Tag: "sequencing" at biology news
DNA barcode finds four new bird species
...en species," says Stoeckle. As the cost of DNA sequencing
goes down, Stoeckle and other proponents of DNA barcoding envision developing a hand-held device that amateur naturalists and others could take outdoors for species identification. "New species won't be determined by DNA analysis alone," says St...
The book opens on the first tree genome
...lly valuable group of trees in North America. The sequencing
was completed at the DOE Joint Genome Institute Pr...or the poplar initiative, including $8 million for sequencing
and $4 million for associated research. The two-year project was coordinated out of the DOE's Oak R...
Scientists explore genome of methane-breathing microbe
...for Genomic Research (TIGR), which led the genomic sequencing
and conducted the analysis with scientific collaborators at the University of Bergen in Norway. While noting that "there is a clear need for experimental validation" of the metabolic pathways suggested by the genome, the study's authors suggest that...
Scientists decipher genetic code of biothreat pathogen
...allei and B. pseudomallei under an NIAID microbial sequencing
contract. "Using the tools of comparative genomics, scientists will be able to deepen the understanding of the molecular reasons why these related pathogens have such different impacts, in terms of their target hosts and their pathogenicity," s...
Washington University in St. Louis leads group studying aging process
...lly sequenced and there are imminent plans for the sequencing
of the moss Physcomitrella.The grant that Pakrasi and his colleagues received is from a new NSF program called FIBR (Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research). Begun in 2002, FIBR stresses the integrative approach to studying biology, linking th...
Wiley publishes Welcome to the Genome: A User's Guide to the Genetic Past, Present, and Future
...k delves into the past discoveries that led to the sequencing
of the human genome, presents genomics challenges facing today's scientists as well as society in general, and outlines future possibilities of the developing genome era. Social issues, particularly questions of ethics, receive special attention, co...
Human chromosome 5 final sequence analysis released to public
... world's largest and most productive public genome sequencing
centers. JGI, in partnership with SHGC, completed the sequencing
of three of the human genome's chromosomes--numbers 5, 16 and 19--which together contain some 3,000 ...
Identifying tick genes could halt disease, bioterrorism threat
...aring materials that will be the foundation of the sequencing
project, she said. She already has begun extractin... at The Broad Institute at MIT will do the initial sequencing
of the deer tick genome. The sequence data will be used to identify tick genes. When this step is co...
Researchers improve detection of diverse anthrax strains
...same species," said Dr. Jacques Ravel, who led the sequencing
effort at TIGR. "Comparing the sequence of entire ... The selection of anthrax strains for whole genome sequencing
was guided by prior work on the large global anthrax collection, which maximized the information tha...
Washington University in St. Louis plays key role in sequencing moss genome
...ersity in St. Louis will be involved directly with sequencing
the entire genome of the moss, Physcomitrella pate...nced in the United States, Quatrano noted that the sequencing
project represents a triumph for international plant science. Initial funding by the United Kingdom...
Clams: They're not just for chowder anymore
...vened at the Marine Biological Laboratory to begin sequencing
some of the clams active genes. The effort, called the Clam Project, is the first step toward sequencing
the entire clam genome, and its goal is to provide scientists with better knowledge of the clams act...
JGI announces community sequencing program portfolio
...g up the list of organisms that will stoke the DNA sequencing
engine of its Community Sequencing Program (CSP) o...neficial for human health and agriculture." JGI's sequencing
will also target several animals selected to fill critical gaps in the tree of life. One will be the...
Millennia still mean early days for newly identified sex chromosome
...that shape their evolution. Recently, the complete sequencing
of the human Y chromosome revealed a detailed picture of a three-hundred-million year old sex chromosome, but this does not explain how sex chromosomes begin to form in the first place. Some experimental data from young sex chromosome systems in plan...
U-M scientists find common virus in human prostate tissue
...o removed DNA from the prostate tissue samples for sequencing
and identification in the U-M's DNA Sequencing Core facility. The results showed that 71 percent of the prostate samples analyzed for the study contained gene segments from the BK virus. TAg protein from the BK virus was present in 43 percent...
NHGRI adds 18 organisms to sequencing pipeline
...arch Network has received the green light to begin sequencing
18 strategically selected organisms, including the... shift from NHGRI's previous procedure of choosing sequencing
targets one at a time on the basis of proposals from individuals or groups of scientists, the Nation...
Brookhaven lab biophysicist F. William Studier wins R&D 100 award
...rmones. The Human Genome Project and other genome sequencing
projects are revealing the full complement of human proteins and the proteins of many other organisms. Expression systems such as the T7 system allow biologists and medical scientists to obtain useful amounts of individual proteins for analyzing the...
Researchers identify gene for a primary form of sudden infant death sydrome (SIDS)
...nsible for the sudden deaths in these infants. DNA sequencing
of this gene in all four patients revealed a severe alteration. All affected infants were found to have two abnormal copies of the TSPYL gene and all parents were carriers of the alteration. Although several other genes are known to be associated wit...
Dog genome assembled
...outlines the scientific rationale and strategy for sequencing
the dog genome, go to: http://www.genome.gov/Pages/Research/Sequencing/SeqProposals/CanineSEQedited.pdf...
National Corn Growers Association announces valuable maize genome data now available to scientists
... International, Inc., have transferred their maize sequencing
information to a searchable database on the Intern...rt this important effort. With the availability of sequencing
data from Ceres, DuPont and Monsanto, the corn genome could be completely sequenced by 2007, potenti...
Secret behind hard exoskeletons, spreading wings revealed
...ence across species. The researchers then used the sequencing
information to determine the structure of the bursicon molecule. They found that bursicon's structure makes it a member of a group of molecules known as the cystine knot proteins. Cystine knot proteins are so known due to their molecular structure, r...
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