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Genomics

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3 Months Ending Jul/24/2014
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Completed Soybean Genome Announced Featured

Completed Soybean Genome Announced

A completed draft assembly of the soybean (Glycine max) genetic code has been released by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, making it widely available to the research community.
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New Technique Developed for Faster Diagnosis of Hereditary Diseases

New Technique Developed for Faster Diagnosis of Hereditary Diseases

Antwerp, Belgium (OBBeC) - VIB researchers connected to the University of Antwerp have developed a new method that enables them to track down the cause of hereditary diseases more quickly and efficiently. By means of this technique, genetic tests that take a long time today − such as screening for hereditary forms of breast cancer − can be carried out much more rapidly. This finding creates new perspectives for tests that are currently expensive and difficult to perform.
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Transgenomic (TBIO) Obtains Exclusive License to Mitochondrial DNA Damage Detection Technology

Transgenomic (TBIO) Obtains Exclusive License to Mitochondrial DNA Damage Detection Technology

Omaha, NE (OBBeC) - Transgenomic has announced that the Clayton Foundation for Research of Houston, Texas through its technology transfer entity, the Research Development Foundation, has granted the Company an exclusive license to patents covering a method for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) damage detection. The patents form the basis for the development of diagnostic tests in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, degenerative diseases of ageing, cancer, and other diseases, by measuring increased oxidative damage within mitochondria.
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InforSense Announces Partnership to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

InforSense Announces Partnership to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

London, UK and Cambridge, MA (OBBeC) - InforSense, a provider of next generation business and scientific intelligence tools, has announced that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust (SLaM) and Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London will use the company's translational research solutions in Alzheimer’s disease studies to advance the development of early diagnostic tools and develop personalized medicine treatments within mental health research.
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Affymetrix Completes Acquisition of Panomics

Affymetrix Completes Acquisition of Panomics

Santa Clara, CA (OBBeC) - Affymetrix has announced the completion of its acquisition of Panomics, a privately held, Fremont, Calif.-based company which offers a suite of assay products for a wide variety of low- to mid-plex genetic, protein, and cellular analysis applications.
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New Method to find Important Genome Mutations in Cancer Featured

New Method to find Important Genome Mutations in Cancer

A new method, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, allows researchers to screen thousands of genes in hundreds of tissue at one time. The technique should allow cancer researchers to establish rapidly which mutations are drivers and which are passengers.

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HTG Signs Collaboration Agreement with Harvard Catalyst Laboratory

HTG Signs Collaboration Agreement with Harvard Catalyst Laboratory

Tucson, AZ (OBBeC) - HTG, a provider of the quantitative Nuclease Protection Assay (qNPA) system and service partner for the life sciences industry, has announced a collaboration agreement with researchers at Harvard Catalyst Laboratory for Innovative Translational Technologies (HC-LITT) at Harvard Medical School.
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Scientists Discover New Way in which Epigenetic Information is Inherited

Scientists Discover New Way in which Epigenetic Information is Inherited

New York (OBBeC) - Hereditary information flows from parents to offspring not just through DNA but also through the millions of proteins and other molecules that cling to it. These modifications of DNA, known as "epigenetic marks," act both as a switch and a dial – they can determine which genes should be turned on or off, and how much message an "on" gene should produce.
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New Revelation on Evolution of Gene Regulation Featured

New Revelation on Evolution of Gene Regulation

According to a report from Penn State University, scientists at the institute have uncovered some of the processes that regulate genes, such as those that ensure that proteins are produced at the correct time, place, and amount in an organism.
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Research Team Sequences Turkey Genome

Research Team Sequences Turkey Genome

Blacksburg, VA (OBBeC) – An international consortium of researchers has begun an effort to sequence the genome of the domesticated turkey, Meleagris gallopavo. The genome sequence will be obtained using the Roche GS-FLX sequencing platform and the recently launched Roche GS FLX Titanium PicoTiterPlate device and reagents.
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Collaborative Drug Discovery Receives Gates Foundation Grant

Collaborative Drug Discovery Receives Gates Foundation Grant

Burlingame, CA (OBBeC) - Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD), a provider of web-based software that organizes preclinical research data to help scientists advance new drug candidates more effectively, has announced that it has received a grant for $1,896,923 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a collaborative database that will enable scientists to archive, mine, and selectively collaborate around their research data to discover new cures for tuberculosis (TB).
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Researchers Uncover Secrets of Life in the Ocean Featured

Researchers Uncover Secrets of Life in the Ocean

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Developmental Biology unravel how the very first eyes in evolution might have worked and how they guide the swimming of marine zooplankton towards light.
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