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
Welcome to Sage
Synthetic genomics is the chemical synthesis of DNA sequences. The synthesized sequences can already exist – as in the chemical synthesis of genes naturally found in an organism – or it can involve the synthesis of novel, unnatural DNA sequences. Synthetic biology is both the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems and the redesign of existing natural biological systems for useful purposes. Because the synthetic life sciences may enable the synthesis of biomolecules, whole genomes, and even simple life forms, these sciences have enormous potential, as they [more...]
Date: 2010-09-16 13:18:45
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
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
CN Tower to Double as DNA Barcode
25 to look like the world's biggest DNA barcode as part of the official launch of the University of Guelph-based International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL). iBOL is the world’s largest biodiversity genomics initiative aimed at creating a digital identification system of all life on Earth using DNA barcoding. The international project will be launched by Glen Murray, Ontario’s minister of research and innovation, at the CN Tower at 6:30 p.m. University of Guelph president Alastair Summerlee and iBOI scientific director Paul Hebert, a professor in the University’s Department of [more...]
Date: 2010-09-24 13:58:11
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
Can I use sheared genomic DNA as starting material of bacterial ...
My question is whether initially sheared genomic dna can be safely used for genome sequencing and assembly by 454 technology. By 'initially', I mean genomic DNA was sheared during extraction process. I attach gel image of my genomic dna samples (marker is lambda dna digested with EcoRI and HindIII). Although I know that dna fragmentation step is involved in standard genome sequencing by GS FLX titanium, I am concerned because I think it might be possible that shearing during extraction can affect randomness of standard fragmentation step and so on. Thanks in [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 08:03:29
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
Biomed Middle East » New high throughput sequencing technology to ...
The Berlin-based researchers used high throughput sequencing technology for the first time to identify the genetic defect behind a very rare disease. “It was like the proverbial search for a needle in a haystack. We fished out solely the 22000 genes from the entire genome, decoded their sequence and examined them for mutations. ... Using a new, rapid and less expensive DNA sequencing strategy, scientists have discovered genetic alterations. [more...]
Date: 2010-08-30 06:41:32
Technology Review: Searching for Disease Genes Gets Easier
David Barker: The on the chip were chosen to represent the common variation in the genome mapped in the HapMap. The microarray does a good job of capturing all that variation and can help discover genes that control risk of major diseases, such as cancer, asthma, diabetes, and heart disease. TR: What kinds of projects are under way?DB: We are working with an Icelandic company, DeCode, which will genotype half the population of Iceland and will look for associations in all kinds of diseases (see "Genomics into Drugs").Lots of other projects are in progress. Children's Hospital [more...]
Date: 2006-12-13 08:00:00
50. Gene Technology 3 of 6 : : Dna Test
Finally we look at some of the tricks that can be done using these tools and techniques – such as DNA profiling and fingerprinting; how to sequence DNA – from a molecule to a letter code we can interpret; and finally we look at how cloning genes and the use of recombinant DNA technology allows us to mix the DNA of different species together. Lots of information. Always a [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 23:20:03
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
MOUSE Squad Recap: Maker Faire NYC! | MOUSE Squad
Squad members met and interviewed inventors, geeks and artists from across the globe sharing their amazing DIY projects - everything from Jet Ponies to solar technology to DNA sequencing to Robots! Participating squads included: Access High School, in Manhattan PS/MS 43, in Queens Halsey JHS 157, in Queens Brooklyn Tech High School Bard High School Early-College, in Manhattan W.C. Bryant High School, in Queens High School of Arts and Tech, in Manhattan MOUSE Squad members showcased their teaching skills by helping other Maker Faire visitors learn how to solder together flashing LED pins. [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 17:46:08
Genome grant supports promising research to reduce human genome ...
(Nanowerk News) A team led by Boston University biomedical engineering researchers has won a $4.1 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to refine its nanoscale, low-cost, ultra-fast DNA sequencing method that could lead to individual genome sequencing for less than $1,000. Developed in the past four years on an initial, $2.2 million NIH grant and led by Boston University Biomedical Engineering Professor Amit Meller, the project is one of 10 to receive funding from the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) this year under its "Revolutionary Sequencing [more...]
Date: 2010-09-16 11:18:39
My Helical Tryst: Single Molecule DNA Sequencing
There are a number of companies that have recently launched competing technology platforms that are capable of sequencing DNA at the single molecule level. You may ask, why? Well, the answer is simply cost-effectiveness. DNA sequencing technology has been around for several decades, and to date, the Human Genome Project (HGP) is considered the pinnacle application of that technology. The cost of the HGP was approximately $3 billion and took about a decade and half. It was the molecular biology equivalent of putting a man on the moon. But what is the next step? Well, if we can systematically [more...]
Date: 2009-02-11 22:17:00
Research Demonstrates Progress Towards DNA Strand Sequencing
UCSC researchers are collaborating with Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd in the development of a new generation of electronic, single-molecule DNA sequencing technology. In the 'strand sequencing' method, current through a nanopore is [more...]
Date: 2010-10-02 15:03:00
Nobel season '10: Chemistry
I've also seen that different large-scale DNA-sequencing approaches, primarily shotgun sequencing, are on the map in Swedish media which I think is really strange. Firstly because Fred Sanger, who developed shotgun sequencing, is 92 years old and a double Nobel laureate in chemistry already (1958 and 1980), and secondly because the field of large-scale sequencing still hasn't peaked by any means. Perhaps Leroy Hood (again) could be considered for the development of the first automated DNA sequencer? Anyway, the technologies that are advancing the field have been developed by private companies [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 07:00:00
BIVDA.COM - OligoMix® Oligonucleotide Mixture
OligoMix.com LC Sciences provides a unique new tool, OligoMix® enabling low cost, multiplex custom oligonucleotides for various applications serving diverse needs in genomics, proteomics, protein engineering, synthetic biology, drug discovery, and emerging new fields of science such as next-generation sequencing. OligoMix® is a MIXTURE of a large number of DESIGNED synthetic DNA oligonucleotide sequences delivered in a single microtube. OligoMix® is a product developed in response to the need for pooled oligonucleotides used in multiplexing reactions. We synthesize thousands of [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 21:29:50
DNA sequencing - Blogs for Dogs | Home
Noesis of DNA sequences has got indispensable for basic biological research, other research legs using DNA sequencing, and in numerous applied plains such as diagnostic, biotechnology, forensic biology and biological systematics. The advent of DNA sequencing has significantly accelerated biological research and discovery. The rapid fastness of sequencing attained with mod DNA sequencing technology has been instrumental in the sequencing of the human genome, in the Human Genome Project. Related projects, oft by DNA Sequencer scientific collaboration across continents, get generated the [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 16:31:34
DNA sequencing » Blog Archive » DNA Sequencing Methods
DNA Sequencing – How DNA Sequencing Works – Methods for … An explanation of how DNA sequencing works. … Typically, the automated sequencing method is only accurate for sequences up to a maximum of about 700-800 base-pairs in length. … DNA Sequencing Simulation (Sanger Method) Within each reaction mixture are the following items: a DNA segment of unknown … The other DNA sequencing method (named for Allan Maxam and Walter … Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Methods 921k – Adobe PDF – View as html generation DNA sequencing technologies highlight the striking impact … [more...]
Date: 2010-09-28 04:29:58
DNA Sequencing Could Get Public-Market Boost - Venture Capital ...
Its technology is also not limited to DNA sequencing, according to the company. Other potential markets include the study of chemical and structural modifications of DNA, and the processing of RNA and proteins, according to its filing. Pacific Bio’s net loss for the first six months of 2010 was $63 million, up from $35.1 million in the first half of 2009, according to its S-1 filing. Net losses for 2009 were $87.7 million. As of June 30, it had an accumulated deficit of $255 million. It had revenue of $1.2 million for the first six months of this year, compared to none for the corresponding [more...]
Date: 2010-08-17 20:41:11
ReportsandReports – DNA Sequencing In Drug Discovery: Market ...
The advent of DNA sequencing technology has had a vast impact on the field of drug development. It has played a key role in the success of the Human Genome Project which has made it an essential tool for genetic analysis. [more...]
Date: 2010-09-20 04:04:10
DV-Curve: a novel intuitive tool for visualizing and analyzing DNA ...
DV-Curve: a novel intuitive tool for visualizing and analyzing DNA sequences Zhu-Jin Zhang Key Laboratory of Image Processing and Intelligent Control, Department of Control Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China Received January 2, 2009. Revision received February 8, 2009. Accepted March 2, 2009. Abstract Motivation: The rapid growth of DNA sequence data creates a need to find graphic tools to study DNA sequence in a perceivable form. A large number of scholars work hard in this field. However, it is difficult to handle the following [more...]
Date: 2009-04-23 07:00:00
Kuwait Institute Develops Alternative to Antibiotics
He said the team will proceed to the next process of testing and evaluating these isolated strains using DNA sequencing technology. ThePoultrySite News Desk. Sign up for free poultry news updates. Sign up for our ... 5M Publishing. Learn how to market your products here. 5M Enterprises Ltd., Benchmark House, 8 Smithy Wood Drive, Sheffield, S35 1QN, England. 5M Enterprises Inc., Suite 4120, CBoT, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL, 60604-2900, USA. [more...]
Date: 2010-09-22 23:00:00
Keiichi Itakura Biography, life and Career Facts, Invented
After completing his doctoral work, Itakura received a fellowship to study DNA synthesis under Dr. S. Narang at the National Council of Canada, located in Ottawa. Itakura found DNA synthesis to be a compelling field of research and was interested in learning more about the recently discovered synthesized gene of transfer ribonucle-ic acid (t-RNA), which had been found by the Indian-born American biochemist HAR GOBIND KHORANA. After his fellowship ended, Itakura went to the California Institute of Technology in Pomona to work as a senior research fellow. In 1975 Itakura joined the staff of the [more...]
Date: 2010-09-30 10:10:52
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
Ultra High Throughput Sequencing in Human DNA Variation Detection ...
Home / PLoS ONE, Science/Tech/Health / Ultra High Throughput Sequencing in Human DNA Variation Detection: A Comparative Study on the NDUFA3-PRPF31 Region Ultra High Throughput Sequencing in Human DNA Variation Detection: A Comparative Study on the NDUFA3-PRPF31 Region Background Ultra high throughput sequencing (UHTS) technologies find an important application in targeted resequencing of candidate genes or of genomic intervals from genetic association studies. Despite the extraordinary power of these new methods, they are still rarely used in routine analysis of human genomic variants, in [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 02:15:57
Out of Africa? Americans search for ancestry - CNN
At African Ancestry, scientists take a DNA sample with swabs from a client's cheek, sequence it, and then compare those results with those in their database, Paige explained.They can trace over 21,000 indigenous African tribal lineages representing around 30 African countries and 135 ethnic groups.The costs for DNA analysis varies widely -- from around $150 to thousands of dollars -- depending on the type of search and how deep someone digs.Because of the variables involved to conduct an ancestral search, researchers say some homework is required.Scientists warn that although a DNA search can [more...]
Date: 2004-05-28 01:09:00
Pyrosequencing ™ is sequencing by synthesis, a simple to use technology for precise and quantitative analysis of DNA sequences. 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 opponent Bioluminescent [more...]
Date: 2010-10-02 23:00:11
Genomics: The next generation | Wellcome Trust
The advent of the Human Genome Project and the development of faster, cheaper DNA sequencing revolutionised medical and biological research - and the technology is still evolving. Mun-Keat Looi looks at the platforms pushing us closer toward the ‘$1000 genome’. At the turn of the millennium, genomics captured the public's imagination with the publication of the first draft of the human genome and the insights it offered into our biology. When the Human Genome Project started in 1991, DNA sequencing entailed laborious radiation-based methods, with researchers manually loading [more...]
Date: 2009-07-28 11:00:00
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
Raciality.com - and Brutality: The Molecular Dissection of mtDNA ...
These maps show where the samples were taken for the study ( First Map ) - Second map shows the frequency or density of mtDNA haplogroup H in Europe. This is the "Helen" descent in the "Seven Daughters of Eve" book. Some excerpts : Complete sequencing of 62 mitochondrial DNAs (mtDNAs) belonging (or very closely related) to haplogroup H revealed that this mtDNA haplogroup—by far the most common in Europe—is subdivided into numerous subhaplogroups, with at least 15 of them (H1–H15) identifiable by characteristic mutations. All the haplogroup H mtDNAs found in 5,743 subjects from 43 [more...]
Date: 2009-04-13 22:28:00
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
DNA Sequencing at a Stretch
Further development of this technology as proposed here includes: (1) determination of the DNA sequence by combining data obtained from stretching DNA strands produced from all four dideoxy (ddATP, ddTTP, ddCTP, and ddGTP)-terminated [more...]
Date: 2008-08-19 17:00:00
Biotechnology, XII: Model Paper « Home works and Assignments Online
Which vectors are used in human genome sequencing & why? Explain the blue white method of screening the recombinant plasmid? A single cell of E.coli is supposed to produce about 2000 different proteins. under optimum conditions. One of the desired intercellular enzymes produced is in the form of 2500 molecules/cells. If the molecular weight of that enzyme is 100000D.How many E.coli cells are required to produce 1gm of enzymes. What are secondary metabolites? Name the secondary metabolites produced by the following plants. (a)Atropa beladona (b) Cinchona officinalis. SECTION C (3 marks [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 05:07:00
describe how advances in understanding DNA have influenced the ...
Question by S**** *: describe how advances in understanding DNA have influenced the development of new technologies? Best answer: Answer by joshi by understng the DNA…….which is the basic life form………hav influenced the dev of new technologies lik…..dna micra arrays,,,,,dna sequencing. What do you think? Answer [more...]
Date: 2010-08-24 12:30:02
WCU installs new DNA sequencing equipment « WCU News
Brittania Bintz, a forensic research scientist at WCU, said it is very exciting to get to work with such advanced technology at WCU. The university also recently acquired a state-of-the-art DNA sequencer called an Illumina 2e. Installation and training on the Illumina instrument are scheduled for later this fall. “The combination of these two instruments will allow expanded biological research into DNA variation on a wide scale and also permit direct comparisons of the strengths and relative weaknesses in the two platforms,” said Wilson. For more information, contact Wilson at [more...]
Date: 2010-09-20 14:19:24
see the world from science lens: Nature Biotechnology Contents ...
Genetic testing for rare heart conditions might someday expand to more common cardiac ailments. Already there are signs testing is dramatically changing how some conditions are treated and doctors' definition of who a patient is. .... Methods for profiling DNA methylation differ in the physical principles used to detect modified cytosines. Harris et al. compare the performances of four sequencing-based technologies for genome-wide analysis of DNA methylation and combine [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 19:53:00
Wilson nets $397K to evaluate newly emerging methods of DNA ...
Using deep sequencing information from hair, mouth and blood samples, WCU’s research will attempt to reveal whether the forensic DNA typing field might benefit in making interpretational changes in some aspects of DNA analysis. Deep sequencing is a method to find minor variations within a DNA sequence that are present as a small percentage of the whole. “This research may have an impact on the number of interpretations that are inconclusive,” Wilson said. “In other words, it may result in more definitive conclusions, although this remains to be seen.” The research also might [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 20:13:18
Life Technologies To Buy DNA Sequencing Company, Ion Torrent ...
Formed by life sciences pioneer Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, founder of CuraGen, 454 Life Sciences and co-founder of Raindance Technologies, Ion Torrent has revolutionized DNA sequencing by enabling a direct connection between chemical and [more...]
Date: 2010-08-18 12:00:00
PLoS ONE: Whole-Genome Sequencing and Assembly with High ...
In this paper we describe SHRAP (SHort Read Assembly Protocol), a sequencing protocol and assembly methodology designed to assemble a complex mammalian genome with high fidelity using short reads from such technologies. ...... (1990) Automated DNA sequencing of the human HPRT locus. Genomics 6: 593–608. Find this article online; Roach JC, Boysen C, Wang K, Hood L (1995) Pairwise end sequencing: a unified approach to genomic mapping and sequencing. Genomics 26: 345–353. [more...]
Date: 2007-05-30 00:00:00
Leading Edge DNA Sequencing Method Nets Major NIH
Described in the May 12 online edition of Nano Letters, their novel, highly efficient, optically-based method to detect single DNA molecules in nanopores could significantly reduce the cost of DNA sequencing and the time required to sequence a complete human genome. “We are the first to employ optical detection from individual nanopores, and this allows us to probe multiple pores simultaneously using a single high-speed CCD camera,” said Meller, referring to the charge-coupled devices that science and medical researchers use to obtain high quality images. “As a result, our method can [more...]
Date: 2010-09-13 04:00:00
The Evilutionary Biologist: This Week's Citation Classic
Definitely, the Sanger method started a new epoch. I'm wondering if now we are living the end of the Sanger era. The DNA sequencing technology from 454 Life Sciences seems to be expanding quite fast. If the technology is as good as they say, it might bury the Sanger method into ancient history. Sunday, May 13, 2007 7:11:00 AM [more...]
Date: 2007-05-11 02:56:00
High-throughput DNA sequencing – concepts and limitations.
We review the relevant concepts and compare the issues raised by the current high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies. We analyze how future developments may overcome these limitations and what challenges remain. PMID: 20486139 [PubMed - as supplied by [more...]
Date: 2010-05-21 14:32:14
FORA.tv - Human Genome Project and Synthetic Biology
In parallel, the HAVANA group have carried out large scale manual annotation of human, mouse and zebrafish genomes. Since 2007 Hubbard has been the principal investigator of GENCODE, a scale up programme of the ENCODE project, ... The Polonator, and related technologies, is part of the revolution that brought DNA sequencing costs down by 10000-fold in the last four years. More recently it has also served as a platform for synthetic chemistry and cell biology in the same [more...]
Date: 2010-07-30 07:00:00
Genome.gov | 2010 Release: NHGRI funds development of third ...
13, 2010 — More than $18 million in grants to spur the development of a third generation of DNA sequencing technologies was announced today by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The new technologies will sequence a [more...]
Date: 2010-09-13 17:00:00
PCR Rap | sciencerapper
An ingenious technique called Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR, in the labaratory vernacular) uses a Polymerase to selectively an cheaply amplify certain sequences of DNA from very small amounts of starting materials. The invention of PCR piggy-backe don many existing technologies, and we have used PCR to learn many, many things about biology. The following rap about the Polymerase Chain Reaction that highlights a few things: the beautiful way in which DNA is copied (using enzymes called Polymerases) the great insight of Kary Mullis to create a useful tool that could copy DNA in monumental, [more...]
Date: 2010-09-04 14:18:04
Nanoscale DNA Sequencing Could Spur Revolution in Personal Health ...
The new research is a major step toward achieving DNA sequencing at a cost of $1,000 or less. "Our experiments outline a novel and fundamentally very simple sequencing technology that we hope can now be expanded into a mechanized process," Gundlach [more...]
Date: 2010-08-22 08:52:00
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
Fastest Evolving Technology – DNA Sequencing | Impact Lab
Human DNA sequence Investing in technology-driven fields is risky, especially when everyone touts them as the Next Big Thing. Sure, it’s easy to see quick gains, but you’re just as likely to see those gains vanish as the next-generation technology sneaks in and replaces it — the disruptor becomes the disrupted, so to speak. Perhaps the fastest evolving technology right now isn’t computer tech, but rather is found in DNA sequencing. We’ve gone from sequencing the first genome for about $2.7 billion in the Human Genome Project just a few years ago and rather quickly come down to [more...]
Date: 2009-08-24 22:52:00