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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

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ERV's latest blog on the FDA paper. One step too far?.

PNAS paper, using standard PCR to ID 'positives' and 'negatives', with insane numbers of bands as a result of non-specific primer binding. Insane numbers. As if this is 1990 and we dont know what 'Real Time PCR' and 'Taqman Probes' are. Im going to ignore that and grant the premise they really have IDed viral sequences. And they arent XMRV. They dont cluster anywhere near XMRV on a phylogenetic tree. Theyre something else entirely. Okay, well, logically it could be contamination from mouse DNA. So they checked for that... by looking for mouse mitochondrial DNA. *blink* I understand [more...]

Date: 2010-08-23 07:00:00

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

Clinton's Remarks on the Global Health Initiative, August 2010 ...

Thank you. Well, it is such a pleasure to be here again at SAIS, and I want to thank Dean Einhorn for that very warm and thoughtful introduction. But this is such an exceptional educational institution, and I had no idea we had 300 of your alumni, but I see in action every day the results of the work, the research, the study, and preparation that goes on here at SAIS. We are the very proud employer of many SAIS alumni, and I hope that there are more of you who are going to be joining our ranks in the years to come. In addition to the contributions that Johns Hopkins has made in the fields of [more...]

Date: 2010-08-13 14:26:11

“It is all my fault!” ~ President Barack Hussein Obama. Not!

It simply is not part of his DNA. He has never taken the fall throughout his entire life and now throughout his presidency. However, he is an expert at pointing the finger at others and throwing people under the bus. His most famous target, “It’s all George Bush’s fault.” So goes the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama. Discovering Obama’s Hidden Agenda It is simply amazing how much damage one man can do to our great country in such a short time period of 21 months. We hear nothing but disinformation, falsehoods, inaccuracies, twisted facts, smoke-and-mirrors, creative accounting, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 07:51:00

Spartan Bioscience receives the Canadian Advanced Technology ...

Spartan Bioscience receives the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance 2010 Award for Outstanding Product Achievement in the ICT/Health Sector Aug 09, 2010 Ottawa, ON, May 20, 2010 - Spartan Bioscience is proud to announce that the company is the recipient of the CATA 2010 Award for Outstanding Product Achievement in the ICT/Health Sector. Sponsored by Wellington West Capital, the award is granted annually by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) to a Canadian organization for an outstanding engineering development which has resulted in the production of a world-class product or [more...]

Date: 2010-08-09 20:50:36

CGI 2010: An Interview with the Vice President of HP for Global ...

Cross-posted with the Huffington Post At the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative held last week in New York City, I interviewed Gabriele Zedlmayer, Vice President for Global Social Innovation at Hewlett-Packard, on HP’s social impact portfolio, philosophy, and vision for the years to come. What brings you to the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative? It is a fantastic forum to meet with a lot of our partners. I think in our space, social innovation, one of the keys to success is the partners that you have. There’s no way a technology company or any other company can make a difference on their own [more...]

Date: 2010-09-27 22:39:07

Michael J. Fox Foundation Launches Parkinson's Progression Markers ...

Fox Foundation has launched the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) (www.michaeljfox.org/PPMI), the first-ever large-scale clinical study exclusively focused on identifying and validating Parkinson's disease biomarkers. A biomarker is required to efficiently test potentially life-transforming new drugs that could slow or stop the progression of Parkinson's disease - something no PD treatment on today's market can do. A biomarker of Parkinson's has not yet been found. "Currently, Parkinson's patients have access only to treatments that temporarily alleviate symptoms. If a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 13:20:35

Installtion of 'sattvik' idol of Sri Ganesh by DNA at Oberoi Mall ...

Meanwhile, Navi Mumbaikars are welcoming DNA's initiative. Says Vashi resident Sangeeta Satam, "These Ganesh idols are highly pleasant and soothing to eyes. Their finishing is smooth and made from perfect measurements. We hope this initiative turns into a revolution soon and everyone contributes their bit to the environmental cause in their own way." DNA will be also rating the Sarvajinik eco-friendly Ganpati idols. "We will visit the mandals to rate the idols on basis of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCP) parameters. After the survey, 20 groups will be given awards," the spokesperson [more...]

Date: 2010-09-13 07:00:00

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

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

Genetic Test Kits To Hit Stores Amid Controversy | TopNews Arab ...

Walgreens is all set to begin selling Insight personal genetic testing kits Friday, the first major retail chain in the US to offer home tests for assessing one’s risk of developing any one of a dozen different health conditions, with CVS stores marketing them by August. Raising immediate concerns among scientists, bio-ethicists and genetic counsellors, the news has them worried that in the absence of a full medical assessment, consumers will misuse or misunderstand test results open to interpretation. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the medical claims the [more...]

Date: 2010-05-12 20:31:57

Eppendorf to market Akonni TruTip™ « Frederick County Biotech ...

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. & FREDERICK, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eppendorf North America and Akonni Biosystems today announced they have entered into a joint marketing agreement to promote Akonni TruTip nucleic acid extraction kits configured for use with Eppendorf epMotion automated pipetting systems. Under the agreement, Eppendorf will promote the extraction kits to clinical, clinical research and forensic laboratories in North America – providing users with access to the industry’s most rapid and reliable means to automatically extract PCR-ready DNA and/or RNA from larger volume [more...]

Date: 2010-04-26 16:36:03

Middfest: DNA swabs trace our origins to Botswana

By Eric Robinette, Staff Writer Updated 10:40 AM Thursday, September 30, 2010 MIDDLETOWN — Guests at Middfest have talked a lot over the years about their countries, but this year, they have done more than just talk. This year, volunteers have taken DNA swabs of the inside of their mouths to trace where their ancestors come from. The tests are provided by National Genographic, and the tests will be discussed at Middfest this weekend. Adriane Scherrer, the executive director of the We Can Business Incubator, discovered “we’re all pretty much from Botsawna,” which is this [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 14:40:48

Middfest: DNA swabs trace our origins to Botswana

This year, volunteers have taken DNA swabs of the inside of their mouths to trace where their ancestors come from. The tests are provided by National Genographic, and the tests will be discussed at Middfest this weekend. Adriane Scherrer, the executive director of the We Can Business Incubator, discovered “we’re all pretty much from Botsawna,” which is this year’s featured country. “My map says I originally came from Botswana.” Scherrer initially took the test for her own benefit, because she was researching biological family members she only recently discovered. She thought [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 14:40:48

App-DNA Joins Citrix Desktop Transformation Model Ecosystem

App-DNA at the Citrix Synergy conference was named an ecosystem partner in the Citrix Desktop Transformation Model. The new Citrix initiative and related partner ecosystem helps enterprises move from traditional, static desktop computing environments to ... they are an ideal partner for Citrix in our approach to helping customers turn desktop computing into a flexible, on-demand service,” said Mick Hollison, vice president of desktop marketing, Desktop division at Citrix. [more...]

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

Why U.S President Obama must not reduce resources to Africa from ...

USAfrica Archives | www.Achebebooks.com | CLASSmagazine The Black Business Journal | PhotoWorks.TV | USAfrica.TV USAfricaonline.com, 1st African-owned U.S.-based professional newspaper on the internet, assessed by The New York Times as the largest (and arguably the most influential) African-owned, U.S-based multimedia networks; established May 1992. News@USAfricaonline.com 713-270-5500. wireless: 832-45-CHIDO (24436) Why U.S President Obama must not reduce resources to Africa from the war on AIDS. By HE Festus Mogae Posted by The.Authoritative.Link on Oct 5th, 2010 and filed under [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 17:44:33

Industrial Sourcing News: SMT International appoints John Snyder ...

SMT International appoints John Snyder as Vice President to assist with business development ..." was written on the October 12, 2010 at 11:03 am on "Press Release – Buzz Issue.". Mr. Snyder is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in polymer chemistry, coatings, powder materials and soldering technology.Read more...Read the original post: SMT International appoints John Snyder as Vice President to assist with business development ... [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 07:42:00

The Betrayal » Does anyone have the present's ID or DNA, PARENTAGE ...

Does anyone have the present's ID or DNA, PARENTAGE SURELY THEN COULD BE PROVEN ***. Posted on October 12th, 2010 by Your Pastor Charles. David Davis any Ideas ?? MOI question is not for you to answer , only patriots can handle this one. ..... Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (1), Senator David Vitter (2), Senator Mary Landrieu recall initiative (1), Senator McConnell (1), Senator Mitch McConnell (1), September 12th 2009 March on Washington DC (24) [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 04:45:39

Indian Holocaust My Father`s Life and Time: Fwd: [initiative-india ...

My father Pulin Babu lived and died for Indigenous Aboriginal Black Untouchables. His Life and Time Covered Great Indian Holocaust of Partition and the Plight of Refugees in India. Which Continues as continues the Manusmriti Apartheid Rule in the Divided bleeding Geopolitics. Whatever I stumbled to know about this span, I present you. many things are UNKNOWN to me. Pl contribute. Palash [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 14:07:00

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

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