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2013-08-06 23:17:10

Dr. Cambon-Thomsen of CNRS, Dr. Blomberg of ELIXIR, Dr. Hubbard of Sanger Institute and Dr. Ropers of MPI for Molecular Genetics to lead discussions on the molecular diagnosis of complex diseases with genomics and bioinformatics. Needham, MA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Bio-IT World and Cambridge Healthtech Institute today announced the final program and keynote lineup for the Fifth International Clinical Genomics & Informatics Europe Conference. The three-day event will be held 4-6...

2013-05-06 20:33:51

Technology will allow better surveillance of bacterial populations, understanding of vaccine effectiveness A new study led by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK has, for the first time, used genome sequencing technology to track the changes in a bacterial population following the introduction of a vaccine. The study follows how the population of pneumococcal bacteria changed following the introduction of the 'Prevnar'...

2013-04-18 21:58:39

Selection in European populations of genes regulated by FOXP2, a key factor in development and language Researchers have designed a method that can universally test for evolutionary adaption, or positive (Darwinian) selection, in any chosen set of genes, using re-sequencing data such as that generated by the 1000 Genomes Project. The method identifies gene sets that show evidence for positive selection in comparison with matched controls, and thus highlights genes for further functional...

Zebrafish Genome Could Have Significant Implications For Human Health
2013-04-18 09:59:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new studies from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute involving the genome of zebrafish have been published in the journal Nature this week, giving insight into the relationship between humans, zebrafish and genetic mutations. FAMILY TIES According to the first study, 70 percent of protein-coding human genes are related to zebrafish genes, and 84 percent of the genes known to be associated with human disease have a counterpart...

2013-04-18 00:20:05

An international team of researchers join forces to decode the genome of the once-thought-to-be-extinct African coelacanthSingapore, Apr 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - An enigmatic prehistoric fish has brought scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) together with researchers from all over the world to crack its genomic code. Findings from the study are providing new insights into the evolutionary history of the African coelacanth (Figure 1)(1) and possible clues as...

2012-12-11 21:34:13

New method to directly sequence small genomes without library preparation For the first time, researchers sequenced DNA molecules without the need for the standard pre-sequencing workflow known as library preparation. Using this approach, the researchers generated sequence data using considerably less DNA than is required using standard methods, even down to less than one nanogram of DNA; 500 times less DNA than is needed by standard practices. Libraries are collections of DNA...

2012-12-10 17:03:48

Researchers track the emergence and global spread of healthcare associated Clostridium difficile Researchers show that the global epidemic of Clostridium difficile 027/NAP1/BI in the early to mid-2000s was caused by the spread of two different but highly related strains of the bacterium rather than one as was previously thought. The spread and persistence of both epidemics were driven by the acquisition of resistance to a frontline antibiotic. Unlike many other healthcare-associated...

Nobody Is Perfect: Study Shows People Have 400 Genetic Flaws In DNA
2012-12-07 12:45:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perfection is something that all humans strive for at one time or another, be it scoring a perfect 100 on a test, making the perfect soufflé, having the perfect play in basketball, or even landing the perfect job. For others, perfection is a state of well-being–as in being perfectly healthy. While achieving perfect health may be plausible in sense of how one feels, new research shows that, at the genetic level,...

2012-12-01 05:01:42

International Experts in Computational Drug Design, Genome Interpretation, and an All-Star CIO Panel Headline 2013 Bio-IT Conference in Boston Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Bio-IT World, part of the Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), is proud to announce a pair of renowned keynote speakers and an exciting panel of life science CIOs among the upcoming attractions at its 2013 Conference & Expo, to be held in Boston next Spring (April 9-11, 2013). The keynote speakers will be...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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