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2011-12-05 11:00:35

Researchers at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have, for the very first time, developed a computational tool that comes with a guarantee on its reliability when reconstructing the DNA sequence of organisms, thus enabling a more streamlined process for reconstructing and studying genomic sequences.   The work, lead by Dr Niranjan Nagarajan, Assistant Director of Computational and Mathematical Biology at the GIS, was reported in the November 2011 issue of the Journal of...

2011-12-01 11:17:53

Genome-wide study into new gene functions in the formation of platelets In a study into the genetics of blood cell formation, researchers have identified 68 regions of the genome that affect the size and number of platelets. Platelets are small cells that circulate in the blood and are key to the processes of blood clotting and wound healing. In this genome-wide study, the team used a multidisciplinary approach to successfully identify new genetic variants involved in the formation of...

2011-11-19 08:00:00

Malaysia-based company completes genomics milestone. Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia (PRWEB) November 19, 2011 Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad (MGRC) today announced that it has successfully completed its 100th human genome from a diverse mix of Malaysian, European and Australian individuals. The results of the data generated from these genomes has helped in efforts to identify and compare highly represented patterns of common and clinically-relevant genetic...

2011-09-15 21:04:04

A group of scientists, based primarily at Stanford University School of Medicine, have introduced ethnicity-specific reference genome sequences in a study to be published in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics on September 15th. Their utility was demonstrated in analyzing the genomes of a four-person family and following the flow of genes, in particular those associated with disease risk, from one generation to the next. The researchers augmented the widely-used human reference genome,...


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