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2014-06-17 08:29:19

HARDERWIJK, the Netherlands, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GENALICE today announced that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre's Molecular Diagnostics Centre has signed a contract for a larger model of the GENALICE VAULT, GENALICE's Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data processing appliance. This all-in-one bioinformatics appliance is preloaded with the ultra-fast and highly accurate NGS data processing software, GENALICE MAP....

2014-06-16 09:32:14

European Association of Geochemistry The subseafloor is home to over 1/3 of the bacteria on the planet, but up until recently it was unclear if this huge microbial biosphere was alive and dividing. Now the same group that demonstrated this activity has shown that bacteria from the hostile sea-floor environment have adapted by over-activating stress response and DNA-repair mechanisms, to cope with the harsh conditions. Subseafloor sediment contains the Earth's largest habitat for...

2014-06-16 08:29:08

Company will draw on leaders' expertise in rare diseases, R&D and commercialization as it moves to complete development of its lead program in inherited blindness PHILADELPHIA, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for a wide range of rare, debilitating diseases, announced today the appointments of Lars Ekman, former president of research and development at Elan, and Vin Milano, former president and CEO of...

2014-06-15 14:53:41

PLOS The first cases of Mad Cow disease in humans (properly called variant Creutzfeld Jakob Disease, or vCJD) occurred in the late 1990s and are thought to be the consequence of eating contaminated beef products. Since then, several cases of secondary infections caused by transfusions with blood from donors who subsequently developed vCJD have been reported, raising concerns about the safety of blood and blood products. A paper published in PLOS Pathogens on June 12th now describes an...

2014-06-14 23:01:18

Transparency Market Research added a new report "Gene Expression Reagents Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/gene-expression-reagents.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 Gene expression is a process that results in the synthesis of a functional gene product with the help of the information coded on genes. These products usually are proteins...

2014-06-12 23:05:29

The newly released Pre-Sure ChIP Antibody Validation Kit is a fast, affordable, and robust method for ChIP-grade validation of antibodies for use in ChIP-PCR, ChIP-on-chip, and ChIP-seq. Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Epigentek today announced the debut of Pre-Sure(TM), a commercialized kit for quickly validating and qualifying whether antibodies are suitable for use in chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP). Officially known as the Pre-Sure(TM) ChIP Antibody Validation Kit, the...

gmo foods
2014-06-12 11:40:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Genetically-modified crops (GMOs) might eventually be able to prevent blight or prevent starvation on a massive scale, but the prospect of these disasters isn’t enough to convince someone who is strongly against their use, according to a new study in the journal Appetite. Study researchers found when grocery shoppers read the story of the 1850s Irish Potato famine online, the tale did nothing to boost their support for GMOs. "If...

2014-06-11 16:20:34

DALLAS, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Global Biopolymers/Bioplastics Market by Type (Bio PET, Bio PE, PLA, PHA, Bio PBS, Starch Blends, and Regenerated Cellulose), by Application (Packaging, Bottles, Fibers, Agriculture, Automotive, and Others), by Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2018", defines and segments the global biopolymers market with an analysis and forecasting of the global consumption volume and value. Browse more than 94 Market Data Tables...

2014-06-10 13:27:17

Duke University Ubiquitous protein controls copying of resistant DNA Staph infections that become resistant to multiple antibiotics don't happen because the bacteria themselves adapt to the drugs, but because of a kind of genetic parasite they carry called a plasmid that helps its host survive the antibiotics. Plasmids are rings of bare DNA containing a handful of genes that are essentially freeloaders, borrowing most of what they need to live from their bacterial host. The plasmids...

2014-06-10 12:32:26

DUBLIN, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pfrdpk/human) has announced the addition of the "Human Identification Market by Technology, Application, DNA Amplification, Quantification, Extraction, Services, & Software - Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The global human identification market is categorized on the basis of technology, application, product, and geography....


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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