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Research Assistant 2 - OHSU Human Resources

Key responsibilities include: DNA sequencing; maintaining a colony of experimental mice and is responsible for genotyping, pre- and post-surgical care and monitoring, and minor surgical procedures on the animals; assist in the daily operation of the lab; Collects, records, organizes and verifies the accuracy of data. Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study; documents and interprets results of experiments and reports to principal investigator; presents experimental results at lab meetings and participates in journal and research [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 08:00:00

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Family Tree DNA: What's happening in Houston?

Tracing the the Tribe just received the latest update from Family Tree DNA on what's been happening in Houston following Hurricane Ike and some issues impacting the company. In general, things are improving. According to president Bennett Greenspan and vice president of operations and marketing Max Blankfeld: a) The 5th Annual Conference on Genetic Genealogy will be postponed until February or March 2009, as the Sheraton Hotel has just informed us that they will not be in an appropriate condition to host our conference. The positive aspect of this postponement is that we will try our best to [more...]

Date: 2008-09-21 04:36:00

HHMI News: Timothy Harris to Deliver Public Talk at Janelia Farm

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission. Directions for obtaining the tickets are available on the HHMI web site at www.hhmi.org/janelia/events.html. Seating is limited to 250 people. The lecture is the seventh in a series called “Dialogues of Discovery at Janelia Farm.” Past speakers in the series have included Thomas R. Cech, former president of HHMI and an HHMI investigator at the University of Colorado, Boulder; Roian Egnor, a fellow at the Janelia Farm Research Campus; Ronald M. Evans, an HHMI investigator at the Salk Institute for Biological [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 17:01:00

C'mon, Forbes Wasn't Entirely Wrong About Monsanto - Matthew ...

Even the StarLink fiasco a decade ago, when an Aventis CropScience gene only approved for animal use got into Taco Bell taco shells that were sold in stores didn’t result in harm to people. There was some worry about butterfly populations being harmed, but that didn’t pan out. And there are cases where genetic modification of crops had big benefits. For instance, in preserving papaya crops.Much of the Hawaiian papaya crop is genetically modified to protect against a viral blight that almost wiped out crops a decade ago. (It’s not a Monsanto trait, but it is an example of the way this [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 16:30:12

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

Recruitment for the Post of Scientist, Technical Officer ...

Job Description: Handling and maintenance of specialized equipments like DNA sequencer, Gas Chromatograph etc. 5) Technician ‘B’ (Lab): Posts: Six (03-UR, 01-OBC, 01-ST & 01-SC), Scale of Pay Rs. 4500-125-7000 (TME 13031/-) Age Limit: Below 30 years. Qualification & Experience: 12th Pass with Science with two years full time DMLT having 7 years experience in R&D laboratory or B.Sc with 3 years experience. 6) Lab Helper : Posts: Two (01-UR, 01-OBC) Scale of Pay Rs. 2550-55-2660-60-3200 (TME Rs. 7531/-) Age Limit : Below 30 years. Qualification : VIIIth Pass. Desirable Experience: [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 06:09:54

UC Davis News & Information :: Brain Gene Shows Dramatic ...

In a computer-based search for pieces of DNA that have undergone the most change since the ancestors of humans and chimps diverged, "Human Accelerated Region 1" or HAR1, was a clear standout, said lead author Katie Pollard, assistant professor at the UC Davis Genome Center and the Department of Statistics. "It's evolving incredibly rapidly," Pollard said. "It's really an extreme case." As a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of David Haussler at UC Santa Cruz, Pollard first scanned the chimpanzee genome for stretches of DNA that were highly similar between chimpanzees, mice and rats. Then [more...]

Date: 2006-08-16 07:00:00

My live news » Fallible DNA evidence can mean prison or freedom

“Labs are dire to get more samples and they’re trying to be clouded and lower amounts of DNA,” says John Butler, head of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology’s genetics arrange, which aims to improve standards in DNA testing. A standard DNA outline consists of a series of peaks relating to the number of repeating stretches of DNA rest in certain genetic sequences, or alleles (see diagram). The repeats occur at specified locations on the chromosomes, called loci, and there are two alleles at one and the other locus- one inherited from each parent. [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 00:46:51

Free molecular biology software for Macs | Bioinformatics Blog

Posted on the October 12th, 2010 under Free mac software by bioinformatics-blog 1. Serial Cloner Serial Cloner is fantastic all-in-one workbench; import and manipulate sequences, construct plasmid and restriction site maps, determine %GC and fragment TM, extract and ligate fragments, perform virtual PCR… and lots more, all in one window using a very intuitive graphical interface. 2. 4Peaks 4Peaks is an extremely user friendly DNA sequence chromatogram viewer and editor from the extremely talented guys at Mekentosj. It’s miles better than any of it’s clunky counterparts… try it, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 11:08:47

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

LAB TECH – DUKE – Molecular biology/evolution/genomics (Durham, NC ...

DUTIES: Responsibilities will include: DNA and RNA extractions, sample prep for Illumina library construction and sequencing, standard and quantitative real-time PCR, maintenance of live insects in the lab, as well as lab organization, ordering, and management. Experience with any or all of the above is desirable. The first few weeks of the position will involve helping to set up the lab (ordering, etc). Depending on skills and interests, opportunities could also include genome sequence analysis, use of molecular databases, molecular phylogenetics, design of PCR and sequencing primers, field [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 18:43:41

Clean Genes: Michigan Tech Chemist Culls the Good Synthetic DNA ...

Synthetic DNA purification process developed by Shiyue Fang, Michigan Tech Chemistry Department image July 22, 2010— Birds do it, bees do it. Even scientists in labs do it. But the scientists can’t hold a candle to the birds and the bees, who can make gobs of primo DNA without even thinking about it.DNA is a critical element of gene therapy, and scientists working to develop cures for diseases make it with synthesizers. Unfortunately, synthesizers don’t do nearly as good a job as cells in stringing nucleic acids together to make DNA, and many of the resulting sequences—called [more...]

Date: 2010-07-22 19:46:37

Invisible Artifacts » Scienceline

Barta looks forward to the day when she can afford to have a next-generation sequencing machine in her lab. In the coming years, ancient DNA studies using next-generation technology may help us better understand how people have moved about the globe. And, while we may never have an island devoted to each of these historical journeys, we will soon be able to reconstruct the lives of many ancient people for whom there is no other record. “They have a story to tell,” said Barta, “and ancient DNA is a way to get at these [more...]

Date: 2010-08-31 15:11:42

EveryDay Science » Blog Archive » New roles for new genes ...

Thanks to new technological advances in genomic sequencing , we know that much of the DNA genome is transcribed into RNA but only a small portion of this RNA (transcriptome ) contains sequences that encode for the synthesis of proteins. Thus, although long RNA fragments are non-coding transcriptome most mammals, their cellular functions are still unknown. Scientists have already described the role of small RNAs in gene regulation but we still know very little about the long fragments . The long noncoding RNAs are RNA fragments longer than 100 nucleotides. The authors of this paper have shown [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 14:35:23

Science Retrospective: Who was the First to Isolate a Gene? | RNAi ...

He had the tools at his fingertips – the strains of transduced lac, a reliable exonuclease, and a method of separating and purifying each DNA strand from the lambda double helix. Nevertheless, he offered the idea to Ippen who took it back to the Beckwith lab; subsequently, she was pushed aside by the aggressive members of the group. So Ihler decided to act quickly. He grew up two transducing phages each with the lac operon in opposite orientations, he separated the DNA strands using poly-UG hybridization and density equilibrium centrifugation, and then hybridized the two opposite lambda [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 21:59:43

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

Bargain Alert: Family Tree DNA

We received a note from Bennett Greenspan, President of Family Tree DNA. The message follows: Last fall Family Tree DNA offered a significant discount for anyone who wanted to order the Full mtDNA sequence. The response was overwhelming, and, as in prior Full mtDNA sequence sales, we crushed the lab. Despite the fact that we had more lab technicians and more equipment, the volume was far above what we could reasonable handle. As we have now caught up with the huge backlog, we are prepared to offer the Full mtDNA sequence test again at a promotional price, but with lessons learned! We will [more...]

Date: 2010-09-03 23:00:00

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

Graphene may help speed up DNA sequencing | Harvard Gazette Online

Lab of Jene Golovchenko, Harvard University. A layer of graphene is shown with a tiny nanopore drilled into its surface. Researchers at Harvard and MIT say the membrane holds potential for speeding up DNA sequencing due to its extreme [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 12:15:00

The Picasso of DNA

Church thrived in Gilbert's lab. In 1977 he developed a way of automating a key step of Gilbert's DNA sequencing method. DNA strands are made up of combinations of four bases, molecules that are denoted by the letters A, T, C, and G. [more...]

Date: 2010-07-22 20:46:05

DNA Check, Aisle 4: Walgreens to Sell Pathway's Genetic Test ...

Are consumers ready for an over-the-drugstore-counter test that claims to evaluate their odds of developing chronic diseases, becoming obese or having a child with a genetic defect? Pathway Genomics is betting they are, the Washington Post reports. The company plans to sell its Insight genetic test — which costs $20 to $30 for the initial kit plus as much as $249 more, depending on what information the purchaser wants to find out — in about 6,000 Walgreens stores. Consumers send their saliva off to a lab and can opt to have their DNA analyzed for their risk of diseases and conditions [more...]

Date: 2010-05-11 14:30:32

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

Part-Time Lab Technician – Great For Students (RTP) | PCR Jobs

Basic laboratory skills (emphasis on pipetting) - A good driving record. Job duties include, but are not limited to: - Driving to customer sites in a company-provided car to pick-up DNA samples - Processing DNA sequencing reactions [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 18:43:41

DNA sequencing « Lenovo Laptop

Cognition of DNA sequences has gone indispensable for basic biological research, other inquiry legs utilizing DNA sequencing, and in numerous Gene Expression applied fields such as diagnostic, biotechnology, forensic biology and biological systematics. The advent of DNA sequencing has significantly accelerated biological inquiry and discovery. The rapid speed of sequencing attained with modern DNA sequencing technology has been instrumental in the sequencing of the human genome, in the Human Genome Project. Related projects, frequently by scientific collaboration across continents, receive [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:36:19

Biocurious: Hot off the Press: Single molecule DNA sequencing

Building on the work in the single-basepair resolution paper, the Block lab has a new result in this week's Science, where they are (mostly) able to sequence a 32 bp section of DNA upon which an RNA polymerase is stepping. [more...]

Date: 2006-08-11 07:00:00

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

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

DNA sequencing » Blog Archive » Microarray

Find more about Microarray on Wikipedia’s sister projects: A microarray is a multiplex lab-on-a-chip. It is a 2D array on a Genome.gov | DNA Microarray Technology Fact sheet on DNA microarray technology, published by the National Human Genome Research Institute. Microarray Technology: An introduction to DNA Microarray Learn how the microarray technology works: A short tutorial that gives an introduction to the microarray technique and it’s [more...]

Date: 2010-08-19 12:26:07

DNA Science: A First Course, Second Edition

It contains a fully up–to–date collection of 12 rigorously tested and reliable lab experiments in molecular biology, developed at the internationally renowned Dolan DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which culminate in the construction and cloning of a recombinant DNA molecule. Proven through more than 10 years’ of teaching at research and nonresearch colleges and universities, junior colleges, community colleges, and advanced biology programs in high school, this book has been successfully integrated into introductory biology, general biology, genetics, [more...]

Date: 2010-05-13 09:15:50

DNA method gives new perspective on the Mysteries of Nature

We demonstrate that this new approach enables the assignment of virtually all the generated DNA sequences to the correct source once sequencing anomalies are accounted for (miss-assignment rate less than 0.4%). Therefore, the method enables accurate sequencing and assignment of homologous DNA sequences from multiple sources in single high-throughput GS20 run. We observe a bias in the distribution of the differently tagged primers that is dependent on the 5' nucleotide of the tag. In particular, primers 5' labelled with a cytosine are heavily overrepresented among the final sequences, while [more...]

Date: 2007-02-15 17:01:00

Scientist Solutions - The Sanger DNA Sequencing Method

Would you like to save this topic, event, protocol or job so you can find it again easily? Just click the "Save to My Lab Drawer" link and the item will be saved in the My Lab Drawer section of your bench space. Available to members only. Please log in or register for your free account [more...]

Date: 2009-02-04 18:51:55

Don't Judge Too Quickly « Today's New Reason to Believe

Many people regard shared DNA sequences as the best evidence for evolution and common descent. But, as this recent work from UT Arlington demonstrates (along with other studies), there are other mechanisms beside common ancestry that can introduce the same DNA sequences in organisms unrelated via common descent. These types of studies indicate that evolution’s best evidence may not support it at all. Horizontal gene transfer could be a consequence of some other type of mechanism, like parasite-mediation. It is interesting to note that the same transposons appear in tarsiers and squirrel [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 19:00:12

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

Hisar Practical Training Course Recombinant DNA Techniques ...


Date: 2010-10-05 04:07:03

Prime Focus DeadLine v4.1 SP1

Job monitoring: Drag and drop jobs from the Monitor UI into Deadline´s job monitoring tool for automatic progress updates. Track the progress of a few specific jobs without having to refresh the Monitor UI. Cost effectiveness: Deadline® is available free-of-charge for start-up render farms of two nodes or less. Affordable pricing is available for small, medium and large render farms. Reduced energy footprint: Deadline® provides a green-friendly solution of reduced energy consumption with Deadline´s  password Management feature that shuts down idle machines saving power and cooling [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 09:38:14

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

dna synthesizer

Complete DNA Sequencing & Synthesis Services,DNA Sequencing Analysis System. Custom DNA Synthesis Get the synthetic advantage. Guaranteed Expression available. AltaVista found 823,000 results . DNA/RNA- Synthesizer – DNA/RNA-Synthesizer DNA/RNA Synthesizers. Oligo-Purifiers. Laboratories. Partners. Company  We are the future of DNA/RNA synthesis. K&A Laborgeraete. Impressum | Druckversion. DNA / RNA Oligonucleotide Synthesizer: MerMade Whether your DNA or RNA synthesizer requirements are a few custom oligos a week or several thousand a day we have a MerMade that will fit your [more...]

Date: 2010-07-11 06:58:31

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

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

Bioluminescent fungi | DNA Sequencing

When the sun sets and the sky a dark night in the Atlantic Forest habitat in the Ribeira Valley Tourist State Park, State of São Paulo, Brazil, the forest floor suddenly lights up with thousands of small, greenish light emitted by bioluminescent fungi. Although the depth-first search began on bioluminescent fungi recently, much to the efforts of Dennis E. Desjardin, Marina Capelari Stevani and Cassius at risk is to collect these samples duringin tropical forests at night is dangerous due to the abundance of poisonous snakes and predatory nature, the phenomenon is not new. Reports of fungal [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 07:01:07

The MolBio Carnival, third edition | Alles was lebt | ScienceBlogs ...

There are a few methods to do this around, so why should one more on the list be interesting to us? Well, the new one uses next-generation sequencing to look at RNA folding on a whole-genome scale! David presents the paper in a journal club style, summarizing the interesting new data and methods, but also discussing some of the shortcomings. 3) Next up, we have a series of posts by Christopher Dieni at "Bitesize Bio" on the protein modification many of you probably know and love - phosphorylation. In the first post, he gives an overview of the topics he will write about in the following [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 21:15:46

Craig Venter Profile - Breakthrough Leadership Winner Craig Venter ...

Having a clear definition of which genes are essential is going to be important for future design projects. As the population goes from 6.8 billion people to more than 9 billion over the next 40 years, we’re going to need a lot more food, clean water, medicine and fuel to power all these things. We’re now a society that’s 100 percent dependent on science for our survival. It’s not a gentleman’s sport. We think this is one of the most powerful tools—at least on the biology side—that we can apply to all these critical needs. Q: How did a former surf bum, as some have called you, make [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 11:30:00

Twitter Roundup

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

Obsessed With Genes (Not Jeans), This Teen Analyzes Family DNA ...

The Wests signed up in 2007 and gave 23andMe genetic testing as Christmas presents to family members. From that experience, Mr. West learned that Anne also inherited the mutation on the Factor V gene that increases the risk of a pulmonary embolism. He wanted to know more. By last year, whole genome sequencing was not only being offered to individuals, but the price had dropped enough that Mr. West raised the idea at dinner. “Dad got curious about the whole family,” Anne says. Biology has been a passion of hers since the fifth grade. She works at the family computer in a room with a view [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 18:33:20

Sequencing | DNA Sequencing

Complete DNA Sequencing & Synthesis Services,DNA Sequencing Analysis System. Sequencing Sequencing results in a symbolic linear depiction known as a sequence which succinctly summarizes much of the atomic-level structure of the sequenced molecule. Contents . DNA sequencing The term DNA sequencing refers to sequencing methods for determining  The advent of DNA sequencing has significantly accelerated biological research and discovery. DNA sequencing: Definition DNA sequencing ( ¦dē¦en¦ā ′sēkwənsiŋ ) ( cell and molecular biology ) The determination of the sequence of [more...]

Date: 2010-07-08 04:52:50

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

Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: Genes & Teens ...

Tracing the Tribe is a blog about Jewish genealogy - All the developments, tools and resources you'll need to peer more closely into your family tree. Created in 2006 at JTA's request, it is now independent. Everyone - even teenagers - are interested in DNA these days. The Wall Street Journal carried a great "teens and genes" story. Ann West, 17, of Cupertino, California can be called somewhat obsessive about analyzing her family's DNA. The self-taught teen has been decoding her family's genome and has spoken at major conferences Her father was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 11:00:00

The Quality Stocks Stock Newsletter For Smallcap Companies Blog ...

Shivji noted the 15 years of genomic research and leadership experience of Dr. Schroth, and his tireless efforts to advance gene expression techniques using DNA sequencing, microarrays, PCR and next-gen sequencing, all of which has resulted in numerous publications and patents spanning the entire field of genomic analysis. Dr. Schroth expressed his excitement over the opportunity to push the SmartChip platform forward as a perfect solution for multiple global research efforts that are focused on making improved and more targeted therapeutics, and called the SmartChip system “the most [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 17:57:42

CIENCIASMEDICASNEWS: New Functions For New Genes, Non-coding RNAs ...

DNA regions have been known for many years to confer both negative and positive regulation of protein synthesis. "The fact that RNA is much easier to manipulate than DNA could mean that this discovery has a vast therapeutic potential" explains Ørom. The work has been led by Ramin Shiekhattar, group leader at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona and now at the Wistar Institute and co-authored by Cedric Notredame and Roderic Guigo from the Bioinformatics and Genomics Programme at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG). Shiekhattar and collaborators have seen a new role for a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 13:03:00

Interview with Andrew Clarke: Genographic Postdoc, Oceania ...

In our lab specifically, we are sequencing complete mitochondrial genomes and this is only possible because of the massive advances in DNA sequencing technology in recent years (so-called 'next generation sequencing').  Assembly of separate DNA sequence 'reads' into complete genomes relies fundamentally on mathematics. GP:    What advice would you give to a current student that is interested in doing similar work? Andrew:  Do what interests you. Science can be really hard at times, and often your passion for a project is the only thing that keeps you going. Try and talk to as many people [more...]

Date: 2010-09-27 20:37:13

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