Latest Sequence assembly Stories

2013-12-11 23:03:12

PacBioToCA Is the Newest Addition to Convey’s Expanding Bioinformatics Suite, Helping to Speed Genomic Research Richardson, TX (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Convey Computer™ Corporation announced today the newest addition to Convey’s expanding bioinformatics suite, PacBioToCA, an application that facilitates the assembly of genomes sequenced with Pacific Biosciences® long-read technology. Optimized to take advantage of the highly parallel processing architecture of the Convey...

2013-12-06 00:03:53

A group of Illinois researchers, led by Centennial Chair Professor of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Huimin Zhao, has demonstrated the use of an innovative DNA engineering technique to discover potentially valuable functions hidden within bacterial genomes.  Their work was reported in a Nature Communications article on December 5, 2013 (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3894). The genome of every bacterial species contains genes that can synthesize a diverse arsenal of...

New Genome Sequencing Evaluation Tool Created
2013-01-03 04:28:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Genome sequencing is much more common than in the past. In a large part, this is attributable to advances in biotechnologies and computer software, however, there is still some question about both the accuracy of different sequencing methods and the best ways to evaluate these efforts. Computer scientists, led by New York University, have now devised a new tool to better measure the validity of genome sequencing. By tracking a small...

2010-10-29 13:34:02

The 1,000 genomes project will grow in its next iteration, sequencing in different ways the genomes of 2,500 people from five large regions of the globe. The pilot phase of the project, reported in the current issue of the journal Nature, evaluated the extent to which three different methods of sequencing could contribute to the entire picture of human variation. The 1,000 genomes project is an international effort involving researchers from around the globe to determine the extent of human...

2010-09-23 06:41:59

A new massive RAM computing resource for genomic assembly with two nodes (or computers) that each have 1 terabyte of RAM (random access memory) will enable genomic scientists to assemble complicated genomes faster and with fewer errors, said scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center.  A federal grant of $262,000 from stimulus funds available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was awarded to BCM by the National Center for Research...

2010-04-01 10:30:00

Clemson University plays major role As peach trees go, it doesn't look much different from its kin at the Clemson University Musser Fruit Research Farm, but appearances can be deceiving. This one, a Lovell variety, has a unique genetic characteristic that made it a standout in the orchard. Its DNA "” its genetic set of instructions for living "” has been sequenced by scientists, enabling further research to identify beneficial traits to grow better trees and fruit. The tree's DNA...

2009-03-04 13:58:25

Biologists analyzing DNA in search of the molecular underpinnings of life have consistently favored species with small genomes, which are cheaper to sequence and lack the repetitive "junk" that clutters bigger genomes. But a new study by Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists suggests that when it comes to figuring out how genes are controlled, bigger genomes are much more useful. Animal genomes vary tremendously in size; worms have as few as 70 million "letters" of DNA, whereas...

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