Tag: "genome" at biology news
National Cancer Institute awards cancer center $4.5 million for colon cancer research
...ling pairs, the team will examine the entire human genome
in search of the common genetic mutation that makes them vulnerable to develop what are called adenomatous polyps. All participants in the Sibling Study will have their blood drawn and analyzed by molecular biologists and geneticists who will be look...
Gene mutation alters feeding behavior
...question we want to answer in looking at the human genome
is what controls behavior," said Dr. Leon Avery, associate professor of molecular biology at UT Southwestern and senior author of the paper. "I believe a lot of the genetics of human behavior will be understandable in molecular terms through a change...
Experts to study informed consent in national gene transfer research
... of its budget be set aside to fund studies of the genome
project's ethical, legal and social implications since it raised so many questions," Henderson said. "Our work relates to how people understand genetic research in terms of the consent process. "We're planning to investigate how benefits are desc...
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...elopment implications of the decline in honeybees genome
strategies for advantageous, rapid evolution changes in crime and punishment treatment of pain the future of space travel social behavior among primates and humans functional foods: research and marketing studies of urban sprawl from space the u...
... describes the Mackay team as masters of fruit fly genome
mapping, he believes their inbred flies, derived from genetically unrelated stocks, might have genomes that are unusually sensitive to the environment. "I think there's a serious limitation to this study they do not fully appreciate," he says. Macka...
Scientists develop most efficient mouse cloning strategy to date, create transgenic clone
...yonic stem cell and then transplanted the modified genome
into an egg cell whose genetic material had been removed. The result was Tetley: a transgenic clone who now carries the tet gene. The new technology will improve cloning efficiency by providing researchers the genetic tools needed to understand why ...
Why muscle strength seeps away: a new cause for muscular dystrophy
... in a 1000 and even then the fraction of the human genome
which needs to be searched through for the defect remains pretty large. For these reasons it is not so surprising that a new form of limb girdle muscular dystrophy was first discovered in a large Brasilian family by a research team in Sao Paulo, Br...
Photoreceptor gene mutations cause degenerative eye disease
...e (BB). While sequencing different regions of the genome
associated with BB they located a gene called PNR . The gene seemed an interesting candidate for BB because it was expressed in the eye, but Sheffield and his colleagues could not find any PNR mutations in patients with BB. They did, however, thin...
Life on land tied to gene expansion
...a piece of DNA wedged into a different part of the genome
(see sidebar). When she and her colleagues tried ear tagging one, they discovered that the mouse was unable to grab the table top. It turned out, the mice had failed to develop digits. Suspecting that the piece of DNA had wedged itself into the midd...
Robots eavesdrop on cellular discussions
...the availability of the entire DNA sequence of the genome
of baker's yeast and the ability to recognize the genes. When the complete sequence of the human genome
is available to researchers in the next couple of years, Dr. Fields predicts, a similar strategy wil...
Emerging 'R&D' patterns in genes may reduce evolution's risks
...ted--outside of that." While noting that the human genome
is not completely sequenced yet, researchers repor... says. "The old idea was that all the genes of the genome
were subject to similar mutational processes, so roughly speaking, the older you were as a gene fami...
Progress in mental retardation research
A major rationale for genome
sequencing is the promise of understanding human d...versity of Adelaide) explain how advances in human genome
sequencing have helped uncover genes involved in MR. Mental retardation, defined as IQ under 70, aff...
Genome scientists muster computer software tools for handling the flood of raw data from the Human Genome Project and related efforts
...genetic instructions for making an organism -- its genome
-- is contained in long, threadlike DNA molecules ... that will only be a first step. Buried within the genome
sequence are the genes -- DNA sequences that encode specific proteins -- which ultimately determine ...
NY pilot study pushes Human Genome Project toward cures for disease
... that finds all the protein -- coding regions in a genome
and also allows researchers to use structural and ... perform their vital functions. Although the human genome
is estimated to contain about 100,000 genes, with each gene encoding one protein, there are not a co...
Virus study reveals how nature 'super-sizes' tiny structures
...s. "Most simpler viruses, like rhinovirus, carry a genome
that allows them to go into a cell and take over the host-cell's machinery in order to replicate," Baker says. "These viruses, in addition to their genome, carry all the enzymes needed to dissolve the host cell wall, deposit their genomes and carry o...
Chiron reports on discovery of novel men B vaccine candidates based on whole genome sequencing of Neisseria meningitidis by TIGR
...University of Oxford, have determined the complete genome
sequence for Neisseria meningitidis, the bacterium...ups, each with unique expertise, in sequencing the genome
(TIGR), in the biology and pathogenesis of the bacterium (Oxford), and in vaccine development (Chiro...
Completion of the Drosophila genome sequence
...ity thanks Celera Genomics and the publicly-funded genome
projects for delivering the fruitfly genome
sequence PITTSBURGH, PENN. March 23, 2000 -- The publication and release of the complete DNA seque...
Press availability: J. Craig Venter, Genome Project Chief, available for media inquiries
...nd medical information. For his contributions to genome
research, Venter is this year's honoree of the David Perlman Memorial Lectureship at the Society's San Francisco meeting. His lecture, entitled "Decoding the Human Genome," will be presented Sunday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. (PST), at the Moscone Conven...
Drosophila genome sequence completed
...for the past 90 years. Now the entire Drosophila genome
has been sequenced by a collaborative effort invol...nter at the Celera Genomics . The Drosophila genome
sequence was published in the March 24, 2000, issue of Science . The researchers report that they h...
Fruit fly's genome sequence finished in record time: Physical maps are the key to accuracy
...omes. Only during the lastyear has the fly's whole genome
been sequenced, however, and its13,601 individual genes enumerated. The genome
of D. melanogaster, the largest yet sequenced in full,is described in the 24 March 2000 issue of Sci...
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