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Latest Human genome Stories

2012-08-24 00:32:17

Chimpanzees rarely get cancer, or a variety of other diseases that commonly arise in humans, but their genomic DNA sequence is nearly identical to ours. So, what's their secret? Researchers reporting in the September issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, a Cell Press journal, have found that differences in certain DNA modifications, called methylation, might play a role. The researchers discovered hundreds of genes that display different patterns of methylation between the two...

Harvard Scientists Write Book In DNA And Accurately Copy, Read It Back
2012-08-17 10:57:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online DNA, the building block of life, is now home to more than just the world´s living creatures. Scientists from Harvard University report that they have written an entire novel in DNA, a feat that could revolutionize our ability to save data. Our genetic code packs billions of gigabytes into a single gram. That is significantly more information that a single microchip could even think about storing. In fact, a single milligram...

2012-07-31 10:26:02

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced that the New York Genome Center (NYGC) has purchased four Ion Proton(TM) Sequencers for its new Innovation Center. The sequencers, which are designed to sequence an entire human genome in a few hours for under $1,000, will be housed at IFM Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and used to accelerate its research on the genetic mechanisms of cancer. The Ion Proton(TM)...

2012-07-30 22:20:40

LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- geneME®(www.geneme.me), the leading provider of personalized health, beauty and wellness products customized to each individual's DNA, announced today that it has signed with award-winning Beverly Hills-based LCO--Levine Communications Office(www.LCOonline.com) as its official public relations firm of record. LCO will handle a myriad of responsibilities for geneME® including corporate and public communications, media outreach and...

2012-07-26 01:17:16

A University of Sheffield academic is helping a team of citizen scientists to carry out crucial research into European genetic heritage. Citizen Scientists are not required to have a scientific background or training, but instead they possess a passion for the subject and are increasingly being empowered by the scientific community to get involved in research. Dr Andy Grierson, from the University of Sheffield´s Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), has helped a team...

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2012-07-23 21:46:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Life Technologies Corporation announced it plans to compete for the $10 million X PRIZE by being the first to rapidly and accurately sequence 100 whole human genomes at $1,000 a pop. The healthy competition will help jump start the world's first clinical standard that will transform genome sequencing into usable medical information to improve diagnostics and treatments. The team competing will use the company's new bench top Ion...

2012-07-17 15:09:56

BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, announced today that it has successfully developed a new filtering tool, PDXomics, which performs accurate and specific classification of the mixed reads derived from the host and tumor xenografts. Through the full utilization of this robust tool, researchers could develop the specific patient-derived xenografts (PDX) and advance the oncology drug discovery, biomarker development and their future applications. Xenograft models serve as an...

2012-07-17 06:27:26

LEXINGTON, Ky., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Transposagen announced that XTN(TM) site-specific nucleases targeting each gene in the human genome are now available. Utilizing the FLASH(TM) high-throughput system (FLASH assembly of TALENs for high-throughput genome editing. Nature Biotechnology 30, 460-465 (2012)), Transposagen can produce a site-specific nuclease targeting nearly any gene in any genome with the fastest delivery time in the industry. The XTN(TM) site-specific nucleases, also...

Your Genome Available From A Drugstore Near You?
2012-07-14 06:18:04

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With the growing accessibility of our human genome increasing all the time, the day may not be far off when we carry our personal genome around like we carry a driver´s license now, according to a recent Telegraph report. Professor Armand Leroi, of Imperial College London, claims that with the falling costs of DNA testing, it will be common for young people to pay to access their entire genetic code within the next five to ten...

2012-07-11 06:26:11

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GenoSpace, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based informatics company, has launched a cloud computing platform to provide access to a variety of genomic and phenotypic data and designed to advance biomedical research and personalized medicine. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120711/NE38381LOGO ) Formed in 2011, GenoSpace leverages years of systems development experience and deep domain knowledge of founders John Quackenbush and Mick...