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DNA to Identify Illegal Adoption

Prokids DNA is an initiative of the University of Granada Genetic Identification Laboratory, University of North Texas Center for Human Identification and Concuil for Justice of the Regional Government of Andalusia. The project is sponsored by BBVA, CajaGRANADA, Fundacion Botin and Life Technologies (USA). Sudoyo Herath, Deputy Director of the Eijkman LBM said the presence of archived data that globally it is expected that the activities of illegal adoption and child abduction to be traded can be prevented. Prokids DNA Project has received rave reviews from several countries, including [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 01:00:08

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MythBusters: Dave Reichert Did Not Catch the Green River Killer ...

Even then, on Sheriff Reichert's watch, the saliva sample that could have busted Ridgway as early as 1996 when the DNA technology became available, was not tested until 2001. Women died in that interim. In fact, as Part II of Hood's series explains, Reichert actually bungled the case almost from the start of the investigation: Frank Atchley, who supervised Reichert in the 1980s, told the P-I that Reichert "actually was more of an impediment to the investigation. He was probably the worst detective I've ever worked with," Atchley said. "He developed tunnel vision." He's talking about [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:57:12


ThePopTort: Medical Malpractice in Illinois: Is the Chicago ...

In response to the Tribune report, the state Department of Public Health moved to shut down the Grand Avenue Surgical Center in Chicago, where Jafari serves as medical director. And there’s more: A Tribune review found Bruce Smith, a Chicago gynecologist, was allowed to continue practicing for years despite multiple allegations of rape and sexual abuse. Authorities were dismissive of three patients who came forward with allegations of rape. And state regulators did not seek sanctions until a seventh woman alleged misconduct. The state's response was to suspend Smith's license for a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 15:05:43


Novel Protein Critical for Cellular Proliferation Discovered ...

In addition to its role in DNA replication, ORC is also involved in gene silencing and organization of the tightly packed DNA, called heterochromatin. How ORC is brought to the DNA in human cells had previously remained a mystery. Researchers at the University of Illinois, led by Professor Supriya Prasanth from the school of molecular and cellular biology, have identified a novel protein that is highly conserved in higher eukaryotes. They have shown that in human cells, this protein (once known as LRWD1 but renamed ORCA, for "ORC-associated" protein) associates with ORC and shows similar cell [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 07:41:33


Whale sharks may produce many litters from 1 mating, paternity ...

Whale sharks may produce many litters from 1 mating, paternity test shows (posted on 24/08/2010) Contact: Paul Francuch francuch@uic.edu 312-996-3457 University of Illinois at Chicago How do female whale sharks meet their perfect mates and go on to produce offspring? While little is known about the reproductive behavior of these ocean-roaming giants, a newly published analysis led by University of Illinois at Chicago biologist Jennifer Schmidt reveals new details about the mating habits of this elusive, difficult-to-study fish. Schmidt, a UIC associate professor of biological sciences, [more...]

Date: 2010-08-24 08:00:00


Combined efforts using DNA help solve 1988 Jacksonville mystery ...

The federal program began in 2004 under President George W. Bush’s DNA Initiative, which was created in part to help solve crimes and missing persons cases. The program costs about $200 million annually. Florida police agencies are required under a 2009 state law to attempt to collect two DNA samples from the families of anyone missing for more than 90 days and submit them to the database. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office last year collected samples in 43 cases as far back as 1972. Two identities have been made, including Johnson’s, whose sister’s DNA was used for the match. Two [more...]

Date: 2010-06-09 20:34:03


DNA Testing of MLB Prospects Continues Under New Rules

After it was revealed last year that investigators for Major League Baseball were using DNA testing on teenage prospects and their parents to verify the players’ ages to combat identity fraud, genetic experts roundly criticized the practice and raised questions about its legality. In response, baseball halted the practice. The investigators have begun using DNA testing again but are doing so under new guidelines, according to baseball officials. Prospects and their families are now invited to submit additional information — including documents, photos, medical records and DNA testing [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 16:57:25


State labs chip away at DNA testing backlog | California Watch

California law enforcement agencies have received $43 million in federal cash since 2004 to reduce the state’s DNA testing backlog. That figure – from the U.S. Justice Department’s DNA Initiative – is far more than any other state collected, with Texas coming in second with $30 million in funding. Not everyone’s a proponent of such efforts. Christopher Heaney and Sara Huston Katsanis, researchers at Duke University’s Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, argue that targeting arrestees' DNA can be a misallocation of resources that, interestingly, ensures more money in the [more...]

Date: 2010-07-19 07:05:11


Whale sharks may produce many litters from 1 mating, paternity ...

While little is known about the reproductive behavior of these ocean-roaming giants, a newly published analysis led by University of Illinois at Chicago biologist Jennifer Schmidt reveals new details about the mating habits of this elusive, difficult-to-study fish. Schmidt, a UIC associate professor of biological sciences, determined paternity of 29 frozen embryos saved from a female whale shark caught off the coast of Taiwan in 1995. The embryos, studied in collaboration with Professor Shoou-Jeng Joung at the National Taiwan Ocean University, are extremely rare. The pregnant shark carried a [more...]

Date: 2010-09-06 07:30:12


WHALE SHARKS MAY PRODUCE MANY LITTERS FROM ONE MATING, PATERNITY ...

While little is known about the reproductive behavior of these ocean-roaming giants, a newly published analysis led by University of Illinois at Chicago biologist Jennifer Schmidt reveals new details about the mating habits of this elusive, difficult-to-study fish. Schmidt, a UIC associate professor of biological sciences, determined paternity of 29 frozen embryos saved from a female whale shark caught off the coast of Taiwan in 1995. The embryos, studied in collaboration with Professor Shoou-Jeng Joung at the National Taiwan Ocean University, are extremely rare. The pregnant shark carried a [more...]

Date: 2010-09-07 23:27:00


Can I use sheared genomic DNA as starting material of bacterial ...

My question is whether initially sheared genomic dna can be safely used for genome sequencing and assembly by 454 technology. By 'initially', I mean genomic DNA was sheared during extraction process. I attach gel image of my genomic dna samples (marker is lambda dna digested with EcoRI and HindIII). Although I know that dna fragmentation step is involved in standard genome sequencing by GS FLX titanium, I am concerned because I think it might be possible that shearing during extraction can affect randomness of standard fragmentation step and so on. Thanks in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 08:03:29


Do the DNA Results Support the Story?

The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family and Trace Your Roots With DNA. Megan confirmed my initial thoughts and suggested that I have one of mom’s cousins and another descendant of the suspected line tested to confirm the results, etc. Hopefully testing one or two of mom’s surviving first cousins won’t be an issue but I will have to wait until the next big sale before I can do that. Testing another descendant of the suspected line is a problem since I currently know of no other descendants outside my great grandmother Fannie's branch of the tree. You are probably wondering how mom [more...]

Date: 2010-08-19 05:02:00


Error-Prone DNA Repair Activity during Somatic Hypermutation in ...

Duplications and deletions were associated with N additions, suggesting participation of a DNA polymerase with some degree of template independence during the repair of DNA breaks initiated by activation-induced cytidine deaminase. Other mutations were consistent with some in vitro activities of mammalian translesion DNA polymerase η: tandem base substitutions, strand slippage, and small insertions/deletions. The nature of substitution patterns shows that DNA lesions at shark Ig genes recruit DNA repair factors with a species-specific repertoire of activities. We speculate that the tandem [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 06:53:59


French National DNA Database Found Constitutional, with Reservations

The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database. This database was initially created in 1998 and was designed to include only the genetic data of convicted sexual offenders. Its content was further extended to cover other serious offenses and to include suspected offenders by various laws. The Council rejected arguments that the provisions violated principles on the safeguarding of human dignity and the inviolability of the human body, respect for private life, presumption of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 08:15:02


Identigene At-home DNA Paternity Testing Collection Kit Product ...

Are you new to DNA paternity testing? Some people just say DNATesting.com Paternity Testing provides affordable, accurate, and private results. At-Home DNA Testing What is included in Identigene At-Home Paternity Testing Kit? Don’t be surprised to know that the Identigene’s At-home DNA Paternity Testing Kit has only provided few things for the newly paternity testing customers: 1. Three Cheek Swab Packets: It contains several swaps or commonly known as “A-long-and-bigger-than-normal” cotton bud. It is used for swabbing cheek cells alleged father and child. The swabs are limited, [more...]

Date: 2008-01-24 06:49:29


Association between the Herpes Simplex Virus-1 DNA Polymerase and ...

Moreover, UL30, in conjunction with the viral uracil DNA glycosylase (UL2), cellular apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease, and DNA ligase IIIα-XRCC1, performs uracil-initiated base excision repair. Base excision repair is required to maintain genome stability as a means to counter the accumulation of unusual bases and to protect from the loss of DNA bases. Here we show that the HSV-1 UL2 associates with the viral replisome. We identified UL2 as a protein that co-purifies with the DNA polymerase through numerous chromatographic steps, an interaction that was verified by [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 13:40:47


Replication of individual DNA molecules under electronic control ...

Nanopores can be used to analyse DNA by monitoring ion currents as individual strands are captured and driven through the pore in single file by an applied voltage. Here, we show that serial replication of individual DNA templates can be achieved by DNA polymerases held at the α-haemolysin nanopore orifice. Replication is blocked in the bulk phase, and is initiated only after the DNA is captured by the nanopore. We used this method, in concert with active voltage control, to observe DNA replication catalysed by bacteriophage T7 DNA polymerase (T7DNAP) and by the Klenow fragment of DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 10:14:00


The ID Report - Prescribed Reading On Prescriptive Information

Shannon information, which provides a mathematical measure of improbability without regard to functionality does not help us in the description of life since the digital code of DNA is rich in what Johnson terms 'functional prescriptive information'. While initiatives such as the Origin Of Life Prize have encouraged researchers to find non-super-naturalistic processes that might explain the origins of prescriptive information, no offerings to-date have withstood the test of scientific scrutiny. Indeed all known cases of such information invariably point to the work of a mind. Johnson [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 17:04:50


Tell Toledo » Blog Archive » Lourdes Lifelong Learning opens fall ...

“Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases” The Lourdes College Lifelong Learning program kicks off its 2010-2011 season at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 17 in the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center. Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates, J.D. and Chief of the Criminal Division of the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office Dean Mandros, J.D. will present “Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases.”?? “Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases” shares the history behind DNA including its initial discovery and the birth of DNA testing. The presentation will also address the ways that criminal prosecution [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 19:25:59


Discussion of Paternity DNA Testing | Forever Young

That is why, it is strongly suggested that people who are thinking about chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis prenatal DNA paternity diagnostic tests to talk over with their obstetrician just before initiating the check. For other alternatives, a non-invasive paternity DNA testing known as fetal genetic substance assessment is accessible too. It is in response to the risks to fetus posed by earlier mentioned invasive techniques. The engineering used in fetal genetic material tests enables obstetricians to determine the paternity of an unborn little one via only maternal blood sample. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 16:15:06


Synthetic Biology: Building Life (Potential & Dangers ...

But today, applications of our understanding of DNA in areas such as genetic engineering and cloning seem primitive compared to synthetic biology, a field in which the basic building blocks of life are pieced together from scratch to suit the needs of research, medicine, and the environment. Synthetic biology combines knowledge of genetics and cell biology with principles of engineering and is limited only by scientists’ imaginations.  But the field is still in its infancy, and initial ventures into figuring out how best to put the basic components of DNA together synthetically have [more...]

Date: 2009-03-10 17:15:19


NTSB: Bird strike may have preceded fatal helicopter crash - CNN

Though a bird specialist's initial visual examination found no evidence of a bird strike, DNA testing of a swab taken from the windscreen on the pilot's side of the Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter found microscopic remains of a hawk, the NTSB said. "The swab was taken from an area of the windscreen that exhibited concentric ring fractures," the NTSB said in a written statement. "Similar concentric rings were visible in the gel coat of the fuselage area just above the windscreen."Last week, in a second examination of the wreckage, small feather parts were also found "under a right-side windscreen [more...]

Date: 2009-02-24 00:33:00


DNA testing a proven weapon in fight against - Ethica» An ...

The institute — one of the few research centers in the country that has a DNA databank — said it is was committed to international project DNA-ProKids, a global initiative run by the University of Granada’s Genetic Identification Laboratory in Spain, and the Human Identification Center at the University of North Texas in the United States. Access the full article [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 17:01:18


Complete Genomics 2010 IPO | InvestorPlace

Complete Genomics Inc. plans to raise up to $86.2 million in an initial public offering to help fund improvements and expansion of its DNA sequencing technology. Complete Genomics will join the Nasdaq exchange after its 2010 IPO, and will trade under the ticker GNOM after the stock offering. The Mountain View, Calif., company said in its SEC registration statement that it has developed and commercialized “an innovative DNA sequencing platform that we believe will become the preferred solution for complete human genome sequencing and analysis.” Price is key for its assembly-line [more...]

Date: 2010-08-06 15:43:34


ISPUB - Identification Of Lipase – Producing Psychrophilic Yeast ...

Lambda HindIII was used as DNA marker. After the electrophoresis, gel was stained with ethidium bromide and documented by the Gel Doc 2000 (Bio-Rad). Purification of PCR product was done by using QiAquick Gel Extraction Kit. Then, the purified PCR product obtained was sequenced and submitted for BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tools) at NCBI (National Center for Biotechnological Information). Lipase assay by titrationActivity of lipase was assayed by titration using oil emulsion (polyvinyl alcohol: olive oil; 3:1) as substrate (Arima et al., 1972). The assay medium consists of 5ml oil [more...]

Date: 2010-08-25 00:51:13


Genetic Fingerprinting of Bacillus thuringiensis Isolates by ...

RAPD-PCR mixture was set up that contained 20-50 ng of genomic DNA, 40 pmol of primer, 1 U of Taq polymerase (Bangalore GENEI.), 200 uM (each) deoxynucleoside triphosphate, 10 mM Tris-Cl (pH 8.3), 50 mM KCl, 3 mM MgCl2 and 1% DMSO. Each reaction mixture was overlaid with 25 ul of mineral oil and amplified with a Perkin-Elmer Cetus DNA Thermal Cycler model TC-1 as follows: (i) Initial denaturation, 1 cycle consisting of 5 min at 94oC and (ii) 35 cycles, with 1 cycle consisting of 1 min at 94oC, 2 min at 36oC, and 3 min at 72oC, followed by a final extension step at 72oC for 10 min. RAPD [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 16:32:00


17. Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Risks to Humans and the ...

National Nanotechnology Initiative FAQs: http://www.nano.gov/html/facts/home_facts.html US Environmental Protection Agency’s Fact Sheet for Nanotechnology Under the Toxic Substances Control Act: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/nano/nano-facts.htm US Environmental Protection Agency’s Nanotechnology White Paper, EPA 100/B-07/001 (February 15, 2007): http://www.epa.gov/OSA/nanotech.htm US Food and Drug Administration’s Nanotechnology Web site: http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/Nanotechnology/default.htm Researcher who studies the environmental, health, and safety impacts of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 23:20:18


Epigenetic Transgenerational Actions of Vinclozolin on Promoter ...

A methylated DNA immunoprecipitation with methyl-cytosine antibody followed by a promoter tilling microarray (MeDIP-Chip) procedure was used to identify 52 different regions with statistically significant altered methylation in the sperm promoter epigenome. Mass spectrometry bisulfite analysis was used to map the CpG DNA methylation and 16 differential DNA methylation regions were confirmed, while the remainder could not be analyzed due to bisulfite technical limitations. Analysis of these validated regions identified a consensus DNA sequence (motif) that associated with 75% of the promoters. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 03:04:02


Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: Running EURO-DNA-CALC on GenomesUnzipped

genomesunzipped is a new initiative to put data of personal genomics customers online. It's a great idea, and the data will be quite useful to many people. I downloaded the available data and ran EURO-DNA-CALC on them. Of course it is meant to be used for European or West Eurasian people, which all of them seem to be. Here are the results for the 12 people whose data were online as of this writing. In bold are components whose confidence intervals do not intersect 0. Most of them seem to be of NW European descent as their names suggest, and a couple seem to be partly or significantly of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 20:46:00


How a DNA Test Can Determine Diet Plans and Programs

This new test was recently unveiled amidst claims that it can help health-conscious individuals make desired lifestyle changes. This DNA test is purportedly able to predict the kind of diet food, diet plans, and diet programs that are most effective in assisting you to lose weight. This test arises from an emerging understanding that your biochemistry may work differently than the biochemistry of others. The DNA test is accomplished through a simple cheek swab. While initial research studies and analysis are far from comprehensive, these findings seem to indicate that certain diet foods [more...]

Date: 2010-05-29 09:20:28


Vical to manufacture plasmid DNA vaccines against HIV - pharmabiz ...

ABOUT HIV ATLASA Social Media initiative that aims to Collect, Collate, Classify and Disseminate the information on HIV, TB & Malaria so that people living with HIV and the people working in the field can be on top of the information generating from more than 700 online and offline resources. HIV ATLAS provides its users a unique way to be on top of information ranging from common living to funding, jobs, events and much more absolutely free of charge. We encourage Employers to post their Job opportunities in our featured Jobs category to reach out to more than 40000 subscribers daily.. JOIN [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 17:03:18


Firms Accelerate DNA ID For Police, Homeland Security And Defense ...

Tampa FL: Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM Corp. Ltd. have unveiled a new DNA analysis system that has potential to transform how law enforcement, homeland security and defense communities use DNA-based identification in support of their missions. The prototype, called RapI.D., will be previewed at a 2010 Biometric Consortium Conference special session on Rapid DNA. The day-long session is sponsored by the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division. "Our law enforcement, homeland security and defense communities face a significant challenge in how quickly they can confirm an [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 05:08:53


Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM Accelerate DNA Identification for Law ...

TAMPA, Fla., September 22nd, 2010 -- Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM Corp. Ltd. today are unveiling a new DNA analysis system that has potential to transform how law enforcement, homeland security and defense communities use DNA-based identification in support of their missions. The prototype, called RapI.D.™, will be previewed at a 2010 Biometric Consortium Conference special session on Rapid DNA. The day-long session is sponsored by the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division. “Our law enforcement, homeland security and defense communities face a significant [more...]

Date: 2010-09-22 13:29:55


DNA Transcription (Advanced)

Transcription is the process by which the information in DNA is copied into messenger RNA (mRNA) for protein production. Originally created for DNA Interactive ( http://www.dnai.org ). TRANSCRIPT The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology: “DNA makes RNA makes protein” Here the process begins. Transcription factors assemble at a specific promoter region along the DNA. The length of DNA following the promoter is a gene and it contains the recipe for a protein. A mediator protein complex arrives carrying the enzyme RNA polymerase. It manoeuvres the RNA polymerase into place… inserting it with [more...]

Date: 2010-10-03 03:02:09


Home Paternity Tests Home testing kits home dna test home paternity

When they receive the blood samples, the teams will isolate a type of immune system cell diabetes test known as antibody-secreting plasma cells, home dna kit which produce a deluge of antibodies as part of an initial response to infection. "If they find some of these antibodies that are really good at neutralizing this flu, the potential is there to use it as a therapy," Wilson said. The specially engineered antibodies are immune system sperm count tests proteins that attach to invaders such as viruses and in effect able to neutralize the particular strain of influenza. Last researchers at [more...]

Date: 2010-10-03 09:41:23


Defense lawyer: Have outsider review police DNA lab audit | Austin ...

Defense lawyer: Have outsider review police DNA lab audit By Steven Kreytak | Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 10:08 AM A prominent Austin defense lawyer suggested in an e-mail that Travis County prosecutors and Austin police should present to a non-law enforcement DNA expert the recent Department of Public Safety review of the Austin Police Department DNA lab, a review that authorities said Tuesday has cleared the lab of allegations initiated by a former employee. A story in today’s Statesman reported on the clean review, prompted by a lengthy memo from former DNA analyst Cecily Hamilton in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 16:08:30


In Cancer, One Ring To Rule Them All

Imagine that a machine draws your blood, screens it for genetic mutations and chemical variations that can cause cancer, and then pops out a drug tailor-made for your DNA. The hypothetical drug would target and fix the point irregularities which have accumulated over time that can lead to the formation of tumors — and cancer. "Personalized cancer drug delivery? Depending on the approach, it could be as soon as 10 to 15 years away," says Viterbi professor Andrea Armani , an assistant professor of the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Armani has received [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 06:00:00


Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM Accelerate DNA Identification for Law ...

(TM) sample-to-answer DNA analysis device is to transform today’s DNA identification process from one that takes a great deal of training, sophisticated equipment and days or weeks to complete, into an affordable, on-site process that takes less than an hour.” Developed in collaboration with ZyGEM as a Lockheed Martin Technology Innovation Initiative, RapI.D.(TM) leverages the latest in microfluidic research and development to accelerate the DNA identification process–essentially building a laboratory on a small, single chip that reduces the processing steps and time needed for [more...]

Date: 2010-09-22 14:14:47


CN Tower to Double as DNA Barcode

25 to look like the world's biggest DNA barcode as part of the official launch of the University of Guelph-based International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL). iBOL is the world’s largest biodiversity genomics initiative aimed at creating a digital identification system of all life on Earth using DNA barcoding. The international project will be launched by Glen Murray, Ontario’s minister of research and innovation, at the CN Tower at 6:30 p.m. University of Guelph president Alastair Summerlee and iBOI scientific director Paul Hebert, a professor in the University’s Department of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 13:58:11


Appeals Court Considers Challenge To DNA Collection Law: The Alley ...

DNA collection is mandated by 2004's Proposition 69, a voter initiative that gradually expanded the categories of people in the criminal justice system from whom DNA is taken. Before 2004, DNA was generally taken only from people [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 01:31:00


FinchTalk: From Reads to Data Sets, Why Next Gen is not like ...

The first widely-used sequencing systems were based on the “Sanger” method. DNA was synthesized in the presence of chain terminating radioactive dideoxy-nucleotides (1). Mixtures of DNA fragments were separated by size using gel electrophoresis and the bases were identified and entered into a computer through manual techniques. Automated DNA sequencing instruments arrived later. These instruments made DNA sequencing thousands of times more efficient by detecting fluorescently labeled fragments and sending the information directly to a computer (2). For the first time, it became possible [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 19:16:00


Rhizome | *.VHS *.EXE *.DNA

DNA is a series of meetings with artists, art lovers, theorists and researchers of the latest phenomenas with academics from Technical University of Lodz. The meetings will include presentations of video works conducted by professors of Strzeminski Academy of Art in Lodz (Konrad Kuzyszyn) and PWSFTviT (Robakowski). The aim of the meetings is to develop crative assumptions on which the art and science can work within a common framework. The artists will have an opportunity, unique and unprecedented in our country, to familiarise themselves with the basics of the latest technologies. The NT [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 12:03:42


Evolution News & Views: When "Junk DNA" Isn't Junk: Farewell to a ...

In the Darwinist repertoire, a standard response to evidence of design in the genome is to point to the existence of "junk DNA." What is it doing there, if purposeful design really is detectable in the history of life's development? Of course this assumes that the "junk" really is junk. That assumption has been cast increasingly into doubt. New research just out in the journal Nature Genetics finds evidence that genetic elements previously thought of as rubbish are anything but that. The research describes tiny strands of RNA, previously thought to be junk, that now turn out to play a role in [more...]

Date: 2009-04-28 16:20:29


Study 'finds ADHD genetic link' | Paperless Media

Professor Anita Thapar said: “We found that, compared with a carry out group, a young kids with ADHD have a most aloft rate of chunks of DNA which have been possibly repetitious or missing. “This is unequivocally sparkling – since it gives us a initial approach genetic couple to ADHD. “We have looked during lots of intensity risk factors in a sourroundings – such as parenting or what happens prior to bieing born – though there isn’t a justification to contend they’re related to ADHD. “There’s a lot of open disagreement about ADHD. Some people contend it’s not a genuine [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 03:19:46


Progenika Receives CE Mark for First DNA Chip to Detect Mutations ...

The Leading Information Source for Chronic Disease Research and Management Metabolic Type I Diabetes Type II Diabetes Neuropathy Retinopathy Thyroid Disorder Addisons Disease Dialysis Kidney Disorders Obesity Cardiovascular Hypertension Cardiac Arrythmias Coronary Artery Disease Heart failure Angina Central Nervous System Parkinson's Disease Schizophrenia ADHD Anxiety Depression Epilepsy Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Alzheimer Dementia Fibromyalgia Lou Gehrig's Respiratory Asthma Bronchiectasis Cystic Fibrosis Chronic Obstructive Airways [more...]

Date: 2010-09-27 08:54:00


The Returning Casualty Blog » We thank our partners in DNA analysis

Many professionals have helped TRC in its mission, and the DNA analysts have been among the most supportive. Some of the best in the nation have come forth to assist. TRC’s first door opened at Family Tree DNA, a Houston based service that uses state of the art DNA technology to discover the ancestry of its clients (See the website www.familytreedna.com for interesting information about DNA technology, including an interview with BBC.). The company’s President and CEO, Bennett Greenspan, promptly replied to TRC’s request for assistance. Mr. Greenspan and TRC’s General Counsel, Wesley [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 06:42:23


Yes, I would offer my DNA info for research - SmartPlanet

My colleague Andrew Nusca asked yesterday— “Would you offer your genetic information for such a cause?” — in his story about Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s quest for a Parkinson’s cure. With a 50 percent chance of developing the same disease Michael J. Fox, Brin isn’t going to just sit there and hope for the best. And as we all know, Googling for the answers can only go so far. His wife, Anne Wojcicki, founded the genetics company called 23andMe, with a goal of helping you learn more about yourself through your genes. But in the grander scheme of things, the company has world [more...]

Date: 2010-06-24 13:43:28


NEW DVDS THIS WEEK

Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) are young, brilliant, and ambitious. The new animal species they engineered have made them rebel superstars of the scientific world. In secret, they introduce human DNA into the experiment. The result is something that is greater than the sum of its parts: a female animal-human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder. They think they may have created the perfect organism, until she makes a final shocking metamorphosis that could destroy them … and the rest of humanity. GENRE: HORROR FORMAT: DVD & BLU-RAY RUNTIME: 107 MINS [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 01:10:55


Dallas Doings

Bennett Greenspan: discovering Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing The Dallas Jewish Historical Society will present another offering of its “Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series,” with acclaimed speaker and DNA expert, Bennett Greenspan.  The program will accompany the Dallas Jewish Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and board installation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in the Zale Auditorium of the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. Bennett Greenspan will discuss researching Jewish history through the lens of DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-05-20 08:07:18


$1.00 - Bio2010

DNA polymerase I catalyzes the elongation of the new DNA strands in prokaryotes. c. The lagging strand is synthesized as Okazaki fragments. d. The leading strand elongates from its 3' to 5' end. e. Helicases initiate replication by winding the two strands together. Save Answer 16. (Points: 5) The appropriate adjective to describe DNA replication is a. progressive. b. lytic. c. semiconservative. d. nondisruptive. e. natural. Save Answer 17. (Points: 5) In a sample of double-stranded DNA from a human, you have determined that 20 percent of the nitrogenous base is adenine. What percentage should [more...]

Date: 2008-08-05 01:50:23



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