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Is It Safe To Have Personal DNA Testing? – Science

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

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

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Johnson: Give DNA Storage Plans A Chance

Shadow Home Secretary calls on coalition government for period of grace before binning potential evidence… ... The Shadow Home Secretary has suggested that the DNA of those arrested should be held for the next six years to determine if there is a firm case for doing so. During a debate at the APA-ACPO conference, Alan Johnson told Policing and Justice Minister Nick Herbert that using stored DNA to check against evidence found at crime scenes is a valuable weapon in detecting crime. The new coalition government has pledged reform of the national DNA database amid concerns that samples of [more...]

Date: 2010-07-01 07:07:00


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


Choosing a DNA Testing Center

DNA testing has become economic and cost – saving venture, and is used for checking paternity claims, genetic health disorders, family planning, prenatal testing, etc. There are numerous DNA testing centers around the world, but not are credible or worthy. In some place, the DNA centers do not even have proper licensing certificates or accreditation / approval from legitimate authorities. The thriving business of these centers lays partly with the consumers too since they tend to prefer cheap costing DNA centers as compared to legitimate centers. For a start, the reports submitted by [more...]

Date: 2010-07-09 06:31:00


The Real Problem In Cities, Urban Schools? Poverty. - Rick Green ...

It's time to use DNA technogy and track the men down and wage garnish them. We are one step away from mandatory DNA storage of all baby DNA anyway. Might as well do something constructive with the DNA databank government is building. http://tinyurl.com/289scas How much longer before we implant out 'US naturalized citizen GPS dog tag microchip' in all new borns and start storing a range of location and biometric information? Parents will love it. Kids will never go off the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 13:05:03


Noah's Ark, page 1

Some people believe that Noah's ark was more of a storage place for DNA of every species on the planet. IT was more of an Archive and not really a "ship" for sailing. This makes more sense than 2 of each actually animal. .... IN humans we are not predisposed to sleep or procreate with family and this I think stems from the bible and religion. However, many cases show no ill effect. Im not saying people should go jump their sisters, please do not. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 21:37:50


MYDNA Bookcase

MYDNA is a smart and elegant remake of the simple shelf typology but with a twist. MYDNA is a chic and contemporary storage system inspired by the DNA concept in two different ways, fist its sophisticated, organic and stylish structure in the shape of double helix and second with a metaphorical statement which establish that everything you place on its shelves define a significant part of your personal identity. Producer: Joel Escalona [more...]

Date: 2010-08-31 08:54:24


HIDING PLACE FOR THE ELITE DNA STORAGE AND FOOD REPRODUCTION

HIDING PLACE FOR THE ELITE DNA STORAGE AND FOOD REPRODUCTION | Health News, Primary Care News, Pediatrics News, Cardiology News, Obstetrics News, Healthcare [more...]

Date: 2010-08-15 18:01:52


PLoS ONE: Evidence of Authentic DNA from Danish Viking Age ...

Linea Melchior1, Toomas Kivisild2, Niels Lynnerup3, Jørgen Dissing1*1 Research Laboratory, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2 Leverhulme Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, The Henry Wellcome Building, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 3 Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark Abstract Top Background Given the relative abundance of modern human DNA and the inherent impossibility for incontestable proof of authenticity, results obtained on ancient [more...]

Date: 2008-05-28 07:00:00


Serra First Suspect To Give DNA Under New State Law | Law Week Online

The DNA test involves a simple swab and card, which is mailed to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s Grand Junction Bureau for storage, said spokesman Lance Clem. DNA testing is done at the Denver [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 20:58:31


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


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 test favors Va. man convicted of rape - Maryland Daily Record

DNA tests conducted under Virginia’s one-of-a-kind post-conviction DNA testing program indicate that a man who served seven years in prison for a 1979 rape didn’t commit the crime, and he wants Virginia’s high court to declare him innocent. Calvin Wayne Cunningham would be the eighth man exonerated by decades-old biological evidence and the third since Virginia began its massive project to clear those who may have been wrongly convicted in the 1970s and 1980s from biological evidence saved before DNA testing was available. Cunningham, 57, was convicted in 1981 of raping the [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 00:17:00


Research Technician II (Durham) | PCR Jobs

Three years of molecular biology research and experience in the following is preferred: DNA/RNA extraction; DNA sequencing; PCR/ Real Time PCR; Taqman; gel electrophoresis; and tissue culture (propagation and storage). Computer proficiency in MS office programs, Photoshop, and basic statistical programs is also preferred. Qualified candidates should email a resume to the “reply to” email above. Please note “Tech II” in the subject line. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Topics: Raleigh-Durham PCR jobs | No Comments [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 18:43:40


Longest genome ever discovered - The Paris japonica sets world record

And if you took the DNA out from that and unraveled it, it would stretch about two meters. However, if you do the same for this plant, this Paris Japonica, if you unravelled all its DNA, it would stretch over a 100 meters." "There are studies which have been done which suggest that species with very big genomes are at greater risk of extinction than those with smaller genomes, so it has that impact on that organism." "It certainly tells us because we know of the effects of all this DNA on the plant, becuase you know they're going to take a long time to grow, we just have to look after them [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 15:21:18


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


Wisecracker Luggage Debuts Ultimate, Carry-On Pet Valet

Wisecracker Luggage Debuts Ultimate, Carry-Oח Pet Valet Cassius (pictured left) Tangu (pictured rіɡһt) Pet Valets comfortably accommodate Fifis аחԁ Fidos up tο 16-pounds. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2010 Iח tһаt once ɡrеаt gilded age οf travel, luggage аחԁ іtѕ patina measured more tһаח wealth аחԁ status. It wаѕ equally a measure οf intelligence. Intelligent design аחԁ economics οf space, tο bе specific. Form аחԁ function, equally allied, tο bе even more specific. Therein tһе philosophical raison d’etre fοr tһе flawless design аחԁ [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 23:17:50


African American Lives 2 Movie Streaming

African American Lives 2 Movie Streaming. Movie Title: African American Lives 2 Average customer review: African American Lives 2 is available for streaming or downloading. Click Here to Stream or Download African American Lives 2 If you have followed the PBS 4 hour mini-series “African American Lives 2″ this February, then you will want to catch the DVD I am clear.This amazingly well documented and directed display of 12 “dismal” people, including the likes of Pop Diva Icon Tina Turner,comedian Chris Rock,everybody’s popular narrator Morgan Freeman,actor Don Cheadle as well as [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 16:16:55


DNA Testing- The Process_9585

DNA testing, accordingly, is the scientific process and technique employed to competently identify individuals through their respective DNA features. This is also known in this field by other terms, such as DNA profiling, DNA typing,Nike TN Requin, or genetic fingerprinting. DNA profiles are encrypted sets of numbers that reflect the genetic makeup of a person. This can be used to identify and verify that person accurately. In this technique,mercurial glide, it uses repeat sequences which scientists describe as highly variable. These are what are known technically in this field as the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 11:03:33


Rape Kit Examination Leads to Solving Crimes - The Daily Beast

Like many victims, the courageous teen spent the next several hours in a hospital emergency room, where doctors examined her and prepared an evidence collection kit that they knew could supply a forensic link to the stranger who committed the devastating crime. The exams are intrusive and impersonal, too, yet survivors submit to them in hopes that the results will bring a perpetrator to justice. But there were no DNA databanks operative at that time, and no suspect against whom to compare the DNA left on the young woman's body. So her evidence kit was stored alongside thousands of others in [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 02:42:17


Personalized medicine: Check your DNA at the door - SmartPlanet

College kids survive on a diet of beer and pizza, but personalized medicine might soon change that. This summer, UC - Berkeley wants 5,500 new students to participate in a DNA experiment: The students will be required to return a swab of their cheek cells, so they can find out if they have the genes to metabolize folate, lactose, and alcohol. Ideally, the students who lack the genes will modify their behavior accordingly. They would eat more green vegetables, avoid milk products (and prepare to explain to everyone and their mother why they now drink soy milk), and hold back on the drinking. [more...]

Date: 2010-05-21 11:45:21


ResourceBlog Article: Digital Preservation: British Library ...

Digital Preservation: British Library Discusses "Data DNA Key to Peventing 'Digital Memory Loss'" May 20, 2010 17:43 Very interesting and even important reading. Make sure those with an interest in digital preservation take a look. UPDATE: In addition to the material below and the items they link to, if this topic is of interest than these pages from the PLANETS.Time Capsule Project are a must. Links to images of the vault, Twitter Stream, Facebook page, and contact info are some of what you'll find. The following statistics actually conclude the announcement from the British Library (below) [more...]

Date: 2010-05-20 17:43:56


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


Biotinylation of Antibodies | Biotinylated and Biotinylation

Biotin is a material generally used in a double step recognition systems inrecital with conjugated avidin.It is naturally conjugated to proteins via primary amines for example lysines. Typically between three to six biotin molecules are conjugated to an antibody.  There are other measures used by this code of behaviour such as 1. Column chromatography 2. Reagent Storage The conjugation protocol consists of, 1. Preparation of antibody 2. Covalent conjugation Conjugation protocol: The complete conjugation process can be performed in a single day. You will need the resources named below.  [more...]

Date: 2010-01-13 00:47:14


DNA-Wrapped Carbon Nanotubes - Progress Toward Artificial Tissue?

Duplicating our organic tissue synthetically isn't as easy as it sounds.   Our bodily tissue is both soft and tough but modern implants - and replacement organs - will need to be as close to natural as possible to be effective. A team of Australian and Korean researchers led by Geoffrey M. Spinks and Seon Jeong Kim has now developed a novel, highly porous, sponge-like material whose mechanical properties closely resemble those of biological soft tissues.  It consists of a robust network of DNA strands and carbon nanotubes.  Soft tissues, such as tendons, muscles, arteries, and skin or [more...]

Date: 2009-05-15 05:00:00


EMC and VMWare Help Honda with Backup Solutions

DNA Solutions understands customers` needs and the importance of solid data protection, backup and recovery. Together with its partners, EMC and VMWare DNA Solutions has implemented such solutions, addressing the customers` needs and providing a reliable environment for any type and quantity of information. Travianet Completes Implementantion of Workforce Management Solution from Verint Verint Systems Inc. announced that Germany-based travianet GmbH, a leading provider of travel booking and fulfillment services, ... Read more Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Arch Rock Cisco announced [more...]

Date: 2010-08-26 13:52:08


BIO-SYNTHESIS - Custom Antibody Custom Peptide Synthesis Custom ...

BIO-SYNTHESIS, INC. is a leading life science products company with over 20 years of experience in the design and synthesis of Custom Peptide, small molecules and reagents for small scale research and bulk pharmaceutical trials. Using state of the art technology in our well-equipped laboratories. Emerin Antibody Catalog# : 4031 Emerin is a serine-rich nuclear membrane protein and a member of the nuclear lamina-associated protein family that includes proteins such as LAP2 and MAN1. Each family member, including Emerin, has an ~40 amino acid LEM-domains that binds barrier-to-autointegration [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 10:34:00


Free Online Guides: New role for master regulator in cell ...

Unlike genetic changes, which involve a change or mutation in DNA sequence, epigenetic changes in the nucleus leave the DNA sequence unaltered but modify the histone proteins, which comprise the backbone of the chromosome. Histones are proteins found in the nucleus that package and order DNA into structural units. Epigentic changes alter how DNA folds in chromosomes, changing how accessible genes are to regulatory proteins and enzymes that copy genes into RNA messages."Epigenetics is the study of how factors outside of actual DNA interact with, but not alter, genes. It is turning out, through [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 07:00:00


Chemistry World blog » Chemistry that can change the world

After the Economist questioned the value of chemistry last week, today I read with keen interest seeking chemistry in the special article in New Scientist titled ‘50 ideas to change science forever’. Although they have only released 25 ideas in the current issue, I could find at least 10 ideas which were either all chemistry or had a heavy connection to chemistry. Here’s my list: Artificial cells: It’s the basic chemistry between the various cellular matter that will reveal how modern biology evolved. (See Chemistry World articles here, here, here) Artificial enzymes: Large efforts [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:17:56


Gathering at Cal State LA highlights role of DNA in crime solving

Kenneth Howard, supervising criminalist for the forensic biology section of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, spoke about efforts to eliminate a DNA backlog on sexual assault kits. Howard said there were a total of 4,877 kits that weren’t analyzed. all but 200 of the cases have been out-sourced to contract laboratories, he said. He discussed the need to standardize reports to make work flow more efficient, and of automation to make it faster to do batching, the process of working case evidence samples in batches. Los Angeles Police Department Detective Rocky Sherwood said the forum [more...]

Date: 2010-09-26 06:57:08


Toyota Enviro Outreach 2010: The Plant DNA Barcoding Project

Our goal is simple (but important) to have a complete database of DNA barcodes for all South Africa’s plant species. This database will allow scientists in the future to be able to identify plants by matching the DNA barcodes of plants that they collect to that of plants that are already in the database. What will we collect? Basically every plant that we will encounter during the 17-day fieldtrip but priority will be given to indigenous and endemic flowering plants. At least three individuals/plants from different localities will be sampled for genetic studies. We will pick a couple of [more...]

Date: 2010-08-18 16:37:00


BioStorage adds lab sample preparation services

Following sample processing BioStorage allocates aliquots of blood or DNA for use in future testing. BioStorage uses its tracking and inventory management system, ISISS, for informed sample prioritisation. By moving into sample preparation services BioStorage can help clients mitigate the risk of variables that can impact on sample integrity. Taking control of these aspects of sample management helps BioStorage ensure quality of samples it ships for laboratory testing. Furthermore, BioStorage believes the additional services will ultimately lower costs for clients, in part by streamlining [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 09:00:00


Plant RNA/DNA Purification Kit

Total DNA and RNA from 50 mg of tobacco, tomato and peach were simultaneously isolated with Bio-Synthesis's Plant RNA/DNA Purification Kit (with the optional on-column RNase treatment). Next, 2µL of DNA from each 150 µL elution was mixed in 20 µL of PCR reaction and used in a real-time PCR (95ºC for 3min and 40 cycles at 95 ºC for 15 sec. and 60 ºC for 30 sec.). DNA from tobacco (green), tomato (red) and peach (blue) was successfully amplified, indicating the high quality of the DNA for downstream application. Primer dimer (black) also was shown. Figure 3. Isolate High Quality Total RNA [more...]

Date: 2010-08-16 04:44:00


Cytoplasmic & Nuclear RNA Purification Kit

RT-PCR was performed using human beta actin primers on 2 µL of the 50 µL of cytoplasmic RNA isolated from 1 million HeLa cells using Bio-Synthesis's Cytoplasmic & Nuclear RNA Purification Kit. Lane M is Bio-Synthesis's PCRSizer DNA ladder, Lanes 1 and 3 are the negative control (PCR only, without reverse transcript), and Lanes 2 and 4 are the actual RT-PCR that show the expected 166 bp RT-PCR product. The expected amplicon size from the gene copy is the same as the that from the RNA transcript. The lack of a product in lanes 1 and 3 indicate that no genomic DNA contamination is present in [more...]

Date: 2010-08-16 04:58:00


Apple TV 2G Hands On - [Video Review] | Gadgets DNA

PCMag’s Tim Gideon has posted a review, hands on video and unboxing slideshow of the new Apple TV 2010 which should be arriving in customers hand this week. Apple TV 2010 hands on video shows its killer interface that resembles closely with the existing previous model. It shows the speed of renting movies and TV shows, flickr, as well as the Netflix interface. The UI of new Apple TV is impressive with outstanding quality and seems to be far better than the Netflix. With all new and refreshed Apple TV 2010 model you can rent and instantly watch the latest Hollywood movies and TV shows [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 11:56:50


Endofree Plasmid DNA purification using EMD Fractogel DMAE -650(M)

Precipitate DNA with 0.6-1 vol isopropanol. 10, Carefully pour off as much supernatant as possible, then spin down DNA pellet. 11. Wash pellet with 70-80% ethanol, dissolve DNA in TE or water. 12. Regenerate column by successively applying 1 M NaOH, 2-3 M NaCl, and then either water or  storage solution (100 mM NaCl, 20% ethanol).  Store column at 4 ̊C. P1: 6.1g Tris base 3.7g EDTA•2H2O add water to ~800 ml adjust pH to 8.0 with HCl. Add 100mg of RNase A that had been dissolved in 10ml TE and boiled 15min to inactivate contaminating DNase. Add water to 1 L. P2: 8g NaOH 10g SDS [more...]

Date: 2010-09-25 01:57:59


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


Epigenetics Papers: DNA Methylation Analysis by MethyLight Technology

Authors discussed each step for this procedure: (1) determining the site of interest for methylation analysis; (2) methylation-specific primers and fluorogenic probes design; (3) genomic DNA isolation; (4) bisulfite conversion; (5) real- time methylation analysis; and (6) data processing. For primer design, some complications particular to the bisulfite modification should be taken into account: All unmethylated cytosine residues in the genome are converted this reduction in genomic complexity reduces the annealing specificity of PCR primers and fluorogenic probes, which not only [more...]

Date: 2007-08-19 01:26:00



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