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If you’re one of the people who sometimes feel overwhelmed when you start hearing terms such as genetic modification and selective breeding, don’t worry – we here at RedOrbit feel your pain, so we’ve created this handy little guide to help clear up some of the confusion.
Funds Will Support the Development of an Innovative, High-throughput, Automated, High Pressure-based DNA Shearing System for Next Generation Sequencing Applications SOUTH EASTON, Mass.,
Custom Next-Generation Sequencing Adapters Improve Target Sequence Assembly ST. LOUIS, Feb.
A genetically modified apple that won’t turn brown after its been sliced has been approved by the US Department of Agriculture, reigniting the debate about the safety of GMO foods.
NEW YORK, Feb.
DALLAS, February 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Digital PCR (dPCR) and qPCR Market by Technology, Product (Instruments, Reagents, Software),
Next generation sequencing is set to revolutionize applied markets such as diagnostics, drug discovery, bio marker discovery, personalized medicine and agriculture and animals research.
DUBLIN, Feb .11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets
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, 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...
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 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....
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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