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2014-06-30 23:22:21

Smith Brings Diverse Business Experience to the Genomics Market Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Lawrence (Larry) Smith has joined Eurofins MWG Operon, Inc., a Eurofins Genomics company, as their new Chief Operations Officer. New COO Smith is excited about the challenges of this position. “I am thrilled to join the Eurofins Genomics team and build upon our excellent performance and reputation for providing our customers with a full range of high-quality genomic products and...

2014-06-28 23:00:27

Nucleic acid isolation and purification is often the first step in most molecular biology techniques like cloning, sequencing, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and others. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/nucleic-acid-isolation-purification-market-229978287.html (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 The “Nucleic Acid Isolation and Purification Market by Technology (Column based, Reagent based, Magnetic bead based), Consumables & Instruments, by Application (Plasmid DNA isolation,...

2014-06-28 11:58:41

Rockefeller University Genomic sequencing is supposed to reveal the entire genetic makeup of an organism. For infectious disease specialists, the technology can be used to analyze a disease-causing bacterium to determine how much harm it is capable of causing and whether or not it will be resistant to antibiotics. But new research at Rockefeller University suggests that current sequencing protocols overlook crucial bits of information: isolated pieces of DNA floating outside the bacterial...

2014-06-25 23:02:22

Their popular freeze-dried Fruit Crisps and new Fruit Clusters have earned recognition for being in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standards. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. GMOs, or "genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria,...

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2014-06-25 03:48:57

Aaron Dubrow, National Science Foundation Aleksei Aksimentiev, a professor of physics at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, used the National Science Foundation-supported Stampede supercomputer to explore a cutting-edge method of DNA sequencing. The method uses an electric field to drive a strand of DNA through a small hole, or "nanopore," either in silicon or a biological membrane. By controlling this process precisely and measuring the change in ionic current as the DNA...

2014-06-24 11:02:30

Virginia Tech Exploiting individual genomes for personalized medicine may be more complicated than medical scientists have suspected, researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have discovered. In a paper published in June in the journal Aging, scientists from the institute's Medical Informatics and Systems Division found that spontaneous mutations occur in our bodies constantly, but the rate of change differed dramatically among various people. The study has implications for...

2014-06-23 12:29:40

ANZAC Research Institute uses NextCODE's diagnostics and discovery solutions to mine entire genomes for novel mutations in X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextCODE Health today announced that a team at the ANZAC Research Institute in Sydney, Australia have used NextCODE capabilities to home in on novel sequence variants underlying X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome (CMTX). CMTX is a rare and progressively debilitating...

2014-06-23 08:27:29

First revenues from VolitionRx Nucleosomics technology NAMUR, Belgium, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (OTCQB: VNRX), a life sciences company, today announces its first wholesale order of NuQ® Research Use Only kits to Active Motif. Each kit allows epigenetics researchers to identify and analyze a different nucleosome structure. Active Motif will distribute the kits in its key markets of Europe, the United States and Japan. These assays allow researchers -- in areas as...

2014-06-23 08:27:25

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare (Bayer) and Dimension Therapeutics, a company focused on developing novel adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy treatments for rare diseases, have entered into a collaboration for the development and commercialization of a novel gene therapy for the treatment of hemophilia A. "Bayer is a worldwide leader in the treatment of hemophilia A and we are highly committed to advancing innovative treatment options for...

2014-06-21 08:20:25

Foundation Fighting Blindness Co-Founder and Chairman Gordon Gund and Family to Catalyze Retinal Degenerative Disease Research with Unlimited Donation Matching Challenge for Two Years COLUMBIA, Md., June 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the fight to eradicate blindness, Foundation Fighting Blindness Chairman and Co-Founder Gordon Gund and his family announced a matching gift challenge they hope will result in millions of dollars in funds to accelerate pre-clinical,...


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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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