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2011-02-24 23:37:54

After three years of exhaustive analysis led by a University of Alberta researcher, the list of known compounds in human blood has exploded from just a handful to more than 4,000. "Right now a medical doctor analyzing the blood of an ailing patient looks at something like 10 to 20 chemicals," said U of A biochemist David Wishart. "We've identified 4,229 blood chemicals that doctors can potentially look at to diagnose and treat health problems." Blood chemicals, or metabolites, are routinely...

2011-01-26 12:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, announced today it has been awarded a grant by the Department of Energy (DOE) to expand its MetaCyc database and enhance its Pathway Tools software. This project will give SRI's bioinformatics tools even greater utility in the emerging area of bioenergy, or renewable energy derived from biological sources. SRI will expand its MetaCyc database to include...

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2010-12-16 15:05:00

The White House announced on Thursday that the controversial field of synthetic biology poses limited risks and should be allowed to proceed. An expert panel convened by President Barack Obama advised vigilance and self-regulation as scientists seek ways to create new organisms that could spark useful innovations in clean energy, pollution control and medicine. The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues said in its first report that it "concluded that synthetic biology...

2010-12-16 13:28:12

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues today released its first report"”a wide-ranging review of the emerging field of synthetic biology"”issuing 18 recommendations including a call for coordinated federal oversight of scientists working in both large institutions and smaller settings. The panel, comprised of 13 scientists, ethicists, and public policy experts, said that the very newness of the science, which involves the design and construction of...

2010-12-15 23:01:00

ROCKVILLE, Md. and LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) commends the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Commission) for their extensive work that resulted in their report on the ethical and societal issues raised by synthetic biology and genomics. We believe that the Commission's report is comprehensive and that their recommendations are wise, warranted and restrained which will help to ensure that this...

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2010-12-15 07:39:50

Genetically modified cells can be made to communicate with each other as if they were electronic circuits. Using yeast cells, a group of researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has taken a groundbreaking step towards being able to build complex systems in the future where the body's own cells help to keep us healthy. The study was presented recently in an article in the scientific journal Nature. "Even though engineered cells can't do the same job as a real computer, our study...

2010-12-08 22:23:51

A team of UCSF researchers has engineered E. coli with the key molecular circuitry that will enable genetic engineers to program cells to communicate and perform computations. The work builds into cells the same logic gates found in electronic computers and creates a method to create circuits by "rewiring" communications between cells. This system can be harnessed to turn cells into miniature computers, according to findings that will be reported in an upcoming issue of Nature and appear...

2010-11-22 06:00:00

ST JOSEPH, Mich., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., a leading provider of databases, software and services in systems biology and chemistry, and Agilent Technologies, Inc., the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications, announced today that they have integrated Agilent's GeneSpring Bioinformatics Solution with MetaCore. GeneSpring GX 11.5, released today, introduces a multi-omics microarray...

2010-11-10 00:00:42

DNA2.0's Gene Designer Provides the Cornerstone for Program to Help Educators Train the Scientists of Tomorrow Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 DNA2.0, the leading gene synthesis and protein engineering company, today introduced a suite of life science resources to help educators train the scientists of tomorrow. The cornerstone of this program is the company's free gene sequence design application, Gene Designer. Gene Designer is an ideal teaching tool that is powerful enough to...

2010-10-19 05:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingenuity® Systems, the leading provider of information solutions for life science researchers, and TransMed Systems, a translational medicine software and services company, today announced an integration between IPA® software and XB Bio-Integration Suite (XB-BIS). Researchers can now easily take pre-clinical and clinical data that is managed and statistically analyzed by XB-BIS, directly into...


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