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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....

New Human Brain Atlas Based on Gene Expression
2012-09-20 09:33:54

April Flowers for  redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from the Allen Institute for Brain Science reports that human brains share a consistent genetic blueprint and possess enormous biochemical complexity. The findings, published in Nature, stem from the first in-depth and large-scale analysis of the vast data set publicly available in the Allen Human Brain Atlas. The Allen Human Brain Atlas fully integrates different kinds of data across different scales of brain...

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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'