Navigation Links
Scripps Wellderly Genome Resource now available to researchers
Date:3/6/2014

LA JOLLA, CALIF. Scientists exploring the genetic causes of illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, cancer and diabetes now have a new tool a reference DNA dataset built by researchers at Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI).

STSI researchers announced the release of the Scripps Wellderly Genome Resource (SWGR) today at the Future of Genomic Medicine Conference, the institute's annual educational gathering of the nation's leading genetics experts.

The SWGR is comprised of the whole genome sequences of 454 participants in the Wellderly Study, an ongoing STSI research project that is searching for the genetic secrets behind lifelong health by looking at the genes of healthy elderly people.

What makes this dataset stand out from other genomic references is the exceptional healthspan of the Wellderly participants, who have lived at least 80 years without developing any chronic diseases. Since other reference genomes include DNA data from younger participants, there is no way of knowing whether their disease status will change later in life.

Because the SWGR contains information from a healthy population, it can serve as a control group for a wide range of genomic studies of most late-onset adult diseases.

"We hope the Scripps Wellderly Genome Resource will play an important role in providing the research community extensive genomic characterization of a vital phenotype healthspan which has not been previously available," said Eric Topol, M.D., director of STSI and chief academic officer of Scripps Health. "We will continue to build on this with diploid, phased genomes in larger numbers of our Wellderly cohort."

Scientists around the world can now access the SWGR free through the San Diego Supercomputer and the financial support of a National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award.

"The Scripps Wellderly Genome Resource offers the genomics community a
'/>"/>

Contact: Keith Darcé
darce.keith@scrippshealth.org
858-678-7121
Scripps Health
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Scripps Research discoveries lead to newly approved drug for infant respiratory distress syndrome
2. Scripps Research Institute scientists find promising vaccine targets on hepatitis C virus
3. Scripps Research Institute Professor Gerald F. Joyce elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
4. Scripps Research Institute scientists develop antidote for cocaine overdose
5. Scientist wins $3 million renewal of one of longest-running NIH grants to Scripps Research
6. Scripps research scientists find anticonvulsant drug helps marijuana smokers kick the habit
7. Scripps Florida scientist awarded $1.5 million to design therapeutics with new RNA approach
8. Scripps Florida scientists identify neurotranmitters that lead to forgetting
9. Plastic trash altering ocean habitats, Scripps study shows
10. Scripps Florida scientists awarded $8.4 million grant to develop new anti-smoking treatments
11. Esther B. OKeeffe Foundation gives $2 million to the Scripps Research Institute
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scripps Wellderly Genome Resource now available to researchers
(Date:7/30/2014)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , July 30, 2014 ... industry-academia partnership with the United States Air Force ... project proposed by Binghamton ... for human performance monitoring (HPM). The $425,000 project, ... and electronics packaging firm i3 Electronics, Inc. ( ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... the journal Scientific Reports , published by ... found that while global temperature is indeed increasing, so ... while each year,s average hottest and coldest temperatures will ... within a wider range of potential high and low ... that even as overall temperatures rise, we may still ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... advanced optical methods and applications for imaging and manipulation ... the neurosciences were the inspiration behind Neurophotonics , ... society for optics and photonics. , The first issue ... the United States, and a special section features articles ... of the impact that optics and photonics will have ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium Awards Funding to Binghamton University for Development of Electronics and Biometric Sensor Platforms 2Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium Awards Funding to Binghamton University for Development of Electronics and Biometric Sensor Platforms 3Big data confirms climate extremes are here to stay 2SPIE launches Neurophotonics journal with special section on BRAIN Initiative 2SPIE launches Neurophotonics journal with special section on BRAIN Initiative 3
... Alberta researcher has discovered a rare practice by red squirrels ... its heart is also a survival tactic. U ... when he discovered a female had adopted a newborn squirrel ... candidate in evolutionary biology, found a baby red squirrel had ...
... funded by the U.S. economic stimulus program (ARRA) Health ... to advance the use of health information technology (HIT) ... been awarded to leading members of the American Medical ... the last two decades has advocated for informatics as ...
... and Space Sciences More than 2,200 scientists are ... sciences in Foz do Iguau at the 2010 Meeting of ... 8 to 12 August, are planning 377 scientific sessions on ... weather events in the Americas, climate impacts of megacities, greenhouse ...
Cached Biology News:Red squirrels: Altruists or self-serving survivalists? 2AMIA Members Manage HITECH Stimulus Grant Awards 22010 Meeting of the Americas, Brazil: News media registration open 22010 Meeting of the Americas, Brazil: News media registration open 32010 Meeting of the Americas, Brazil: News media registration open 4
(Date:7/30/2014)... , July 30, 2014  The Chicago Bears ... American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) in an effort to ... Chicago Bears will host free SPOT me™ skin cancer ... 2 at Soldier Field. SPOT me™ is an ... about the dangers and risks of skin cancer, and ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... announced the launch of blended sales training programs for ... proven sales training programs used by thousands of salespeople ... Horizons' blended sales training program can be customized to ... industry. , The blended sales training program ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... MA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 BCC ... Global Markets for Enzymes in Industrial Applications , ... reach to nearly $7.1 billion by 2018, registering a ... growth is estimated to be recorded in the detergent ... forecast period. , Enzyme technology has influenced almost every ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... , July 30, 2014  Dyadic International, Inc. ... whose patented and proprietary technologies are used to ... proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and ... Thomas "Tom" Dubinski as Vice President and Chief ... the financial and information technology operations for Dyadic ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Chicago Bears Join the American Academy of Dermatology in Fight against Skin Cancer 2Chicago Bears Join the American Academy of Dermatology in Fight against Skin Cancer 3Chicago Bears Join the American Academy of Dermatology in Fight against Skin Cancer 4Sales Horizons Launches New Blended Sales Training Programs to Companies Engaged in Complex B2B Sales 2Sales Horizons Launches New Blended Sales Training Programs to Companies Engaged in Complex B2B Sales 3Global Market for Industrial Enzymes to Reach Nearly $7.1 Billion by 2018; Detergent Enzyme Market to Record Maximum Growth 2Global Market for Industrial Enzymes to Reach Nearly $7.1 Billion by 2018; Detergent Enzyme Market to Record Maximum Growth 3Thomas Dubinski joins Dyadic as Chief Financial Officer 2Thomas Dubinski joins Dyadic as Chief Financial Officer 3Thomas Dubinski joins Dyadic as Chief Financial Officer 4
... Fla., April 9 Cryo-Cell International, Inc. ... world,s largest and most established family cord blood banks, ... 28, 2009. Consolidated revenues for the first quarter ... approximately $4.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal ...
... the release of it,s advanced nutritional supplement, Caplex, ... a unique patent pending formulation created by ... provides cancer patients a comprehensive source of the ... on results accumulated from medical research. Impressive changes ...
... NANTONG, China, April 8 Sinobiopharma Pharmaceutical Group ... the appointment of Ms. Yan Tan as Director ... Co., Ltd., Netherlands. She served as a China-based ... sold to Schering-Plough. Prior to Organon, Ms. Tan ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cryo-Cell International, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 2Cryo-Cell International, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 3Cryo-Cell International, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 4Cancer Fighting Nutrition Supplement, Caplex, Offers Cancer Patients A New All-Natural Treatment Option 2Sinobiopharma, Inc. Appoints New Director of Marketing 2
Anti-GOSR2 Monoclonal AntibodyOther Sub-Family: not assigned-Other Applications: Immunocytochemistry, Immunoprecipitation, Western Blot...
Mouse monoclonal [4A2.2] to SLC6A4 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 6532 SwissProtID: P31645...
... combines shaking and rocking for maximal fluid movement. ... mm stainless steel or acrylic platform, it is ... operation. The platform angle is easily adjusted from ... action and rotation speed of platform is adjusted ...
Anti-DNA Polymerase a, Human Description: 50 l Research Focus: cancer & cell proliferation Storage: 4C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
Biology Products: