Quantcast

Latest Human Genome Project Stories

36567b4e4a76bb61f8870b545becd59a1
2011-02-16 11:09:44

Mayo Clinic and TGen team treat deadly pancreatic tumor Whole genome sequencing "” spelling out a person's entire DNA genetic code "” has moved one step closer to being a medical option for direct patient care. Physicians and researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) successfully completed sequencing both a single patients normal and cancer cells "“ a tour de force of more than 6 billion DNA chemical bases. While the whole...

2011-02-10 00:12:14

A new strategic plan from an arm of the National Institutes of Health envisions scientists being able to identify genetic bases of most single-gene disorders and gaining new insights into multi-gene disorders in the next decade. This should lead to more accurate diagnoses, new drug targets and the development of practical treatments for many who today lack therapeutic options, according to the plan from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Molecular pathways that are...

2011-02-03 09:20:00

HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP) today announced a collaboration with the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami. As part of this agreement, HIHG is working with Caliper to develop automated protocols for exome capture and library preparation workflows. HIHG has been an early access partner for the recently released high sensitivity assay for Caliper's LabChip® GX platform....

557532d19b2a3541dd788e6bd63d7ce6
2011-02-01 10:59:44

In a demonstration of "reverse-ecology," biologists at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that one can determine an organism's adaptive traits by looking first at its genome and checking for variations across a population. The study, published the week of Jan. 31 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a powerful new tool in evolutionary genetics research, one that could be used to help monitor the effects of climate change and habitat...

2011-01-13 14:25:06

In the case of DNA, the package can be as important as its contents, new work with fruit flies reveals. In 2003, the year a complete draft of the human genome was released, the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute launched the ENCODE project (ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements), to develop an encyclopedia of the epigenome, that is, of all of the many factors that can change the expression of the genes without changing the genes. Four years later, the National Institutes of Health funded...

2011-01-06 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO and SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GT Life Sciences, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company that utilizes a proven metabolic modeling and experimental platform to drive the discovery and design of new products and processes for the life sciences field, and BGI (previously known as the Beijing Genomics Institute), the largest genomics organization in the world, announced that they have successfully completed for the first time the sequencing of the Chinese...

2010-12-23 02:17:36

Scientists today published catalogs of the fruit fly and roundworm's functional genomic elements: DNA sequences in the genome that carry the instructions and determine which genes are turned on and off at various times in different cells. Initially sequenced as part of the Human Genome Project, the genomes of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and the roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, are powerful models for understanding human biology and disease, as many functional genomic elements...

2010-12-02 22:04:33

Using a new technology called "differential epistasis maps," an international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has documented for the first time how a cellular genetic network completely rewires itself in response to stress by DNA-damaging agents. The research "“ to be published in the December 3 issue of Science "“ is significant because it represents a major technological leap forward from simply compiling...

2010-12-02 21:56:07

Scientists are proposing an international effort, on the scale of the Human Genome Project (HGP), to identify all the proteins present in cancer cells. HGP was the international scientific research project that identified and mapped all the genes in humans. Within a decade, they believe, results of the new effort could provide cancer patients with more effective treatments customized to their own biology. The perspective appears in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research. Cristobal Belda-Iniesta...

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...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
Related