Steve Talbott's genomic dynamite (What's Wrong with the World)
How could we hold our heads up with high-browed, post simian dignity when, as the New Scientist reported in 2003, “chimps are human”? If the DNA of the two species is nearly the same, and if, as most everyone seemed to believe, DNA is destiny, what remained to make us special? Such was the fretting on the human side, anyway. To be truthful, the chimps didn’t seem much interested. And their disinterest, it turns out, was far more fitting than our angst. The bulk of the essay is given to careful explication of the inadequacies of the long-regnant genomic model to explain gene expression. [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 01:51:53
Pit Bulls in Chicago – UPchicago.com
Breed-specific legislation, or BSL, is the route some municipalities have taken in an attempt to curb attacks by “vicious” dogs. This is based on appearance of the dog, as DNA testing of dogs, while available, is expensive, not to mention complicated when you start analyzing mutts. American Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, and Rottweilers are among the most common targets of BSL. Breed bans are in effect in many cities, some mandating that owners of certain breeds carry more insurance or build higher fences, to an outright ban, as in Denver, [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 16:05:56
TTC VIDEO – Major Transitions in Evolution
New technologies, such as DNA analysis, together with the latest fossil discoveries, make this a fast-changing subject that has grown far more detailed and complete than the presentation you may have learned in school. Among the scientific and popular misconceptions that have been overturned are these: * Neandertals: Recently sequenced DNA from Neandertals suggests that they were not an isolated throwback but contributed some genes to the modern human lineage. Genetic and other clues show that behaviorally Neandertals were very human-like. * Ardipithecus: The 2009 discovery of a relatively [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 03:10:44
Panda Bear Stuffed Animals & Facts
They have been classed with the raccoon family but according to some reports, in the late 80s following DNA testing, pandas were thought to be closer relatives of bears. With the pandas teddy like appearance it's no wonder they are referred to as panda bears or in the world of plush, panda bear stuffed animals. The history of the panda is an interesting one, dating back some two million years according to the first discovered skull found in China. Based on the research, it is believed that pandas have evolved over a period of three million years, totally separate from the lineage of other [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 02:52:42
Genes to Cognition at the Dolan DNA Learning Ctr
This post is meant to inform those unable to attend the Dolan DNA Learning Center workshop at the Stowers Institute on Genes to Cognition. This is a site that you will want to delve into when you have a bit of time on your hands. Well, that is if you are interested in learning and teaching about the connect between genes, cognitive behaviors, and their related brain disorders. The student-friendly essential question that this site helps students and teachers to explore is, “What good is a brain?” In all honesty, the site reminds me of Thomas Huxley’s book The Crayfish [more...]
Date: 2008-09-19 13:40:10
The Tea Party supports puppy mills? Really?
Interesting animal news and pet news. Pet related information, animal related web sites, stories about pets and wild animals. Humor and photos of animals. Bizarre pet products, merchandise and pet supplies. Terrierman‘s lead paragraph says it all, so he’ll kick off the topic for us: Apparently Joe the Plumber and the Tea Party support Puppy Mills. No, I am not making this up. Here’s the link you want, but you will also note that there is no link to the actual legislation in question. What’s going on? It seems the Tea Party and “Joe the Plumber” have determined that a ballot [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 13:10:07
NOT A CHIMP: Serotonin selectively influences moral judgment and ...
However, look at a recent map of the chromosomes of chimps and humans, aligned side by side, produced by researchers who have mapped all inversions - end-on-end flips of large chunks of DNA - and the chromosomes are all but blotted out by a blizzard of red lines denoting inverted sequence. Now you become overwhelmed by how much structural change has occurred between the two genomes in just 6 million years. True, not all inversions result in changes in the working of genes - but many do - and inversions might even have been responsible for the initial divergence of chimp ancestor from human [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 09:29:00
Between the Covers: New to Our Shelves
In this explosive new book, Sam Harris tears down the wall between scientific facts and human values, arguing that most people are simply mistaken about the relationship between morality and the rest of human knowledge. Harris urges us to think about morality in terms of human and animal well-being, viewing the experiences of conscious creatures as peaks and valleys on a "moral landscape." Because there are definite facts to be known about where we fall on this landscape, Harris foresees a time when science will no longer limit itself to merely describing what people do in the name of [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 12:00:00
AIPMT Biology Syllabus
DNA –its organization and replication; Transcription and Translation; Gene expression and regulation; DNA fingerprinting. Theories and evidences of evolution, including modern Darwinism. Unit : 4 Structure and Function – Plants Morphology of a flowering plant; Tissues and tissue systems in plants; Anatomy and function of root, stem(including modifications), leaf, inflorescence, flower (including position and arrangement of different whorls, placentation), fruit and seed; Types of fruit; Secondary growth; Absorption and movement of water (including diffusion, osmosis and water [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 14:07:00
Pacific Island Students Enouraged to Pursue Science | Malamalama ...
“Pacific colleges need people who look like Peltin teaching people who look like Peltin. They need mentors from their own culture. That’s what our graduates can do.” By design, students pursue research pertinent to their Pacific island homes. Projects range from investigating coral bleaching and establishing a coral nursery to testing the salt-spray tolerance of invasive kiawe trees and measuring photosynthesis in brown algae. Students have observed the behavior of Hawaiian monk seals, examined the types of microalgae fish eat and compared different populations of tree snails using DNA [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 02:54:42
Artificial Life Created in a Laboratory for the First Time ...
They manufactured a new chromosome from artificial DNA in a test tube, then transferred it into an empty cell and watched it multiply – the very definition of being alive. The man-made single cell “creature”, which is a modified version of one of the simplest bacteria on earth, proves that the technology works. Now Dr Venter believes organism, nicknamed Synthia, will pave the way for more complex creatures that can transform environmental waste into clean fuel, vaccinate against disease and soak up pollution. But his development has also triggered debate over the ethics of “playing [more...]
Date: 2010-05-21 13:46:05
Carnegie Mellon, FBI Announce Alice Animation Competition ...
The animation competition is the latest component to the FBI’s ongoing Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Program developed by the FBI’s Cyber Division and Nova Southeastern University. The SOS Program delivers critical Internet safety information to third- through eighth-grade students. More than 70,000 children in 41 states have completed the program, which fosters fun competition between local schools. SOS became one of the FBI’s national initiatives in October 2009. The FBI, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science, is expanding SOS to include a national [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 22:04:44
microarray animation | Breaking News
A DNA microarray (also commonly known as gene or genome chip, DNA chip, or gene array) is a collection of microscopic DNA spots, commonly representing single genes, arrayed on a solid surface by covalent attachment to chemically suitable matrices. DNA arrays are different from other types of microarray only in that they either measure DNA or use DNA as part of its detection system. Qualitative or quantitative measurements with DNA microarrays utilize the selective nature of DNA-DNA or DNA-RNA hybridization under high-stringency conditions and fluorophore-based detection. DNA arrays are [more...]
Date: 2010-09-23 06:21:07
Feline Fur Flushes Out Felons
The hair cats leave in their owners' homes through their frequent grooming can help authorities to catch criminals. Here, Catster member Leo shows off his grooming technique. New research has revealed that cat fur can help to identify and convict criminals. Dr. Leslie Lyons, a cat genetics expert, pioneered the research. Lyons, who works at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was already compiling information on cat DNA, when she had an “A-ha!” moment. “I’m a big fan of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” she says. In two episodes of [more...]
Date: 2010-09-29 14:43:50
Italy - Crisis of “Berlusconism” with a left that's out of the game
A pro-European, pro-austerity and pro-employer stance which is now included in its DNA and allows us to understand why, despite the difficulties of Berlusconi, this party does not find a voice and has no propulsive role in the country. To the inability of the "democratic” opposition we must add the complicity with the employer’s offensive of a large part of the trade union movement. Fiat is trying to wriggle out of national collective agreements to disorient the workers’ movement, leaving employers with their hands untied by reducing rights at work to the level of before 1968-1969. It [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 16:02:34
Can You Cheat In DNA Paternity Test?
DNA Paternity Test is the recent most widely used method of confirming a biological relationship of a supposed father to a child. There are two ways to perform the said test: 1. Court Admissible Test. This is a collection of samples and is performed through a controlled chain-of-custody procedure with a third party to act as a witness and verify the authenticity of the samples. Obviously this is a cheat proof system if a neutral and qualified third party witness is considered. 2. At-Home DNA Paternity Test. DNA Testing kit is usually sent at home and the person involved is responsible for [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 21:15:29
diabetes 2 information – Breaking Diabetes Diet Information
The consequence is the fact alloxan prompts the uric acid to damage the DNA contained inside the pancreas’s beta tissue. As an outcome, beta tissue may perhaps fail to function typically above the time, and thus no longer secreting adequate insulin. This can be considered as among the prime brings about for the early onset of variety II adult onset diabetes in adults. Enhanced usage of whitened sugars is considered as one of several prime will cause for sort II adult onset diabetes. Whitened sugars, also categorised as sucrose, can be a chemically refined foodstuff merchandise. Among the [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 17:00:33
Bloody Gourd May Contain Beheaded King's DNA
Posted @ 6:00 AM on October 13, 2010 by tweetleaks Sick of taxes, a lack of rights and living in poverty, French revolutionists condemned Louis XVI to the guillotine on the morning of January 21, 1793. After a short but defiant speech and a menacing drum roll, the last king of France lost his head as a crowd rushed the scaffold to dip handkerchiefs into his blood as mementos. Or so the story goes. Lending new life to the demise of Louis XVI, scientists performed a battery of DNA tests on dried blood inside a decorative gunpowder gourd that purportedly contained one such handkerchief. The [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 11:00:16
diabetes 2 information – Fresh Diabetes Diet Information
The result is that alloxan prompts the uric acid to destruction the DNA contained in the pancreas’s beta cells. As an outcome, beta cells might fail to purpose commonly through the time, and thus no longer secreting adequate insulin. That is considered as one of several prime brings about for that early onset of sort II type two diabetes in adults. Greater intake of whitened glucose is considered as one of many prime causes for variety II type two diabetes. Light sweets, also categorised as sucrose, is really a chemically refined food merchandise. On the list of prime drawbacks of light [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 22:00:06
Inquiring minds. Inspiring solutions | UTS News Room
Her early research linked cell division to the process of DNA replication and she is currently working on uncovering, at the molecular level, how cells know to divide at exactly the right place. “Once we understand this process we can work out how to stop the bacteria from multiplying, which will stop an infection from starting and spreading. We can do this by designing novel antibiotics that target specific bacteria – hopefully meaning a significant reduction in bacterial infectious disease.” Associate Professor Liz Harry Harry believes her discoveries could even lead to potential [more...]
Date: 2010-07-04 14:00:00
Teens Find, Kill Unknown Creature In Panama? | FIRETOWN!
People said it was everything from an alien to a monster and an albino hairless sloth. There has been no word on whether investigators will perform a DNA test on the creature to determine what exactly it is. Here is the story Remember this?: Plum Island, formerly Ft. Terry, is an animal facility comprising various labs. FADDL, or the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab is a diagnostic facility that is a full service diagnostic laboratory receiving samples from around the world. PIADC, the Plum Island Animal Disease Center comprises various laboratory facilities and studies exotic diseases [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 09:17:09
Constellation » VEDAS & HUMAN DNA II – RIG-VEDA: ARYAN HOME ...
In order to understand this series, it is imperative to read the following work of Lokamanya Bâl Gangâdhar Tilak THE ARCTIC HOME IN THE VEDAS @ www.vaidilute.com -The Veda is the original WORD the source from which everything else in the world emanated, and as such it cannot but be eternal. Here in brief, are the views entertained by Hindu orthodox theologians, scholars and philosophers in regard to the origin, character and authority of the Vedas; and on comparing them with the results of our investigation, it will be found that Patanjalis and Vyâsas view about the antiquity and the [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 09:06:04
Want's to know if youer Ivory is Legal or Fake - DNA Test
Want’s to know if youer Ivory is Legal or Fake – DNA Test by sshats on March 26, 2010 Until recently, it was often impossible to determine whether an ivory carving purchased in, say, Bangkok was made from legally from the tusk of a domesticated Asian elephant or illegally from its African cousin as well it’s harder to determine the Age of the Elephant Ivory before 1975 or If it’s Mammoth ivory or Elephant Ivory. But today a simple DNA test costing a couple of hundred dollars can spot the contraband. In November, it uncovered a major cache of African ivory in Thailand and led to [more...]
Date: 2010-03-26 23:20:47
Dog Breeds – Why They Matter, and How They Came About « Family Pets
DNA testing shows that dogs evolved from wolves around 15,000 years ago after humans began selectively breeding them. Today, there is probably no other type of animal on the planet that is so diverse in terms of appearance while still remaining a single species. One dog breed can look totally different from another dog breed in different parts of the world – just compare a Chihuahua to a Great Dane, for example. So why should any of this matter to any owner? Because, besides coming in wildly different shapes and sizes, dogs also have equally diverse skills and temperaments, due to the [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 20:00:56
CARCINOGENESIS: Integrative Cancer Research is a multi ...
IRON is involved in essential biochemical reactions ranging from respiration to DNA synthesis. Consequently, iron deprivation has been proposed as a strategy for inhibition of tumor cell growth. We recently described a novel iron chelator, tachypyridine … Several reports of the toxic properties of iron chelators (desferrioxamine, dithizone, hinokitol, etc.), including their ability to induce apoptosis, have appeared. Suzy Torti, an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 02:55:21
GENOMIC CHARACTRIZATION OF AEROMONAS HYDROPHILA ISOLATES USING ...
GENOMIC CHARACTRIZATION OF AEROMONAS HYDROPHILA ISOLATES USING RAPD-PCR TECHNIQUE by Mitali Dhiman and S. S. Mishra Central Inland Fisheries Resear Aeromonas hydrophila are involved in various disease problems in humans and aquatic animals and are known to be phenotypically, serologically and genetically quite diverse. Development and use of a sensitive and specific diagnostic test is warranted for detection and characterization of this pathogen.In the present study, Fish and water samples from river Hooghly were streaked onto Aeromonas selective growth medium (Rimler-shotts [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 20:08:05
Cashmere the fine warmath of the cold world
We had an international collaborative project on DNA fingerprinting of Goats .To my knowledge it was the first attempt in the world to analyse and the origin of these fine wool bearing goats and tell the world beware we have the fineness and we wish to preserve it, This down fibre less than 13 microns is rare ,but we in cashmere are the only place in this global village who own a few thousand goats who have this fine fibre ranging from 11-13 microns in diameter.In our next paper we shall discuss many details of our published and unpublished research materials for the views.Given below is [more...]
Date: 2010-09-29 03:08:10
DNA | Video Streaming
http://vidnux.com/sq/569469/dna.html Description : http://www.nucleusinc.com This 3D scientific animation dynamically show a zoom in from a group of di Keywords : 3D, animation, nucleic, acid, genetic, organism, [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 13:01:05
Determining Family Connection and Ancestry, DNA Testing | A Guide ...
Using the DNA paternity testing will require you to apply to the DNA Labs online and they will normally send you a free DNA sample collection kit. After DNA testing and they have collected your DNA sample is sent to the DNA laboratory with the payment. Most home DNA testing for relationships such as paternity, maternity and establishing sibling relationship is often done; and this is divided into DNA testing used to satisfy peace of mind, and DNA testing to be used for legal proceedings. DNA test for peace of mind can be easily and quickly. Besides being affordable, you can use DNA testing at [more...]
Date: 2010-09-21 09:29:20
Science Literature - "Truth be told" about Chimp-Human DNA comparisons
"Truth be told" about Chimp-Human DNA comparisons 07/02/07 For over 30 years, the public have been led to believe that human and chimpanzee genetics differ by mere 1%. This 'fact' of science has been used on innumerable occasions to silence anyone who offered the thought that humans are special among the animal kingdom. "Today we take as a given that the two species are genetically 99% the same." However, this "given" is about to be discarded. Apparently, it is now OK to openly acknowledge that those who are involved in this research have never been comfortable that the 1% figure was an [more...]
Date: 2007-07-02 12:37:52
The Crystal Ball: Artificial DNA, Dog Torture And Al Sharpton's ...
BnBFinder.com is looking for a Sales Representative. next job HarperCollins Publishers is looking for a Marketing Associate. next job Dow Jones is looking for a Associate Marketing Director, Digital Circulation - Dow Jones & Co.. next job WebMD is looking for a Sales Planner-Account Specialist. see all Each week, FishbowlNY offers up their picks for the cream of the underreported news cycle. Are you a blogger? Journalist? Then these are the stories to keep an eye on: • (Un)mad Scientists Create Life: Barring a major setback, 2008 will mark the first year that scientists will be able to [more...]
Date: 2007-12-17 18:40:50
How To Train Your Dragon TV Bleeding Cool Comic Book News and Rumors
Great characters and captivating story telling along with state of the art animation is what we love giving our audience. The How to Train Your Dragon weekly series definitely falls into that category of giving our viewers around the globe something they can’t find anywhere else on television and DreamWorks Animation is a proven leader in taking this art form to the next level. Well said. This continues a solid run of recent movie to television translations for DreamWorks Animation that includes the current hit The Penguins of Madagascar and the recently announced upcoming serialization of [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 14:17:44
can some1 help with Genetics home work? | Mountain Bike Shoes
In humans, blood type inheritance is an example of A. complete dominance. B. codominance. C. incomplete dominance. D. predominance. 5. During division in cellular reproduction, the DNA and cytoplasm of the parent cell is distributed to two A. clones. B. chromosomes. C. daughter cells. D. simplified cells. 6. Suppose you’re looking through a microscope and you see an exchange of chromosome segments between chromosome pair 7 and chromosome pair 15. This condition is an example of A. translocation. B. duplication. C. inversion. D. relocation. 7. A DNA molecule has a unique [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 06:15:39
HHMI News: Timothy Harris to Deliver Public Talk at Janelia Farm
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission. Directions for obtaining the tickets are available on the HHMI web site at www.hhmi.org/janelia/events.html. Seating is limited to 250 people. The lecture is the seventh in a series called “Dialogues of Discovery at Janelia Farm.” Past speakers in the series have included Thomas R. Cech, former president of HHMI and an HHMI investigator at the University of Colorado, Boulder; Roian Egnor, a fellow at the Janelia Farm Research Campus; Ronald M. Evans, an HHMI investigator at the Salk Institute for Biological [more...]
Date: 2010-10-04 17:01:00
Review: Ape House | womenspost.ca
Bonobos, the species of chimpanzees that she writes about, like other great apes share over 90% of their DNA with humans. Gruen provides insight into this relationship as the plot of the book focuses on living with and communicating with apes. Extensive study of language acquisition and cognition conducted at the Great Ape Trust inspired the author of Water for Elephants to write this story about a fictional group of apes living in a research facility. Gruen spent two years researching bonobos, the endangered great apes originating in the Congo, going as far as taking linguistics instruction [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 21:35:03
1821 Comics, Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment Team Up To Co-Create ...
The Montagues, powerful cyborgs made of artificial DNA, and the Capulets, genetically enhanced humans known for their speed and agility, who work in tandem to destroy all threats to Verona. With no one left to fight, they have a new enemy, each other. When a young Montague boy and Capulet girl fall in love, they secretly plan to marry, hoping their union can be what brings peace between the warring factions. But forces beyond their control begin to conspire against them, threatening their love, their lives…and the Empire of Verona. The official artwork from the new book can viewed now at [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 15:31:54
Aniplex Books R.O.D -The Complete- Blu-ray Box
Originally created as a series of light novels and manga volumes, R.O.D READ OR DIE was brought to animated life by the triumvirate of Creator/Screenwriter Hideyuki Kurata, Director Koji Masunari and Animation Character Designer Masashi Ishihama. The trio has since worked together on the anime series Kamichu! (with R.O.D Original Character Designer Taraku Uon) and the recent full-length animated movie Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW (with R.O.D. -THE TV- producer and ―Besame Mucho‖ collaborator Tomonori Ochikoshi), however, their seminal R.O.D creation remains their most beloved and best-known [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 10:07:00
C'mon, Forbes Wasn't Entirely Wrong About Monsanto - Matthew ...
Even the StarLink fiasco a decade ago, when an Aventis CropScience gene only approved for animal use got into Taco Bell taco shells that were sold in stores didn’t result in harm to people. There was some worry about butterfly populations being harmed, but that didn’t pan out. And there are cases where genetic modification of crops had big benefits. For instance, in preserving papaya crops.Much of the Hawaiian papaya crop is genetically modified to protect against a viral blight that almost wiped out crops a decade ago. (It’s not a Monsanto trait, but it is an example of the way this [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 16:30:12
DNA Dog Testing: More Questions than Answers
Should they be liable if that dog bites a third party and a DNA test was not done? These tests cost $70.00 and above. Should the cost be borne by the shelter or the adopter? Will steeper costs affect adoptions? What percentage of pit bull in such a genetic analysis is enough to violate a ban? Can a city with a ban or spay/neuter mandate of certain breeds force pet owners to test and share results? Can homeowner's insurance providers require tests? Should organizations like the American Kennel Club be liable if the purchased pet isn't as "pedigree" as they represented? Should they provide the [more...]
Date: 2010-08-26 19:46:58
Vitamin B12 and body | DNA Sequencing
Vitamin B12 is the vitamin B complex This member of the vitamin B complex keeps cobalt, is also known as cobalamin. This can be discovered, especially in eggs and dairy products and meat. This vitamin is the vitamin as "anti-stress" known. Vitamin B12 is important for the development of red blood cells. It 'also necessary for the cleavage of DNA during cell replication. This vitamin is also essential balance necessary for neurological and Wellnessthe synthesis of myelin. This vitamin also raises the activity of the immune system and helps in the fight against onerous conditions. The [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 03:00:27
Hisar Practical Training Course Recombinant DNA Techniques ...
Date: 2010-10-05 04:07:03
Pet Food Horror – What's In The Food? It's Soylent Green For Pets ...
On the FDA site they claim they came up with a test to find out if dog or cat DNA is in only a few brands none of which were mentioned. FDA claims there were no Dog & Cat DNA in the brands tested yet FDA does admit there are levels of phenobarbital in the pet foods. FDA’s explanation is that euthanized rendered horses are likely. www.fda.gov This site explains what happens to horses equineprotectionnetwork.com So let me ask you this, all animals go to the same rendering plant, it’s all protein meat, all the same when processed. Do you really think they separate euthanized Dogs & cats from [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 14:06:34
The New StriVectin-SD: More Science, Less Wrinkles & a Better ...
Interestingly, the product actually stimulates the repair of sun- and environmentally-created DNA damage, boosting the cell turnover rate and addressing hyperpigmentation. In English: StriVectin-SD repairs skin damage and rebuilds skin layers, creating a much better-looking complexion. Unlike skincare companies that rely on self-assessments, StriVectin measures their results clinically and by medical researchers. To date, they have amassed a good 2+ decades worth of scientific study, and 30 global patents. Formulated to work cumulatively when applied twice daily for a minimum 2-8 week [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 16:15:08
Free Online Guides: New role for master regulator in cell ...
Unlike genetic changes, which involve a change or mutation in DNA sequence, epigenetic changes in the nucleus leave the DNA sequence unaltered but modify the histone proteins, which comprise the backbone of the chromosome. Histones are proteins found in the nucleus that package and order DNA into structural units. Epigentic changes alter how DNA folds in chromosomes, changing how accessible genes are to regulatory proteins and enzymes that copy genes into RNA messages."Epigenetics is the study of how factors outside of actual DNA interact with, but not alter, genes. It is turning out, through [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 07:00:00
DNA methylation analysis of multiple tissues from newborn twins ...
DNA methylation analysis of multiple tissues from newborn twins reveals both genetic and intrauterine components to variation in the human neonatal epigenome Miina Ollikainen1,3, Katherine R. Smith2, Eric Ji-Hoon Joo1,3, Hong Kiat Ng1,3, Roberta Andronikos1,3, Boris Novakovic1,3, Nur Khairunnisa Abdul Aziz1,3, John B. Carlin2,3, Ruth Morley1,3, Richard Saffery1,3,*† and Jeffrey M. Craig1,3,† 1Developmental Epigenetics and 2Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia [more...]
Date: 2010-08-24 16:08:26
Anthropologist in the Attic: Southwest Alaska dig gives scientists ...
An analysis of hair strands -- apparently the remains of haircuts in the possible men's house -- showed that people ate caribou and salmon year-round. "They had a steady supply, from drying and storing," he said. Leadership in the village of Quinhagak agreed today to let Knecht do DNA analyses of the hair, which might tell if the piles of locks came only from males. If so, it could be a good sampling of the village's male population. Teams of diggers also found many big animal shoulder bones that may have been used as snow shovels. Woven reed mats were found in house walls, helping keep [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 14:15:00
Virtual Brain Labs (& super resources!)
Produced by Dolan DNA Learning Center in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, the site includes an overview video as well as online experiments, teacher materials and an interactive 3D brain model. PROMPT – Choose an area of the brain that interests you. What are some of the cognitive disorders that are associated with that part of the brain. (TIP: Be sure to note which area of the brain you are referencing.) LAB 2 – Impact of Drugs and Disease Harvard University’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology has a site dedicated to a High School Science OutReach Program consisting of teacher [more...]
Date: 2010-05-19 23:32:24
Do you want to live forever? Scientist may have figured out how…
The ends of the chromosomes are capped by telomeres, long thought to have a protective function. Without them, the chromosomes would be shortened during each cell division, because DNA polymerase is unable to copy to the very end of one of the two DNA strands it is replicating. In the early 1980s, after their fortuitous meeting at a Gordon Research Conference in 1980, Blackburn and Szostak discovered that telomeres include a specific DNA sequence. Fired up by the novelty of each other's work, they devised experiments that seemed crazy at the time, even to themselves. Szostak took [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 10:21:00
Advantages Of DNA Paternity Test
DNA Paternity Test is trusted way of confirming a biological relationship of a supposed father to a child. In fact here are the two methods used to perform this type of test. 1. Court Admissible Test – Collection of samples is performed through a controlled chain-of-custody procedure with a third party to act as a witness and verify the authenticity of the samples. This is a cheat proof system if a neutral and qualified third party witness is used. 2. At-Home DNA Paternity Test. DNA Testing kit is usually sent at home and the person involved is responsible for collecting his own [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 18:22:54
DNA methylation analysis of multiple tissues from newborn twins ...
DNA methylation analysis of multiple tissues from newborn twins reveals both genetic and intrauterine components to variation in the human neonatal epigenome Miina Ollikainen1,2, Katherine R. Smith3, Eric Ji-Hoon Joo1,2, Hong Kiat Ng1,2, Roberta Andronikos1,2, Boris Novakovic1,2, Nur Khairunnisa Abdul Aziz1,2, John B. Carlin2,3, Ruth Morley1,2, Richard Saffery1,2,* and Jeffrey M. Craig1,2,* 1Developmental Epigenetics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia 2Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, [more...]
Date: 2010-08-10 12:59:39