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2013-12-30 12:21:41

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the National Human Genome Project first revealed the human genome sequence, work began in earnest on how to apply this remarkable new knowledge to patient care. In an important step in helping current physicians and other healthcare professionals who are not board-certified geneticists to understand genomics in the clinical setting, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has just created a series of...

2013-12-24 13:35:52

Genetic screening identifies genes driving resistance with a guide RNA library Researchers have developed a method to create a comprehensive library of mutations across all genes in the mouse genome. This library can be used to examine the role of every gene in different cell types. CRISPR technology uses the DNA-cutting enzyme Cas9, with the help of a guide RNA sequence, to find and modify genetic targets. Scientists can easily engineer multiple new guide RNAs using standard molecular...

2013-12-23 08:26:20

--Revenues from Sales of ThruPLEX®-FD Prep Kits and PicoPLEX(TM) WGA Kits Increased 85%; Higher Volumes are Enabling 2014 Price Reductions-- ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rubicon Genomics, Inc.,(Rubicon) today reported major gains in 2013 sales of its nucleic acid library preparation products, ThruPLEX(®)-FD Prep Kits and PicoPLEX(TM) WGA Kits, resulting in an increase in company revenues of 85%. James Koziarz, PhD, CEO of Rubicon Genomics, commented, "This has...

Genome Sequence Insight Evolution Flowering Plants
2013-12-20 09:12:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The newly-sequenced genome of the Amborella plant is shedding new light on the origin of the more than 300,000 flowering plants on the Earth today, including all major food crop species. Amborella trichopoda, a small understory tree found only on the main island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific, is unique as the sole survivor of an ancient evolutionary lineage that traces back to the last common ancestor of all flowering...

Stress Gene Linked Heart Attacks
2013-12-19 12:03:34

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from Duke reveals that the genetic trait responsible for predisposing some people to strong stress reactions may also cause the risk of heart attack or death to rise by 38 percent. This discovery provides a new biological explanation for why some people are inclined towards cardiovascular disease. Since in these cases the disease is linked to stress, the findings suggest that behavior modification and drug therapies...

2013-12-19 08:27:24

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences®, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine, has announced that its tumor profiling laboratory, located in Phoenix, Ariz., has obtained the molecular profiling industry's first-ever accreditation to the International Standards Organization (ISO) 15189 "Medical laboratories - Requirements for quality and competence," accredited by the American Association for Laboratory...

2013-12-17 08:29:11

Latest Award Further Demonstrates Company's Established International Intellectual Property Position IRVING, Texas, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences(®), a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine, has been granted a patent in The People's Republic of China covering its molecular profiling service, Caris Molecular Intelligence(TM), for cancer patients. China represents a large population of unmet medical need, with...

Top Researchers Brought Together To Sequence Genomes Of Invertebrates
2013-12-13 13:45:51

Nova Southeastern University NSU professor organized and hosted first-ever workshop with experts from across the globe Pop Quiz: what creatures make up more than 70% of the approximately 1.9 million described species on earth and have long served as model organisms in many areas of biology? If you guessed invertebrates, you're right! To begin exploring this question, a new cooperative consortium called the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA) was formed and held its inaugural...

Comb Jelly Insight Evolution Of Life
2013-12-13 11:41:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has indicated that a reshuffling of the evolutionary tree for the animal kingdom may be in order. The study, which was published in the journal Science, challenged the idea that complex cell types, like neurons and muscle cells, evolved only once, after simple animals that don’t have these cells diverged from the rest of the animal kingdom. The...

Secret Code Discovered In Human DNA
2013-12-13 05:26:03

[ Watch the Video: Human DNA Has Been Hiding A Secret ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A newly discovered ‘second code’ hiding within our DNA is casting new light on how changes to DNA impact health and disease, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science. The new code is changing the way scientists read and interpret genetic instructions and mutations. Since the genetic code was deciphered in the 1960s, scientists have assumed it...