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2010-10-29 13:34:02

The 1,000 genomes project will grow in its next iteration, sequencing in different ways the genomes of 2,500 people from five large regions of the globe. The pilot phase of the project, reported in the current issue of the journal Nature, evaluated the extent to which three different methods of sequencing could contribute to the entire picture of human variation. The 1,000 genomes project is an international effort involving researchers from around the globe to determine the extent of human...

2010-09-23 06:41:59

A new massive RAM computing resource for genomic assembly with two nodes (or computers) that each have 1 terabyte of RAM (random access memory) will enable genomic scientists to assemble complicated genomes faster and with fewer errors, said scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center.  A federal grant of $262,000 from stimulus funds available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was awarded to BCM by the National Center for Research...

2010-09-07 11:32:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov) today announced expanded funding of the Baylor College of Medicine Human Microbiome Project clinical program initiated last year at Texas Children Hospital (www.texaschildrens.org). The program will receive $3.4 million over three years to broaden the current study of pediatric abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome. A key question will be how human microbes affect pain signaling in the...

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2010-06-21 07:10:00

The completion of three pilot projects designed to determine how best to build an extremely detailed map of human genetic variation begins a new chapter in the international project called 1,000 Genomes, said the director of the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center, which is a major contributor to the effort. "Mapping all the shared normal variation in human populations is a critical step to interpreting medically actionable genetic changes," said Dr. Richard Gibbs, also...

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2010-05-22 09:13:54

Diversity of human microbes greater than previously predicted The Human Microbiome Project (HMP) on Thursday published an analysis of 178 genomes from microbes that live in or on the human body. The researchers discovered novel genes and proteins that serve functions in human health and disease, adding a new level of understanding to what is known about the complexity and diversity of these organisms. The human microbiome consists of all the microorganisms that reside in or on the human body....

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2010-05-07 09:35:00

A pair of University of Houston researchers contributed to the assembly of the first comprehensive DNA sequence of an amphibian genome, which will shed light on the study of embryonic development, with implications for preventing birth defects and more effectively treating many human diseases. Amy Sater and Dan Wells, both professors in UH's department of biology and biochemistry, collaborated with a number of other scientists in what Sater calls "a massive and international effort," landing...

2010-03-11 09:20:00

Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. James Lupski came to the end of a personal quest earlier this year when the Baylor Human Genome Sequencing Center (www.hgsc.bcm.tmc.edu/) sequenced his complete genome and identified the gene involved in his own form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome, which affects the function of nerves in the body's limbs, hands and feet. At the same time, the finding opened a new door showing that genome information has clinical importance. "This is the first time we have...

2010-02-18 08:58:21

Analyzing the genomic structure of five men descended from the hunter-gatherers of southern Africa "“ including famed South African Bishop Desmond Tutu "“ reveals surprising ways in which the genetic codes of these groups differ from others in the world and from each other, said a consortium of experts including those from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears today in the journal Nature. In the report, the group describes the fully sequenced genomes of an individual...

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2010-02-17 14:38:33

Benefits for human health expected Human genomes from Southern African Bushmen and Bantu individuals have been sequenced by a team of scientists seeking a greater understanding of human genetic variation and its effect on human health. The study's findings will be published in the journal Nature on 18 February 2010. The research was completed by scientists from American, African, and Australian research institutions, with support from Penn State University in the United States and from...

2009-06-23 12:27:52

The National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov) today announced expanded funding for Baylor College of Medicine's (www.bcm.edu) Human Genome Sequencing Center for its involvement in the Human Microbiome Project, which seeks to understand how the trillions of microscopic organisms that live in or on the human body affect human health and lives.Also announced was that BCM's Dr. James Versalovic (http://www.bcm.edu/cmb/?pmid=2446) will lead one of 15 pilot clinical demonstration projects.The...


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