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Race Based Genome Project Launched By Mexico

...to the project, and Jimenez, who is an experienced genomics researcher, is well aware of the social implications of genomics analysis. INMEGEN’s research will be subject to oversight as well as review by a panel comprising t...

Evoprinter, a multigenomic comparative tool for rapid identification of functionally important DNA

...ave developed a simple, yet effective, comparative genomics tool, Evoprinter that facilitates the rapid identification of evolutionary conserved sequences within the context of a single species. The Evoprinter output identifies multispecies-conserved DNA sequences as they exist in a reference DNA. Generated...

Co-infection of Two genetic diseases makes them susceptible to malaria

...because a huge effort is being poured into malaria genomics and the search for genetic associations with malar... And with the sequence publicly available, leading genomics experts who had done little with malaria are now focusing their talent and technology on the disease...

Designer Rats Reveal Possible Heart Disease Genes

...ce 1992, TIGR, based in Rockville, Md., has been a genomics leader, conducting research critical to medicine, agriculture, energy, the environment and biodefence....

Human Complexity Can Be Attributed To Regulatory Sequence

...rGome. Researchers also make use of comparative genomics to study the relationships between the DNA of different species. CArG boxes identified by the computer screen were then tested to see if they interacted with SRF and changed the behavior of genes as predicted. The study disclosed 60 CArG boxes to exe...

Nutrigenomics here comes a team to better your future!

...non that the only answer to developing Nutritional genomics is to work as a team. José Ordovas, PhD, director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA //Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University along with about than eighty other leading researchers in the fields of ...

Designer Strawberries

... plant size, F. vesca is an ideal model system for genomics in commercial strawberry. The rapid growth of new shoots, the high number of seeds generated and the ease in which new plants may be established, make this plant an ideal candidate as a platform for large-scale studies to elucidate gene function. T...

Fat Facts: Obesity Traced To the Genes

... Alan Herbert, M.BChB., Ph.D., of the genetics and genomics department at Boston University’s medical school. ...

Obesity: Blame It On The Genes

... Alan Herbert, M.BChB., Ph.D., of the genetics and genomics department at Boston University’s medical school. ...

A new medicine source: wallaby milk

...Scientist.Research director in animal genetics and genomics for the Victoria Department of Primary Industries in Melbourne, Dr Ben Cocks said, “Because baby tammar wallabies are born with a heart, but no lungs, a huge amount of development happens in the pouch and during that time they just rely on milk". He ...

A Human Brain Gene Could Hold Clues On The Evolution Of Brain Capacity

...trategy for using the chimp genome and comparative genomics to identify regions of the human genome that had evolved rapidly. "When we developed this computational method, we weren't sure what we would find. It was very rewarding to find that this region that came out at the top of our list is potentially r...

Researchers Make a Major Strategic Breakthrough in Controlling the AIDS Virus

...e for Quebec and Canada of continuing to invest in genomics research. “The $14 million invested in this project certainly played a role in accelerating the researchers’ work, and in helping Montreal to remain competitive on the international scene,” noted the agency heads, adding that Dr. Sékaly’s team was th...

Gene Tests to Identify Ovarian Cancer Have Little Clinical Value

...s first-ever collaboration of the CDC’s cancer and genomics programs with AHRQ provides important evidence-based guidance to inform both public health and medical practitioners about the appropriate use of genetic testing in cancer prevention and control," said Janet Collins, Ph.D., Director of CDC’s National...

Newly Identified Strains Of Chlamydia Trachomatis – A Gateway To New Disease

...emergence of new strains. 'Large-scale comparative genomics will be necessary to understand the precise mechanisms underlying Chlamydia trachomatis recombination and how other species of chamydiae may evolve and transfer from animals to humans.' Source-Eurekalert SI...

Montreal Researchers And US Develop Model Of Key Immune-System Component

...ith the newer approaches of proteomics, functional genomics and computational analysis, we have generated a mo...ientists and the precision that can be achieved by genomics and proteomics, two approaches that yield concrete results. "I would like to congratulate Dr. Desjar...

Biomarkers Ability to Predict Heart Disease and Stroke is Limited

..." says Wang. "Newer biological approaches, such as genomics and proteomics, may give us tools that can help identify these new biomarkers." Wang is an assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. "This important study shows that conventional risk factors have stood the test of time and are st...

How Many Genes Does It Take to Learn? Lessons from Sea Slugs

Scientists analyzing the genomics of a marine snail have gotten an unprecedented look at brain mechanisms, discovering that the neural processes in even a simple sea// creature are far from sluggish. At any given time within just a single brain cell of sea slug known as Aplysia, mor...

Accuracy of Gene Expression Test for Heart Transplant Patients Confirmed

...of the transplanted heart recipient. The test uses genomics technology (DNA microarray and real-time polymerase chain reaction—PCR), applying a complex algorithm to analyze the patient’s genes. The Allomap test is currently being developed for use in lung transplantation. The heart-muscle biopsy has for deca...

Genetic Tests in the Treatment of Depression Not Yet Useful

...f the evidence base is key to the effective use of genomics for the benefit of population health.' Since their introduction in the late 1980s, SSRIs (such as citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline) have become the most commonly prescribed class of drugs for treatment of depression. However, the l...

'Hen Factories' To Synthesize Cancer Drugs

...r Edinburgh, Scotland, specializes in genetics and genomics of animals and holds a place of honor in scientific history for being the birthplace of Dolly, the first cloned sheep. In a novel research, scientists at the Roslin Institute have recently developed a way of pooling large amounts of medicinal pro...

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