HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
NHGRI selects sequencing centers

n worm; the flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea; 10 more species of fruit fly; four more species of fungi; and two ciliated microorganisms, Oxytricha trifallax and Tetrahymena thermophila. Details of when those sequencing projects will begin and what centers will participate in each project are being finalized.

"The availability of the human genome sequence, as well as other genomic resources, has profoundly affected biomedical research and thinking. Information about whole genomes is now available for the first time," said NHGRI's Associate Director of Extramural Research Jane Peterson, Ph.D. "Previously, scientists were limited to gaining such information from one gene at a time. By making complete sets of genes from different types of organisms available, we can learn much more about how genes are turned on and off, and how genes interact with each other. The possibilities are endlessly exciting."

To produce a comprehensive plan for the large-scale sequencing program that will yield the most insights into human biology, NHGRI recently instituted a new process for choosing target organisms for comparative sequencing. Rather than placing the entire responsibility for advocating for the sequencing of various organisms upon individual researchers, NHGRI has established three working groups comprised of experts from across the research community. Each working group will develop a well thought-out plan for sequencing organisms that advances knowledge in one of three scientific areas: understanding the human genome, understanding the genomes of major biomedical model systems and evolutionary biology of genomes. Direct requests from researchers will also continue to be accepted and considered together with the working group plans.

"We felt a need for a more coherent approach to selecting sequencing targets. To do so, we needed to establish a process to enable members of the research community to carefully consider and discuss all the alternative tar
'"/>

Contact: Geoff Spencer
spencerg@mail.nih.gov
301-02-0911
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute
7-Nov-2003


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. NHGRI launches Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research
2. NHGRI adds 18 organisms to sequencing pipeline
3. NHGRI study may help scientists develop safer methods for gene therapy
4. NHGRI adds cow and dog to high priority list for sequencing model organisms
5. NHGRI funds two new centers of excellence in genomic science
6. NHGRI launches genome.gov
7. NHGRI prioritizes model organisms for sequencing
8. Whitehead Receives $35 Million Grant From National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
9. HHMI selects new clinical investigators
10. American Society for Microbiology selects Mass Media Fellows
11. National Science Board selects leading chemists to establish new Science and Technology Center

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/22/2016)... BETHESDA, Md. , June 22, 2016  The American ... by Trade Show Executive Magazine as one of ... Summit on May 25-27 at the Bellagio in ... based on the highest percentage of growth in each of ... number of exhibiting companies and number of attendees. The 2015 ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security ... solutions for the Biometric Exit Program. The Request for ... (CBP), explains that CBP intends to add biometrics to ... United States , in order to deter visa ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382209LOGO ...
(Date:6/20/2016)... 20, 2016 Securus Technologies, a leading ... for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring announced ... it has secured the final acceptance by all ... Managed Access Systems (MAS) installed. Furthermore, Securus will ... be installed by October, 2016. MAS distinguishes between ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Researchers at the Universita ... miRNAs in people with peritoneal or pleural mesothelioma. Their findings are the subject of ... now. , Diagnostic biomarkers are signposts in the blood, lung fluid or tissue ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 A person commits a crime, and ... to track the criminal down. An outbreak of ... Drug Administration (FDA) uses DNA evidence to track down the ... Sound far-fetched? It,s not. The FDA has increasingly used a ... of foodborne illnesses. Put as simply as possible, whole genome ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... --  EpiBiome , a precision microbiome engineering company, today ... from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The financing will allow ... drug development efforts, as well as purchase additional lab ... been an incredible strategic partner to us – one ... provide," said Dr. Aeron Tynes Hammack , EpiBiome,s ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Blueprint Bio, a company dedicated to identifying, ... community, has closed its Series A funding round, according ... "We have received a commitment from Forentis Fund ... to meet our current goals," stated Matthew Nunez ... to complete validation on the current projects in our ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: