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2014-06-03 11:12:46

European Society of Human Genetics With services based on exome sequencing becoming affordable to patients at a reasonable price, the question of the quality of the results provided has become increasingly important. The exome is the DNA sequence of genes that are translated into protein. These protein-coding regions contain most of the currently-known disease-causing genetic mutations. The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has recommended the reporting to patients...

2014-05-30 12:25:51

SALT LAKE CITY, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the University of Utah (U of U), the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed a powerful tool called pVAAST that combines linkage analysis with case control association to help identify disease-causing mutations in families faster and more precisely than ever before. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140205/DC59634LOGO In a study in Nature Biotechnology, the...

2014-05-30 10:18:09

University of Utah Health Care Scientists at the University of Utah (U of U), the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed a powerful tool called pVAAST that combines linkage analysis with case control association to help researchers and clinicians identify disease-causing mutations in families faster and more precisely than ever before. In a study in Nature Biotechnology, the researchers describe cases in which pVAAST (the pedigree Variant...

Researchers Create Initial Catalog Of Human Proteins
2014-05-30 03:12:06

Johns Hopkins Medicine Important resource for speeding research and diagnostic development Striving for the protein equivalent of the Human Genome Project, an international team of researchers has created an initial catalog of the human "proteome," or all of the proteins in the human body. In total, using 30 different human tissues, the team identified proteins encoded by 17,294 genes, which is about 84 percent of all of the genes in the human genome predicted to encode proteins. In...

2014-05-30 04:22:13

HILDEN, Germany, and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Fourth oncology project with Lilly expands QIAGEN's Personalized Healthcare pipeline - Development of modular assay panels focuses on multiple biomarkers targeting cellular pathways associated with innovative cancer therapies under development by Lilly - Project to include assays for QIAGEN's new multi-modal, multi-analyte Modaplex...

2014-05-29 13:53:42

Johns Hopkins Medicine Understanding of mechanism could lead to new drug treatment A genetic variant linked to sudden cardiac death leads to protein overproduction in heart cells, Johns Hopkins scientists report. Unlike many known disease-linked variants, this one lies not in a gene but in so-called noncoding DNA, a growing focus of disease research. The discovery, reported in the June 5 issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics, also adds to scientific understanding of the...

monkey and man hands
2014-05-29 04:28:01

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever wondered why it is that monkeys, chimpanzees, apes and other primates are frighteningly strong compared to us humans? If your answer was yes, you are not alone. And now a new study goes in depth in explaining why and how this phenomenon has occurred evolutionarily. If we take the primate as the most logical known last point in human evolution, then describing primate strength and cognitive abilities as superhuman and...

2014-05-28 23:12:12

Tissue diagnostics are an important set of techniques, primarily used for the diagnosis, monitoring and management of cancer. The report segments this market by technology, disease, product, end user and geography. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/tissue-diagnostics-market-1063949.html (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 The “Tissue Diagnostics Market by Technology (Immunohistochemistry, in Situ Hybridization, Digital pathology & Workflow, Special Staining), Disease (Breast Cancer,...

2014-05-28 12:31:51

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Market Research, today published a new market research report titled "Bioinformatics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Growth Trends, Share, Opportunities and Forecast". As per the study, the global Bioinformatics market was valued at $3.4 billion in 2013, and it is expected to reach $12.8 billion by 2020. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.2% during 2014-2020. Browse the full report at...

2014-05-28 12:30:34

Strand celebrates the largest commercial adoption of genomics in cancer care to date ROCKVILLE, Md., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strand Genomics Inc. (Strand), a global leader in clinical genomics, has announced a major initiative with Health Care Global Enterprises, Ltd (HCG) to provide personalized genomics services for oncology. Strand's clinical genomics solutions for oncology offered by the Strand-Triesta Center for Cancer Genomics (Strand-Triesta) include both cancer risk...


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