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2012-04-12 14:22:01

RICHMOND, Calif., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today that Edward Lanphier, Sangamo's president and CEO, will provide an update on the progress of Sangamo's ZFP Therapeutic® development programs and an overview of the company's business strategy at 1:30 pm ET on Friday, April 20, 2012, at the Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference which will be held in New York City. The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed...

Sex, Tools And Chromosomes
2012-04-12 10:28:06

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have discovered a key tool that helps sperm and eggs develop exactly 23 chromosomes each. The work, which could lead to insights into fertility, spontaneous miscarriages, cancer and developmental disorders, is published April 13 in the journal Cell. Healthy humans have 46 chromosomes, 23 from the sperm and 23 from the egg. An embryo with the wrong number of chromosomes is usually miscarried, or develops disorders such as Down's syndrome,...

2012-04-09 09:12:55

Discovery may create dialogue about DNA and RNA data bank privacy issues Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have developed a method to derive enough DNA information from non-DNA sources–such as RNA–to clearly identify individuals whose biological data are stored in massive research repositories. The approach may raise questions regarding the ability to protect individual identity when high-dimensional data are collected for research purposes. A paper introducing...

2012-04-04 14:18:41

With a pinpoint UV laser beam, researchers are able to learn more about protein synthesis University of Oregon scientists collaborating with an Oregon company that synthesizes antisense Morpholinos for genetic research have developed a UV light-activated on-off switch for the vital gene-blocking molecule. Based on initial testing in zebra-fish embryos, the enhanced molecule promises to deliver new insights for developmental biologists and brain researchers. The seven-member team...

2012-04-04 02:30:43

CHICAGO, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from two GNS Healthcare collaborations were presented this week at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Chicago. In each, GNS researchers used supercomputer-powered data analytics to discover novel biological mechanisms in cancer. The predictions made using this computational approach were then validated experimentally. In the first collaboration, the results of which were presented in a talk Sunday by Dr....

2012-04-03 09:26:24

The Application is called BootstRatio and employs resampling techniques The journal Computers in Biology and Medicine has published an article on the new IT application BootstRatio, created by IDIBELL researchers. The application allows online statistical analysis of data from gene expression. It is accessible through http://regstattools.net/br and any scientist is already to use it. Researchers at the Human Molecular Genetics group at IDIBELL, led by Dr. Virginia Nunes, had a problem...

2012-04-02 20:37:33

The target, PRC2, is a lysine methyltransferase-containing protein complex with components that can be readily targeted with small molecule inhibitors Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have identified a candidate drug target for treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a white blood cell cancer that proliferates out of control in the bone marrow. The team, led by Assistant Professor Chris Vakoc, M.D., Ph.D., shows that blocking a protein called PRC2 halts this uncontrolled...

2012-03-29 22:32:41

The scientists have studied the genomes of more than 500 organisms. The appearance of some specific enzymes for bacteria and eukaryotes promoted the separation of the species. All living organisms on Earth are divided into three large domains: Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya, and from the beginning of life —more than 3,000 million years ago -, the genomes of each group have evolved towards distinct structures that have favored their separation. A study led by Lluís Ribas de...

2012-03-28 10:23:05

RICHMOND, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today that Edward Lanphier, Sangamo's president and CEO, will provide an update on the progress of Sangamo's ZFP Therapeutic® development programs and an overview of the company's business strategy at 8:40 am ET on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the 11th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference which will be held in New York City. The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed via a...

2012-03-28 06:25:48

ALBANY, N.Y., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two New York City scientists whose pioneering achievements in understanding how our genes are regulated and expressed have helped medical professionals and researchers improve health and combat diseases are the recipients of the 12th annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. The two recipients, both from The Rockefeller University, will share the $500,000 award, the largest in medicine and science in the...