Quantcast

Latest Single-nucleotide polymorphism Stories

2011-04-03 21:42:47

Using new genetic information, scientists have linked a commonly found human genetic variant with both longer telomeres and reduced risk of bladder cancer, according to findings presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6, and simultaneously published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Jian Gu, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, said the single-nucleotide...

2011-03-30 16:55:48

In a study of 1,721 Korean male drinkers aged 40 in an urban population"“based cohort, and another sample of 1,113 male drinkers from an independent rural cohort, information on average daily alcohol consumption was collected and DNA samples were collected for genotyping. In a genome-wide association (GWA) study, 12 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on chromosome 12q24 had genome-wide significant associations with alcohol consumption. These polymorphisms were closely related to...

2011-03-23 21:50:43

Study assigns meaning to regions beyond genes with implications for studies of common diseases Genes make up only a tiny percentage of the human genome. The rest, which has remained measurable but mysterious, may hold vital clues about the genetic origins of disease. Using a new mapping strategy, a collaborative team led by researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and MIT has begun to assign meaning to the regions beyond our genes and has...

2011-03-23 08:44:00

BANGALORE, India, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Bringing Personalized Genomics to your Doorstep Avesthagen Limited achieves another milestone as it announces the launch of its commercial Whole Genome Scanning (WGS) service in India. The human genome contains all of the biological information needed to build and maintain an organism. DNA is essentially made of four kinds of molecules, called bases that are arranged in a sequential order to form a unit known as gene. The...

2011-03-14 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels, a bioenergy crop company using breeding and biotechnology to develop elite hybrid seeds of Jatropha, today announced it is applying more than 1.6 million genetic markers (SNPs) for Jatropha curcas toward the development of marker assisted selection (MAS) methods to produce elite, high-performing cultivars of the energy crop. The company made the announcement during its presentation at the Biowise 2011 conference in Kuala Lumpur,...

2011-03-06 12:09:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, March 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists at deCODE genetics and academic colleagues from Iceland, The Netherlands, Denmark, USA and Illumina, Inc., today report the discovery of single-letter variants (SNPs) in the sequence of the human genome associated with high risk of sick sinus syndrome (SSS). The study is published today in the online edition of Nature Genetics. The study reports a genetic variant in the gene MYH6 that is associated with high risk...

2011-02-15 07:30:00

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art genomic analysis systems, today announced that it is offering an early access program for high-throughput Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping through its new SmartChip Real-Time PCR System. The offering is being made in response to customer demand to address the increasing speed and throughput needs of genomics researchers and is part of...

2011-02-07 13:47:22

RIPs are alive and well -- and moving -- in the human genome An ambitious hunt by Johns Hopkins scientists for actively "jumping genes" in humans has yielded compelling new evidence that the genome, anything but static, contains numerous pesky mobile elements that may help to explain why people have such a variety of physical traits and disease risks. Using bioinformatics to compare the standard assembly of genetic elements as outlined in the reference human genome to raw whole-genome data...

2011-02-02 19:40:17

A study from the 1000 Genomes Project yields data for analyzing structural variants in DNA Advances in DNA sequencing technology have revolutionized biomedical research and taken us another step forward in personalized medicine. Now, scientists led by Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School (HMS), the Broad Institute, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI), the University of Washington, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, have developed a new framework for...

2011-01-12 00:01:22

Firefox browser extension links users' 23andMe SNP information to web content, connecting personal genome to web with a click Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 5AM Solutions, a life science software engineering firm, announces the release of SNPTips, a Firefox browser plug-in that connects a user's 23andMe personal genetic information to web content with a single mouse click. Personal genetic testing services such as 23andMe provide genetic testing for individuals outside of a...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
Related