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2014-05-27 23:06:48

Findings to Enhance System That Is Transforming Genetic Research Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have devised a way to detect unintended side effects of manipulating genes using a revolutionary new system that is sweeping the scientific world by storm. The gene targeting system, called CRISPR, allows editing of genetic information at specifically targeted sites in the genome. UVA’s new approach reveals the system has...

2014-05-27 16:25:11

Gene therapy leader to advance its deep pipeline of rare disease programs including its lead Phase 3 product candidate for RPE65-related blindness PHILADELPHIA, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage company developing gene-based medicines for a wide range of rare, debilitating diseases, today announced the successful completion of a $72.8 million Series B financing led by Sofinnova Ventures. Joining Sofinnova as new investors in the company are Brookside...

2014-05-27 15:22:17

Aarhus University Aarhus University has developed a technology that uses the HIV virus as a tool in the fight against hereditary diseases For the first time researchers have succeeded in altering HIV virus particles so that they can simultaneously, as it were, 'cut and paste' in our genome via biological processes. Developed at the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University, the technology makes it possible to repair genomes in a new way. It also offers good perspectives for...

2014-05-27 15:08:14

EMBL How long-distance control impacts face formation Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, have identified how a specific stretch of DNA controls far-off genes to influence the formation of the face. The study, published today in Nature Genetics, helps understand the genetic causes of cleft lip and cleft palate, which are among the most common congenital malformations in humans. “This genomic region ultimately controls genes which determine...

2014-05-27 08:28:00

SB-728-T-Treated Subject Maintains Control of Viral Load for 45 Weeks Without Anti-Retroviral Drugs RICHMOND, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced that data from clinical, preclinical and research-stage programs focused on the development of ZFP Therapeutics(®) were outlined in several presentations and posters at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) from May 21-24, 2014....

2014-05-27 08:27:22

Future of DNA sequencing will shift from a laboratory-based setup to point of care testing in the next 5 years LONDON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Western European next-generation sequencing (NGS) market is poised for steady growth, owing to the emergence of new applications such as non-invasive prenatal testing and comprehensive oncology panels. NGS manufacturers are further tapping into this space by forming partnerships with molecular diagnostic companies to quicken NGS...

Relaxation Helps Pack DNA More Easily Into A Virus
2014-05-27 03:52:42

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that DNA packs more easily into the tight confines of a virus when given a chance to relax, they report in a pair of papers to be published in in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of May 26 and the May 30 issue of Physical Review Letters. DNA is a long, unwieldy molecule that tends to repel itself because it is negatively charged, yet it...

2014-05-26 23:00:40

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global SNP Genotyping and Analysis Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/snp-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "SNP Genotyping and Analysis Market (GeneChips, Taqman Allelic...

2014-05-26 12:22:59

DUBLIN, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l4gqsv/agricultural) has announced the addition of the "Global Agricultural Biotechnology for Transgenic Crops (Corn, Soybean, Cotton and Others), Synthetic Biology-Enabled Products and Tools Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Agricultural biotechnology is a collection of scientific tools that can be used on living...

2014-05-23 11:13:49

DOE/Joint Genome Institute In the Lewis Carroll classic, Through the Looking Glass, Humpty Dumpty states, "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less." In turn, Alice (of Wonderland fame) says, "The question is, whether you can make words mean so many different things." All organisms on Earth use a genetic code, which is the language in which the building plans for proteins are specified in their DNA. It has long been assumed that there is only one...


Latest Molecular biology Reference Libraries

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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