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Thigh Bone DNA Helps Narrow Down When Humans Neanderthals

Thigh Bone DNA Helps Narrow Down When Humans, Neanderthals First Intermingled

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Genetic analysis of DNA obtained from a 45,000-year-old modern human thigh bone has allowed researchers to narrow down the time frame in which mating first introduced Neanderthal genes into...

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2014-10-31 16:24:35

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), a biological data-driven human health technology and cell therapy company, today announced the addition of Barry Merriman, Ph.D., as Vice President of Global Technology Assessment and Paul Mola, M.S. as Head of Global Solutions. The two will work together in HLI's new Global Solutions Initiative to seek strategic business opportunities worldwide. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140304/LA76169LOGO...

2014-10-31 12:25:12

PILOT PROJECT TO BOOST DATA SHARING, ACCESSIBILITY CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team from the Broad Institute, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Santa Cruz, was awarded one of three National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot contracts with the goal of building a system that will enable large-scale analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and other datasets by co-locating the data and the required...

2014-10-30 12:30:22

STANFORD, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene therapy is rapidly becoming the top priority for R&D departments working on treatments for difficult to cure diseases. Advances in this field and successful clinical trials promise a brighter future for cancer patients, those battling HIV, and many others living with previously considered "incurable" diseases. A new Stanford online course, Principles and Practices of Gene Therapy, offers students a fundamental overview of gene therapy...

2014-10-30 08:37:03

GeneSight® Psychotropic Test Doubles the Likelihood of Remission and Response for Patients with Depression; Lowers Healthcare Costs MASON, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The promise of genetic testing to guide more effective treatment for millions of older and disabled Americans suffering from depression has shifted from a futuristic vision to a practical reality. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130910/CL75944LOGO Assurex Health today announced that Medicare has...

2014-10-30 08:35:49

Comprehensive Cancer Diagnostic Report to include clinical data, FDA approved therapies MILWAUKEE, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Diagnostic Laboratories today announced the availability of a comprehensive cancer mutation HemeOnc Panel using next generation sequencing (NGS) technology. The NGS panel developed by BloodCenter of Wisconsin is designed to detect variants in 30 genes that are either prognostic or diagnostic for 10 different myeloid hematologic...

2014-10-29 08:26:15

SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BGI Tech and Hebei Agricultural University jointly announced the complete, high quality sequencing of the Jujube genome. Jujube is the most economically important member of the Rhamnaceae family, and the Jujube genome is particularly difficult to sequence due the high level of heterozygosity and other complicating factors. It is the first time that a genome in the Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn) family has been sequenced. This study has been...

2014-10-28 08:36:46

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strand Life Sciences (Strand) representatives will demonstrate new capabilities of the company's variant interpretation and reporting software, StrandOmics at the Association For Molecular Pathologist (AMP) 2014 Annual Meeting to be held from November 12th to 15th in National Harbor, Maryland. The 20th anniversary meeting's theme is "Realizing the Dream of Precision Medicine," with a special address by Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the...

2014-10-27 08:37:47

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Case Conferences are a staple of training and education at hospitals and academic medical centers around the country. But in a novel new twist, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) will bring a monthly live genomics case conference from around the country to physicians, geneticists, laboratory personnel, genetic counselors and other healthcare professionals via a live, interactive webcast....

2014-10-24 16:25:46

Changing the gut microbiome to treat Clostridium difficile Infections HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Metanome, Inc., a Houston-based provider of comprehensive metagenomic services and data analysis, was the genomic sequencing provider for Seres Health's (Cambridge, Mass) Phase I/II clinical trial of SER 109, an Ecobiotic® therapeutic for the treatment of patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). Metanome has provided genomic sequencing services in...

2014-10-22 23:14:46

Skilled Care Pharmacy and Assurex Health announced a new strategic partnership in which Skilled Care Pharmacy’s consultant pharmacists will be able to provide important clinical information to its healthcare customers across the Midwest with the Assurex Health GeneSight® genetic test. Mason, Ohio (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Skilled Care Pharmacy, a medical dispensing and pharmaceutical consulting company, and Assurex Health, the leader in neuropsychiatric pharmacogenomics, today...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
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