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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.

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.

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).

2011-02-15 07:30:00

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc.

2011-02-07 13:47:22

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.

2011-02-02 19:40:17

Advances in DNA sequencing technology have revolutionized biomedical research and taken us another step forward in personalized medicine.

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.

2011-01-04 03:57:23

As much as 90 percent of variation in adult height may be caused by genetic inheritance, but a multitude of genes are involved.

2010-12-31 12:23:59

A large collaborative study has added to the growing list of genetic variants that determine how tall a person will be.

2010-12-30 10:11:36

Scientists discovered a set of single-letter variations in the sequence of the human genome (SNPs) that impact individual baseline levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), improving the power of PSA testing and allowing for better detection of prostate cancer.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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