of their so-called “vulnerability...

Nobody Is Perfect: Study Shows People Have 400 Genetic Flaws In DNA
2012-12-07 12:45:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perfection is something that all humans strive for at one time or another, be it scoring a perfect 100 on a test, making the perfect soufflé, having the perfect play in basketball, or even landing the perfect job. For others, perfection is a state of well-being–as in being perfectly healthy. While achieving perfect health may be plausible in sense of how one feels, new research shows that, at the genetic level,...

Genome Breakthrough Surpasses All DNA Barriers
2012-10-31 16:20:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multinational team of scientists reports that they have successfully sequenced 1,092 human genomes from individuals across the globe. Their new study is the first to break the "1,000 genomes barrier." The researchers say the feat is a collegial effort to equip biologists and physicians with information that can be used to understand the normal range of human genetic variants so a patient's diseased genome can be interpreted in a...

2012-09-27 02:26:51

PHILADELPHIA and SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and BGI announced today that the BGI@CHOP Joint Genome Center will begin to offer clinical next-generation sequencing (NGS) services at CHOP through the hospital's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in a CAP/CLIA-compliant environment. The Clinical Laboratories Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA) established quality standards for all laboratory testing to...

2012-07-26 01:17:16

A University of Sheffield academic is helping a team of citizen scientists to carry out crucial research into European genetic heritage. Citizen Scientists are not required to have a scientific background or training, but instead they possess a passion for the subject and are increasingly being empowered by the scientific community to get involved in research. Dr Andy Grierson, from the University of Sheffield´s Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), has helped a team...