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2010-12-01 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Isilon® (Nasdaq: ISLN) today announced that the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of 27 National Institutes of Health (NIH), has deployed Isilon scale-out storage to help power its next-generation DNA sequencing operations. Using Isilon's X-Series, featuring the OneFS® operating system, NHGRI has added to its downstream genomic analysis workflow a single, high-performance, shared storage...

2010-11-15 13:34:12

The twisting, ladder-like form of the DNA molecule"”the architectural floor plan of life"”contains a universe of information critical to human health. Enormous effort has been invested in deciphering the genetic code, including, most famously, the Human Genome Project. Nevertheless, the process of reading some three-billion nucleotide "letters" to reveal an individual's full genome remains a costly and complex undertaking. Now biophysicist Stuart Lindsay, of the Biodesign...

2010-11-10 00:00:42

Online tutorial suite teaches how to access ENCODE (ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements) data in the UCSC Genome Browser. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 An online tutorial suite is now available that teaches users how to access the ENCODE data in the UCSC Genome Browser. The online tutorial, created by OpenHelix in conjunction with the UCSC Bioinformatics Group can be viewed for free at http://www.openhelix.com/encode The ENCODE Project, (ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements), is an international...

2010-11-04 17:44:38

Huge international group to map genomes of 2,500 people in order to understand human genetic variability Genetic diseases impact millions around the world each and every day. Complex medical conditions with genetic predispositions, such as hypertension, can also weigh heavily on our lives. Susceptibility to hypertension has many genetic components and often goes undiagnosed until a person has signs of advanced disease. Many imagine a day when science will give us the tools to discover how to...

2010-10-27 20:41:52

These techniques spot minute variations linked to evolution, diversity and brain development Scientists have invented methods to scout the human genome's repetitive landscapes, where DNA sequences are highly identical and heavily duplicated. These advances, as reported today in Science, can identify subtle but important differences among people in the number and content of repeated DNA segments. These copy number variations partly account for the normal diversity among people. Copy number...

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2010-09-29 09:02:51

More than half of all people are hosts to Candida albicans in their bodies. This species might be located on their skin or mucous membranes or in the intestines "“ frequently without causing any symptoms. However, it can be dangerous to patients whose immunological system has been weakened such as after organ transplants or chemotherapy with cancer. Then, this fungus penetrates into deeper layers of tissue and uses the blood system to spread throughout the body. In Germany alone,...

2010-09-17 13:46:19

Personal view: Why are we copyrighting science? The increasing commercialisation of science is restricting access to vital scientific knowledge and delaying the progress of science, claim researchers on bmj.com today. Varuni de Silva and Raveen Hanwella from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka argue that copyrighting or patenting medical scales, tests, techniques and genetic material, limits the level of public benefit from scientific discovery. For example, they found that many commonly...

2010-09-15 17:26:41

A gene network behind hardening of the arteries and coronary heart disease has been identified by a team of scientists from Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Their findings expose potential targets for the treatment of heart disease. Dr Michael Inouye, a postdoctoral fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, began the study at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK and completed it earlier this year at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Researchers from Finland's...

2010-09-01 20:42:36

HapMap 3 points the way forward for human genetics studies New findings show the value of genetic studies across human populations and the value of the latest DNA sequencing technologies to interrogate genetic variation. The results, from the latest phase of the international HapMap Project, are reported in Nature. The researchers' extensive study of genetic variation in multiple populations will form a framework for future genetic studies of variation and disease: their findings highlight...

2010-08-10 12:53:06

Findings offer valuable information for research, targeted drug treatments In one of the first efforts of its kind, UCLA researchers have taken mammalian genome maps, including human maps, one step further by showing not just the order in which genes fall in the genome but which genes actually interact. The findings, published in the August issue of the journal Genome Research, will help researchers better understand which genes work together and shed light on how they collaborate to help...


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