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Multiple Myeloma Genome Unlocked

Discovery paves way for better therapies for some blood cancer patients, experts say WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- The sequencing of the first three multiple myeloma whole genomes has been completed by U.S. scientists, who said this success will lead to a better understanding ...

Human Genome Sciences Announces Second-Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Key Developments

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, and provided highlights of recent key developments. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prn...

Reminder - Human Genome Sciences to Host Conference Call to Discuss Top-Line Phase 3 Results for BENLYSTA(TM) (Formerly LymphoStat-B(R)) in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

ROCKVILLE, Maryland July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) will host a conference call today at 8:15 AM Eastern to discuss the results from BLISS-52, the first of two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials of BENLYSTA(TM) (belimumab, formerly Ly...

The GenoMEL project identifies a new region of the genome associated with the risk of melanoma

Research is increasingly becoming a networked process. The big genome studies are a good example of the need to pool the efforts of gold standard centers around the world. Only in this way is it possible to achieve results as solid as those obtained by the GenoMEL project, which is funded by the E...

'Ambry Genetics Announces Launch of Chromosomal Microarray to Offer Whole Genome Analysis'

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambry Genetics is pleased to announce the launch of whole-genome Chromosomal Microarray Analysis (CMA), offering the Ambry CMA: 105K Oligo Array, which is designed to identify chromosomal abnormalities associated with over 270 genetic disorders. In a pa...

MMRF and the Broad Institute to perform whole genome sequencing of multiple myeloma samples

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) announced today a collaboration with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to systematically uncover the molecular changes underlying multiple myeloma by whole genome sequencing of individual patient tumors. The MMRF will provide both patient sample...

The Personal Genome Project Deploys Isilon IQ Storage to Transform Genomic Research

Unprecedented DNA Sequencing Project Deploys Isilon Scale-out NAS to Store Public Database of Genomic and Trait Data for up to 100,000 Volunteers SEATTLE, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN ), the proven leader in scale-out NAS, today announced that the ...

Garvan to play a role in International Cancer Genome Consortium

Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, announced today that Australia would make a substantial contribution to the International Cancer Genome Consortium by tackling pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers and fourth most common cause of cancer death. The consortium b...

BioNanomatrix Awarded Phase II NIH Grant to Support Development of Its Single-Molecule Nanoscale Whole Genome Analyzer

- New $2.1 Million SBIR Grant Extends NHGRI Support for Commercial Development of the Company's Revolutionary Whole Genome Imaging and Analysis Platform - PHILADELPHIA, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNanomatrix, Inc., a developer of breakthrough nanoscale platforms for biomedical research, molec...

Human Genome Sciences Invites Investors to Listen to Webcast of Presentation at Cowen Conference

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) announced today that its presentation at the Cowen and Company 29th Annual Health Care Conference will be webcast and may be accessed at www.hgsi.com . (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh...

'Personalized' genome sequencing reveals coding error in gene for inherited pancreatic cancer

Scientists at the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have used "personalized genome" sequencing on an individual with a hereditary form of pancreatic cancer to locate a mutation in a gene called PALB2 that is responsible for initiating the disea...

Human Genome Sciences to Sponsor Conference Call

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) today announced that it will sponsor a conference call to discuss the results of ACHIEVE 2/3, its Phase 3 trial of Albuferon(R) (albinterferon alfa-2b) in chronic hepatitis C. (Logo: http://ww...

A New Way to Predict Outbreaks: Replikin Peptide Concentration in H5N1 Influenza Virus Genome as a Marker for Lethal Outbreaks

WHO and CDC have stated that the predictive accuracy of their annual formulations for human influenza vaccines is "suboptimal" - often correct less than 50% of the time, especially for seniors. Perhaps in part because we are not yet accurate in our predictions of upcoming influenza stra...

TIME Magazine Names 23andMe's Personal Genome Service 2008 Invention of the Year

Personal Genetics Company Singled Out for Pioneering Retail Genomics Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2008 -- TIME Magazine announced today that the Personal Genome Service™ from 23andMe , Inc. has been named 2008's Invention of the Year. 23andMe was chosen ...

The Cancer Genome Atlas reports first results, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center collaborates

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) has reported results from its first comprehensive study which focused on the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma. The findings are reported in the Sept. 4, 2008, advance edition of Nature . The TCGA team, comprised of more than 100 investigators from seven cancer...

Individual Genome Changes Over a Lifetime

Finding suggests dietary, environmental exposures may explain 'late onset' diseases TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new finding about the chemical, or epigenetic, marks on an individual's DNA sequence may explain why people become more susceptible to disease as they age and why...

The 'febit science lounge' presents: Webinar About Role of Non-Protein-Coding RNA in Human Genome Set for 11 a.m. EDT on June 12

'The human genome as an RNA machine' with Prof. John Mattick with Institute for Molecular Bioscience at University of Queensland, Australia LEXINGTON, Mass. and HEIDELBERG, Germany, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- febit holding gmbh today unveiled plans for the first of a series of educational Webinar...

Steno 'Superbug' Genome Shows Extreme Drug Resistance

Blood poisoner has claimed the lives of 30% of infected patients in U.K., researchers say FRIDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) British research into Steno, one the most recent "superbugs" to claim lives, reveals that the bacterium has an incredible ability to resist antibiotics and other d...

Human Genome Sciences Appoints John L. Lamattina, Ph.D., to Its Board of Directors

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) today announced that John L. LaMattina, Ph.D., who retired in late 2007 as President of Pfizer Global Research and Development, has been appointed to the HGS Board of Directors. (Logo: http://www.ne...

Researchers Publish Genome Sequence for Duck-Billed Platypus

One of the few mammals that lays eggs offers clues to evolution of all mammalian genes WEDNESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- An international team of scientists has published the first analysis of the genome sequence of the duck-billed platypus, one of the few mammals that lays eggs. ...

Superbug genome sequenced

The genome of a newly-emerging superbug, commonly known as Steno, has just been sequenced. The results reveal an organism with a remarkable capacity for drug resistance. The research was carried out by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge and the University of Bristol. ...

J. Craig Venter, Human Genome Pioneer, to Receive Award at Vietnam Veterans of America's National Leadership Conference

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The visionary biologist and intellectual entrepreneur J. Craig Venter will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Sciences Award at VVA's biennial National Leadership Conference on Saturday, July 19, in Greenville, South Carol...

NTMir Announces First International Research Grant for Genome Sequencing

MIAMI, April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- NTM Info & Research (NTMir), a Miami, Florida based not-for-profit organization, announced today that its first international research grant has been awarded to the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center to provide funding for "The Comple...

More 'functional' DNA in genome than previously thought

Surrounding the small islands of genes within the human genome is a vast sea of mysterious DNA. While most of this non-coding DNA is junk, some of it is used to help genes turn on and off. As reported online this week in Genome Research, Hopkins researchers have now found that this latter portion,...

Human Genome Sciences Invites Investors to Listen to Webcast of Presentation at JMP Securities Sector Focus Conference

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) announced today that its presentation at the JMP Securities Sector Focus Conference will be webcast and may be accessed at http://www.hgsi.com (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010612/H...

Photo: Scientists Complete Genome Sequence of Fungus Responsible for Dandruff, Skin Disorders

Research Findings to Impact Human Health, Agricultural Science CINCINNATI, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, scientists from P&G Beauty announced that they successfully sequenced the complete genome for Malassezia globosa (M. globosa), a naturally occurring fungus responsible for the ...

Guardian of genome predicts treatment outcomes for childhood cancer

Researchers have identified a new role for a cancer-prevention gene in the response to drug treatment for childhood cancer. In humans, the p53 tumour suppressor gene, also known as the guardian of the genome, is known for its role in the prevention of cancer. Mutations in the gene are associate...

Domestic cat genome sequenced

A report that appears in the scientific journal Genome Research ( www.genome.org ) details the first assembly, annotation, and comparative analysis of the domestic cat genome ( Felis catus ). The DNA of a 4-year-old Abyssinian cat named Cinnamon, whose well-documented lineage can be traced ...

Cat's Genome Map Purrfected

Blueprint of feline DNA could help humans, too, scientists say WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have sequenced the genome of the domestic cat ( Felis catus ), an advance they say will lead to health benefits for the popular pets and provide an excellent model for human disease. ...

Baylor College of Medicine increases fleet of Roche Genome Sequencer FLX Systems to 10 instruments

INDIANAPOLISThe Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine boosted its sequencing capabilities with an agreement to acquire seven additional Genome Sequencer FLX Systems from 454 Life Sciences, a Roche company. With 10 Genome Sequencer FLX Systems, the Human Genome Sequencing...

Hopkins researchers release genome data on autism

Researchers at Johns Hopkins McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine today are releasing newly generated genetic data to help speed autism research. The Hopkins data, coordinated with a similar data release from the Autism Consortium, aims to help uncover the underlying hereditary factors a...

One Species' Genome Found Within Another

Movement of genes between unrelated groups may happen more frequently than thought, study says THURSDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) --The discovery of an entire genome from one species inside another adds a twist to the study of evolution, new research suggests. Writing in the Aug. 30 issu...

Scientists Decode HIV Genome

Breakthrough finding shows virus carries huge RNA genetic code WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists have decoded the structure of an entire HIV genome, a breakthrough which could improve understanding of how the virus infects humans and could lead to the development of...

Scientists From 25 Countries Sequence Cow Genome

Could lead to better breeding techniques, shed light on human genome THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- A consortium of more than 300 researchers in 25 countries has succeeded in sequencing the entire genome of the placid, farm-dwelling cow. The feat has implications for underst...

First-Ever Mapping of Cancer Patient's Genome

Study of leukemia patient's DNA may lead to routine gene scans, experts say WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- In a genetics first, researchers report that they have decoded the complete DNA sequence of a person with acute myelogenous leukemia. There were some surprises -- eight...

CSHL scientists are part of consortium that sequences platypus genome

By any account, the platypus is an odd creature. Its got a broad, rubbery bill that brings to mind a duck.but it swims more like a beaver.yet it lays eggs and can inject poisonous venom, like a reptile. No wonder it was considered an elaborate hoax by scientists who examined the first specimen p...

UCLA researchers examine human embryonic stem cell genome

Stem cell researchers from UCLA used a high resolution technique to examine the genome, or total DNA content, of a pair of human embryonic stem cell lines and found that while both lines could form neurons, the lines had differences in the numbers of certain genes that could control such things as...

Scientists Map Intestinal Bug's Genome

Giardia is leading cause of parasitic infections in U.S. THURSDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have sequenced the genome of the intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia , responsible for more than 20,000 reported infections a year in the United States. That makes giardia the most co...

Scientists Map Elephantiasis Parasite's Genome

Achievement should help fight the disfiguring disease THURSDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) -- An international team of scientists says they've documented the genetic sequence of one of the world's most debilitating human parasites. Microscopic Brugia malayi worms can live for years inside th...

Replacing a Genome Boosts Race to Develop Designer Bugs: Study

Researchers transformed one bacterial species into another by swapping their genomes, a move that will accelerate the race to develop custom-built synthetic bugs, a pioneer on genetics said Thursday. Craig Venter, who had a hand in mapping the human genome, said a team of his researchers h...
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