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2013-06-20 08:26:05

OMICS Publishing Group is proud to announce the acquisition of the journal: Oral Health and Dental Management (OHDM), a dentistry research-based quality journal HENDERSON, Nev., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OMICS Group is proud to announce the acquisition of the journal: Oral Health and Dental Management (OHDM), a dentistry research based quality journal. With this acquisition, the glory heads high and both the organizations join hands together for fulfillment of making healthcare...

2013-05-31 08:24:35

Experienced Genomics Executive to Support Commercial Expansion in Europe and Beyond SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics, the developer of the Irys(TM) System for genome mapping, announced today the appointment of Fahim Amini, Ph.D. as vice president, Commercial Operations EMEA. Dr. Amini will further expand BioNano's commercial reach for the Irys System, making it possible for researchers and clinicians in Europe, Middle East and Africa to access BioNano's...

2013-03-14 17:45:11

Research suggests that complex interactions underlie the development of myopia in humans In the largest ever genome-wide association study on myopia, 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, identified 20 new genetic associations for myopia, or nearsightedness. The company also replicated two known associations in the study, which was specific to individuals of European ancestry. The study included an analysis of genetic data and survey responses from more than 50,000 23andMe...

2013-03-13 15:50:10

Griffith University researchers find cancer cell weakness Scientists at Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics and The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have discovered a critical weakness in leukaemic cells, which may pave the way to new treatments. The research team has demonstrated that leukaemic cells can be eradicated by removing a carbohydrate modification displayed on the cell's surface. Director of Griffith University's Institute for...

2012-08-13 06:25:08

ORANGE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a pilot study designed to advance personalized treatment for children and teens battling recurrent cancer, the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's is the first organization to utilize Illumina's RapidTrack Whole Genome Sequencing (RapidTrack WGS) service for cancer samples. RapidTrack WGS will enable the study to gather whole genome sequencing data in high depth within 14 days, which is the fastest sample-to-data turnaround time...

Your Genome Available From A Drugstore Near You?
2012-07-14 06:18:04

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With the growing accessibility of our human genome increasing all the time, the day may not be far off when we carry our personal genome around like we carry a driver´s license now, according to a recent Telegraph report. Professor Armand Leroi, of Imperial College London, claims that with the falling costs of DNA testing, it will be common for young people to pay to access their entire genetic code within the next five to ten...

2012-04-04 21:13:07

New work from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, with collaborators at Stanford University and five other groups, has pinpointed evolution in action. By determining genomic sequence from many groups of stickleback fish, the scientists were able to show specific genomic changes leading to the ability of different fish populations to adapt to new environments. "We were pleased with the ability of genomics to show us what molecular changes are important in evolutionary processes,"...

Whole Genome Testing Not Always Good At Predicting Diseases
2012-04-04 07:31:55

Researchers at John Hopkins University found that whole genome sequencing may not help most people find out whether their at risk for common diseases or not. The team reported online in the journal Science Translational Medicine that they doubt whole genome sequencing can reliably predict the majority of future medical problems that may occur in a person's life. During the research, the John Hopkins team used data from thousands of identical twins. On average, any two individuals'...

2012-03-26 18:18:52

Gail Geller, Sc.D., MHS, core faculty of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, is a member of the IOM Committee releasing a report Friday, March 23 on the 'path forward' in translating "omics" research into useful clinical tests for detecting disease and recommending drug treatment. "Omics" is the general term used to describe the fields of study within biology that look at the totality of a complex biological network. So where genetics can focus on individual genes, genomics...