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

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

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

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DNA-PROKIDS program to help eliminate international human trafficking

Scientists at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) have recently received a $500,000 grant from The Life Technologies Foundation for use in development of the DNA-PROKIDS Project (Program for Kids Identification with DNA Systems). This program will be designed to deter international human trafficking through the use of DNA testing, which will help to reunite abducted and homeless children with their biological parents/families. Through PROKIDS, children who are located and found to be associated with any human trafficking activity, i.e. illegal adoptions, living on the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 00:39:43

Think Out Loud Sizing Up Your Genes · Oregon Public Broadcasting

Now, a host of startup companies are selling at-home kits that promise to unlock the secrets of customers' DNA in a matter of weeks.  Intel employees, who get a discounts from two genetic testing companies, use the tests to reveal their genetic predisposition to everything from cancer to cellulite. But many in the medical community are skeptical of the tests' legitimacy, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report calling the tests "misleading" and accusing the companies administering them of "questionable practices." Have you elected to use genetic testing? If [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 16:00:00

UC Berkeley to freshman: Bring your books, toothbrush, and a DNA ...

Kids who enter college this year are already being bombarded with messages about their privacy, particularly with worries that they surrender certain personal information every time they post a Facebook status update or announce something via Twitter. Though a UC Berkeley study somewhat debunked all the frantic musings about young people’s online privacy by revealing that they are indeed vigilant about their electronic information, and that “88 percent of the 18- to 24-year-olds it surveyed last July said there should be a law that requires Web sites to delete stored information. And 62 [more...]

Date: 2010-06-01 15:40:47

DNA to Identify Illegal Adoption

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

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

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

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

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

University of California - UC Newsroom | State order alters DNA ...

In July, incoming students received a packet of information about the DNA testing program, a saliva kit, an anonymous bar code to attach to the sample, and a consent form authorizing the campus to test for three gene variants that would reveal aspects of how an individual metabolizes milk, alcohol and vitamin B9 (folic acid). The campus has scheduled a series of lectures, panel discussions and class sessions - which will go on as planned - around the subject of genetic testing. "Of the three million genetic differences that distinguish any two people, we are testing only three common [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 16:00:00

Technology Times Online | Nigeria Police builds DNA laboratory to ...

Superintendent of Police for the Nigeria Police Force, Elias Uzoemeka, said, “we appreciate learning how to use advanced forensic DNA technology from Sorenson Forensics, a highly respected organization among law enforcement agencies worldwide. Today, Nigeria is experiencing economic growth, which enables us to develop advanced law enforcement tools that promote justice and security for our citizens.” Executive Director, Sorenson Forensics, Tim Kupferschmid, said, “we are proud to help educate scientists who will bring forensic DNA technology to Nigeria, the most populous country in [more...]

Date: 2010-06-03 08:19:02

New Repair Mechanism Has Been Discovered by Researchers « New ...

In 1953, the molecular structure of DNA was discovered by Watson and Francis Crick. Since then, one of the most amazing discoveries in genetic research has been the multitudes of protein machines that repair DNA. Recently, a “fundamentally new” DNA repair mechanism was discovered by researchers at Vanderbilt University!  Science Daily describes it this way, “Tucked within its double-helix structure, DNA contains the chemical blueprint that guides all the processes that take place within the cell and are essential for life.  Therefore, repairing damage and maintaining the integrity of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 08:16:14

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

The Medical Quack: UC Berkeley DNA Testing Program Changes and ...

Around 700 students though already have their results so there were in under the wire.  The test still will be conducted but with anonymous identities and used for research.  No word yet on any changes at Stanford as their program offers interpretations and are not used for research and the program is offered to medical and graduate students in the form of an eight-week elective summer class so it’s not a mass testing.  Stanford cannot use the students' physical DNA samples for research because 23andMe destroys DNA samples after testing, and Navigenics—although it may preserve the [more...]

Date: 2010-08-15 06:39:00

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

Programming DNA « ScienceRoll

In 2007, Drew Endy (Endy Lab) talked about Programming DNA, a 2-bit language for engineering biology, at the 24th Chaos Communication Congress on biological engineering and synthetic biology. This talk will introduce current best practice in biological engineering, including an overview of how to order synthetic DNA and how to use and contribute standard biological parts to an open source collection of genetic functions. The talk will also discuss issues of human practice, including biological safety, biological security, ownership, sharing, and innovation in biotechnology, community [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 12:42:56

Science is a new tool to get pet owners to clean up their act ...

PooPrints™ is a dog DNA identification program from BioPet Vet Lab built on a solid scientific foundation, providing communities with a means to enforce community regulations for pet waste clean-up. Dog waste is more than an aesthetic issue. Yes, the stuff is underfoot quite a bit. In the United States alone, the nation’s 73 million dogs generate approximately 6.3 billion pounds of waste annually. Approximately 40%, or 2.5 billion pounds, is never picked up by owners. Indeed, dog feces is a bacterial breeding ground of diseases that are especially dangerous to children and others with [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 20:41:32

Early Settlers of Spanish and Mexican Land Grants

(http://www.samford.edu/schools/ighr/) provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. The institute is academically and professionally oriented and is cosponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Family Tree DNA (http://www.familytreedna.com/) and other cooperative ventures, including the National Geographic Society's Genographic Project and AfricanDNA.com, now comprise the largest non-medical DNA testing program in the world. Family [more...]

Date: 2008-08-21 04:49:00

$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

Learn More About the Dog Breed DNA Test

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Date: 2010-10-05 15:57:36

Engineering Mini project: DNA COMPUTERS

After seven days of intensive laboratory work, Adleman's test-tube contained the answer to the problem, subsequently visible as a series of dark bands on a DNA sequencing gel. On the face of it, it might hardly seem worth the bother, especially as Adleman already knew the answer before he started the experiment. But this was much more than a curious laboratory stunt. During the initial 'linking-up' stage of the process, Adleman's test-tube computer effectively performed an astonishing 10^14 calculations. And it did so with the consumption of only a tiny amount of energy, and in a tiny [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 10:10:00

I-Micronews - MICROFLUIDICS TECHNO: Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM ...

The result is a compact platform that can analyze DNA simply, accurately and rapidly, enabling DNA identification to be used more widely and in many more settings." explained ZyGEM CEO Paul Kinnon. "Forensic and other federal, state and local government applications represent critical near-term markets for our technology, and we are delighted to have Lockheed Martin as a key teammate in the development of our first systems." The cost and complexity of current forensic DNA analysis methods has contributed to significant processing backlogs throughout the criminal justice system. Data from [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 14:37:45

Merck and QIAGEN NV partner to increase access to HPV vaccine and ...

The collaboration “will integrate two breakthrough and complementary advances in healthcare” – Merck’s cervical cancer vaccine, GARDASIL and QIAGEN’s digene HC2 HPV DNA Test (called the digene HPV Test) and a new HPV DNA test that is currently in development for use specifically in the developing world. Merck said it intends to provide, for free, up to five (5) million doses of GARDASIL and QIAGEN intends to add to its existing one million test donation program by providing HPV DNA tests to screen an additional 500,000 women. Merck and QIAGEN said they plan to seek other public and [more...]

Date: 2009-10-05 00:38:51

DNA entry backlog tops 6000 at state lab in Idaho - Spokesman.com ...

October 10, 2010 in City, Idaho DNA entry backlog tops 6,000 at state lab in Idaho IDAHO FALLS – There are more than 6,000 DNA samples from convicted felons in Idaho waiting to be processed and entered in state and national DNA Index Systems, an Idaho State Police official says. Forensic Services Quality Manager Matthew Gamette said the backlog at the Idaho State Lab includes samples dating back to 2006. “We’re doing all we can to maximize the system,” Gamette told the Idaho Falls Post Register. “We’re trying to do what we can to throw as many resources as we can at [more...]

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

Bill Seeks to Prevent DNA Collection by CSU Schools - The Daily ...

The bill claims that the collection of students' DNA poses "unique challenges to protecting individual privacy." UC Berkeley professors have voiced similar concerns. Kimberly TallBear, assistant professor of science, technology and environmental policy, said she is against the program because she said it inadequately informs students about the ethics and consent involved in DNA sampling. She said many of her colleagues share her concern and even held a meeting with the program's directors. Though she does not support the bill because she is worried that it may set a dangerous precedent if the [more...]

Date: 2010-07-22 06:27:11

Evolution News & Views: Intelligent Design and the Death of the ...

For instance, in a recent issue of the Journal of Theoretical Biology, John Bodnar describes how "non-coding DNA in eukaryotic genomes encodes a language which programs organismal growth and development." Design encourages scientists to look for function where evolution discourages it. (William Dembski, "Intelligent Science and Design," First Things, Vol. 86:21-27 (October 1998))In 2002, Dr. Richard Sternberg surveyed the literature and found extensive evidence for function of certain types of junk-DNA and argued that "neo-Darwinian 'narratives' have been the primary obstacle to elucidating [more...]

Date: 2007-06-15 23:03:39

Feds Give Free Tools To Protect Kids, A Free Home DNA ...

The program provides parents with vital tools recommended by the FBI and the Department of Justice, including new biometric fingerprinting and DNA identification kit. The program is taking place at Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 435 E. Pass Road in Gulfport from 10am to 3pm. The John Walsh Child Safety Program describes Biometrics as the newest and most advanced technology available today for obtaining fingerprints. It’s done with the same equipment presently used by federal agencies, law enforcement, and the US [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 17:51:30


SSR assays require a minimal amount of genomic DNA. Most of the crop improvement programs are confined to evaluation and selection of naturally occurring clonal variations. In vitro culture techniques provide an alternative means of plant propagation and an important tool for crop improvement. The in vitro cultures are also of low risk for genetic variation since it is more resistant to genetic changes while occurrence of cell division in vitro condition. Gel electrophoresis is an important molecular biology tool which enables us to study DNA. It can be used to determine the sequence of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-08 04:07:38

WCU installs new DNA sequencing equipment | The Reporter

The studies that forensic science faculty members are planning for Western Carolina University’s new next-generation DNA sequencer could help introduce the technology into crime laboratory casework. Brittania Bintz holds a pico-titer plate containing DNA and reagents for sequencing. Western Carolina University forensic science faculty recently completed installation of a new next-generation DNA sequencer called a GS Junior System. WCU acquired and recently completed installation of a GS Junior System, an instrument that Roche Diagnostic Corp. launched globally in May. The instrument [more...]

Date: 2010-09-14 21:02:20

CLC DNA Workbench 5.7.1 – Bioinformatics program for advanced DNA ...

We invite you to try a fully functional demo of our program – the first four weeks are free of charge. Read the original: CLC DNA Workbench 5.7.1 – Bioinformatics program for advanced DNA sequence analysis. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 22:21:56

Idaho DNA backlog tops 6000 at state lab

By Jason FordPublished: October 10, 2010Posted in: Crime, Idaho, Law Enforcement, NewsTags: crime lab, dna, Idaho State Police, ISP More than 6,000 DNA samples from convicted felons in Idaho are waiting to be processed and entered in state and national DNA Index Systems. The backlog at the Idaho State Lab includes samples dating back to 2006. Idaho State Police officials say there’s only one DNA analyst, though sometimes additional help is available from other analysts. Another analyst was hired two months ago with federal stimulus money, but needs six months of training before entering [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 19:56:02

ShareLunker Starts October 1st « Get Hook'd

genetic analysis of scale samples archived from ShareLunkers submitted to the program before the DNA fingerprinting techniques were available; * the search for genetic markers associated with ShareLunkers and for gender determination. Samples are being analyzed in an attempt to determine if there is a specific gene that influences growth differences. 10. Using genetic fingerprinting techniques developed in the last five years, TPWD has begun studies in selected public reservoirs using tagged ShareLunker offspring (referred to as Operation World Record or OWR fish) to determine the growth [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 20:10:22

Natural Way To Detox Your Body – Authority Spendid | Latest New ...

detoxification program, sauna detox, vitamins, dna test, diet, dna, Natural detox, free evaluation, Eleni Petroulaki… . You could look at it this way: the only Natural Way To feel good is the one that is a by-product of a ... Continuous Body Detox helps put Body back in good health. … Bacteria and yogurt is a great Way To remedy health problems when they come up. One of the … How To Break the Fast When You Are In Natural Body Detox Diet:; [more...]

Date: 2009-07-24 07:00:00

Advocates in South Florida push to implement new law that takes ...

Beginning in January, felony suspects will be required to submit DNA samples to police for inclusion in a national database. But there’s no money to run the program. Until now, the state collected DNA after felony convictions. But if police could take DNA at the time a suspect was arrested, state officials said, it might help identify repeat offenders quicker and help keep them from again committing serious crimes. Florida is the 24th state to enact the law. That’s where Karen Foster comes in. A member of the Surviving Parents Coalition advocacy group, she sent proposals to the Broward [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 06:25:56

UC Berkeley alters DNA testing program – Canada Views

UC Berkeley alters DNA testing program Canada Views … about who has control over teaching at the university, and in the broader sense, who has control over information about our own genes, said Schlissel. … and more [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 21:59:18

Virology Journal | Full text | Anti-hepatitis B core antigen ...

Kleinman SH, Kuhns MC, Todd DS, Glynn SA, McNamara A, Di Marco A, Busch MP: Frequency of HBV DNA detection in US blood donors testing positive for the presence of anti-HBc: implications for transfusion transmission and donor screening. Transfusion 2003 , 43:696-704. PubMed Abstract | Publisher Full Text Ikeda K, Marusawa H, Osaki Y, Nakamura T, Kitajima N, Yamashita Y, Kudo M, Sato T, Chiba T: Antibody to hepatitis B core antigen and risk for hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma: A prospective study. Ann Intern Med 2007 , 146:649-656. PubMed Abstract Pollicino T, Squadrito G, [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 08:43:59

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

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

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

How a DNA Test Can Determine Diet Plans and Programs

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

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

Genetics: DNA Causation Unravels

These findings are profoundly upsetting long-held beliefs about genetic causality and forcing scientists to rethink the whole model of what genes do.  The old model which saw DNA as a kind of computer program that determines the fate of the organism is out the window.  The processes are much more complex and involve a great deal more interaction with the environment than had been previously thought. The takeaway for people who have serious issues with alcohol and/or other addictive substances is:  don't blame your genes.  Your genes are OK.  Your DNA will be just as happy, and very [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 03:11:00

Feds Give Free Tools To Protect Kids, A Free Home DNA ...

Parents can get free child safety advice Saturday from the John Walsh Child Safety Program. The program provides parents with vital tools recommended by the FBI and the Department of Justice, including new biometric fingerprinting and DNA identification kit. The program is taking place at Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 435 E. Pass Road in Gulfport from 10am to 3pm. The John Walsh Child Safety Program describes Biometrics as the newest and most advanced technology available today for obtaining fingerprints. It’s done with the same equipment presently used by federal agencies, law enforcement, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 17:22:53

how to trace your ancestry

http://www.komando.com/downloads/category.aspx?id=4093 Tracing Your Ancestry : Computer Program Accurately Analyzes ... Tracing Your Ancestry : Computer Program Accurately Analyzes Anonymous DNA Samples ... Need to cite this story in your essay paper or report? Use one of the following formats: ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070921071744.htm Genealogy Record Search - Free Software for Tracing Your Ancestry Genealogy Record Search - Free Software for Tracing Your Ancestry ... Learn to trace your relatives origins and roots with the most powerful online free ... [more...]

Date: 2010-09-02 09:00:00

The beauty of Molecular, Cell, and Microbiology | MetaFilter

Finally here are two interpretive dance productions; Protein Synthesis: an epic on the cellular level by Robert Alan Weiss for the Department of Chemistry of Stanford University; Dancing DNA by the OSU Biology program .... I recently also worked on a very interesting exhibition in Geneva on DNA and the Genome. I was responsible for the 14m dome projection and my 2003 DNA animations were used on a number of touch screen displays throughout the exhibit. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-25 23:34:40

Productive Nanosystems: The Movies

Productive Nanosystems: The Movies by Eric Drexler on 30 January 2009 In his comment on Molecular Machine Assembly: The Movie, Drew Whitehouse reminded me of a set of excellent animations of biological productive nanosystems, work done by Drew Berry. These videos are based on scientific data describing molecular structure and function, and from what I’ve seen, Drew Berry’s work is the best of its kind. Below are the most complete and directly accessible videos I’ve found. Productive nanosystems are nanoscale machines that make atomically precise products under programmable control, and [more...]

Date: 2009-01-30 01:37:02

» Forensic Science Laboratory Gandhinagar - News

The Gujarat government has determined to establish a state-run Forensic Science University in Gandhinagar. FSL Offered some Programs DEGREE PROGRAMS MS in Forensic Toxicology MS in Drug Chemistry MS in Forensic DNA & Serology MS in Forensic Science CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Environmental Forensics Forensic Death Investigation Forensic Toxicology Clinical Toxicology Drug Chemistry Forensic DNA & Serology Address Directorate of Forensic Science, Behind Police Bhavan, Sector 18/A, Gandhinagar, Gujarat Tele No (079) 23256390, (079) [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 15:32:44

Obtain a pointer to data inside a trend items array - CodeGuru Forums

GetHeadPosition and GetPrev are members of MFC's CList class. They return a POSITION. You can store that and use it to position yourself anywhere in the list you want. If you need a position in an array, just store the index. .... Slow Chat : Developing Multithreaded Applications, Slow Chat: C++0x, Slow Chat: Visual C++: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Windows Central, Directory Services, General Windows and DNA Programming, Windows OS Issues, Jobs, Open Positions (Jobs) [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 14:37:52


GeneDesign automates the process of determining which base pairs -- the building blocks of DNA -- should be linked together in a particular order to make a gene, according to Jef Boeke, Ph.D., professor of molecular biology and genetics and ... the tasks required to design and manipulate synthetic DNA sequences. The program allows the user to start with either the sequence of the amino acid making up the protein or the bases making up the gene that codes for that protein. [more...]

Date: 2006-02-15 08:00:00

IBM teaches girls how to extract DNA from - IT World Canada

VIDEO: Pre-teen girls extract DNA, design LED bracelets and program dancing robots at IBM's annual E.X.I.T.E. camp in Toronto Access to IT World Canada is restricted to registered users, however we're pleased to provide you with 3 temporary guest passes. Obtain unlimited access to all of our content by registering today. For existing registrants, please log [more...]

Date: 2010-08-02 16:03:00

Salary boost with a master's degree?

There were no other nearby programs, so she enrolled in the University of Florida's online forensic DNA and serology program. moncler men A master's degree shows a greater level of expertise in a field, and some occupations require it. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 13:03:34

CLC DNA Workbench 5.7.1 – Bioinformatics program for advanced DNA ...

CLC DNA Workbench 5.7.1 – Bioinformatics program for advanced DNA sequence analysis. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 22:21:56

DNA polymerase

DNA store information within an organism which is passed down to generation after generation through DNA replication and sexual/asexual reproduction. There are no known organisms extinct or alive that have used another system of inheritance. That being said, DNA is its replication is the most important biological molecular process on the planet second only to perhaps photosynthesis that generates the bulk of the energy stores for the worlds ecosystems and the organisms within them. Formore interesting videos from project ‘Curiousity’ check out: www.youtube.com Our website: [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 04:26:00

genomic DNA PCR protocols and methods

Research news, bioproducts, protocols, reagents, forums genomic DNA PCR > Can someone forward me a general protocol for doing PCR using genomic > DNA as the template? I seem to recall needing about 100 ng of DNA, but > I forget stuff like how much Taq to use, concentration of dNTP's, and > concentration of primers. General protocol for PCR Each person uses a slightly different ratio of reagents. For DNA amplicons up to 500 bp, use 25 uL reaction volumes as follows: On ice add to thin-walled pcr tubes 0.125 uL Taq polymerase (1.25 U, Gibco) 2.5 uL of 10 x PCR buffer minus Mg [more...]

Date: 2004-12-27 00:00:00

DNA Programmed To Make Möbius Structures

The origami method relies on a long, single stranded segment of DNA, used as a structural scaffold and guided through base pairing to assume a desired shape. Short, chemically synthesized “staple strands,” composed of complementary [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 15:53:17

Fayette Life: Fruitful DNA Extraction

What do strawberries and bananas have in common with Fayette County's Whitewater Middle School students? The answer is DNA. As it turns out, the genetic material of the fruits is very similar to that of humans. This was just one fascinating fact that approximately 290 seventh graders learned as they participated in a DNA extraction lab conducted by graduate students from the Georgia Plant Scholars Program of the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Plant Pathology Department. Using regular household items such as coffee filters, salt, dishwashing liquid, water and rubbing alcohol, students learned [more...]

Date: 2009-05-27 12:12:00

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