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Deer population in California declines steeply | ScrippsNews

The distinctive splayed antlers of black-tailed deer bucks have become an increasingly rare sight in California, particularly if you are accustomed to spotting the appendages through a riflescope. The California deer population has plummeted over the past two decades -- by 46 percent -- if the yearly count of bucks killed by hunters is a proper measure. A team of scientists led by the California Department of Fish and Game is fanning out across the rugged mountains of Mendocino, Glenn and Lake counties in an attempt to figure out just what is going on. "The deer population harvest has been [more...]

Date: 2010-08-24 16:13:00

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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


23rd sept 2010 eMedinewS — Daily eMedinewS

Head Office: 39 Daryacha, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, India. e-mail: emedinews@gmail.com, Website: www.ijcpgroup.com From the Desk of Editor in Chief Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 05:00:18


Orang Pendek DNA Evidence | mystery ape of Sumatra, cryptids

Breaking News: DNA Evidence of Mystery Ape! Posted on: Thursday, August 19, 2010 by John Carlson in the Cryptozoology category Scientists extract DNA from Mystery Ape hair According to a press release just sent to me from cryptid researcher Adam Davies: A team of Danish scientists who have been analysing hair samples brought back from Indonesia by a British expedition last autumn have found some potentially world-shattering results. The expedition was looking for the fabled orang pendek, an upright walking ape from Sumatra which is only known from eyewitness reports. Expedition leader ADAM [more...]

Date: 2010-08-19 18:13:01


Forensic Serology Information Page

What is Forensic Serology?According to forensic serologist Marcella Jones of www.ForensicMentor.com, forensic serology is the analysis of body fluids as they relate to forensic cases, including DNA analysis. Accordingly, the role of the forensic serologist involves:Examining evidence for the presence of body fluids e.g. blood, semen, hair, tissue, saliva, feces, and urineEvaluating evidence for potential DNA analysisEvaluating species of body fluidsPerform PCR (polymerase chain reaction) based typing of STR (short tandem repeat sequences) of genomic DNA, or mitochondrial sequence analysis of [more...]

Date: 2010-02-04 08:00:00


Reveo's direct DNA sequencing using tunneling microscopy « The ...

Reveo is developing an ambitious technology to stretch out and deposit taut DNA on conductive surfaces for electronic base detection using one or more STM tips and tunneling current measurements. The linearization and deposition of nucleic acid sequences will likely be done using molecular combing. Reveo’s approach requires atomically flat and positively charged substrate surfaces (e.g. self-assembled monolayers on gold substrates or treated graphite substrates). In addition to molecular combing, Reveo has proposed other methods to linearize DNA, including electrophoretic and hydrodynamic [more...]

Date: 2010-08-25 17:49:12


Mystery liverwort fungus, chapter 4 :Cornell Mushroom Blog

To be certain, we should repeat the DNA isolation and sequencing and see if we get the same answer. In these four posts, we have gone once around the loop: found a fungus, looked at it, tried to culture it, dived into the literature, sequenced some DNA and we have come up empty. We could either give up… or we could describe this fungus now as a new genus and species. But I am not satisfied. We will go around the loop again… and my Friday afternoon diversion is invading the rest of the week. Continued in Chapter 5 Afterword: The world of DNA sequencing might seem exotic, but I was [more...]

Date: 2008-05-23 12:29:26


DNAction » Pathway Launches an Extended Carrier Status Screening ...

Traditionally, pregnancy-related genetic testing has been limited to prospective parents whose family history or ethnicity suggests that they may be at an increased risk for a particular genetic disease. One example of this is genetic screening for Tay-Sachs disease mutations in people of Ashkenazi Jewish origin. The problem with this approach is that it relies on self-reported ethnicity and family history, which can be incomplete or misleading. Additionally, the ethnic distribution and prevalence of many genetic disease-causing mutations is not known. The Simple Solution Using only a [more...]

Date: 2010-09-02 19:09:22


"Will Humans and Extraterrestrial Life Share DNA Roots?"

A recent mathematical analysis says that life as we know it is written into the laws of reality.  DNA is built from a set of twenty amino acids - the first ten of those can create simple prebiotic life, and now it seems that those ten are thermodynamically destined to occur wherever they can. For those unfamiliar with thermodynamics, it's the Big Brother of all energy equations and science itself.  You can apply quantum mechanics at certain scales, and Newtonian mechanics work at the right speeds, but if Thermodynamics says something then everyone listens. An energy analysis by Ralph [more...]

Date: 2010-04-21 08:30:00


$2.5 MILLION in federal grants approved for Sheriff's DNA analysis ...

$1.5 million will be used to improve the Department’s DNA Program by reducing forensic DNA backlog, improving the capacity for DNA analysis and crime lab infrastructure.  One million dollars will be used by the Sheriff’s Department to hire two additional criminalists who will be directly engaged in processing DNA evidence from sexual assaults.  New laboratory equipment will be purchased and a consultant will be hired to develop a new software program. An additional grant award of $164,000 from the Department of Justice was approved to help identify missing persons through identification [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 23:27:06


ISPUB - Comparison and Development of A Rapid Extraction Methods ...

Ancient DNA: Recovery and Analysis of Genetic Material from Paleontological, Archaeological, Museum, Medical and Forensic Specimens. New York, NY: Springer Verlag. (s)7. Holland, M.M. and T.J. Parsons. 1999. Mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis— validation and use for forensic casework. Forensic Science Review. 11: 22 – 49. (s)8. Matysiak-Scholze,U., Dimmeler,S. and Nehls,M. (1996) Technical Tips Online, T40011. (s)9. Near T.J., Bolnic D.I. and Wainwright P.C., Fossil calibrations and molecular divergence time estimates in centrarchid fishes, Evolution, 2005, 59(8): 1768-1782 (s)10. Paabo [more...]

Date: 2010-06-06 01:06:13


Is It Safe To Have Personal DNA Testing? – Science

This may possibly probably weighing straight down criticisms against exclusive DNA testing. In addition, price of screening will be lowered being a end result of competitors that allow it to be more affordable and less expensive software applications prices for public. It higher that individuals succumb for the solitude problems as screening requirements mass submission of DNA examples in to the database. Certainly, problems these kinds of as mass submission of examples could slow straight down the means of investigation of misdemeanors. As all personnel would make faults – we understand in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 02:18:56


X-Tagged.com Adult Social Bookmarking - DNA sequencing

PCR Analysis facilitates the capacity to make millions of DNA copies from a single biological sample. This type of analysis enables the forensic scientist to examine small data such as a few skin cells. It also lessens the chances of contamination of the sample, but it requires very meticulous work. Short tandem repeat (STR) technology Short tandem repeat (STR) technology analyzes all 13 Loci (regions )for DNA testing and is the technology used by the FBI databases at the local, state, and federal level. Short tandem repeat (STR) technology for DNA profiles from convicted offenders, unsolved [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 18:10:35


Dolan DNA Learning Center Adopts Agilent Lab-on-a-Chip System to ...

Dolan DNA Learning Center Adopts Agilent Lab-on-a-Chip System to Teach DNA Techniques to Teachers, Students SANTA CLARA, Calif, Aug. 13, 2009 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) has adopted the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer system to teach high school students and teachers how to analyze DNA. The Bioanalyzer uses miniaturized "lab-on-a-chip" technology to replace traditional slab gel electrophoresis techniques, greatly speeding up the process, improving consistency of results and reducing use of hazardous [more...]

Date: 2009-08-14 13:30:12


The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

A very nice book if one is interested in understanding how DNA analysis is being used to trace human migration and from where it started. Would like more substance. There is no in-depth explanation of mitochondrial DNA dating, Y-chromosome dating, etc. More red meat than Seven Daughters of Eve for sure! Does this book have. Interesting. I thought it was a good book- and being a molecular biologist who is familiar with the worlds advanced knowledge of genetics, I am quite comfortable with my African origins and the obvious fact that we (meaning all races) are all extremely similar. Fascinating [more...]

Date: 2010-05-23 10:41:42


'Rapid DNA' analysis tool closer for FBI, but obstacles loom ...

During his presentation, Callaghan said there will need to be appropriate policies and procedures developed for the R-DNA kits and their use, especially as the kits will be viewed as non-lab DNA analysis. The certified DNA labs that exist today have stringent certification controls, and the challenge will be setting appropriate controls over the R-DNA toolkits, which must receive official testing approvals. "We don't know how this will play out," he acknowledged, saying establishing a method for R-DNA toolkit quality control is still under consideration. Read more about data center in [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 23:15:04


MIELOMA MULTIPLO ITALIA: Metilazione del DNA nel MIELOMA MULTIPLO

They performed DNA methylation profiling analysis for more than 800 genes, including tumor suppressors, oncogenes, and genes involved in cancer-related cellular processes. This process contrasts with previous studies that focused on the analysis of a single gene. They found only a few genes that were hypermethylated, but importantly found many more hypomethylated genes, even in the earliest stages of multiple myeloma. "Our data suggest that the overall degree of methylation may have some prognostic value, and further studies are needed to determine the functional and clinical significance [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 18:12:00


Military's search for Battle of Tarawa remains shows difficulty of ...

Scientists in Hawaii are due to analyze the two sets of remains — potentially using DNA analysis — to identify them, a process that could take months or years.More than 990 U.S. Marines and 30 sailors died during the three-day battle. Japanese machine gun fire killed scores of Marines when their boats got stuck on the reef at low tide during the U.S. amphibious assault. Americans who made it to the beach faced brutal hand-to-hand combat.Only 17 of the 3,500 Japanese troops survived. Of 1,200 Korean slave laborers on the island, just 129 lived.The U.S. quickly buried the thousands of dead [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 16:50:15


Top 10 Cutting-Edge Advances in CSI Technology

Investigators itching to retrieve a fingerprint, but hesitant to disturb material that could be subjected to DNA analysis, may soon be able to use a non-contact retrieval technique. 5. Portable Laser How many people can brag that they carry a portable laser to work? Now smaller, lighter, and more powerful than ever, investigators can use this high-tech tool to find more trace evidence and process crime scenes faster, and we all know that time is of the essence in crime fighting. Nothing short of amazing, even a miniscule piece of a nearly-invisible blond hair found using laser [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 16:59:00


Green Valley News & Sun - News > News > Pact with Mexico will use ...

In 2004, DNA analysis first helped forensic anthropologist Dr. Bruce Anderson give a family answers about one young woman who disappeared while crossing illegally into Arizona. “It showed everyone in our office that there’s nothing we can’t do to try to identify a person,” Anderson said. “If it’s only one bone, if we can get some clue to who that person is, the family can contribute a saliva sample and the DNA lab can make that comparison.” Since that case, which led to a family in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner has used DNA to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 03:20:44


Wisconsin Law Journal » Blog Archive » DNA testing rules may change

Further, he argued, “for situations in which there was no finding of probable cause to continue with criminal prosecution, access to someone’s DNA sample would be of no benefit to anyone in the legal system.” Under the provisions of the bill, a person who intentionally fails to submit a sample is subject to a fine of up to $10,000, up to nine months in prison or both. Destroying DNA Once an arrestee provides a sample, criminal attorneys worry that it may be difficult to have that sample destroyed later. The bills provide that crime labs must expunge DNA analysis from the databank if a [more...]

Date: 2010-02-15 19:08:42


CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WAS BLACK | Weekly World News

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WAS BLACK Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2010 By Frank Lake CAMBRIDGE, U.K. – New research done by the University of Cambridge proves conclusively that Christopher Columbus was black. DNA analysis of the remains of Christopher Columbus, done by forensic scientists at the University of Cambridge, prove beyond a shadow a doubt that the famed navigator was of African descent. “A five-hundred-year-mystery has been solved,”  said Wellington Malley, the head of the Cambridge research team.  “Even though Columbus was born in Genoa, and spoke and wrote in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 05:03:18


Forensic ornithology is an interesting science | Farm and Dairy ...

DNA analysis of the soft tissue left behind on the engine took longer than normal and when the technician turned in the report, it listed the victim as a deer. Heacker immediately tracked down the pilot, and he confirmed the information he submitted. He was certain of the altitude of the collision. So the lab went back to work and solved the puzzle. It turned out that deer DNA was not the only type left behind on the engine. There was also black vulture DNA. Apparently, the unlucky victim was a vulture that had recently dined on a dead deer. In the same manner, fish DNA turn up after [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 05:00:19


UC Davis News & Information :: Dog-fighting DNA database ...

This includes 400 original and initial samples of dog DNA supplied by the Humane Society of Missouri and collected from dogs that were seized in July 2009 during the nation’s largest dog-fighting raid. The database is similar to the FBI’s human CODIS, a computerized archive that stores DNA profiles from criminal offenders and crime scenes and is used in criminal and missing-person investigations. DNA analysis and matching through the canine database, available for a fee only to law enforcement agencies, will help to identify relationships between dogs. This will enable investigators to [more...]

Date: 2010-06-16 07:00:00


Faster DNA Analysis at Room Temperature

Faster DNA Analysis at Room Temperature Researchers in Canada have combined DNA microarrays with microfluidic devices, which are used for the precise control of liquids at the nanoscale. An article in an upcoming issue of the journal Biomicrofluidics, describes how the first combined device can be used for sorting DNA. Read more on Newswise Technorati Tags: Analysis, faster, Room, [more...]

Date: 2010-08-10 03:32:52


UC San Diego to Lead Personalized Medicine Project on Mood-Stabilizer

The other participating institutions are Indiana University, University of Chicago, University of Iowa, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix, Case Western Reserve University, University of Bergen in Norway, and Dalhouise University in Canada. Research plans call for diagnosing and treating with lithium a total of 700 patients at the ten sites, following the patients’ progress for two years, with a particular emphasis on noting the occurrence of any relapses and the period of time it takes to recover. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-07 17:08:00


Parasites are Everywhere!

DNA testing is now available to evaluate the contents of a stool sample, rather than relying on the imprecise method of a microscopic exam. And DNA testing has proven that it can literally find a needle in a haystack. Since DNA parasite analysis became available just over a year ago, it has shown to be an extremely valuable tool for helping to identify parasite infections seen in patients at the IBS Treatment Center. As a matter of practice we have always tested patients for parasites, but prior to the availability of DNA parasite testing, parasites were rarely diagnosed. DNA testing is [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 16:29:00


SCIENTISTS EXTRACT DNA FROM MYSTERY APE HAIR! | American Monsters

The Paranormalist has reported that a team of Danish scientists who have been analyzing hair samples brought back from Indonesia by a British expedition last autumn have found some potentially world-shattering results. Expedition leader Adam Davies has been to Sumatra five times since 1999, in search of the fabled HAIRY HOMINID known as the ORANG PENDEK — an upright walking ape from Sumatra, which is only known from eyewitness reports. On a previous expedition in 2001, prints and hair were found, and subsequently examined by world famous hair analysis expert Professor Hans Brunner and by [more...]

Date: 2010-08-23 18:24:44


FTDNA Summer Sale 2010

Family Tree DNA (the lab we recommend) has just put their Y-DNA37 test (the test we recommend) on sale for 20 days. Here are the details:           Y-DNA37 for $119    (Regular price would be $149)           Y-DNA67 for $199    (Regular price would be $239)           Y-DNA37+mtDNA for $159    (Combined test would cost $238) The promotion started today, June 5, and will end June 25.    Kits must be paid for by June 30, 2010. Notes you can view any image at full size by clicking on it. I often have links embedded in the text, not always obvious. You [more...]

Date: 2010-06-05 19:00:00


DNA findings point to royal roots in African nations

Holland attributes his success to GeneTree, a Utah-based DNA testing service that came up with the Cameroon connection. But GeneTree's chief scientific officer, geneticist Scott Woodward, said Williams' case was far from unusual. "This isn't our home run," Woodward told me. "It takes a lot of regular work. But what did do was give us some nice clues and hints about where he should concentrate his efforts. Should he be looking in Cameroon, or should he be looking in Nigeria? That makes a big difference." In fact, previous genetic tests had indeed suggested that Holland's [more...]

Date: 2010-09-09 14:14:55


Nancy (nee: Millette) Doucet and her alleged DNA results:

Recently, I was informed via email that Nancy Doucet has stated on the White Pines Association (yet another Incorporation) that she's President of, that quote, "Friday, 23 October 2009 10:12 Nancy The White Pine Association is pleased to announce the National Geographic DNA Study is now being posted for those who had their test done on location in Koas area last March. The results are showing a strong identity for those of this area. My DNA and other tribal members clearly shows Native American blood lines. We are pleased this study has helped those people who have had oral family history [more...]

Date: 2009-10-26 23:11:00


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


DNA Testing - Legal DNA Tests DNA Testing Center Paternity Test ...

I always find it engaging to watch and read about cases even if they are fictional, knowing that these forensic analysts use the same processes that I use in legal and private DNA identity testing. Maybe someday, forensic analysts will be more involved in solving criminal cases. Hey, a guy can only dream. The relative but successful newcomer to the television world, Bones, explores forensic analysis using bone as the main source of DNA as well as investigative profiling. Being a relative newcomer myself, I decided to do some research into the practical aspects and methods involved in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 15:20:00


Analysis of the relationships between oxidative stress, DNA damage ...

ROC analysis indicated that the frequency distribution of 8OHdG and DNA fragmentation data were significantly different between patients and donors (P < 0.001), permitting the development of thresholds that would allow the accurate diagnosis of DNA damage in the male germ line. CONCLUSION The aetiology of DNA damage in spermatozoa involves a cascade of changes that progress from the induction of oxidative stress and oxidized DNA base adduct formation to DNA fragmentation and cell death. Preparation of spermatozoa on discontinuous density gradients aggravates the problem by stimulating the [more...]

Date: 2010-08-17 07:56:38


Pioneer Hi-Bred's AYT™ System Brings Improved Seed Products to ...

Molecular markers – DNA analysis that breeders use to identify the locations of traits of interest. These linked markers allow breeders to select traits in the lab prior to field testing. * Boreas wind machine – A proprietary, giant mobile wind machine that simulates wind pressure and direction to test stalk and root strength in experiemental hybrids. In addition to the success of using the latest research tools, we’re developing more specifically adapted hybrids and testing even further with IMPACT™ (Intensively Managed Product Advancement, Characterization and Training) trials [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 13:15:34


Celebrity Fitness Trainer DaMega Launches The DaMega Code

DNA analysis kit: Through analysis of your genes with the DNA kit and your Lifestyle Survey responses, we will be able to help provide recommendations that may help you achieve your health goal. “DaMega is considered to be a wise and health conscious fitness guru that makes everyone he comes into contact with feel and be powerful beyond what they truly are,” an actual quote by Michael [more...]

Date: 2010-08-18 06:05:49


Colony PCR: Another Use For Toothpicks « Promega Connections

Colony PCR: Another Use For Toothpicks July 26, 2010 by Isobel I still remember my JOY (sadly, yes) when I first learned about colony PCR. It allowed me to avoid a laborious procedure involving genomic DNA isolation, restriction digestion, and (the dreaded) Southern blotting. I was trying to show definitively that a transposon had successfully been inserted into a target gene. Using colony PCR, I could just amplify the DNA from a colony and then show that the transposon increased the size of the expected PCR product compared to a control. Joy. I could also use colony PCR to screen DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-07-26 15:13:31


Orchid Cellmark to conduct DNA analysis for five UK police forces ...

Orchid Cellmark to conduct DNA analysis for five U.K. police forces – News-Medical.Net … of mouth swab samples for submission to the UK National DNA Database, to the collection and analysis of a range of evidence types for the investigation of the most serious crimes. The company also conducts its market leading paternity and immigration … Orchid Cellmark to conduct DNA analysis for five U.K. police forces – News-Medical.Net No related [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 04:05:00


Lab Tech / Research Associate (Torrey Mesa) | PCR Jobs

Candidate must be familiar with basic molecular biology techniques such as DNA purification, DNA gel electrophoresis, restriction digestion, PCR including primer design, plasmid construction, DNA sequence analysis software and bacterial transformation. Candidate will also assist with sample receipt and tracking, maintain inventory and equipment, and perform general lab maintenance and cleaning to include handling of biological waste. Education/ Skills/Attributes Required: · Must be a US Citizen. · BS degree in biology/biochemistry with 0-3 years industrial experience. · Experience with [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 19:15:31


How to Save Africas Wildlife The Never ending story

Rangers are supposed to collect gorilla stools and send them to Germany for DNA analysis. But the Walikale exists only on paper. Since it was set up in 2001, rebel activity and lack of funds have limited surveys to the most accessible parts of the reserve. Groups like Greenpeace question the point of spending limited funds and media coverage to save yet another piece of savannah when the entire Congo basin is threatened by illegal logging. The safari industry argues back that, for decades, it has stimulated interest in Africa. Nevertheless, the bling of that industry gives pause: a tent with [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 05:32:54


TTC VIDEO – Major Transitions in Evolution

New technologies, such as DNA analysis, together with the latest fossil discoveries, make this a fast-changing subject that has grown far more detailed and complete than the presentation you may have learned in school. Among the scientific and popular misconceptions that have been overturned are these: * Neandertals: Recently sequenced DNA from Neandertals suggests that they were not an isolated throwback but contributed some genes to the modern human lineage. Genetic and other clues show that behaviorally Neandertals were very human-like. * Ardipithecus: The 2009 discovery of a relatively [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 03:10:44


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


Who Owns Your DNA?

... that's the question posed by Consumer's Union (publishers of Consumer Reports)... which then goes on to discuss consumer gene tests and the problems with their results - barely mentioning that question of who owns our DNA. The article is an excellent overview of the problem with over-the-counter DNA testing kits, which we actually looked at several months ago when the FDA made Walgreens pull gene testing kits off their shelves.  The reason they were pulled was because their accuracy can't be tested.  In fact, one analysis showed that using one DNA sample, three different tests for the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 06:42:35


Contemporary Abstract Art Posters

This is an exciting new trend in using DNA information, over the next few years we are likely to see an explosion in the use of DNA analysis services as they become cheaper and more useful. The Art Specialist DNA Art service is in the vanguard of this trend and offers something new and exciting in the art world. Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/visual-art-articles/genetic-dna-fingerprints-used-in-exciting-new-contemporary-art-256534.html About the Author Tony Gosling is a management consultant, project manager, author and internet entrepreneur whose websites include Art Specialist [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 01:07:47


DNA Testing and Genetic Profiles Help Avoid Broken Hearts Polls Reveal

Several states have DNA testing legislation with New York acting earlier this year to warn 31 genetic labs that they are in breach of state regulations and California ordering thirteen laboratories to cease operations. As GINA takes full force it is clear that confidence in the benefits of DNA analysis will grow.” Dr. Carey concluded, “The potential to avoid a broken heart through genetic dating, or a failed heart through early medical intervention is just to tempting to ignore.” The planned research will be carried over the Web and mobile research platform managed by morefocus media. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 00:18:04


Technology Review: A Portable DNA Detector

A new portable DNA analyzer performs real-time analysis of blood samples left at the scene of a crime. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, developed the device, which packs microfluidics, electronics, optics, and chemical detection technology into a single briefcase-sized unit. "While previous groups have developed lab-on-a-chip systems, none of them have succeeded in making a completely portable, robust system that can be used at a scene," says team leader Richard Mathies. On-site CSI: After a blood sample is collected from the scene of a crime, this briefcase-sized [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 04:00:00


Family Tree Folk: Viking DNA

Viking burials yield uncontaminated Viking DNA for important analysis Vikings are well known in mythology and stories for wearing their famous helmets and being buried with their treasures. Archeaology has discovered some of these helmets, which has provided much detail about the lives of Vikings. Now scientists have now used the human teeth and tissue from the Viking skeletons that have lain undisturbed, buried with their artefacts for over 1000 years, to extract pure Viking DNA to tell us more... The researchers overcame problems that have plagued previous studies - that of contamination. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-19 08:15:00


Sounds Seen # 1 – 1 opponent | DNA Sequencing

Complete DNA Sequencing & Synthesis Services,DNA Sequencing Analysis System. Sounds Seen # 1 – Contestant 1 hybrid Rob. Sounds winner has been a competition organized by VJ Instruments Livid and The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas. VJs, DJs, video artists and performers, scratch, mix and mash audio and video in real-time multimedia experience. This video has seen artists Sounds # 1 of the original Alamo Drafthouse on September 24, 2006 in Austin, Texas. Possibly Related Posts: 1994 INAC Seaweed collection expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula Epigenetics Webinar (Part 2 of 4) As a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 19:51:16


Free Online Guides: Anti-tumor drugs tested by microfluidic device

With some other in vitro tests, like DNA analysis, cells need to be killed in order to be studied. In this analysis method, a change in fluorescence occurs when caspase-3, an indicator of cell apoptosis, is activated. In Wu's test, increasing concentrations of etoposide demonstrated correspondingly higher activation of caspase-3. In a control-group chip without etoposide, caspase-3 was not activated.Wu also said that, "Unlike conventional methods, the microfluidic device permits quantitative data to be obtained from individual cells; the device requires fewer numbers of cells and allows [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 20:09:00


Cheap DNA test diagnoses genetic diseases | TG Daily

Quick, cheap gene tests for many diseases could be just around the corner, with the development of a DNA test that works on a drop of saliva. "This technology offers a speedy, cost-efficient alternative to existing methods of DNA analysis," says Dr Juan Diaz-Mochon of Edinburgh University's School of Chemistry. "Our method could help reach the goal of complete genome analysis in a few hours for less than $1,000." The researchers say that the test, based on chemical analysis, delivers reliable results without the need for expensive enzymes used in conventional DNA testing. It's successfully [more...]

Date: 2010-02-16 15:29:22



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