Genes playing possum!
We can't make generalizations from this about 'junk' DNA however. The degree to which a bit of non-coding DNA has some function, of some sort, is difficult to know simply because proving 'no' function is virtually impossible. That's why evolutionary conservation is a persuasive indicator that something's still usefully active. Francis Collins is quoted as saying that this is interesting and complex in its mechanism, which is not yet understood. He rightly says that in genetics, whatever can go wrong will go wrong--a principle Ken called the Rusty Rule of life in his 1990 book on [more...]
Date: 2010-08-20 09:54:00
The Building Blocks of Evolution
Molecular evolution at the level of DNA, RNA, and proteins is precipitated by one or more of the following: - Base substitution, whereby one amino acid (nitrogenous base) is replaced by another. This is called point mutation. - Deletion of a group of bases. - Addition of a group of bases, e.g. if there are multiples of three, one or more amino acids may be deleted from the protein. - Inversion, or removal of a segment of DNA accompanied by reinsertion elsewhere but in inverted order. Related to inversion in a way is translocation, wherein a portion of DNA is attached to a homologous [more...]
Date: 2010-09-22 20:09:00
Michael v. Young: A National DNA database?
I'm inclined to think that a national DNA database would not necessarily infringe any privacy rights. Because I don't think anyone really cares about their genetic code as it would be used by law enforcement, I don't see that there is much to object to so long as we are sure that the intended use remains the only use. Basically, DNA for law enforcement functions as a kind of super-fingerprint -- and I take it that nobody considers themselves to have a privacy interest in their fingerprints, no matter how unique. I could imagine abuse of a DNA database, of course. For example, if the DNA [more...]
Date: 2010-03-15 19:32:00
Red-Icculus.com › Forbidden Fruit- The Biotechnology Origin of ...
Digging deeper into the origin of the fingerling peppers, I find that their origin comes from a single plant produced by tissue culture at a then based, New Jersey company, DNA Plant Technology but which shut down their research division in 2002 but whose intellectual property is owned by Bionova and therefore under the Seminis/Monsanto umbrella. As I understand it, DNA Plant Technology, the biotech in it’s early days had managed to turn the immature pollen grains of a pepper flower’s anther (male part) placed onto a nutrient gel into embryonic pepper plants. Having only half the genetic [more...]
Date: 2009-05-19 22:51:59
Nutrigenomics or Nutrigenetics = DNA Diet | AntiAging - AgeLESSing ...
Nutrigenomics or Nutrigenetics = DNA Diet by John on June 9, 2010 Subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Nutrigenomics or Nutrigenetics Spells “Diet” with DNA Nutrigenomics or nutrigenetics is a new field of study in diet and nutrition. You might call this the DNA Diet. Studies are emerging that show the promise of nutrigenomics — the science of how your genes interact with food. At Stanford University, researchers assigned 138 overweight and obese women to either a low-fat or low-carb diet, depending on their genes. Those assigned the right diet for their genotype lost five [more...]
Date: 2010-06-09 13:19:03
FDA, Walgreens Puts Pathway Genetic Test Sales on Hold
FDA, Walgreens Puts Pathway Genetic Test Sales on Hold Walgreen’s drug stores originally had plans to launch the retail sale of an at-home genetic test on Friday that allows the consumer to assess his or her risk for diseases such as breast cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. The nation’s largest drugstore chain has opted to put sales on hold after an FDA warning that the test is not approved and could put consumers at risk. The test requires FDA authorization because it involves a device that allows consumers to collect their own DNA. The agency is also concerned about the fine [more...]
Date: 2010-05-13 12:20:02
ResourceBlog Article: Digital Preservation: British Library ...
Digital Preservation: British Library Discusses "Data DNA Key to Peventing 'Digital Memory Loss'" May 20, 2010 17:43 Very interesting and even important reading. Make sure those with an interest in digital preservation take a look. UPDATE: In addition to the material below and the items they link to, if this topic is of interest than these pages from the PLANETS.Time Capsule Project are a must. Links to images of the vault, Twitter Stream, Facebook page, and contact info are some of what you'll find. The following statistics actually conclude the announcement from the British Library (below) [more...]
Date: 2010-05-20 17:43:56
Obsessed With Genes (Not Jeans), This Teen Analyzes Family DNA ...
The Wests signed up in 2007 and gave 23andMe genetic testing as Christmas presents to family members. From that experience, Mr. West learned that Anne also inherited the mutation on the Factor V gene that increases the risk of a pulmonary embolism. He wanted to know more. By last year, whole genome sequencing was not only being offered to individuals, but the price had dropped enough that Mr. West raised the idea at dinner. “Dad got curious about the whole family,” Anne says. Biology has been a passion of hers since the fifth grade. She works at the family computer in a room with a view [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 18:33:20
The Spittoon » What DTC Genetic Testing Can—and Can't—Tell You
Unknown genetic factors, as well as environment, are also important. Additionally, because most research is conducted in populations with European ancestry, people from ethnic minorities get limited information from DTC genetic testing. Through its research, 23andMe is working to improve the information that all people can get from their DNA data. Our 23andWe surveys allow everyone to contribute to work aimed at understanding some of the most basic facets of our biology, and have already resulted in the publication of a report in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Our Parkinson’s [more...]
Date: 2010-08-03 15:58:54
Junk DNA And The Onion Test
The reason this is relevant is that while it may be that most of the non-coding DNA in the human genome is necessary for gene regulation, chromosome structure, protecting against mutations, or some other function(s), simply assuming that this is the case runs into the immediate problem of explaining why an onion requires so much more regulatory, structural, protective, or otherwise useful non-coding DNA. I have called this the Onion Test, a term that I am pleased to see has been useful in discussions about junk DNA. For example, it has appeared in interesting articles published in New [more...]
Date: 2008-06-01 10:00:00
The Myndset » Need a coach for your brand ? – Part 2 : DNA ...
The brand is, by definition, a quality reference, a specific universe and a vector of values. A brand is recognized for its quality and, in its domain, garners a reputation and expertise, which can lead to taking a position of authority and providing advice. All these factors can now to be put in place using the available digital media, of course, respecting the web code of conduct, i.e. openness, authenticity and a willingness to initiate (listen and participate in) the “conversations”. Facebook has materially changed the media landscape through, in particular, its fan and group pages. [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 12:35:15
Coralville's IDT Partners with Marshall University
The Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (MIIR) has announced it has entered into an applied research and product development partnership with leading biotechnology company Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT). According to the terms of the agreement, scientists at MIIR will be developing optimized biomolecular analyses or “assays” to be used by IDT for the detection and quantification of ribonucleic acid (RNA). The goal of the co-development project is to significantly improve the specificity of IDT’s current assay methods without substantially increasing the cost. IDT’s [more...]
Date: 2010-05-21 20:59:12
NEW: Berkeley DNA plan draws ethics concerns
That could represent a conflict of interest for the professors, who are involved in personal private ventures in genetic testing and personalized medicine. Direct-to-consumer genetics products, now being offered by private firms such as 23 And Me, have raised a number of issues. For $499, you can have your DNA analyzed, which will tell you how likely you are to contract certain diseases. However, many federal agencies object to the procedure, saying that it is still in its infancy and has not proven reliable. The FDA does not sanction genetic testing. The American Medical [more...]
Date: 2010-08-11 21:27:35
Healing Dna With Light, Sound And Acupuncture
There are many other ways to enhance the torsion field in our body like sunlight, negatively charged fresh air, clean water, natural medicines, and healthy foods. Another way to improve and repair DNA on a cellular level is acupuncture. Acupuncture can be used on the pericardium and heart meridians to activate the thymus gland and improve immune function. This can be very useful in treating autoimmune diseases. Increased the energy in these meridians can activate higher frequencies. Higher frequencies lead to lower cellular oxidation rates and less cellular aging. Acupuncture on the Du [more...]
Date: 2010-09-07 12:05:19
Biotinylation of Antibodies | Biotinylated and Biotinylation
Biotin is a material generally used in a double step recognition systems inrecital with conjugated avidin.It is naturally conjugated to proteins via primary amines for example lysines. Typically between three to six biotin molecules are conjugated to an antibody. There are other measures used by this code of behaviour such as 1. Column chromatography 2. Reagent Storage The conjugation protocol consists of, 1. Preparation of antibody 2. Covalent conjugation Conjugation protocol: The complete conjugation process can be performed in a single day. You will need the resources named below. [more...]
Date: 2010-01-13 00:47:14
Quick Nucleic Acid Facts
Anne Marie's Chemistry BlogBy Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D., Chemistry Guide | My Bio | RSSMy BioMy BlogMy ForumRSS If you're taking general chemistry, organic, or biochemistry, you'll need to understand some basic concepts about nucleic acids, the polymers used to code the genetic information of organisms. Here are some quick nucleic acid facts to get you started: Nucleic acids are the molecules that code the genetic information of organisms. The two nucleic acids used in repair, reproduction and protein synthesis are deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA, shown) and ribonucleic acid [more...]
Date: 2010-09-27 17:16:46
Integrated DNA Technologies Ranked a “Best Place to Work”
Intergrated DNA Technologies in Coralville was ranked number 6 among small companies and number 9 overall. GHTime Code(s): 2d092 Read the rest of this great post [more...]
Date: 2010-04-28 23:40:07
I AM Buddy, The BUDDHA From Mississippi ™: Spiritual DNA
Pair 6, Cosmic or Systemic DNA: In this section of our DNA, we store all the potential to create and to re-create ourselves. This is the most spiritual part of our being ingrained into our genetic code. This is the master point of the connection between the individual and the entire cosmic Universe. With this pair fully activated, one is able to manifest situations in their lives more independently. It is from these major connections that our ability to manifest “miracles” comes from. Tradition declares that human beings had all these possibilities fully activated at one point in time: [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 23:24:00
Africa Rising 2010: Three Paths to Dual Citizenship
members of the African Diaspora can now pursue citizenship in countries in which those from their ethnic group now reside. The test, which draws on DNA data from throughout Africa, shows you where the specific branch of your ethnic group resides today. It will not tell you where they were when your ancestors were stolen away, but then the borders established by the colonial powers were and are artificial and do not reflect the normal migration patterns that have held for millennia. We believe this DNA testing can be further certified by African scientists if necessary so that African [more...]
Date: 2010-10-02 01:24:00
Solving the Traveling Salesman Problem with Genetic Algorithms and ...
Mutation rate: You cannot simply change EVERYthing on each generation. You must maintain some of the core DNA in order to improve. Otherwise the solution is too random and does not converge. Similarly, too little mutation and the solution converges too slowly. Number of Breeders – you would think breeding from the single-best solution at any given point would be ideal. Surprisingly the system did better when a higher number, say 10% of the population is used to breed from. Too many and again you don’t converge. Too few and the system can be boxed into a dead-end solution ala the Hill [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 01:51:00
Wellcome Library: Tour de Francis
So consumed was Crick with his work on the helix structure of DNA that he had a model of it displayed outside his house on 19-20 Portugal Place also referred to as ‘The Golden Helix’ where he lived with his wife Odile from Autumn 1952. The helix is not double but single here, a simple symbol of Crick’s momentous discovery the previous year. It was here on 18th October 1962 that Cambridge police were allegedly called to a disturbance involving exploding firecrackers being thrown down to the street. The owners had thrown an extravagant party to celebrate being awarded the Nobel Prize for [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 11:40:00
Cancer Treatment and Medication | Health news for americans
Cancer damages the genetic composition of a cell and alters the DNA coding. Once the DNA of a cell is changed by a carcinogen, the cells do not die and such cells accumulate to form a callus of dead cells called tumor. There are 2 types of tumors 1. Benign tumor 2. Malignant tumor Benign tumors can be treated by surgically treating them by removal and they do not spread over to other parts of the body. However, if benign tumor starts spreading, they are termed malignant and they also infest the neighbor organs and cells. Malignant tumors are cancerous and their [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 11:57:56
Ancestry DNA Testing| Information | homeDNAdirect.com.au Blog
Ancestry DNA testing: A General Overview Posted on | August 13, 2010 | No Comments There are many reasons to carry out ancestry DNA testing; ancestry testing can tell you so much about your history and ancestors, that which you cannot find out any other way than by doing such a test. The test will link you to your deep and far back geogenetic roots going back thousands and thousands of years. Moreover, it can help all the more those who are clueless or simply wish to know more about their ancestral origins. To trace you ancestral origins, you will be provided with an ancestry testing kit. [more...]
Date: 2010-08-13 10:50:48
Sequencing and Analysis of Approximately 40 000 Soybean cDNA ...
9Kazusa DNA Research Institute, 2-6-7 Kazusa-kamatari, Kisarazu, Chiba 292-0818, Japan 10Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Saga University, Honjo 840-8502, Saga, Japan 11National Agricultural Research Center for Hokkaido Region, 1 Hitsujigaoka, Sapporo, Hokkaido 062-8555, Japan 12Experimental Farm, Kyoto University, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-0096, Japan 13Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8589, Japan 14Division of BioResource, Frontier Science Research Center, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki 889-2192, Japan 15Laboratory of [more...]
Date: 2010-09-04 19:42:59
DNA testing program altered | UC Health - University of California
The California Department of Public Health has instructed UC Berkeley not to proceed with a portion of its ground-breaking program to educate students about genetic testing and personalized medicine. The program, called “Bring Your Genes to Cal,” allowed incoming students, on a voluntary and anonymous basis, to submit DNA samples, with the promise that they would receive their personal results of tests for three common genetic variants. Some 600 of more than 5,000 incoming freshmen and transfers students have already volunteered their saliva samples and signed consent forms allowing these [more...]
Date: 2010-08-13 00:44:54
EveryDay Science » Blog Archive » New roles for new genes ...
Thanks to new technological advances in genomic sequencing , we know that much of the DNA genome is transcribed into RNA but only a small portion of this RNA (transcriptome ) contains sequences that encode for the synthesis of proteins. Thus, although long RNA fragments are non-coding transcriptome most mammals, their cellular functions are still unknown. Scientists have already described the role of small RNAs in gene regulation but we still know very little about the long fragments . The long noncoding RNAs are RNA fragments longer than 100 nucleotides. The authors of this paper have shown [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 14:35:23
Herbal News Magazine | Walgreens Plans to Sell a DNA Test Shelved
Walgreens, one of the fastest growing, and my personally favorite drugstore chain, has decided to put plans on hold for selling a new DNA saliva swab kit that they were planning to sell in their stores, probably bringing them to the forefront as the only drugstore chain to sell such a unique product. Why would people want a test like this, you ask? Well, DNA testing is becoming more and more popular as a way to detect whether you have damaged DNA and might be more likely to contract different diseases, or even be more prone to things like breast cancer and other inherited types of disease. I [more...]
Date: 2010-05-29 10:24:00
Home DNA Tests: Proposed New rules : : Healthcare News
A set of new rules and guidelines have been put forward by Human Genetics Commission (HGC) to crack down on inaccurate and harmful home do-it-yourself DNA tests freely sold over the internet. Many private companies, based mainly in the US, offer such direct to consumer testing kits that estimate a person’s risk of suffering from diseases like Alzheimer’s or breast cancer, by analyzing the genetic codes. Paternity testing or finding out the identity of the father is another reason as to why these tests are gaining in popularity. The Commission has expressed its reservations about [more...]
Date: 2010-08-31 12:02:53
Who Owns Your DNA?
... that's the question posed by Consumer's Union (publishers of Consumer Reports)... which then goes on to discuss consumer gene tests and the problems with their results - barely mentioning that question of who owns our DNA. The article is an excellent overview of the problem with over-the-counter DNA testing kits, which we actually looked at several months ago when the FDA made Walgreens pull gene testing kits off their shelves. The reason they were pulled was because their accuracy can't be tested. In fact, one analysis showed that using one DNA sample, three different tests for the [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 06:42:35
Is free, circulating DNA a useful marker for prostate cancer ...
The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink has been developed to become a primary source of accurate, current, and topical information about prostate cancer for patients and their families. The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink is intended for informational purposes only. It is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. News and information provided on this site should not be used for diagnosing or treating any health problem or disease. The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, please [more...]
Date: 2010-09-28 12:30:40
DNA Testing - Legal DNA Tests DNA Testing Center Paternity Test ...
DNA Identity Testing Center is a leading provider for Legal DNA Test, Legal DNA paternity testing, Immigration DNA Testing, Infidelity Detection and DNA testing services. Incoming freshmen at UC Berkeley will receive a cotton swab kit in the mail to participate in voluntary DNA testing as university-wide project. This will be the first mass genetic testing by a university looking for three specific genes as following: 1- Ability to break down alcohol 2- Difficulty to digesting dairy products 3- Regulating body’s ability to absorb the vitamins contained in green, leafy vegetables Despite the [more...]
Date: 2010-09-13 17:51:00
DNA Testing – Making the Right Choice
For a court to accept DNA test results as evidence of paternity, it is essential that the court can be certain that the correct procedures have been followed, right from the taking of the samples to the reporting of the results. The Ministry of Justice maintains a short list of companies who are accredited to carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969. Being accredited by the Ministry of Justice means that Cellmark abides by the voluntary Code of Practice for genetic testing laboratories, and is accredited to [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 21:34:14
Mutant gene discovery in Jews may stop brain damage | Sevarth
As the disease is both severe and common, testing for these mutations will probably soon become a routine prenatal genetic screening test in these two populations so that future cases can be prevented, by carriers either not marrying each other or having children together, or by abortion or pre-genetic diagnosis to choose healthy embryos for in-vitro fertilization. Prof. Ohad Birk and doctoral student Orly Agamy of the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev at BGU and colleagues at Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba demonstrated the first human disease associated with a [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 07:23:13
Senior Software Engineer - SEQanswers
Complete Genomics is an emerging DNA sequencing technology with the promise of high throughput, low cost sequencing of human genomes. The technology has proven itself by sequencing of hundreds of human genomes for customers from research institutions to pharmaceutical giants to clinical researchers. Complete Genomics is aggressively pursuing innovations to aid its customers in the study of human disease and to push its service into vast new markets. It has filed an S1 for IPO. The assembly pipeline team is an amalgam of exceptional bioinformaticians and software engineers of diverse [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 18:28:02
Because no one will win the debate on human evolution!
All persons have the same 100% human genes and DNA sequence-based links to an African matriarch. I refer readers to 11th January 1988 cover story in Newsweek that the DNA of humans navigate on the River. This article has been shown that evolutionists have to search, but we are afraidWrite: All people are a unique rainbow family combined. We have the saliva, the same blood type, the same shit and the same disgusting habits: we are not many, but One Race A dysfunctional family! The fact that some pre-human species changed, does not mean that all people have done things before the same thing? [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 17:50:37
Hialeah Man Sentenced to 30 Year Prison Term - Miami Criminal ...
Despite the fact that the assailants broke into the wrong home, they decided to rob the elderly woman. During the robbery they tied up the woman and taped her mouth shut. Detectives were able to locate a fingerprint on a the piece of scotch tape located at the crime scene that matched the defendant's fingerprints. The third case against the defendant was a kidnapping charge that allegedly occurred when the defendant held a pawn shop owner hostage in his home for over 9 hours. The defendant and his accomplices beat the victim for hours in an effort to secure the pass codes to get into his [more...]
Date: 2010-09-15 17:51:45
MIELOMA MULTIPLO ITALIA: Metilazione del DNA nel MIELOMA MULTIPLO
They performed DNA methylation profiling analysis for more than 800 genes, including tumor suppressors, oncogenes, and genes involved in cancer-related cellular processes. This process contrasts with previous studies that focused on the analysis of a single gene. They found only a few genes that were hypermethylated, but importantly found many more hypomethylated genes, even in the earliest stages of multiple myeloma. "Our data suggest that the overall degree of methylation may have some prognostic value, and further studies are needed to determine the functional and clinical significance [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 18:12:00
Learn More About the Dog Breed DNA Test
Reasons to Learn a Programming Language For most people, programming is very daunting but in reality, it isn't very difficult to learn how to program. All you need is patience and practice and in no time at all you will be writing your own code. Improving Your Child's Learning Ability How would you improve your child's learning ability? This is a very difficult area for most parents and it has to be dealt with in a gentle and loving way that will inspire your child to improve. Learning The Thai Language Thai can be a difficult language to learn mainly because it is a tonal language. One [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 15:57:36
MyJournals.org - 'Screening of the DNA mismatch repair genes MLH1 ...
Screening of the DNA mismatch repair genes MLH1, MSH2 and MSH6 in a Greek cohort of Lynch syndrome suspected families (BMC Cancer) Background: Germline mutations in the DNA mismatch repair genes predispose to Lynch syndrome, thus conferring a high relative risk of colorectal and endometrial cancer. The MLH1, MSH2 and MSH6 mutational spectrum reported so far involves minor alterations scattered throughout their coding regions as well as large genomic rearrangements. Therefore, a combination of complete sequencing and a specialized technique for the detection of genomic rearrangements should be [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 16:25:57
Scientists Discovered Human DNA Genetic Variants Linked To Breast ...
A consortium of scientist and cancer experts from different part of the world has discovered five common genetic variants in human DNA that increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer in the general population. Scientists and researchers composed of experts from the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia, who studied through the genetic code of thousands of women, searching for at least single differences found among women with cancer but absent to those healthy women. The researchers based their work on prior research that compared more than 10,200 women with ovarian cancer to 13,185 women [more...]
Date: 2010-09-20 10:00:15
How to choose a DNA Paternity testing service in UK : : Healthcare ...
Most of the highly reputed DNA paternity testing centres and laboratories will claim a 99.99% accuracy of proof of paternity when the father, child and the mother are all tested. The results will be treated as 100% proof if the man who has been tested is not the father. Accreditation from the competent authority In the UK, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is the competent authority to give a formal certificate of recognition to a body or organisation or person to carry out the testing. The Ministry maintains a list of all those companies and organisations which have been accredited to perform [more...]
Date: 2010-09-17 12:31:28
A History Lesson about the Future of Digital Marketing
DNA - The very make up of our bodies is a digital system that passes biological makeup from one generation to the next. Text - the alphabet is a set of symbols used to convey a message. Abacus – Using rows of beads to represent numbers, this ancient calculator uses the placement and number of beads to convey numeric messages. Flag semaphore – In the US, a flag at half-mast delivers a message. This is an example of a digital communication. Flags and rods placed in particular positions send messages. Similarly, maritime signal flags use symbols to represent letters that deliver digital [more...]
Date: 2010-10-04 19:24:23
Bioinformatics and its applications
Shotgun sequence techniques are also used for sequence analysis of numerous fragments of DNA. Special software is used to see the overlapping of fragments and their assembly. Prediction of Protein Structure:- It is easy to determine the primary structure of proteins in the form of amino acids which are present on the DNA molecule but it is difficult to determine the secondary, tertiary or quaternary structures of proteins. For this purpose either the method of crystallography is used or tools of bioinformatics can also be used to determine the complex protein structures. Genome [more...]
Date: 2010-09-24 07:00:00
Free DNA Testing to students at UC Berkeley
Despite the recent headlines for home DNA test designed for paternity and relationship analysis, people behind the university effort beleieve this should yield some exciting results. Jasper Rine, professor of genetics at the university and the faculty member who is leading the project said " this is an educational project, not a research project". Once the samples are returned, they will be sent to the private laboratory for testing and the reults will be available in about one week. Participant must attend Rine's public lecture on September 13 in order to get their results. The program will [more...]
Date: 2010-09-16 14:56:00
Genetic Fingerprinting of Bacillus thuringiensis Isolates by ...
Genetic Fingerprinting of Bacillus thuringiensis Isolates by Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (RAPD-PCR)(Published in Nepal Journal of Science and Technology 10(2009) 97-103)Gyan Sundar Sahukhall, Upendra Thapa Shrestha1, Binod Lekhak2, Anjana Singh2, Viswanath Prasad Agrawal11Research Laboratory for Biotechnology and Biochemistry (RLABB), Kathmandu, Nepal. 2Central Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepale-mail: email@example.com AbstractRandom Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) is a method of producing a genetic fingerprint of a [more...]
Date: 2010-01-21 14:06:00
Have scientists really created artificial life in a test tube...
"It's a new enabling technology, but it tells you as much about the definition of life as anything else. We consider it a philosophical leap, being able to start with information in the computer, build the chromosome chemically and have it active. That has never been done before. It has changed my definitions of life and how dynamic it is - simply by putting new software into the cell, the cell starts producing the new proteins coded for by that software and creates a new cell. So life is much more dynamic than most people envision and the dynamic process is totally controlled by the software [more...]
Date: 2010-05-21 08:09:00
Code of Life (The) - Answers Bookstore
Format: DVD Length: 45 mins. Dimensions: 5.25 x 7.5 in. Ages: 15 & up Publisher: Answers in Genesis–US Published: 2007 The letters DNA have become a part of everyday language—in the media, schools, churches, and homes. DNA exists in the cells of all living organisms and contains an incalculable amount of information necessary for life. Evolutionary interpretations have led to the incorrect beliefs that mutations and natural selection are responsible for adding the information necessary for molecules-to-man evolution and that "junk" DNA is merely a leftover from this process. This [more...]
Date: 2007-11-15 08:00:00
Collect HPV pay with the right screening versus reflex diagnoses ...
A core ASCCP recommendation is to screen for high-risk HPV DNA in patients over the age of twenty years with a Pap cytologic result of 795.01 (Papanicolaou smear of cervix with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance ). The guidelines also address the role of HPV with other Pap outcomes in special populations like recommending reflex HPV testing for postmenopausal women with cytologic findings of 795.03 (Papanicolaou smear of cervix with low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion ). Important: If your payers have adopted any or all of these guidelines, you will need [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 05:08:32
visual dna v2
Now, after two years and much aging later, my visual dna says that am an easy rider. I think I was then too. I know I chose the same imagery for vacation, music, what I’d rather be doing right now, drink, relaxation. Am surprised that essentially, things have remained the same, despite me being the huge advocate for “being the same” is boring! So much for hypocrisy! Ok, some technical issues again, (this week has been crappy wrt all the ridiculous problems I’ve been facing technically!) and I can’t get that code to work, so am just gonna go mac crazy and take screen shots and paste [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 11:00:55
Scientists say rare plant has biggest genome yet « Xenophilia ...
A genome is the full complement of an organism’s DNA, complex molecules that direct the formation and function of all living organisms. The size of an organism’s genome is typically measured by the number of bases it contains – base pairs being the building blocks of DNA. The human genome, for example, has about 3 million bases and measures about 6 feet in length. The marbled lungfish has a whopping 130 million bases. And the 12-inch (30-centimeter) flower studied by Leitch turns out to have 150 million. Outside experts were impressed. “This is certainly an enormously large genome,” [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 08:37:15