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2012-11-06 03:36:01

Johns Hopkins researchers have succeeded in teaching computers how to identify commonalities in DNA sequences known to regulate gene activity, and to then use those commonalities to predict other regulatory regions throughout the genome. The tool is expected to help scientists better understand disease risk and cell development. The work was reported in two recent papers in Genome Research, published online on July 3 and Sept. 27. “Our goal is to understand how regulatory...

Genome Breakthrough Surpasses All DNA Barriers
2012-10-31 16:20:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multinational team of scientists reports that they have successfully sequenced 1,092 human genomes from individuals across the globe. Their new study is the first to break the "1,000 genomes barrier." The researchers say the feat is a collegial effort to equip biologists and physicians with information that can be used to understand the normal range of human genetic variants so a patient's diseased genome can be interpreted in a...

2012-10-09 22:11:54

International study with researchers at The Neuro reveals links with other neurodegenerative diseases Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital — The Neuro, McGill University working with a team at Oxford University have uncovered the genetic defect underlying a group of rare genetic disorders. Using a new technique that has revolutionized genetic studies, the teams determined that mutations in the RMND1 gene were responsible for severe neurodegenerative...

Genome Scan For Genetic Disease In Infants
2012-10-04 06:18:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Technology is changing faster than ever. With the click of a button you can send messages to friends, share photos and watch videos. This rapid speed is also being seen in medical technology. A new study found that doctors can quickly diagnose genetic diseases in babies with a simple blood test, allowing doctors to decode the baby´s complete genome in two days as opposed to the current time frame of at least six weeks....

Genome Of The Endangered Puerto Rican Parrot Sequenced
2012-09-29 05:43:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Thanks to a grassroots fundraising campaign, researchers were able to sequence the genome of the critically endangered Puerto Rican Parrot -- the only surviving member of its species in the United States. The project, which was funded primarily through community donations, was published Friday in BioMed Central and BGI's open access journal GigaScience. It is the first of the large Neotropical Amazona birds to be studied at the...

2012-09-20 16:43:40

The cost of sequencing the entire human genome, or exome — the regions of the genome that are translated into proteins that affect cell behavior — has decreased significantly, to the point where the cost of looking at the majority of a patient's genomic data may be less expensive than undertaking one or two targeted genetic tests. While efficient, the acquisition of this much genetic data — in some cases as many as 1.5 to 2 million variants — creates other challenges....


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