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Generating A Genome To Feed The World

Generating A Genome To Feed The World

By Shelley Littin, University of Arizona An international team of scientists led by the UA has sequenced the genome of African rice. The genetic information will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing...

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2014-07-31 08:37:06

Initial Focus on the Development of an NGS-Based Cancer Panel FREMONT, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (OTCQB: WGBS) announced today a commercial partnership with Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc. (MPLN) with the goal of developing Next-Generation sequencing (NGS) based clinical tests. "One of the key challenges in developing clinical grade targeted NGS panels is achieving complete coverage of the required genes. Based on my experience,...

2014-07-31 08:35:27

SAN DIEGO and SHENZHEN, China, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today the purchase of an Irys(TM)System by BGI, the world's largest genomics organization. BGI selected BioNano's platform to enable comprehensive exploration of human structural variation (SV) and to provide vastly improved assemblies for various organisms of interest, including those where no reference exists. In addition, BioNano and BGI will partner together to develop new methods for...

2014-07-29 16:26:24

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy, high performance human life span, today announced they have hired Franz Och, Ph.D., an expert in machine learning and machine translation as the company's Chief Data Scientist. Och comes to HLI from Google where he was Distinguished Research Scientist and the Head of Google Translate. He will report directly...

2014-07-28 20:22:14

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping and Analysis Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255178/Global-Single-Nucleotide-Polymorphism-SNP-Genotyping-and-Analysis-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Genotyping and AnalysisSingle Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) genotyping is the screening and analysis of genetic variations of SNPs in the...

2014-07-28 16:25:21

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global non-GMO Food Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2225722/Global-non-GMO-Food-Market-2014-2018.html About GMO GMO stands for genetically modified organism, in this the scientist conducts genetic modification of food plants. Scientists remove one or more genes from the DNA of an organism, such as a bacterium, virus, or animal, and recombine them into the DNA of the...

2014-07-28 08:28:37

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProteinSimple announced today that it has launched a total protein assay for the Simple Western. This new assay allows users to detect all proteins separated in the assay simultaneously. For the first time, Simple Western users can analyze proteins without the need for an antibody. The Simple Western has changed protein analysis as we know it today. First, the Simple Western eliminated the hassles of Western blot protocols - no...

2014-07-27 23:01:30

Global Genomics Market 2014-2018 and Global Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping and Analysis Market 2014-2018 are new research reports added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 One of the emerging trends I the market is the increasing demand for genomics products from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The Diagnostics industry, in countries such as China and India, is expected to generate high demand for genomics solutions, thereby contributing to...

2014-07-24 23:14:07

Bio-ID Diagnostics Inc., the parent company of MultiGEN Diagnostics Inc., has been awarded a US patent for broad based QC/QA applications in clinical diagnostic testing. This can eliminate false negatives and provide novel features for sample tracking. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The patent provides substantially greater confidence in the reporting of molecular diagnostic test results. It also enables true sample ID and superior tracking capabilities necessary for the validation...

2014-07-24 08:31:47

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypher Genomics, Inc., the genome informatics company, announced today the appointment of Henry (Hank) Nordhoff as executive chairman of Cypher's board of directors. Nordhoff directed Gen-Probe for 15 years as president and CEO and served as chairman of Gen-Probe's board of directors. In addition, Cypher appointed as directors: Herbert Boyer, Ph.D., who co-founded and led Genentech as vice president, and Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D., who was the...

2014-07-24 08:31:45

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypher Genomics, Inc., the genome informatics company, announced today the appointment of Adam Simpson as president and chief operating officer (COO). Cypher Genomics provides rapid and comprehensive annotation and interpretation of individual human genomes for biomarker discovery and clinical reporting. "Cypher's technology has the potential to play a transformative role to improve healthcare by enhancing diagnostic accuracy, optimizing...


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GloFish
2013-10-03 10:12:03

The GloFish is a patented and trademarked brand of genetically modified fluorescent fish. Various GloFish are currently on the market. Zebrafish were the first GloFish that were available within pet stores and are now sold in bright green, red, orange-yellow, blue, and purple fluorescent colors. Recently, Electric Green, Sunburst Orange, and Moonrise Pink colored tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) and Electric Green tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) have been incorporated to the lineup. Although not...

Roundup Ready Soybean
2013-10-02 13:09:21

Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...

Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

Genetically Modified Wheat
2013-10-02 07:20:35

Genetically Modified Wheat is wheat that has been genetically engineered by the direct manipulation of its genome utilizing biotechnology. It has also been termed GMO wheat, GMO standing for genetically modified organism. As of the year 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially, but many field tests have been performed. Wheat is an important domesticated grass that is used around the world for food, and its evolution has been influenced by human intervention since the dawn of agriculture....

Brief Introduction To DNA Probes
2014-01-12 00:00:00

DNA probes help scientists to detect a specific gene in a long DNA sequence. According to Dr. Michael A. Pfaller, DNA probes are “single-stranded pieces of nucleic acid, labeled with a specific tracer (isotope, enzyme, or chromophore), that will hydrogen bond (hybridize) with complementary single-stranded pieces of DNA (or RNA) under the appropriate conditions of pH, temperature, and iconic strength.” The Foundation for Genomics and Population Health website has a helpful video about...

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