Tag: "reinventing" at biology news
Genetic map of all plants, animals is goal of genomics
...larity, Bennetzen says, is that nature doesnt like reinventing
the wheel. "Creation of new genes is very rare, maybe happening only a few times in tens of millions of years," he says. Scientists call this similarity "genetic conservation." Once nature finds something that works, it sticks with it, even if the or...
Putting genes in a pill
...the genetic material resides. "What we're doing is reinventing
a virus through chemistry," he said. In 1998, Nantz helped found a biotech company, Genteric Inc., todevelop oral delivery systems for gene therapy. Because cells in thegut turn over quickly, the effect of the gene therapy drops overtime. So the trea...
Brain disease research, particle physics meet in the middle (ware)
...pen-standards approaches can help scientists avoid reinventing
the wheel and provide a common foundation for building customized applications. Worlds away from neuroscience, the Grid3 project faces similar challenges in data management and computing requirements for particle physics and biological science. To co...