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Pacific Oyster
2012-09-20 05:04:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team´s sequencing of the Pacific oyster´s genome has produced pearls of wisdom regarding the structure and adaptability of the tasty mollusk. "The accomplishment is a major breakthrough in the international Conchological research, with great advancement in the fields of conchology and marine biology." said team member Fusui Zhang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. "The study will provide valuable resources...

2012-09-13 23:02:21

Online tutorial suite and Quick Reference Card teach how to access ENCODE (ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements) data in the UCSC Genome Browser. Bellevue, Washington (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 Last week, dozens of papers were published by the ENCODE (ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements, http://www.encodeproject.org) project, capping a long effort of a worldwide consortia to build a comprehensive parts list of functional elements in the human genome. What can be lost in the press coverage and sometimes...

International Consortium Uses ENCODE To Work Out DNA Role In Disease
2012-09-06 07:57:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Partway through the 2003 sci-fi thriller ℠The Matrix Reloaded,´ we learn that the virtual reality world inhabited by society is criss-crossed with secret passages. Ordinary doorways suddenly became passages and pathways that made for limitless possibilities. And like this infinite number of secret routes that fan out across the Matrix, a massive international team of scientists has discovered that the enormous amount of...

2012-09-05 11:45:11

The Cancer Genetics Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine now offers the Cancer Exome Sequencing test, which uses next-generation sequencing to identify acquired changes in the DNA of a patient's tumor. "Cancer exome sequencing is poised to change the current paradigm of genetic testing for cancer patients," said Dr. Federico Monzon, director of molecular pathology at the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at BCM. "Rather than testing a single gene or panel of genes, cancer exome sequencing...

Glioma Risk Increased With Genomic Variant
2012-08-27 09:11:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Of the 6.4 billion nucleotides in the human genome, a single change from adenine to guanine at a specific location recently identified by geneticists can increase the odds of certain kinds of brain tumors by six times, according to the scientists´ report in the latest edition of the journal Nature Genetics. The results produced by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and the Mayo Clinic could result...

Why Are Chimps And Humans Genetically Different?
2012-08-24 09:45:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Much has been made of the fact that ninety-six percent of a chimpanzee's genome is the same as a human's. However, it is that other four percent, and the vast differences, that pique the interest of Georgia Tech's Soojin Yi. For example, why do humans have a high risk of cancer while chimps rarely develop the disease? In a new study published in September's American Journal of Human Genetics, Yi looked at brain samples from each...

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...


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