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2014-09-23 23:04:46

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Agricultural Biotechnology markets. Global market for Agricultural Biotechnology is projected to reach US$40 billion by 2020, driven by the surging demand for biopesticides, and growing adoption of transgenic crops as a measure to increase food production and achieve food security goals. San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Agricultural biotechnology is gaining steady popularity the world...

2014-09-22 12:31:56

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clontech Laboratories, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takara Bio Inc., today announced the launch of the DNA SMART ChIP-Seq Kit. This kit adapts Clontech's patented SMART® technology in an innovative manner for use with low-input samples, including both dsDNA and ssDNA templates, to generate ChIP-seq libraries for NGS. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147374-INFO SMART (Switching Mechanism at 5' End of RNA...

2014-09-19 12:22:03

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MO BIO Laboratories, Inc., the leader in soil, water and microbial nucleic acid purification, announces the launch of the PowerMag® Air & Water DNA/RNA Isolation Kit, for automated, hands-free purification of nucleic acids from filtered air and water samples using the Eppendorf epMotiona automated pipetting system and other similar automation platforms. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/147156 The PowerMag® Air & Water...

threespine sticklebacks
2014-09-19 02:00:10

Robert Sanders, University of California - Berkeley Sticklebacks, the roaches of the fish world, are the ideal animal in which to study the genes that control body shape. They’ve moved from the ocean into tens of thousands of freshwater streams and lakes around the world, each time changing their skeleton to adapt to the new environment. Breeding studies between marine and freshwater populations of sticklebacks now have turned up one of the genes that controls tooth number, plus...

2014-09-18 08:30:12

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Merck Animal Health to market Neogen's Igenity(®) Dairy Heifer Program. The Igenity Dairy Heifer Program consists of genomic tests that offer commercial dairy producers essential information on the genetic potential of replacement dairy heifers. The genomic tests can be performed soon after a calf is born, and is an excellent tool in the...

2014-09-17 16:27:16

SEATTLE, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adaptive Biotechnologies, a clinical stage diagnostics company that leverages Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to profile the adaptive immune system, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Hansen as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). The addition of Brian to the Company's expanding Executive Leadership Team follows recent key hires from leading global healthcare companies, including Dean Schorno (CFO) and Kathleen Determann (General...

Discovery Of The 'Most Famous Wheat Gene' Clears Way To Breed Better, Non-GMO Wheat
2014-09-17 03:35:16

By Eric Sorensen, Washington State University Washington State University researchers have found “the most famous wheat gene,” a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat. The discovery clears the way for breeders to develop wheat varieties with the disease- and pest-resistance traits of other grasses, using a legion of genetic tools that can reduce crop losses and pesticide use while foregoing the cost, regulatory...

2014-09-17 04:21:24

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Diagnostics, part of Debiopharm Group(TM), is proud to congratulate Biocartis commitment in shipping its first Idylla(TM) instrument. Debiopharm Diagnostics is a long-time investor in Biocartis as part of Debiopharm Diagnostics' portfolio. Idylla(TM) Biocartis' fully automated, real-time PCR based molecular diagnostics system, is designed to offer physicians fast and easy access to clinical molecular...

2014-09-15 12:27:45

DUBLIN, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product, by Services, by Technology, by Application - Global Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) is next-generation technology used for strategically sequencing the coding region of the genome, i.e. the exon. The exome, which is the total of all exons of an organism, represents...

2014-09-15 12:23:01

David Bronner Publishes Article: "Herbicide and Insecticide Use on GMO Crops Skyrocketing while Pro-GMO Media Runs Interference; Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight" VISTA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bronner's, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, is ramping up efforts in support of voter-led initiatives to label genetically engineered foods in Oregon and Colorado, Measure 92 and Initiative...


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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.