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2013-03-07 23:01:28

Zymo Research, The Epigenetics Company, is changing the way we look at the human genome for markers of disease. With a newly expanded range of epigenetic services, Zymo Research helps scientists identify epigenetic alterations that could prove vital for disease diagnosis, prognosis, and the prediction of response to therapies. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 Zymo Research Corporation, a privately held company located in Irvine, California, has recently expanded its range of tools and...

Human Y Chromosome Found To Be Much Older Than Previously Believed
2013-03-06 05:56:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have discovered a Y chromosome — the hereditary factor determining male sex — that dates back to 100,000 years before the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils. The chromosome was originally obtained from an African-American man living in South Carolina. It was originally submitted to the National Geographic Genographic Project — a research project that utilizes genetic and computational...

2013-03-05 15:01:18

Experience gained from data sharing during the human genome sequencing project could apply to the broader research community In a paper about to be published in EPJ Data Science, Barbara Jasny, deputy editor for commentary at Science magazine in Washington, DC, USA, looks at the history of the debates surrounding data access during and after the human genome “war”. In this context, she outlines current challenges in accessing information affecting research, particularly with...

2013-02-25 10:45:11

Scripps Research Institute team shows how DNA sequences long considered 'junk' are involved in gene regulation Small stretches of DNA in the human genome are known as "pseudogenes" because, while their sequences are nearly identical to those of various genes, they have long been thought to be non-coding "junk" DNA. But now, a new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows how pseudogenes can regulate the activity of a cancer-related gene called PTEN. The...

Project To Map Brain Activity Outlined By President Obama
2013-02-19 12:12:38

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Human Genome Project (HGP) was a successful model of a public/private partnership that advanced the understanding of life at one of its most basic levels. Officially begun in 1990, the HGP was a 13-year effort headed up by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project--originally planned to take 15 years--was completed two years ahead of time, thanks in no small part to the rapid...

Humans, Chimps Utilize Same Genetic Variants To Fight Pathogens
2013-02-15 11:41:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new genome-wide analysis, led by the University of Chicago Medical Center, searched for evidence of long-lived balancing selection - where the evolutionary process acts not to select the single best adaptation but to maintain genetic variation in a population. The study revealed at least six regions of the genome where humans and chimpanzees share the same combination of genetic variants. The results of this study have been...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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