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2011-10-24 14:27:00

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics Board of Directors has voted to add the word "Genomics" to its name, thereby changing the name to "American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics" officially to be in effect at the 2012 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics meeting in March 2012. The ACMG acronym will remain the same. The ACMG was founded in 1991 in recognition of the importance of the genetic approach to diagnosis, management,...

2011-10-18 08:38:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Good Start Genetics, an innovative molecular diagnostics company developing the new gold standard for routine carrier screening in clinical practice, will announce later today positive results of a validation study of its proprietary next-generation DNA sequencing platform. In the study, to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Good Start Genetics' sequencing test accurately...

2011-10-07 14:44:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A scientific prodigy with a hands-on approach, Ronald W. Davis impressed the world of genetics with a stunning thesis describing one of the first mapping methods for DNA while he was still a graduate student. More than a generation later, his prolific inventiveness has earned him the respect and gratitude of the genetics community as well as the 2011 Genetics Prize of the Gruber Foundation. Thousands of his scientific colleagues will be on hand at the...

2011-09-29 08:36:00

HELSINKI, Finland, September 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MediSapiens Ltd [http://www.medisapiens.com ], a Finnish bioinformatics company, has released the most comprehensive map of human gene expression yet for public use. The data is available through a graphical tool, Transcriptome Viewer [http://www.medisapiens.com/transcriptome-viewer-overview ], at the home page of MediSapiens Ltd [http://www.medisapiens.com ], allowing exploration of the expression activity of genes across...

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,...

Scientists Create Mammalian Cells With Single Chromosome Set
2011-09-08 06:14:18

  Researchers have created mammalian cells containing a single set of chromosomes for the first time in research funded by the Wellcome Trust and EMBO. The technique should allow scientists to better establish the relationships between genes and their function. Mammal cells usually contain two sets of chromosomes — one set inherited from the mother, one from the father. The genetic information contained in these chromosome sets helps determine how our bodies develop. Changes...

Researchers Produce First Genome Sequence Of Lizard
2011-08-31 12:43:03

  Researchers have produced the first genome sequence of a lizard. The green anole lizard is the first non-bird species of reptile to have its genome sequenced and assembled. Researchers have assembled and analyzed over 20 mammalian genomes, but the genetic landscape of reptiles remains relatively unexplored. "Sometimes you need to be at a certain distance in order to learn about how the human genome evolved," Jessica Alföldi, co-first author of the paper and a...

2011-08-11 21:36:23

The work of molecular biologist Joseph M. Miano, Ph.D., and clinician Craig Benson, M.D., seems worlds apart: Miano helps head the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute and Benson is chief resident of the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Though the chance of their professional paths crossing was highly unlikely, shared enthusiasm, intense curiosity and a little detective work led to a unique collaboration and important new...

2011-08-09 07:19:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Scientists have completed a map of genetic mutations occurring in the second-most common form of brain cancer, oligodendroglioma. The findings appear to reveal the biological cause of the tumors. Oligodendroglioma accounts for up to 20 percent of brain cancers and more commonly occur in younger people and 30 to 45. To create the map, the scientists sequenced protein-coding genes in seven oligodendroglioma tissue samples, and focused attention on recurring mutations...

2011-07-27 16:00:00

Rapid, High Tech Study of Ongoing Epidemic Creates New Paradigm for Outbreak Research BALTIMORE, Md., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team led by University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute for Genome Sciences researchers has unraveled the genomic code of the E. coli bacteria that caused the ongoing deadly outbreak in Germany that began in May 2011. To date, 53 people have died in the outbreak that has sickened thousands in Germany, Sweden and the U.S. The paper,...