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Latest Human genome Stories

2013-06-26 08:29:04

SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 13, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that naturally occurring human genes are ineligible for patenting. The decision opens the door for researchers throughout the country to move forward with potentially life-saving genetic testing for a variety of diseases. Dr. Stephen B. Shrewsbury, author of Defy Your DNA: How the New Gene Patch Personalized Medicines Will Help You Overcome Your Greatest Health Challenges, says...

2013-06-17 09:56:18

Because of their central importance to biology, proteins have been the focus of intense research, particularly the manner in which they are produced from genetically coded templates–a process commonly known as translation. While the general mechanism of translation has been understood for some time, protein synthesis can initiate by more than one mechanism. One of the least well understood mechanisms is known as cap-independent translation. Now, John Chaput and his colleagues at...

2013-06-12 08:28:44

New data demonstrates importance of federally sponsored research to U.S. economy WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Battelle study released today by United for Medical Research illustrates the genetics and genomics industry's impact on the United States economy has reached nearly a trillion dollars. The study is based on new data collected over the previous two years, and represents an update to the highly-cited Battelle 2011 report tracking the growth of the industry...

2013-06-07 00:20:36

Featured Research to Describe First Demonstration of De Novo Assembly of the Human Genome Using Irys System SAN DIEGO and PARIS, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today the availability in the European Union of the Irys(TM) System for genome mapping. In conjunction with the European Human Genetics Conference 2013 being held in Paris from June 8 to 11, BioNano and collaborator Pui-Yan Kwok, M.D., Ph.D., Henry Bachrach Distinguished Professor at the University of...

2013-05-31 08:24:35

Experienced Genomics Executive to Support Commercial Expansion in Europe and Beyond SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics, the developer of the Irys(TM) System for genome mapping, announced today the appointment of Fahim Amini, Ph.D. as vice president, Commercial Operations EMEA. Dr. Amini will further expand BioNano's commercial reach for the Irys System, making it possible for researchers and clinicians in Europe, Middle East and Africa to access BioNano's...

2013-05-27 10:55:19

Genetic mutations may be targeted by currently available cancer therapies Two mutations central to the development of infantile myofibromatosis (IM)–a disorder characterized by multiple tumors involving the skin, bone, and soft tissue–may provide new therapeutic targets, according to researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The findings, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, may lead to new treatment options for this debilitating disease, for...

Researchers Map Genome Of Two Important Spruce Tree Species
2013-05-23 07:52:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The genomes of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world were released by Canadian and Swedish scientists. In Canada, the conifers supply raw materials for the forest industry, accounting for $23.7 billion of the nation´s economy in 2011, while the gross output of the Swedish forest industry was $29.7 billion in 2009. Between them, the white spruce and the Norway spruce genomes have 20-30 billion...

Carnivorous Plant Gets Rid Of Its Junk DNA
2013-05-13 11:22:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are approximately 3 billion base pairs in the human genome, however, only about 2 percent of those are actual genes. The rest is considered ℠junk´ DNA. For years, scientists have puzzled over the question of why so much of the human genome appears to be useless, and a new study on a bizarre wetland plant could be the key to solving the genetic mystery. Utricularia gibba is a carnivorous plant that...

2013-05-09 23:23:21

Cure Alzheimer´s Fund and National Institute of Mental Health join in awarding millions for Whole Genome Sequencing. Boston (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 The goal of the research project led by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi at Massachusetts General Hospital and funded through collaboration between Cure Alzheimer´s Fund (CAF) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to complete the identification of genes affecting risk for Alzheimer´s disease. The Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)...

2013-04-25 20:27:17

The gene could also be involved in breast and ovarian cancer An international research consortium led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the CIBERER and the University of Wurzburg (Germany) has discovered a gene that can cause three totally different diseases, depending on how it is altered. The researchers, using next-generation massive ultrasequencing techniques, have sequenced the over 20,000 genes of a Fanconi anemia patient's genome. By adopting this...