Preserving The Dna Of Endangered Species With The Natural History ...
Hi all, I wanted to tell you about some of the interesting new work I’ve been doing with the Natural History Museum in London. This new project is really an extension of the studies I’ve been doing in DNA sequencing. My team at Global Research, along with GE Healthcare and the Museum, are now trying to improve methods of obtaining DNA from fresh and preserved historical samples of endangered species (like the giant squid you see below) in order to learn more about them. In the past the team has worked on methods to enzymatically amplify specimen DNA, long term preservation of samples, and [more...]
Date: 2010-08-30 13:56:36
Ph.D or post-doc assistantship in plant evolution/biogeography at ...
The successful applicant will choose one or more of these plant families to: generate flow cytometry data aimed at determining ploidy levels; generate nuclear DNA sequences and infer species trees; incorporate ecological data to investigate issues of niche conservatism vs. niche evolution in the selected groups. Requirements: Demonstrated experience in molecular, phylogenetic and flow-cytometry methods and/or ecological niche modeling will be highly valued in the selection process. Excellent knowledge of the English language, written and oral, required. Familiarity with additional European [more...]
Date: 2010-06-04 13:05:00
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
Information Processing: BGI visit
Steve Hsu Professor of physics at the University of Oregon. Homepage. Archive. Favorite posts. View my complete profile Next week I'll be a visitor at BGI (formerly Beijing Genomics Institute; see earlier posts here). I'm involved in a GWAS (genome wide association study) of IQ involving a very high end sample with a case-control design. More details (perhaps) after my visit. Long ago I sketched out a science fiction story involving two Junior Fellows, one a bioengineer (a former physicist, building the next generation of sequencing machines) and the other a mathematician. The latter, an [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 22:55:00
Ganit Labs Bangalore Genomics/DNA Microarray Scientist/RA/Lab ...
Ganit Labs Bellary Road, Hebbal, Bangalore 560024 Positions: Scientist/RA/Lab Director/Informatics Manager Genomics Applications and Informatics Technology Labs (Ganit Labs) is a newly formed, Bangalore-based, public private-partnership initiative. Ganit Labs would work in the field of functional genomics and next generation sequencing. Currently we are building a state-of-the art modern genomics lab along with the best computational facility that would present entrepreneurial atmosphere of start-up companies and academic rigor and solid training of research institutes/universities. The [more...]
Date: 2010-08-22 04:26:12
Lab earns two technology transfer awards in regional competition
Each probe tests for a particular sequence of DNA and small groups of probes can be used to check for specific bacteria or viruses. The current LLMDA has been used to test for more than 2,000 viruses and 900 bacteria. The next generation LLMDA in development will expand that capability to 6,000 viruses, 2,000 bacteria as well as fungi and protozoa organisms. Any probe that detects its specific sequence will fluoresce, which will be read by a scanner and may indicate presence of that organism. The LLMDA team analyzed the safety of rotavirus vaccines and in one case detected a benign pig [more...]
Date: 2010-08-05 15:00:00
RT @sociallifeofdna RT @alondra: Profile of Ann West: Teen Digs for Clues in Family DNA http://bit.ly/cIC7mx Note article in last Tweet has estimate of genetic tests at 1,800. Seems much closer to true than ~800 number we heard earlier in week. Changes on the Horizon as Personalized Medicine Moves into Clinical Practice: http://bit.ly/blY4az Recap from Burrill pers. med conf MT @crossborderbio: DTC link in last tweet is from @CMAJ_News – also contrasts Class III regulation of companion dx. DTC is non-clinical? RT @dgmacarthur: George Church (@geochurch) says cost of genome sequence may hit [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 13:30:26
Hisar Practical Training Course Recombinant DNA Techniques ...
Date: 2010-10-05 04:07:03
Bio-hackers? Biology Is Technology: Robert H. Carlson
DNA for these purposes is synthesized either in the lab where it is to be used or elsewhere in a dedicated facility and delivered by express mail. Mail-order oligonucleotides were used in 2002 to build a functional poliovirus genome from constituent molecules for the first time. Since then constructs of ever-increasing length have been announced, and a full bacterial chromosome was recently synthesized from short oligos.”This capability so far ahead of what I would have thought possible. The author claims that the technology is moving forward in a fashion consistent with the famous [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 04:54:00
Integrated DNA Technologies Introduces Custom Labels - Iowa City ...
Coralville Company First to Introduce Custom Labels Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), the world leader in oligonucleotide synthesis, is the first company in the industry to introduce Custom Label Design to their website. With the Custom Label Design Tool, customers can tailor the information provided on their labels. By designing different custom labels, users can easily organize and manage their orders to prevent potential confusion in order receipt and retrieval. A drag-and-drop interface allows them to include information from a variety of sources including PO#, Sequence Name, Molecular [more...]
Date: 2009-06-19 18:47:55
FO Critical for Photoreactivation [Dna and Chromosomes]
Together, these results indicate that the Chlamydomonas PHR1 gene encodes an FO synthase and that optimal photoreactivation in Chlamydomonas requires FO, a molecule known to serve as a second chromophore for DNA photolyases. Footnotes ↵* This work was supported, in whole or in part, by National Institutes of Health Grant P20RR015567 from the NCRR (to P. J. R.). This work was also supported by Avera Research Institute (Sioux Falls, SD), the Great Plains Medical Research Foundation Grant GPMRF-001-2009 (to J. L. P.), and with resources and the use of facilities at the Sioux Falls Veterans [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 13:45:12
Iowa State University DNA Facility – Oligonucleotide The Iowa State University DNA Facility in Ames Iowa provides DNA sequencing, synthesis, and other core laboratory services for investigators within academia. Bio-Synthesis, Inc Custom DNA, peptides, and molecular biology products. Bio-Synthesis, founded in 1984, is a U.S. based company whose primary emphasis is providing high quality. Possibly Related Posts: 1994 INAC Seaweed collection expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula Epigenetics Webinar (Part 2 of 4) As a sequence of the genome sequencing of 7 Products Sounds Seen # 1 – 1 [more...]
Date: 2010-07-09 07:31:11
The Tea Party supports puppy mills? Really?
Interesting animal news and pet news. Pet related information, animal related web sites, stories about pets and wild animals. Humor and photos of animals. Bizarre pet products, merchandise and pet supplies. Terrierman‘s lead paragraph says it all, so he’ll kick off the topic for us: Apparently Joe the Plumber and the Tea Party support Puppy Mills. No, I am not making this up. Here’s the link you want, but you will also note that there is no link to the actual legislation in question. What’s going on? It seems the Tea Party and “Joe the Plumber” have determined that a ballot [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 13:10:07
Scientists Create First Living Synthetic Cell With Computer, Mix ...
TORONTO – In revolutionary research that may end up altering our definition of life, scientists have created the first synthetic cell powered by artificially created DNA. The achievement caps 15 years of work by a large team of researchers, led by Craig Venter of Human Genome Project fame, who engineered a chromosome and inserted it into a bacterium to create a new living entity. ``This is the first self-replicating species that we’ve had on the planet whose parent is a computer,’’ Venter told a teleconference presented Thursday by the journal Science, which published the work. The [more...]
Date: 2010-05-21 14:21:11
Genomics and Gene Sequencing IPOs Booming?
The Company was founded in 2005, has 159 employees, and has a proprietary DNA sequencing platform with integrated software and bioinformatics providing services for genomic based research (see Raygent profile). Applications for the complete genome sequencing services are cancer research, Mendelian Disease research, Rare Variant Disease research, and clinical trial optimization. The Company has raised $95.4M since inception through six VCs and 5% shareholders: Orbimed Advisors, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, Prospect Venture Partners III, OVP Venture Partners, Enterprise Partners and [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 04:13:00
PhD Scholarship for Molecular Ecology and Ecological Epigenetics ...
A (partial) 454 based transcriptome sequence is available, and more than 10.000 SNPs, hundreds of EST-SSRs, and routine protocols for DNA methylation study are available for this species. Recently, an ecological epigenetics line has been started up, which aims to investigate in what way DNA methylation could be important for rapid adaptation to rapidly changing environmental conditions. A central theme in all lines is how inbreeding affects gene expression, and how inbreeding might disrupt epigenetic regulation mechanisms. The institute is well equipped, has a very modern molecular lab, and [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 12:30:00
Comments: Life Technologies buys Ion Torrent « Omically Speaking
There was some exciting news yesterday from the next-generation sequencing (NGS) field, with the buy-out of Ion Torrent - a start-up that’s developed a novel DNA sequencing machine – by the life-sciences behemoth Life Technologies (for a whopping 350million dollars). The technology for sequencing of DNA – the blueprint of all life – is at an exciting stage. Ten years ago, the complete human genome was sequenced at the cost of several billion dollars and decades of attempt. Today, a full genome can be sequenced for as little as $10,000 and in less than a week. The price and time are [more...]
Date: 2010-08-18 17:13:21
Microsoft Research Makes Microsoft Biology Foundation and ...
MBF implements a range of parsers for common bioinformatics file formats; a range of algorithms for manipulating DNA, RNA and protein sequences; and a set of connectors to biological Web services such as National Center for Biotechnology Information BLAST.“Biologists face a number of issues today, such as detecting correlations between human genome sequencing or identifying the likelihood for a patient to develop a certain disease,” said Tony Hey, corporate vice president of Microsoft External Research. “The MBF aims to provide healthcare research facilities with the tools needed to [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 12:28:03
Tech Support Scientist,Bioinformatics (West,Central or Eastern ...
This role will be responsible for troubleshooting PacBio SMRT DNA sequencing data employing skills in bioinformatics, data analysis, biological insight and software engineering. Provide timely technical and application assistance in response to customer inquires. Resolve bioinformatics issues escalated from Field Applications Specialists or customers. Issues will be received via phone, email, Web and Live Chat. Contribute to the ongoing development of our product Knowledge Base to capture lessons learned and solutions to cases. Collaborate with Product Marketing, [more...]
Date: 2010-08-27 16:37:28
MEGA: A biologist-centric software for evolutionary analysis of ...
MEGA: A biologist-centric software for evolutionary analysis of DNA and protein sequences Sudhir KumarSudhir Kumar is conducting large-scale analysis of genome sequences and spatial patterns of gene expression, and developing statistical methods and bioinformatics tools. He is the Director of the Center for Evolutionary Functional Genomics at Arizona State University, AZ, USA. , Masatoshi NeiMasatoshi Nei is one of the founders of molecular evolutionary genetics and pursues statistical analysis of molecular and genome evolution. He is the Director of the Institute of Molecular Evolutionary [more...]
Date: 2010-09-02 23:38:15
Official launch of iBOL activates world's largest biodiversity ...
Toronto – The largest biodiversity genomics initiative ever undertaken – an international effort to build a digital identification system for all life on Earth – will be officially activated this week. The International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) will be launched by the Minister of Research and Innovation, Glen Murray, during an event at Toronto’s CN Tower on Saturday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. By enabling automated, rapid and inexpensive species identifications, iBOL will transform biodiversity science and its applications throughout society. “We are witnessing alarming rates [more...]
Date: 2010-09-24 13:22:46
DNA sequencing » Blog Archive » DNA Sequencing Gel
Preparation of DNA Sequencing Gel 3. Assemble the gel rig on the sequencer, being careful not to get … 7. Run the gel for 45 minutes. E. Denature the sequencing reactions and prepare them for … DNA sequencing gel Hahn Lab Methods DNA sequencing gel. Acrylamide Urea Gel (100 ml) … if the top of the gel is wet with water and is wrapped tightly in Saran Wrap … How do we Sequence DNA? DNA Sequencing is at the center of the Human Genome Project, which promises to … sequencing gel: That’s exactly what we do to sequence DNA, then … Chapter 8 A. Recombinant DNA Technology PCR has [more...]
Date: 2010-09-28 04:49:52