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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

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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

Neandertal DNA and Proteins

With the completion of the Neandertal genome by the team of Dr. Svante Paabo and a closer look at their proteins by Gregory Hannon’s team at CSHL, scientists reveal incredible similarities between Neandertals and humans. Neandertals, the extinct species of what are most likely our closest relatives, lived on earth at the same time as our human ancestors but died out about 30,000 years ago. With the sequence of their genome now complete, we can compare the DNA to humans and chimpanzees to learn more about what makes humans unique as a species. The discovery of fossils is an exciting link to [more...]

Date: 2010-05-19 13:58:17

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

PhD Project to study molecular Biophysics of DNA and Proteins at ...

The research department Materials Physics within the Institute for Materials Research IMO at Hasselt University offers the following mandates (m/f): 2 PhD students (2 x 2 years) in the field of molecular biophysics of DNA and proteins (mandates 101/32/02 and 101/32/03) Both mandates are situated within the project ‘Molecular wires – probing and understanding their electronic and mechanical properties’ funded by the Special Research Funds BOF of Hasselt University. The focus is on the understanding of the kinetics and dynamics of the interactions between DNA-fragments and between [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 11:47:22

Why Do Histones Bind Tightly To DNA? | Why

Histones are an important part that helps bind the DNA chromosomes together. They are amino acids that are composed of protein and are positively charged. Since the acidic part of the DNA is negative and the Histones are positively charged, it helps bind the DNA together. Protein interactions play an important role in the functions of the DNA. The five types of Histones are H1 (H5), H2A, H2B, H3, H4 and they are consistently present in all forms of DNA. DNA (Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid) is the genes that a living organism, cell, virus inherits and sometimes referred to as a “blueprint” (basic [more...]

Date: 2010-09-21 17:56:17

Upcoming Next-Gen Sequencing Conferences | RNA-Seq Blog

NeXt-GENeration sequencing platforms create sequence reads of DNA fragments for genome variation studies, RNA for transcriptome studies, DNA-protein interactions for epigenetic studies, and chromosomal DNA of  large genome nucleotide variations for copy number studies.  The X-Gen Congress and Expo is uniquely designed to facilitate the cross fertilization of established and emerging genomic technologies, along with exciting applications. In addition, you will learn why data is the driving force that enables genomic discoveries.  Next-Gen Sequencing Congress April 26th – 27th, 2011 [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 15:13:14

physics nobel prize awared to andre geim and konstantin novoselov ...

Top news :  Physics Nobel goes to graphene researchers DNA Interacts with Graphene An illustration of how fluorescent-tagged DNA interacts with functionalized graphene. Both single-stranded DNA (A) and double-stranded DNA (B) are adsorbed onto a graphene surface, but the interaction is stronger with ssDNA, causing the fluorescence on the ssDNA to darken more. C) A complimentary DNA nears the ssDNA and causes the adsorbed ssDNA to detach from the graphene surface. Original post: Grephene on Twitter Top news articlesGrephene, grephene nobel, Grephene on [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 17:39:35

Al Fin: A Hint of Epigenetics

We are learning that the genetic code is only the short, first chapter in a very long book. The non-genetic "code" -- the non-coding DNA and RNA -- has a logic all its own. We are just beginning to decrypt the obscure cipher. The possibilities for the transformation of life as we know it seem just as grandiose as were the hopes of the early promoters of the human genome enterprise. Only this time, we are working at a deeper level of sophistication. How many more levels will we need to descend before we reach the promised land of genetic medicine? ... some 95 or 98 percent of human DNA was [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:07:00

SpringerProtocols: Abstract: The State-of-the-Art of Chromatin ...

The biological significance of interactions of nuclear proteins with DNA in the context of gene expression, cell differentiation, or disease has immensely been enhanced by the advent of chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP). ChIP is a technique whereby a protein of interest is selectively immunoprecipitated from a chromatin preparation to determine the DNA sequences associated with it. ChIP has been widely used to map the localization of post-translationally modified histones, histone variants, transcription factors, or chromatin-modifying enzymes on the genome or on a given locus. In [more...]

Date: 2009-08-01 04:00:00

Chemistry World blog » Chemistry that can change the world

After the Economist questioned the value of chemistry last week, today I read with keen interest seeking chemistry in the special article in New Scientist titled ‘50 ideas to change science forever’. Although they have only released 25 ideas in the current issue, I could find at least 10 ideas which were either all chemistry or had a heavy connection to chemistry. Here’s my list: Artificial cells: It’s the basic chemistry between the various cellular matter that will reveal how modern biology evolved. (See Chemistry World articles here, here, here) Artificial enzymes: Large efforts [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:17:56

Extra tool found in DNA's repair kit

Lesions to bases in DNA are caused by a combination of normal chemical activity within the cell and exposure to radiation and toxins coming from environmental sources including cigarette smoke, grilled foods, and industrial wastes. “Understanding protein-DNA interactions at the atomic level is important because it provides a clear starting point for designing drugs that enhance or disrupt these interactions in very specific ways,” says Brandt Eichman, associate professor of biological sciences at Vanderbilt University. “So it could lead to improved treatments for a variety of diseases, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 14:58:00

Veg Physiology Research Associate Post vacant at Monsanto, Saint ...

Perform a variety of laboratory functions including preparation of media and buffers,, DNA extraction, PCR and other duties as assigned. Interact with a variety of customers and support groups including research, breeding, sales, inside farming, facilities, outside farming. Actively participate in ESH (Environment, Safety & Health) programs on site Qualifications M.Sc in Crop Science (preferably) or Biotechnology; with 2+ years professional research experience in Breeding. Experience with vegetable crop species. Computer proficiency, particularly in MS Office: MS Word, MS Excel, MS [more...]

Date: 2006-04-05 07:00:00

National Museum Exhibit

The El Paso Division has consulted with and received contributions from the Nuclear DNA Unit, the Mitochondrial DNA Unit, the Federal DNA Database Unit and CODIS from the Laboratory Division at FBI Headquarters. In addition, the El Paso ERT has provided a case study to include the murder of Sophia Martinez and with the assistance of KFOX News, was able to provide a local news broadcast that aired during the initial stages of the investigation. Participants will be able to identify items in a crime scene that can be used for potential DNA exploitation. In addition, the El Paso ERT has loaned [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 18:52:00

Identification of Critical Residues for the Tight Binding of Both ...

DNA polymerase λ (Pol λ) is a novel X-family DNA polymerase that shares a 34% sequence identity with DNA polymerase β. Pre-steady-state kinetic studies have shown that the Pol λ-DNA complex binds both correct and incorrect nucleotides 130-fold tighter, on average, than the DNA polymerase β-DNA complex, although the base substitution fidelity of both polymerases is 10(-)(4) to 10(-5). To better understand Pol λ’s tight nucleotide binding affinity, we created single-substitution and double-substitution mutants of Pol λ to disrupt the interactions between active-site [more...]

Date: 2010-09-26 12:46:33

Journal of Autoimmune Diseases | Full text | Autoantigenic nuclear ...

POLDIP3 binds to DNA and RNA during replication process, is a specific target of S6 kinase 1, interacts with p50 subunit of DNA polymerase delta, possess duplex DNA-unwinding and ATPase activities and regulates cell growth . The four autoantigenic proteins reported are of nuclear localization. Sizes of the above mentioned clones, genes that encode them, chromosome in which they are and data of the proteins are shown in Table [more...]

Date: 2008-07-14 00:00:00

Freshman Biology: Biomolecules, Connecting to Evolution

Use Models to show DNA. 4.) Utah Cell Scale Interactive to show the different organic biomolecules. Thursday 10/14: SWBAT: Describe the four major categories of organic polymers. 1.) Finish Vocabulary from Wednesday. 2.) Chlorophyll Extraction Lab. 3.) Walking to the orchard? Monday 10/18: SWBAT: Describe the four major categories of organic polymers. 1.) Around the room classification of biomolecules. 2.) Pyramid with Biomolecules thrown in. 3.) DNA building as two teams. 4.) Review cell scale on Utah website. Tuesday 10/19: SWBAT: Analyze DNA sequences to determine evolutionary [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 11:31:00

Syyn Labs lights up Glow festival | 89.3 KPCC

Kim Nowacki/KPCC Syyn Labs' "DNA Sequencer" lights up Santa Monica's Crescent Bay Park during the "Glow" festival on Sept. 25, 2010. The yellow caution tape wasn’t much of a deterrent for people who slid under it’s flimsy border to get a closer look at the “DNA Sequencer,” one of the flashier illuminated art installations that made up Santa Monica’s sprawling Glow festival this past Saturday. By day, the piece was a tangled mess of plywood, old-school ribbon wire and Arduino programming boards. By night, the installation’s 512 individually controlled LED lights had been [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 17:05:39

Design of new DNA-interactive agents by molecular docking and QSPR ...

sensitivity to drugs, which block replication and transcription of their DNA.1. Molecular recognition of DNA by small molecules is a fundamental problem in drug design. Polycyclic heterocycles having a planar structure can be effective [more...]

Date: 2010-09-06 04:00:00

E-GEOD-23712 | ArrayExpress Archive | EBI

We use nucleosome maps obtained by high-throughput sequencing to study sequence specificity of intrinsic histone-DNA interactions. In contrast with previous approaches, we employ an analogy between a classical one-dimensional fluid of [more...]

Date: 2010-08-31 23:00:00

Antibody Purification Using Membrane Adsorbers - Results from a ...

Dec 1, 2008 By: Leonardo Giovannoni, PhD, Marco Ventani, Uwe Gottschalk, PhD BioPharm International Volume 21, Issue 12 ABSTRACT Most antibody manufacturers currently use a three-column platform comprising Protein A affinity chromatography for product capture, followed by anion exchange (AEX) chromatography in flow-through mode to extract negatively charged contaminants, and then cation exchange (CEX) chromatography or hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) in retention mode to remove positively charged contaminant species. This article presents a new process that uses membrane [more...]

Date: 2008-12-01 05:00:00

Genetic testing - products and services from Health Synergy Detox ...

This empowering test helps you understand how your DNA and genetic material interacts with the food you eat, the nutrients you absorb, and your exposure to environmental risk factors. Information about your genetic disposition, [more...]

Date: 2010-07-30 07:00:00

Official launch of iBOL activates world's largest biodiversity ...

Toronto – The largest biodiversity genomics initiative ever undertaken – an international effort to build a digital identification system for all life on Earth – will be officially activated this week. The International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) will be launched by the Minister of Research and Innovation, Glen Murray, during an event at Toronto’s CN Tower on Saturday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. By enabling automated, rapid and inexpensive species identifications, iBOL will transform biodiversity science and its applications throughout society. “We are witnessing alarming rates [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 13:22:46

DNA Origami--knitting with nucleic acids

This is nano--the entire genome of a virus is enticed to fold up like a little placemat with the aid of synthetic oligonucleotides. Nano means hijacking the enormous information content of the DNA with simple self-assembly [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 15:46:41

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

Publication Alert

Structural Analysis of the Interactions Between Hsp70 Chaperones and the Yeast DNA Replication Protein Orc4p María Moreno-del Álamo, Alicia Sánchez-Gorostiaga, Ana M. Serrano, Alicia Prieto, Jorge Cuéllar, Jaime Martín-Benito, José M. Valpuesta and Rafael Giraldo Journal of Molecular Biology Volume 403, Issue 1, 15 October 2010, Pages [more...]

Date: 2010-10-03 13:13:00

Mike's Weekly Skeptic Rant: Deepak, Deepak, Deepak....

It was my understanding that Dr. Hawking was speaking about the theoretical physics that show that there had to be a universe from "nothing" because of the understanding of actual quantum mechanics which anyone can watch in this lecture by Dr. Lawerence Krauss. Fairly layman-friendly and highly recommended if you haven't seen it already and have an hour to learn some cool stuff.They (scientists) want a unified model based on mathematical certainty, not a shrug of the shoulders. They already know that time and space emerged from the quantum void, but this nothingness has to be [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 20:22:00

STG Media Corp Selected by Identigene as their Agency of Record ...

STG Media Corp Selected by Identigene as their Agency of Record TEMPE, Ariz. — Identigene, an industry leader in DNA identification testing, has chosen STG Media Corp as their Agency of Record. Identigene is a simple and reliable DNA paternity test that is currently available in 4,500 retail locations nationwide. The test includes swabs for collecting samples from inside the cheek of a child, alleged father and mother, which are then packaged and mailed to the Identigene lab in Salt Lake City. Results of the test are reported online or by mail 3-5 business days after the samples arrive at [more...]

Date: 2008-05-05 18:23:50

Tentative Schedule of Classes and Activities

1. Introduction # 1. Biology and the Scientific Method, Chapter 1 # 2. Cell Structure, Chapter 4 # 3. Protein Synthesis: Transcription and Translation, Chapters 9 and 10 # 4. Cell-Cell Interactions, Chapter 5 2. # 5. From One Cell To Two: Cell Division and DNA Replication, Chapter 11 # 6. From Two Cells To Many: Cell Differentiation and Embryonic Development, Chapter 40 # 7. From Genes To Traits: How Genotype Affects Phenotype, Chapters 12 3. # 8. From Genes To Species: A Primer on Evolution, Chapters 14, 15 and 16 # 9. Origin of Biological Diversity, Chapter 17 # 10. Evolution of [more...]

Date: 2010-03-10 20:05:12

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

Inhibition of protein interactions with the beta 2 sliding clamp …

Inhibition of protein interactions with the beta 2 sliding clamp of Escherichia coli DNA polymerase III by peptides from beta 2-binding proteins. Wijffels G, Dalrymple BP, Prosselkov P, Kongsuwan K, Epa VC, Lilley PE, Jergic S, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-19 11:10:18

inqaba biotec and BODE Technology to host 2nd Annual African DNA ...

The 2nd Annual African DNA Forensics Conference to  be  held  on 28 and 29 October 2010 in Pretoria, will   bring  together  leading  experts  in  the  DNA Forensics  field  from  the  disciplines  of  Science, Law  and  Human  Rights. Held over two days in Pretoria,  it will allow for interactive and in-depth discussions. This will ensure that the knowledge  of DNA Forensics is made accessible to non-scientists while  also allowing  for experts to  share their [more...]

Date: 2010-08-07 07:00:00

Berkeley Lab News Center Press Release: New Electrostatic-based ...

In a typical experiment, a microarray is prepared and mounted in a well chamber and the DNA is hybridized (a standard technique in which complementary single strands of DNA bind to form double-stranded DNA "hybrids"). A suspension of negatively-charged silica microspheres is then dispersed through gravitational sedimentation over the microarray surface, a process which takes about 20 minutes. Because the substrate or background surface of the microassay is positively charged, the silica microspheres will spread across the entire surface and adhere to it. However, on surface areas containing [more...]

Date: 2008-06-30 16:00:00

Interactive Effect of Cigarette Smoking With Human 8-Oxoguanine ...

Human 8-oxoguanine DNA N-glycosylase 1 (hOGG1) plays an important role in repairing oxidative DNA damage induced by tobacco carcinogens. In this case-control study, the authors examined the interactive effect of hOGG1 gene polymorphisms [more...]

Date: 2010-09-09 05:32:47

Science Seminar - Ancient DNA

From just a few grams of ancient sediment, it is possible to reconstruct the environment in disparate places at different times. This is possible by extracting total DNA from sediments and looking for the genetic signals of various organisms that contributed to the mix. By comparing the signals with reference databases, identification to genus and species level of plants and animals is often possible. Such information can inform theories of niche stability, extinction dynamics and environmental change, and are therefore complimentary to existing methodologies such as pollen and macrofossil [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 01:21:01

Roland San Juan: Terrifying Future - Scientists Mixing Human ...

Like the ancient Watchers before him (Watchers were fallen angels that mingled human dna with animals and their seed to produce Nephilim. More on this will be discussed later), Bostrom envisions giving life to Nietzsche’s Overman (posthumans) by remanufacturing men with animals, plants, and other synthetic life-forms through the use of modern sciences including recombinant dna technology, germ-line engineering, and transgenics (in which the genetic structure of one species is altered by the transfer of genes from another). Given that molecular biologists classify the functions of genes [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 02:15:00

Modeling shows that factors beyond crowding affect how molecules ...

Cells are crowded with macromolecules such as proteins, RNA and DNA. Using a Brownian dynamics simulation of an Escherichia coli cytoplasm model, Georgia Tech researchers propose that crowding and hydrodynamic interactions dominate in vivo macromolecular motion. The motion of macromolecules within cells is normally random, occurring through Brownian motion that causes the molecules to diffuse through the cellular cytoplasm, which has viscosity similar to that of water. Researchers have studied the movement of fluorescent protein molecules injected into E. coli cells, but don't yet understand [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 12:52:44

Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests - Chicago ...

The FDA first signaled a possible shift in direction after another firm, Pathway Genomics, last month moved to sell genetic test kits through Walgreens drugstores. The plan was quickly shelved, but a high-profile congressional committee launched its own investigation. The tests prompting attention are not the highly specialized DNA scans ordered by physicians. Instead, these consumer-oriented offerings evaluate an individual's risk of developing various illnesses or responding variably to different medications, based on test findings. That is problematic because most of the genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-06-15 01:08:00

DNA Testing | We are all African | Mahala

If you could email your ancestors, what would you want to know? Family legend or delusions of grandeur may suggest you are royalty: A Nubian Princess, the fruit of Genghis Khan’s loins, or a descendant of Shaka Zulu’s warrior clan. You may be some, or all of those things, but most likely, you’re a mongrel. Up until last week I thought I was pretty vanilla. An average 5th generation white settler, much like, in terms of my genetic cocktail, any other rooinek. But then I did a DNA test. Not because I wanted to find out the obvious stuff, like where my Grandparents were born, but to [more...]

Date: 2010-06-18 07:00:15

The MolBio Carnival, third edition | Alles was lebt | ScienceBlogs ...

There are a few methods to do this around, so why should one more on the list be interesting to us? Well, the new one uses next-generation sequencing to look at RNA folding on a whole-genome scale! David presents the paper in a journal club style, summarizing the interesting new data and methods, but also discussing some of the shortcomings. 3) Next up, we have a series of posts by Christopher Dieni at "Bitesize Bio" on the protein modification many of you probably know and love - phosphorylation. In the first post, he gives an overview of the topics he will write about in the following [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 21:15:46

Cherokee Nation challenges newly minted tribes | Indian Country ...

Cherokee Nation challenges newly minted tribes Lawsuit claims Tennessee’s recognition of six groups was illegal NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A representative of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation has filed a lawsuit in Tennessee charging the state’s Commission of Indian Affairs violated open-meeting “sunshine” laws when it unexpectedly gave state recognition to six local groups. The commission appears to have altered its rules in order to do so. It took action June 19, about a month after the state legislature had curtailed its authority and 11 days before the date on which the legislature [more...]

Date: 2010-08-13 16:59:54

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

Infiniti Creates Immersive Sensory Experience in European ...

Customers are welcomed by modern architecture with inspiring aesthetics, a personal greeting and a sophisticated interactive system that puts customers squarely in the driver’s seat to design their very own dream machine. Infiniti contracted with Scala Certified Partner Soft Audiovisuel to create Infiniti Europe’s digital showroom and underlying platform, i-view — a suite of digital services designed to complement the vehicles, the environment and the salespeople by offering a range of interactive audio-visual information to customers. Through i-view, customers can see, review and [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 19:32:48

10/10/10 Holographic Universe and Us

Recent Russian research by molecular biologist Pjotr Garjajev suggested that our human DNA behaves similarly — communicating instantaneously with another particle of fellow DNA in another room, another town, on another continent; another planet? Talbot likens our brain to a miniature Universe, thoughts as ‘pebbles in the electromagnetic pool of our mind’. He says: ‘Nature uses mathematical underpinning; so does the brain.’ To make a hologram, the object to be photographed is first bathed in light of a laser beam. A second laser beam is bounced off the reflected light of the first [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 23:56:34

Researchers identify DNA damage repair gene in Fanconi - The ...

FAN1 glommed onto sites of the DNA damage. The researchers found that when they induced a mutation in the UBZ domain of the gene, it was rendered useless, meaning its restorative ability likely lies in its capacity to interact with ubiquitinated proteins in the Fanconi anemia pathway. As predicted, the nuclease domain of FAN1 was able to cut DNA, activity that is essential repairing the broken zippers. Versions of the gene are present in distantly related organisms, from yeast to flies to humans, Smogorzewska says, suggesting a role in life’s fundamental machinery for repairing DNA. The [more...]

Date: 2010-07-20 17:15:00

The Vision of the Solid Rock Church

To help us understand this, it might be useful to think of our Solid Rock DNA.  What is it that makes us unique as a Church?  If Gil Grissom and the guys in the CSI lab could examine our DNA, what would mark us out as being different from most other churches? In fact, as I’ve prayed about this, I feel the Holy Spirit is directing us to break every rule of vision-casting in ‘The Church Growth Handbook.’  Church Visions, apparently, should use alliteration (every word starting with the same letter) or should form punchy acronyms (like I-M-P-A-C-T).  But why?  Why do we have to treat [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 22:44:32

Feedback from Interpol DNA User's Conference | DNA Project - South ...

This time last week I was sitting at the Interpol Headquarters in Lyon, France listening to the Chief of the USA FBI CODIS Unit talk about International DNA Exchange methods. This was only one of approximately 35 fascinating presentations delivered by representatives from over 50 countries. As you may well imagine, participating in a conference of this magnitude was extraordinary, and the value of being able to interact with the other representatives: priceless. A special mention of thanks needs to go to our generous sponsor, The Open Society Foundation for South Africa, which enabled us to [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 10:51:03

Tessella » Bioinformatics Software Developer

Works with scientists and teams of skilled bioinformaticians to identify business needs and recommends technical solutions Creates and integrates computer algorithms into existing NextGen DNA Sequencing data analysis pipelines Recommends software to analyze and integrate Next Generation sequencing data Integrates community-developed bioinformatics tools into existing data analysis pipelines Ensures issues are identified, tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner. Assists in enforcement of project deadlines and schedules Takes input from supervisor and appropriately and accurately [more...]

Date: 2010-08-09 08:00:00

My Blog On Life « Seril

Suggested concurrence between the functional human, seo sheffield and chimpanzee DNA sequences range between 95% and 99%;(see. also “junk” DNA It has been estimated that the human lineage diverged from that of chimpanzees about five million years ago, and from that of gorillas about eight million years ago. However, a hominid skull discovered in Chad in 2001, classified as Sahelanthropus tchadensis, is approximately seven million years old, which may indicate an earlier divergence.Human evolution is characterised by a number of important [more...]

Date: 2010-09-19 10:45:59

Legislation Watch: Crimes Amendment (Forensic Procedures) Bill 2010

Elucubrator,  7 October 2010 12:54 PM I'm not sure of the purpose of this Bill: it smacks a little of grandstanding. Today is the last day that Parliament sits before the election is held on 24 November, when the Parliament is prorogued. At Bills before the House will then lapse, and must be re-introduced in the next session. That is — back to square one for the whole process. Perhaps the ALP is just testing the water? Dr Manhattan,  7 October 2010 1:55 PM Don't know, but I suspect you're right about the trial balloon. When introducing the Bill, Rob Hulls left open the door to either [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 11:29:00

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