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Latest Human genome Stories

Gene Enhancers Play Major Role In Making Our Faces Unique
2013-10-25 07:52:51

[ Watch the Video: Face It - We All Look Different ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online No two faces look exactly alike, making the human face as unique as a fingerprint. What makes facial morphology so distinct, though? Genetics obviously plays a major role, as is evident in the similarities between parents and children. But what in our DNA fine-tunes the genetics so that siblings, especially identical twins, resemble one another but look different from unrelated...

2013-10-23 08:30:14

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NextCODE Health, a new private company enabling accelerated diagnosis of genetic diseases through the use of sequence data, announced today that it has secured an exclusive license for sequence-based clinical diagnostic applications using technology developed by deCODE genetics. The company also secured $15 million in Series A financing from Polaris Partners and ARCH Venture Partners, which will allow NextCODE to rapidly scale the integration...

2013-10-23 04:23:16

GHENT, Belgium, October 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a bioinformatics breakthrough, iMinds - STADIUS - KU Leuvenresearchershave successfully applied advanced artificial intelligence to enable the automated analysis of huge amounts of genetic data. Their new software suite, eXtasy, automatically generatesthe most likely cause of a given genetic disorder. The breakthrough directly impacts the treatment of millions of people with a hereditary disease. At least 5% of the...

2013-10-22 16:25:01

NEW YORK and REDWOOD CITY, California and HILDEN, Germany, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Mount Sinai collaboration with QIAGEN Center of Excellence in Biological Interpretation demonstrates translational value of high-quality analysis of gene variants in rare diseases - Accuracy and ease of use for clinical and laboratory geneticists and other medical professionals are cited in selection of genomic analysis...

2013-10-22 08:32:53

First look of the new, high-throughput V2 chip for the Irys System will be at ASHG2013 SAN DIEGO and BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today the launch of the IrysChip(TM) V2, a new, high-throughput chip for the Irys(TM) System that now supports human genome analysis. The product introduction occurs at the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting taking place October 22 to 26 in Boston. With a 15-fold increase in throughput, the new...

2013-10-21 23:00:09

New WGS/WES workflows compatible with latest versions of GATK and available through web-based evaluations. Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Bina Technologies, the genomic big data science company accelerating personalized medicine, today announced the general availability of its all-new RNA-Seq analysis capabilities. This new application delivers fast, accurate and scalable analysis of RNA-Seq datasets on top of the company’s Bina Genomic Analysis Platform. Recent advances in...

2013-10-15 16:25:53

REDWOOD CITY, California, and HILDEN, Germany, October 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Empowered Genome Community unites people who have had their genomes sequenced to help make their data scientifically useful through sharing and collaborative interpretation - Effort links citizen scientists with full-time researchers to pool and interpret genomes via QIAGEN's secure online interpretation platform, Ingenuity(R) Variant...

2013-10-08 13:50:38

The unique genomic signature could serve as a research model for founding events Researchers at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center and University of Montreal have discovered that the genomic signature inherited by today's 6 million French Canadians from the first 8,500 French settlers who colonized New France some 400 years ago has gone through an unparalleled change in human history, in a remarkably short timescale. This unique signature could serve as an ideal model to study...

Recreating Alien DNA On Earth
2013-10-07 12:50:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The man who helped map the human genome says that scientists will one day be able to use 3D printing technology to create alien life forms on Earth. Dr Craig Venter wrote in his latest book "Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life" that scientists could design basic organisms in the future based on alien life forms by using a robotically controlled genome sequencing unit. Venter created the...

2013-10-04 13:13:15

How do the millions of genetic variants - ranging in size from a change in a single nucleotide (the As,Ts,Cs and Gs that define the genetic alphabet) to huge rearrangements of chromosomes that can affect many different genes - found in each human chromosome affect the health, longevity and lives of people? In a major report in the journal Science, an international consortium of groups that includes the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center describe an analytical approach...