Tag: "sequencing" at biology news
Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
...ogen, fats, and silica to thrive. The diatom DNA sequencing
project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and conducted at the DOE Joint Genome Institute, provides insight into how the diatom species Thalassiosira pseudonana prospers in the marine environment while it contributes to absorbing the maj...
Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
... 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 clam's active DNA. Such information is crucial to the study of the basic cellular processes involved in many diseases. The scientists plan to use the new genet...
Bovine genome completed
...cattle used in beef production and was produced by sequencing
the genome 3.3 times. The final target, which is e...n $1.5 million (Cdn) towards a second phase of the sequencing
project which will help define genetic variability in the cattle populations. Moore and his research...
Bovine genome assembled
...enome Sequencing Center in Houston carried out the sequencing
and assembly of the genome. Additional work aimed ...e genes a process referred to as full-length cDNA sequencing
is being conducted by a team led by Marco Marra, Ph.D., at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Va...
Bovine genome sequence available
...pproximately three billion DNA base pairs. The sequencing
of the bovine genome will also help medical resear...tion capabilities was selected for the bulk of the sequencing
project. Holstein, Angus, Jersey, Limousin, Norwegian Red and Brahman cattle breeds will be also seq...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
...re expected to produce in future. Examples include sequencing
the genomes of parasites responsible for most of t...notes genomics-related technologies, including DNA sequencing
and bioinformatics, once so costly only wealthy nations could afford them, are now becoming availabl...
Defense provides additional $4.9 million for pathogen research tool
...ts are growing exponentially as a result of genome sequencing
projects and other new technologies. Sobral and his cyberinfrastructure group are building PathPort as a set of Web-services to consolidate, annotate, validate, disseminate, and analyze available pathogen data from disparate sources through an intero...
Technology award presented to Weizmann Institute scientist
..., and Dr. Leroy Hood, whose inventions made genome sequencing
possible. The Weizmann Institute received a corporate World Technology Award for Health and Medicine in 2003. Yaakov Benenson, Shapiro's graduate student who had a key role in creating the biomolecular computers, received a 100 Top Young Innovators A...
NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies
...re. NHGRI's near-term goal is to lower the cost of sequencing
a mammalian-sized genome to $100,000, which would ... NHGRI's vision is to cut the cost of whole-genome sequencing
to $1,000 or less, which would enable the sequencing
of individual genomes as part of medical care. ...
Researchers redrawing the Tree of Life
...s the time of origin. Molecular biology and gene sequencing
have changed the concept of plant evolution. "We thought for awhile we understood the classification, relationships, and date of origin and divergence of these plants," said Khidir Hilu, professor of biology at Virginia Tech. Formerly, flowering plan...
Discovery might improve design, effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs
...spectrometry is a major analytical tool capable of sequencing
peptides and allowing researchers to identify and characterize proteins at their physiological level. The instrument in which the experiments were performed is located at the North American headquarters of Bruker Daltonics in Billerica, Mass. The Mic...
Mice thrive despite massive genetic makeover
...edition of the journal Nature.After completing the sequencing
of the human genome, a question still lingers: is all the non-coding DNA (sometimes called "junk DNA")--which makes up nearly 98 percent of the genome--required, or is some of it potentially disposable? "In these studies, we were looking particu...
International human genome sequencing consortium describes finished human genome sequence
...he human genome," said Jane Rogers, Ph.D., head of sequencing
at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton,...e Sequencing Center in Houston, which currently is sequencing
the genome of another non-human primate, the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). More than 2,800 resea...
Single genetic defect links many risk factors for heart disease and stroke
...nome, which is contained in the nucleus. Detailed sequencing
of the mitochondrial genomes of family members revealed a specific mutation in all affected people. That defect was the substitution of a single DNA unit, or base, in the gene that coded for a specific transfer RNA (tRNA) in the mitochondria. Transf...
New center to map DNA of key lab mice
...thin the next two years." Mouse strains slated for sequencing
include: 129S1/SvImJ, A/J, AKR/J, BALB/cByJ, BTBR T+ tf/J, C3H/HeJ, CAST/EiJ, DBA/2J, FVB/NJ, MOLF/EiJ, KK/HlJ, NOD/LtJ, NZW/LacJ, PWD/PhJ, and WSB/EiJ. Since these strains will be sequenced in reference to C57BL/6J, this project will yield extensive...
ASU gets grant to develop high speed DNA sequence reader
...f our time. But with 3 billion base pairs, initial sequencing
of the human genome took 11 years and cost $1 bill...ch Williams grant is part) is to lower the cost of sequencing
a mammalian sized genome (human, chimpanzee, cow or dog, for example) to $100,000. It would enable r...
Research to explore revolutionary gene sequencing: Threading the molecular needle
...an accurately read your personal genetic code. The sequencing
of the DNA comprising the code is still far too sl...ostly and inaccurate to allow the kind of accurate sequencing
of specific tissues that is necessary to understand many of particular genetic problems of individua...
Virginia Tech, TIGR sign memorandum for new alliance
...ant microorganisms. TIGR also played a key role in sequencing
the first plant genome, Arabidopsis thaliana, as well as deciphering the genome sequence of rice. TIGR's bioinformatics department is creating and maintaining gene databases and has produced new software for finding genes in bacteria, plants, parasi...
Sexual competition drives evolution of a sex-related gene
...nogelin, from a variety of primates. They began by sequencing
the SEMG2 gene in humans, chimpanzees, pygmy chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, gibbons, macaques, colobus monkeys, and spider monkeys. These species were chosen because they represent all the major mating systems, including those in which one fema...
NYU team develops enhanced algorithm for detecting changes in cancer genomes
...ly examined new genomic technology for mapping and sequencing
with single molecules, models of genome evolution, and computational and systems biology models of biological processes like apoptosis, cell divisions, and others involved in cancer. Two senior research scientists from the Bioinformatics Group, Raoul...
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