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2014-08-04 12:49:48

University of Maryland Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed a new, web-based tool that enables researchers to quickly and easily visualize and compare large amounts of genomic information resulting from high-throughput sequencing experiments. The free tool, called Epiviz, was described in a paper published online on August 3, 2014 in the journal Nature Methods. Next-generation sequencing has revolutionized functional genomics. These techniques are key to...

2014-08-01 12:26:23

CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the major revolutions taking place in healthcare is the rise of personalized medicine, which is the practice of using genomic and other molecular analyses to tailor medical treatments to a patient's individual biology. Personalized diagnostics--laboratory analyses that inform the practice of personalized medicine--will play a major role in the lab's future. This fall, AACC's first ever virtual conference will feature the latest...

2014-07-31 23:07:50

First in the Series, “ClariView Exome for Neurology” Test to Address Pediatric Neurological Disorders Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Claritas Genomics, a clinical laboratory serving the DNA-based diagnostic testing needs of children’s hospitals, announced today that it is launching a novel series of clinical assays that combine the flexibility and comprehensiveness of whole exome sequencing with the rigor of deep and focused analysis of variants associated with specific...

2014-07-31 16:28:00

Oncologists from largest cancer provider in the Western United States and The Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine to create an industry-leading center to transform genomic medicine to use the power of one patient for the benefit of many SEATTLE, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Providence Health & Services announced that Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon and scientist known globally for applying collaborative science and technology to...

2014-07-31 12:29:39

Investment from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts subsidiary will strengthen genetic benefits services ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformedDNA, a leading provider of Genetic Benefits Management and the largest independent network of genetic specialists in the U.S., announced today that it has reached a $4.5 million funding agreement with Zaffre Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. InformedDNA will...

2014-07-31 12:28:35

DUBLIN, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Genomics Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Genomics is the study of the genetic material or genomes of an organism. It is expected to be a strong basis for the discovery and development of diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for a range of human diseases or health conditions. Genomics is supported by three major product segments:...

2014-07-31 08:35:27

SAN DIEGO and SHENZHEN, China, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today the purchase of an Irys(TM)System by BGI, the world's largest genomics organization. BGI selected BioNano's platform to enable comprehensive exploration of human structural variation (SV) and to provide vastly improved assemblies for various organisms of interest, including those where no reference exists. In addition, BioNano and BGI will partner together to develop new methods for...

Generating A Genome To Feed The World
2014-07-30 03:50:10

By Shelley Littin, University of Arizona An international team of scientists led by the UA has sequenced the genome of African rice. The genetic information will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing patterns of African rice, as well as enable the development of new rice varieties that are better able to cope with increasing environmental stressors to help solve global hunger challenges. The paper, "The genome sequence of African rice (Oryza...

2014-07-29 16:26:24

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 29, 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, today announced they have hired Franz Och, Ph.D., an expert in machine learning and machine translation as the company's Chief Data Scientist. Och comes to HLI from Google where he was Distinguished Research Scientist and the Head of Google Translate. He will report directly...

2014-07-29 08:32:03

Research goal is to identify better diagnostic, vaccine and treatment targets for chlamydia and gonorrhea BALTIMORE, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry (UM SOD) and Medicine (UM SOM) jointly announced today that they have received a five-year $10.7 million grant award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health to study the causes, prevention and treatment of...


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