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Honeybees Infected By Plant Virus
2014-01-21 09:51:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A virus that typically infects plants has been found to infect honeybees and could be responsible for the widespread collapse of honeybee colonies around the world, according to a new report in the journal mBio. The study team said they made their discovery when conducting routine screenings of bees for common and atypical viruses. The screenings “resulted in the serendipitous detection of Tobacco Ringspot Virus, or TRSV, and...

2014-01-20 23:04:27

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Radio-Controlled Genes. Market for Radio-Controlled Genes is projected to witness strong growth led by effervescent developments in nanobiotechnology, growing adoption of genetic engineering approaches to healthcare, increased R&D investments in genetic research, and emerging new indications for treatment. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Genes can be defined as the basic molecular units of heredity in a...

2014-01-20 10:34:39

Normally, tissue injury triggers a mechanism in cells that tries to repair damaged tissue and restore the skin to a normal, or homeostatic state. Errors in this process can give rise to various problems, such as chronic inflammation, which is a known cause of certain cancers. "It has been noted that cancer resembles a state of chronic wound healing, in which the wound-healing program is erroneously activated and perpetuated," says Professor Adrian Krainer of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory...

New Imaging Technique Captures Vibrations Of Proteins, Tiny Motions Critical To Human Life
2014-01-16 15:44:38

University at Buffalo Like the strings on a violin or the pipes of an organ, the proteins in the human body vibrate in different patterns, scientists have long suspected. Now, a new study provides what researchers say is the first conclusive evidence that this is true. Using a technique they developed based on terahertz near-field microscopy, scientists from the University at Buffalo and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) have for the first time observed in detail the...

Researchers Count Thousands Of Fish Using A Glass Of Water
2014-01-16 15:08:16

University of Washington A mere glass full of water from Monterey Bay Aquarium's 1.2 million-gallon Open Sea tank, among the 10 largest aquariums in the world, is all scientists really needed to identify the Pacific Bluefin tuna, dolphinfish and most of the other 13,000 fish swimming there. Researchers also for the first time used DNA from water samples to discern which of the species were most plentiful in the tank. Being able to determine the relative abundance of fish species in a...

2014-01-16 14:30:04

Application of global sequencing technology reveals how an activator of gene expression stays focused At a glance, DNA is a rather simple sequence of A, G, C, T bases, but once it is packaged by histone proteins into an amalgam called chromatin, a more complex picture emerges. Histones, which come in four subtypes—H2A, H2B, H3, and H4—can either coil DNA into inaccessible silent regions or untwist it to allow gene expression. To further complicate things, small chemical flags, such as...

2014-01-16 12:24:35

Post Foods informs GMO Inside that Grape-Nuts Original will be Non-GMO Project Verified and will be available starting in January 2014 WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GMO Inside, a national consumer campaign of Green America that educates consumers about GMOs, has learned from Post Foods that the company is rolling out Non-GMO Verified Grape-Nuts in January 2014. The company wrote the following in response to a request from GMO Inside: "We have an exciting...

Eye Gene Therapy
2014-01-16 09:44:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly developed genetic therapy for treating a type of inherited blindness called choroideremia is showing some promise and allowing patients to see incrementally more than they had before the treatment, according to a new report in The Lancet. Six patients in the study had one eye treated with the gene therapy in operations at the Oxford Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom. After six months, the treated eye showed improved vision in...

Thousand Dollar Genome
2014-01-15 12:43:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A thousand bucks can get you that new MacBook Air or serve as a sizeable down payment on a new car. But a longer-term investment might be to sequence your entire personal genome. On Tuesday, Ilumina, the world’s leading seller of gene sequencing machines, unveiled HiSeq X Ten– the first supercomputer made to process 20,000 human genomes annually at a cost of $1,000 each. At a conference in San Francisco, Illumina’s CEO Jay...

2014-01-14 12:26:51

Spark CEO provides corporate updates at the J.P. Morgan Conference SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage gene therapy company, has reached its patient recruitment goal for its most advanced clinical program, a Phase 3 study for inherited retinal dystrophies caused by mutations in the RPE65 gene. Spark's CEO, Jeffrey D. Marrazzo, is presenting this and other corporate updates today, at the 32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco....


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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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