Obsessed With Genes (Not Jeans), This Teen Analyzes Family DNA ...
The Wests signed up in 2007 and gave 23andMe genetic testing as Christmas presents to family members. From that experience, Mr. West learned that Anne also inherited the mutation on the Factor V gene that increases the risk of a pulmonary embolism. He wanted to know more. By last year, whole genome sequencing was not only being offered to individuals, but the price had dropped enough that Mr. West raised the idea at dinner. “Dad got curious about the whole family,” Anne says. Biology has been a passion of hers since the fifth grade. She works at the family computer in a room with a view [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 18:33:20
Spore PC Game – From Single Cell to Space Travel, Spore Rocks
The game is open and the outcome depends on decisions you at every stage. Creating Characters in Spore It begins with a single body that fell to Earth a meteor. Once the body has eaten more than once, you have to work with DNA points to add various functions. Your child grow and change. You choose whether your creature is a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore. How to get through the various stages, you will receive special bio-power, based on preferences eat the creature. For example, herbivores are given the power “Siren Song at the Creature stage. Expanding universe of your character [more...]
Date: 2010-05-15 09:47:57
7/7 Inquest: Causing More Questions Than Answers - Alternative ...
As of yesterday we can now speculate that his DNA was retrieved from the parking fine ticket given to him when he was “sleeping” in his car; but something as important as DNA evidence shouldn’t be left as speculation. The whole point of the inquest is to answer questions not create more! http://www.julyseventh.co.uk/images/luton-parking-regs.jpg It seems we’re going around in circles. This inquest is not about truth. They’ve already made up their mind that the four alleged bombers are guilty (which of course they could be, but has yet to be proven). Instead we’re getting a [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 12:27:59
ROS induced DNA damage and checkpoint responses: Influences on ...
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Date: 2010-10-13 08:46:02
Women's Health: WTF is in my DNA? | Candid Engineer in Academia
Because of the powerful information contained within our genomes, DNA testing can result in a strong emotional response. And so, as the article author points out, DNA testing is not for everyone. You need to be willing to live with the [more...]
Date: 2010-09-28 13:06:31
Film Annie Saga – 10th October 2010 [ updated ] « DIRTII Laundry
“People say, why not get DNA, because getting it would end everything. Let me announce right here, even if I die I would tell her not to get paternity test. There is no point to get it. There is no reason to ask this man or any of his family(โคตรเหง้าศักราช - a somewhat impolite Thai word to refer to family) for 1 baht of his money. In the past, he may have helped her out because he thought she was a fellow human being or whatever” Rabiebrat advised that all member of the press should stop publishing news on them “The conclusion to this is for both to go [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 12:37:59
Family Tree DNA Reporting in From Houston
As a follow-up to our letter informing you of the level of preparedness Family Tree DNA established regarding the coming of Hurricane Ike to Houston, we are coming to you now to update you on our status post-Ike. a) As you may know, all of our standard Y-DNA and mtDNA tests are processed at the lab in Arizona, and therefore, this processing has not been affected at all. b) Also, as we advised previously, we have taken appropriate measures to safeguard and protect the data and our servers and therefore all computer systems are in place and functioning normally. You may have noticed that our [more...]
Date: 2008-09-15 05:17:00
Siblings Of Autistic Children May Share Some Symptoms - Science News
Researchers have generally limited their search for DNA peculiarities to children diagnosed with autism or related disorders (SN: 7/3/10, p.12), a strategy that overlooks those with mild autism signs, Constantino’s group asserts in a paper published online October 1 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. “Subtle aspects of the autistic syndrome have not been accounted for in most studies of its intergenerational transmission,” Constantino says. By including individuals with mild autism symptoms in DNA studies, researchers could enlarge their sample sizes and amplify the statistical [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 19:34:21
Cellular Clock Movement Supports Seismic Modifications In ...
Human cells have only got so many lives, same as cats. When divided over time they are altered, slow down and gradually quit separating – this is referred to in scientific terms as cellular senescence – . Already biologists understand that a cellular timer made up of structures at the end of the chromosome called Telomeres, document any activity regarding the cells’ lives and the number that have been exhausted. Until this point, researchers have yet to learn how the running of the clock determines the mortality of the cells. An investigation [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 21:49:26
Mitochondrial Eve screws Adam
The Mitochondrial Eve thing refers to the most recent common ancestor for all extant humans and is possible because mitochondrial DNA is inherited unmixed from the female parent. It's good science and currently points to the most resent common female ancestor living about 200 000 years ago somewhere in Africa and can be used as a predictor for the various migration hypotheses, for instance it casts doubt on the popular "out of Africa" hypothesis. Now the bible says people originated when god created Adam and Eve, and they were therefore the first two people. After the debacle with the fruit [more...]
Date: 2010-08-02 05:57:14
Ultrafast EMCCD cameras point the way to faster DNA sequencing
To harness this powerful single-molecule detection modality for high-throughput DNA sequencing, each of the four nucleotides (A, C, G and T) in the target DNA has to be converted into a predefined sequence of oligonucleotides, using a technique called Circular DNA Conversion. Each pre-defined sequence is then hybridized to a self-quenching molecular beacon.In their experimental setup, the Meller team recorded DNA translocation through a 4nm pore in a SiN membrane immersed between two aqueous solutions. With the camera in place, the researchers were able to detect florescence bursts in two [more...]
Date: 2010-06-10 07:00:00
Popular Mechanics Posts 2010 BREAKTHROUGH Awards — The Gadgeteer
While working at the National Institutes of Health in the early 1990s, Venter developed a way to rapidly discover genes by exploiting snippets of DNA called expressed sequence tags. In 1992, he founded The Institute for Genomic Research, and, three years later, he and a team decoded the first genome of a free-living organism. That led to Venter’s best-known breakthrough, mapping the human genome. Last May, he achieved a defining moment in the history of biology when he inserted digitally created DNA into a living bacterium, forming the first synthetic life. His ultimate goal is to design [more...]
Date: 2010-09-28 20:43:25
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Nutrition for Breast Health ...
However, most people do not realize the power of foods. Water, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are the basic building blocks of a good diet. By choosing the healthiest forms of each of these nutrients, and eating them in the proper balance, you enable your body to function at its optimal level. Eating The Proper Fats Reducing fat in the diet is an important component of breast health. Foods with a high proportion of calories from fat should be eliminated or limited in the diet; these include red meat high in fat content, poultry with skin, dark poultry meat, fried foods, butter, margarine, [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 16:39:17
Friday Hope Blogging
Since DNA evidence is not available in the majority of murder cases, other wrongful convictions based on similar types of evidence may never come to light.Perhaps we could extend this logic to "far lighter tasks" like bombing foreign capitals. The FTC is working on new regulations to prevent greenwashing. Among the proposed changes: Marketers shouldn't use labels like "green" or "eco-friendly" because they're too vague; if something's labeled as "biodegradable," then the entire package should "completely break down and return to nature" within a year; and if something's called "non-toxic" it [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 23:32:00
Opinio Juris » Blog Archive » African Cyberpunk, DNA Hacking, and ...
African Cyberpunk, DNA Hacking, and the Problems of Transnational Regulation There’s a post that’s been making the rounds in the science fiction blogosphere that warrants note by those interested in international law, especially in regards to issues of international trade, development, and regulation. The piece is by Ghanaian writer Jonathan Dotse and it concerns the rise of African cyberpunk. Before getting to Dotse’s post, though, a couple of words on cyberpunk itself. Cyberpunk is a sci-fi style that arose primarily among U.S. and Canadian writersin the 1980’s. Setting aside the [more...]
Date: 2010-05-18 07:15:08
D-Bags of Match.com Revisited « Borderline Amazing
While cleaning out all of my old email folders this morning I decided it was time to erase my collection of scary Match.com messages that kept my friends and I entertained for a month. But I realized I would be doing everyone a huge disservice if I didn’t take a minute to review a few of my favorite D-bags. Here’s what: it’s hard knocks for a single on the street out there. I’m not into shaming the nice guys who may have posted an unfortunate picture or two. It took an extremely d-baggy e-mail message to make my list…and because of this, I feel totally fine including their [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 17:03:47
Why Do Liberals Hate Columbus Day? | Death and Taxes
There is a degree of truth to this assertion since Columbus did bring hundreds of Taino’s back to Seville in 1495, and African slaves were soon brought to Columbus’ colony to work the gold mines. But, the truth is that Columbus no more introduced slavery to the Atlantic nations than Wall Street pioneered the concept of croney capitalism (speaking of which, yes, some banks are open on columbus day). Lagos, Portugal was the location of the first African slave market, opening its doors for business in 1444 when Christopher was a lad of six years old. It should also be noted that [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 18:35:59
Invisible History Blog » Blog Archive » America's DNA Profile Has ...
When we are asked why the U.S. is still in Afghanistan after a decade, we explain that America’s DNA profile has been all over that country since 1973. While no one was looking, the CIA’s secret mission became entangled with Pakistan’s support for Afghanistan’s small core of foreign-trained right wing Islamic extremists. Thanks to President Jimmy Carter’s national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, this entanglement blossomed into a marriage following the 1978 Marxist coup and a full-blown commitment to holy war and the Islamization of Pakistan – long before the Soviet invasion [more...]
Date: 2010-07-14 14:09:18
Prescribed Reading On Prescriptive Information | Uncommon Descent
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 emphasizes the relevance of probability in his espousal of this inference- the simplest form of life was found to be 10exp80,000 times more likely of having a mindful than a non-mindful source. Johnson repeatedly stresses how the information content of DNA is [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 16:49:10
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
Craig Venter Profile - Breakthrough Leadership Winner Craig Venter ...
Having a clear definition of which genes are essential is going to be important for future design projects. As the population goes from 6.8 billion people to more than 9 billion over the next 40 years, were going to need a lot more food, clean water, medicine and fuel to power all these things. Were now a society thats 100 percent dependent on science for our survival. Its not a gentlemans sport. We think this is one of the most powerful toolsat least on the biology sidethat we can apply to all these critical needs. Q: How did a former surf bum, as some have called you, make [more...]
Date: 2010-10-04 11:30:00
REMAINS OF THE DAY
As a crime scene it too will be studied and recognized as a seminal undertaking in the history of forensics, mass fatality events, crime scene processing, DNA identification, and a host of other sciences that were utilized during every step of the recovery. Not only was every square inch of debris scoured on site at The Pile, it was examined just as closely, if more slowly, once it arrived at the Fresh Kill Landfill. Mining equipment from Pennsylvania and West Virginia was set up. Conveyors and sifting trays of increasingly finer gauge trapped fragments of tissue as well as remnants of [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 23:04:00
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
Industrial Sourcing News: New clues to origin of diabetes: Mutant ...
is, can you reach a point in ordinary diabetes where misfolding causes the problem we have identified?"*Research details*In lab dish cultures of normal rat and mice beta cells, the scientists introduced single gene mutations known to be involved in various types of neonatal diabetes. They consistently found that misfolding occurred in normal proinsulin protein when mutant proinsulin protein was present. They also observed the same aberrant events in the pancreatic beta cells of Akita mice, a mouse model with the same mutation that occurs in a human family with neonatal [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 07:10:00
Christianity.com - Blogs - Conversations with Your Favorite ...
The whole day was very instructive because I didn't know much about my family's history. I knew that my father was from Mississippi and my mother was Iowa, and I knew they met in Nome, Alaska while serving in the Army in World War II. During the reunion a local researcher gave us a fascinating lecture on the the history Mayfield and Pritchard families during the last 200 years. The various branches intertwined at several points across the generations, in part because the families lived close together in the small rural communities that make up north Mississippi. During the afternoon we [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 09:43:00
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Date: 2010-10-11 18:45:28
Solving the Traveling Salesman Problem with Genetic Algorithms and ...
Mutation rate: You cannot simply change EVERYthing on each generation. You must maintain some of the core DNA in order to improve. Otherwise the solution is too random and does not converge. Similarly, too little mutation and the solution converges too slowly. Number of Breeders – you would think breeding from the single-best solution at any given point would be ideal. Surprisingly the system did better when a higher number, say 10% of the population is used to breed from. Too many and again you don’t converge. Too few and the system can be boxed into a dead-end solution ala the Hill [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 01:51:00
Law and Biosciences Blog | Should Mary Carmichael Get DTC Genetic ...
Mary Carmichael at Newsweek is running an interesting week-long series of posts about deciding whether or not to buy DTC genetic testing for herself. Carmichael series She asked me to contribute an “about 300 word” post on “How do I know if I can trust the results and should I be worried about what I might find out?” Monday, I sent her both a 389 word version and a 300 word version. Tuesday, she sent me back a 308 word version for posting, which I accepted. Today (Wednesday), the Newsweek site has posted a 230 word version. Carmichael: Day 3 It captures much of what I wanted to [more...]
Date: 2010-08-04 17:22:14
EMC and VMWare Help Honda with Backup Solutions
DNA Solutions understands customers` needs and the importance of solid data protection, backup and recovery. Together with its partners, EMC and VMWare DNA Solutions has implemented such solutions, addressing the customers` needs and providing a reliable environment for any type and quantity of information. Travianet Completes Implementantion of Workforce Management Solution from Verint Verint Systems Inc. announced that Germany-based travianet GmbH, a leading provider of travel booking and fulfillment services, ... Read more Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Arch Rock Cisco announced [more...]
Date: 2010-08-26 13:52:08
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston (Kind Of) Celtics Wrap Up « 94 WYSP
Williams seems very comfortable in his role off the bench, and that’s to score. The Sixers will need his points and energy this year. I know it’s early, but he’s got a chance to be one of the top 6th men in the league. Marreese Speights can be the frontcourt version of Lou Williams. Speights had 15 points in the 4th quarter and has as much offensive ability as anyone on the team. As long as his defense is at least improved, and his minutes are kept around 20-25, Speights should grow and have a nice season. Jason Kapono went from “the shooter we need” to not playing for 20 games to a [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 15:45:43
Naruto 512 – Cloning Techniques Sure Are Popular These Days ...
That, and the fact that he got a hold of Hashirama’s DNA during a fight with him before and is likely what he used to experiment with Uchiha DNA to bring about the legendary Rinnegan. While the latter doesn’t come as too much of a surprise since it’s pretty much what I suspected, the former does put an interesting spin on the upcoming ninja war. For one, it actually feels like a war with all the other countries banding together to stop Madara from reviving the ten-tailed beast. It would’ve been somewhat cheesy if it was just him and Zetsu against the world and the world was struggling [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 00:07:38
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Date: 2010-10-13 14:42:25
I Need Attractive Powerpoint Templates On Dna?
Related Posts How Can I Open A Powerpoint From A Different Computer?( 3 ) Iam A Parts Planner/scheduler For Service Engineers (copier/health Science/business Imaging/hvac) Need To Upgr?( 1 ) Is There A Way To Print Speaker Notes In An [more...]
Date: 2010-07-16 10:12:02
Free DNA Powerpoint Templates | Free Powerpoint Templates
I found some nice DNA powerpoint templatese here but when I look again, well we HAVE TO PAID FOR IT! Because I won't share the paid powerpoint templates, Then I seek for Free DNA powerpoint templates and go to Microsoft download centre… [more...]
Date: 2008-10-18 17:18:44
DNA Powerpoint Ppt Presentation
DNA PowerPoint - A PowerPoint presentation. ... DNAMoleculeLifeDiscoveryRosalindFranklinRayDiffractionNobelPrizeWhyUnderstandingDNAPowerpoint. Enter one or Other articles separated by comma or enter. Update|Close [more...]
Date: 2007-10-15 16:19:00
DNA art imitates life: Construction of a nanoscale Mobius strip
The circulations of earth's warmer and cooler ocean currents for example, describe a Möbius shape. Other topological structures are common to biological systems, particularly in the case of DNA, the 3 billion chemical bases of which are packed by the chromosome inside the cell, using topological structures. "In bacteria, plasmid DNA is wound into a supercoil," Yan explains. "Then the enzymes can come in and cut and reconfigure the topology to relieve the torsion in the supercoil so that all the other cellular machinery can have access to the gene for replication, transcription and so [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 21:50:00
Art from DNA
Is it science or is it art?FF14 Gil Californian company Yonder biology says it’s both. For several hundred dollars depending on your chosen design, former biotech scientists FFxiv Gil Stein Sarah and Andy Bess would take your DNA, and turn it into a portrait. A lot of people, they don’t even know what DNA looks like or you know, it’s just, it’s just an idea. This we can actually give them something tangible that they can hold themFFXIV Gil in their hands,and say ‘ Oh, this is me. This is what my DNA is. ‘ DNA makes for intriguing art given it’s complicated [more...]
Date: 2010-09-29 07:14:34