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New Device Will Slash Time for DNA Analysis | UANews.org

"Our DNA analysis platform is a fully automated system that doesn't require any human intervention," Zenhausern said. "You load the specimen in a cartridge that can contain all the necessary reagents for processing a sample and place it in the instrument, close the instrument and push a button on the computer, which will control all processing and analysis steps for generating data that can then be loaded in a DNA expert software system for identifying a human profile and matching an offender. That's it." The center developed the technology for the device and designed it for use by law [more...]

Date: 2010-08-17 07:00:00

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Review: Ape House | womenspost.ca

Bonobos, the species of chimpanzees that she writes about, like other great apes share over 90% of their DNA with humans. Gruen provides insight into this relationship as the plot of the book focuses on living with and communicating with apes. Extensive study of language acquisition and cognition conducted at the Great Ape Trust inspired the author of Water for Elephants to write this story about a fictional group of apes living in a research facility. Gruen spent two years researching bonobos, the endangered great apes originating in the Congo, going as far as taking linguistics instruction [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 21:35:03


Science Literature - "Truth be told" about Chimp-Human DNA comparisons

"Truth be told" about Chimp-Human DNA comparisons 07/02/07 For over 30 years, the public have been led to believe that human and chimpanzee genetics differ by mere 1%. This 'fact' of science has been used on innumerable occasions to silence anyone who offered the thought that humans are special among the animal kingdom. "Today we take as a given that the two species are genetically 99% the same." However, this "given" is about to be discarded. Apparently, it is now OK to openly acknowledge that those who are involved in this research have never been comfortable that the 1% figure was an [more...]

Date: 2007-07-02 12:37:52


Guest Post: An Interesting Preview of Myriad? - Patent Law Blog ...

However, he also took the occasion to caution that the court's decision in the case did not mean the court was acquiescing in the patent-eligibility of DNA, even in isolate form: "I write separately primarily to make clear that in construing the claims, we are not deciding that the claims as construed are limited to patentable subject matter." He proceeded to address the main issue pending in Myriad, namely, whether isolates of DNA similar to DNA found in natural sources like humans or animals are eligible for patenting, or whether they run afoul of the Supreme Court's pronouncements about [more...]

Date: 2010-09-27 02:29:06


Music Mikey.com

Major breakthroughs in DNA research and the mapping of the human genome have allo scientists to learn more about what each persons strengths home testing kits and weaknesses are based on our unique DNA. Basically, it is a guessing game when we sebastian out hundreds of dollars a month on supplements. But now I know that I need to always be aware of that. home test for pregnancy Within 2 weeks of taking my custom supplements I noticed my sleeping patterns had preventing substance abuse improved dramatically. It is a fact that every human on the planet is different and their DNA proves it. The [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 04:57:25


autism center of pittsburgh – Do Cell Phones Really Cause Cancer ...

Drs. Singh and Lai reported a decade ago that cell phone radiation quickly causes DNA single-strand and double-strand breaks at well below the current federal safety level for exposure. This causes a condition called micronuclei. Dr. George Carlo is a public health expert who conducted wireless technology research. He showed that human blood exposed to cell phone radiation had a 300% increase in genetic damage in the form of micronuclei. He says that wireless technology is “potentially the biggest health insult” this nation has ever seen, bigger than cigarette smoking and asbestos. Even [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 13:00:17


"Will Humans and Extraterrestrial Life Share DNA Roots?"

A recent mathematical analysis says that life as we know it is written into the laws of reality.  DNA is built from a set of twenty amino acids - the first ten of those can create simple prebiotic life, and now it seems that those ten are thermodynamically destined to occur wherever they can. For those unfamiliar with thermodynamics, it's the Big Brother of all energy equations and science itself.  You can apply quantum mechanics at certain scales, and Newtonian mechanics work at the right speeds, but if Thermodynamics says something then everyone listens. An energy analysis by Ralph [more...]

Date: 2010-04-21 08:30:00


Orange Mountain Bike » DNA sequencing

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Date: 2010-10-12 16:41:05


How the Most Influential Scientists Alive Today Unraveled the ...

DNA has been extensively researched by scientists wishing to further understand the complex way in which life is biochemically formed. DNA contains the genetic information that composes nearly all living organisms. In the early 1950s, molecular biologist James D. Watson led his team of researchers to the ground breaking discovery that DNA is a double-stranded chain, also referred to as a double helix. Using models, he showed how matching nucleotide base pairs from the two DNA strands interlocked to form a double helix. He then showed how the strands separate during replication, and how each [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 10:31:56


Wildlife crime case solved with the help of RZSS scientists ...

Wildlife forensic scientists were able to analyse fragments of the horn and they were not only able to use the DNA from the horn to identify which species of animal the horn belonged to but also the individual zoo animal from which the horn had been taken. This helped investigators to solve the mystery the horn’s origin. The horn came from a white rhino like this one. A white rhino's front horn can grow to be over a metre in length. Credit:RZSS The DNA from the horn was matched to a blood sample take from an African white rhino called ‘Simba’ who had been housed at Colchester [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:17:08


DNA Fingerprinting Pioneer Discovers Role of Key Genetic Catalyst ...

You Are Here: Home » Science Briefs » DNA Fingerprinting Pioneer Discovers Role of Key Genetic Catalyst for Human Diversity DNA Fingerprinting Pioneer Discovers Role of Key Genetic Catalyst for Human Diversity Posted on admin on September 6, 2010 // Leave Your Comment One of the key drivers of human evolution and diversity, accounting for changes that occur between different generations of people, is explained by new research published September 5 by world-renowned scientist Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, who discovered DNA fingerprinting at the University of Leicester.Science Brief thanks to [more...]

Date: 2010-09-07 03:45:27


The Brian Blackwell Brief: Human DNA, dog hair DNA solve 2006 murder

The Florida murder of former Aurora, Colo. resident Shantay Leann Huntington has been solved by using both human DNA and DNA from dog hair. Huntington was found nude, wrapped in a sheet and a shower curtain on May 23, 2006, in a wooded area in Loxahatchee, Florida miles from where she was last seen in Miami. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Friday reported to the press that 28-year-old Guillermo Romero had been arrested Thursday night for the murder of Shantay Leann [more...]

Date: 2010-04-12 02:56:00


Can Making Science Fun Woo The Next Generation?

Extracting DNA to Make Goo Resembling Strawberry Snot – The National Human Genome Research Institute worked with students to extract DNA from strawberries using a dish soap, table salt, rubbing alcohol, a coffee filter and a plastic bag. The red DNA the students found was drippy and the texture of what comes out of their noses. Students went home with details about the experiment so they could conduct it with family and friends. What’s Green and Good and What’s Poisonous? EPA’s father of green chemistry, Paul Anastas, Ph.D., clad in a white lab coat, led a roundtable of students who [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 14:04:39


AcroMetrix Announces the Launch of Calibration Panel for CMV DNA ...

The panel was designed to provide traceable results and possess commutable properties across assay systems. A material is considered "commutable" if it behaves like a patient sample on different diagnostic platforms. The OptiQuant CMVtc Calibration Panel is intended for use as a standard to assess the performance of molecular diagnostic test procedures for the determination of human cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA. Accurate diagnosis of patient disease states requires reference materials that are not only traceable to a higher-order standard, but also closely mimic true patient samples, a property [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 09:15:40


Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Risks to Humans and the ...

Unfortunately, regulatory agencies have been slow to contend with the rapid emergence of nanotechnology in the workplace and in the home, as well as in the environment in a broader sense, resulting in a dizzying catch-up game in which the applications of nanotechnology continue to multiply while the regulatory playing field has still not been established. Current debate centers on whether existing safety data is sufficient for nanoparticle-containing products, or whether further assessment of the impacts on human and environmental health needs to be performed. The past century provides [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 10:03:21


Ancient Aliens 2010: The Visitors pt 2/10 | Cabid

Follow UFO Report on Twitter @ twitter.com Ancient Aliens 2010: The Evidence- www.youtube.com Have Aliens Visited Earth? History Channel Documentary (2009)- www.youtube.com UFO Files: Ancient Aliens- www.youtube.com Human’s Extraterrestrial Origins- www.youtube.com Scientists Find Extraterrestrial Genes in Human DNA- www.agoracosmopolitan.com Scientists Confirm Extraterrestrial Genes in Human DNA- www.agoracosmopolitan.com Legacy of the Black Gods – In Time before time (Coming forth from The Akashic Records) Author: Paul Simons (Nebu Ka Ma’at) The Genealogy of Mankind from Ganawah, to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 05:45:21


1821 Comics, Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment Team Up To Co-Create ...

The Montagues, powerful cyborgs made of artificial DNA, and the Capulets, genetically enhanced humans known for their speed and agility, who work in tandem to destroy all threats to Verona. With no one left to fight, they have a new enemy, each other. When a young Montague boy and Capulet girl fall in love, they secretly plan to marry, hoping their union can be what brings peace between the warring factions. But forces beyond their control begin to conspire against them, threatening their love, their lives…and the Empire of Verona. The official artwork from the new book can viewed now at [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 15:31:54


Edinburgh Solves The Rhino Mystery

From the individual DNA profile generated from the seized horn, the mystery of where it had come from was solved when it was matched to a blood sample. This revealed that the rhino was an elderly African white rhino, known as "Simba" that had been housed at Colchester Zoo. He had been euthanised due to medical issues relating to his age and had then been sent to an abattoir as the law dictates. As Dr Ross McEwing continued, scientific techniques such as these can provide investigators with crucial evidence; “When dealing with DNA profiles, we can generate very powerful results. Just like [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 12:19:00


Rights group claims France police illegally collecting Roma DNA

The League of Human Rights (LDH) on Thursday accused French authorities of improperly collecting DNA samples from Roma migrants . French police may collect samples of genetic material from indicted individuals, though the organization contends that police have subjected the Roma to such procedures without being either arrested or charged . The allegations come shortly after reports that the country's Central Office for the Fight Against Itinerant Delinquency (OCLDI) has maintained a database [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 12:11:16


The Dolan DNA Learning Center

The Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has put together a series of web sites that teaches everything you'd like to know about, well, DNA, from the basics of DNA structure and genetics, to modern forensics and health. DNA From the Beginning is an animated primer that teaches the basics of classical genetics, the molecules of genetics (DNA), and genetic organization and control using animation, audio, and video to illustrate the concepts. DNA Interactive modules include: - The DNA Code - Methods of DNA Manipulation - techniques essential to current biology research and [more...]

Date: 2005-08-07 03:21:00


Yeast combined with human DNA to create artificial corneas | DVICE

Yeast is a magical substance, one that we have to thank for beer and bread, two essential foodstuffs. But they have nothing on the new discovery that yeast can also be used to create synthetic corneas. Scientists have plugged human DNA into genetically-engineered yeast. The result was human protein that can be placed into molds to create artificial corneas that can be surgically attached to human eyes. It's a great step forward, one that could potentially help people see who couldn't before. It takes a pretty big advancement to say it might be better than beer, but this fits the bill. Reuters [more...]

Date: 2010-08-31 15:44:54


Dog Breed Identification Dna

What is your experience with DNA testing to identify the breed of dog through Petco? We have a mixed breed dog rescue which is only beautiful, but just know that she is part Golden Retriever. We are curious to find out what mix of breeds that others might be, but the comments I read in these DNA tests are so extreme. Some say they are accurate, others, including veterinarians say they are a total waste of money. What you say? Please do not respond to this criticism – I am the most loving and responsible pet lover you can find. I said we were curious and to add made to identify the races [more...]

Date: 2010-09-27 16:30:41


UFO Religions » On the Pointless Demand for Alien-Human DNA Testing

Junk human DNA doesn't qualify since it's … human (and the more geneticists learn about the human genome the less they are sure that stuff is junk). This post over at Uncommon Descent throws another wrench in any such “testing” — and in [more...]

Date: 2010-09-27 16:34:49


Blog Carnival – DNA in turmoil in Australia - Human Rights in Ireland

But what is clear is that the nation’s justice institutions have become newly wary. The government of New South Wales, one of the first to join Australia’s national DNA database, stopped receiving DNA from some jurisdictions because of concerns (fueled partly by the Leskie case) about the databasing of victims’ DNA. Victoria Police responded to its most recent debacle by taking the stunning (and somewhat baffling) step of suspending all DNA testimony for a few months, reportedly to refine statistical protocols. Although such testimony has since resumed, prosecutions based solely on [more...]

Date: 2010-05-04 13:29:47


Ancient Aliens 2010: The Visitors pt 2/10 - Get X News

History Channel Documentary (2009)- www.youtube.com UFO Files: Ancient Aliens- www.youtube.com Human’s Extraterrestrial Origins- www.youtube.com Scientists Find Extraterrestrial Genes in Human DNA- www.agoracosmopolitan.com Scientists Confirm Extraterrestrial Genes in Human DNA- www.agoracosmopolitan.com Legacy of the Black Gods – In Time before time (Coming forth from The Akashic Records) Author: Paul Simons (Nebu Ka Ma’at) The Genealogy of Mankind from Ganawah, to Lemuria, to Atlantis, to Egypt and today- www.tamarehouse.com [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 09:01:04


Ancient Aliens 2010: The Visitors pt 5/10 - Get X News

History Channel Documentary (2009)- www.youtube.com UFO Files: Ancient Aliens- www.youtube.com Human’s Extraterrestrial Origins- www.youtube.com Scientists Find Extraterrestrial Genes in Human DNA- www.agoracosmopolitan.com Scientists Confirm Extraterrestrial Genes in Human DNA- www.agoracosmopolitan.com Legacy of the Black Gods – In Time before time (Coming forth from The Akashic Records) Author: Paul Simons (Nebu Ka Ma’at) The Genealogy of Mankind from Ganawah, to Lemuria, to Atlantis, to Egypt and today- www.tamarehouse.com [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 18:00:53


Obama Supports National DNA Database of 'Presumed Innocents ...

Obama Supports National DNA Database of ‘Presumed Innocents’‎ Posted by PUPPETGOV on Mar 29th, 2010 and filed under Big Brother, Headlines, New World Order, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed. President Barack Obama recently expressed support for DNA sampling within the criminal procedure upon arrest by local, state and federal authorities. ~Infoshop News In an interview with “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh, President Obama “expressed strong [more...]

Date: 2010-03-29 15:24:05


Date: 2010-09-28 10:58:33


Darwin's God: For What Profit?

But paternity testing and DNA fingerprinting are completely unrelated to the pseudogene example presented by evolutionist Ken Miller at the Kitzmiller trial. This comparison of forensic tests with evolutionary homologies is another common evolutionary canard that evolutionists use to mislead those not familiar with molecular biology. Forensic tests are performed where genealogical relationships are known to exist because they are empirically observed. There’s no question that people have children, and those children’s DNA sequences derive from their parents, grandparents, and so forth. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 08:50:00


VIDEO: Jewish DNA – The Kohanim Gene and the Lost Tribes of Israel

Video excerpt from a lecture by Jon Entine (author of Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People) discussing the Kohanim (Cohanim) Gene, also known as the Y chromosomal Aaron hypothesis and how it can help us establish the truth or fiction behind the ten lost tribes of Israel, discussing such groups as Ethiopian Jews and the Lemba tribe of southern Africa. In 2007, Entine published Abraham's Children, which examined the shared ancestry of Jews, Christians and Muslims, and addressed the question "Who is a Jew?" as seen through the prism of DNA. In the lecture, he also [more...]

Date: 2010-09-26 20:03:22


When the disease strikes – Who You Gonna Call?

Viruses can mutate (change their DNA or RNA structure), and therefore influenza strains provide researchers with the daunting task against the strain of the virus at their own gameTransfiguration, from different strains of the virus injection allows a vacation to make the body enough so that the antibodies in our immune system will not fall victim to a full-scale attack. Covering us with different strains in one shot, maybe some parts of the sequence of points in the immune system of our body, making these antibodies stimulated by these specific charges or other charges that some who have [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 12:50:32


Cheek swab for lung cancer: breakthrough in biomedical optics ...

Not only can nanocytology help detect cancer early, it can shed light on the fact that these small changes in the cell structure are very telling. Changes in the DNA are also very revealing. For decades, scientists have known that smoking causes cancer because it damages the DNA. Now British researchers have uncovered the link between smoking and epigenetic changes in DNA. “Until now, however, there has been no direct evidence that smoking induces DNA methylation in humans,” Cancer Research UK Institute of Cancer Studies Dr Yuk Ting Ma said in a statement. “DNA methylation is a type of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 17:01:25


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


The best way to Detect and Stop Cervical Cancer

Screening tests embrace both standard Pap smear or liquid cytology, with or without HPV (human papilloma virus) DNA test. The current recommendations from the American Faculty of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for regular-risk ladies are as follows: 1) Pap smear to begin at age 21 2) 30 years of age: every three years 4) Cease screening at age 65-70, after three regular tests during the last 10 years. Screening is more frequent for prime risk women. Excessive risk circumstances embrace previous cervical cancer, publicity to DES (diethylstilbestrol) as a fetus, and immunocompromised [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 16:52:28


Chimp vs Human DNA- The “Ninety-Eight Percent” Myth

As we enter the month of August, it’s time once again for students to head back to school.  That being the case, there’s a good chance that in science classes all across the country, as teachers cover the topic of evolution, sooner or later they will make mention of the “98 percent similarity” between human DNA and chimpanzee DNA, thus implying common ancestry.  Over the past several years, this idea of 98 percent similarity has been repeated so many times that it is now widely accepted by most people as a “scientific fact.”  But is that really the case? To begin with, it’s [more...]

Date: 2010-08-09 15:00:39


PathoGene, LLC | NACET

He is internationally known for his work in human pathogen epidemiology using DNA identification techniques, including his groundbreaking work with Anthrax. Additional board and executive team members bring a full complement of skills and experiences that will contribute to PathoGene’s commercial success. Dr. Thomas Vorpahl is a board certified pathologist with over thirty years experience in laboratory medicine, including several successful entrepreneurial endeavors. David Engelthaler is the Director of Operations at TGen North where he oversees a group of investigators working on [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 14:28:08


HOME DNA™ Home Paternity Testing System

Introducing the HomeDNA™ Home Paternity Testing System: The simple, accurate and affordable test to determine the relationship between an alleged father and child. (The mother's DNA can also be tested at no additional cost) This easy and exclusive HomeSwab™ 4-step process removes all the difficulty and anxiety of traditional DNA tests, and can be done in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Using the most powerful standard DNA test in the industry, the 16 genetic markers analyzed include the same 13 markers used by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies for human DNA identity [more...]

Date: 2010-02-20 08:30:39


Australian Aborigines Were Once Indians - Study

Dr Raghavendra Rao worked with a team of researchers from the Anthropological Survey of India to sequence 966 complete mitochondrial DNA genomes from Indian 'relic populations'. He said, "Mitochondrial DNA is inherited only from the mother and so allows us to accurately trace ancestry. We found certain mutations in the DNA sequences of the Indian tribes we sampled that are specific to Australian Aborigines. This shared ancestry suggests that the Aborigine population migrated to Australia via the so-called 'Southern Route'." The 'Southern Route' dispersal of modern humans suggests movement of [more...]

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


Reconstructing human appearance from DNA -- Signs of the Times News

This is a relatively robust, but not foolproof, gender test, according to Kayser. Hair colour prediction underway Beyond gender, the human traits with highest predictive accuracy are those affected by pigmentation, simply because they are the least complex. Red hair colour, which is determined by a single gene, can be predicted with a certainty of around 93%. For other hair types, accuracy is slightly lower, but still promising. Kayser reported confidence levels as high as 85, 81 and 80% for predicting black, brown and blond hair respectively. Perhaps the most progress has been made in [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 13:51:40


Starchild Skull 2010 DNA Result - Earth Changes and the Pole Shift

Part of the nuclear DNA have can thus reduced to its ( expected ) of human origin, while have surrendered to others subsections at all , no significant similarities and similarities to other earthly creatures. That is, the genotype of the father was definitely not found in the database of the National Institutes of Health (NIH ) in Maryland. The NIH is the world 's largest database of genetic information of many species of viruses , bacteria , crustaceans, fish to all types of plants and animals , including primates and humans. These results of DNA analysis were repeated several times and [more...]

Date: 2010-09-26 08:31:32


Forensic DNA was first used to convict criminals in 1985. Is this ...

Question by Morgan: Forensic DNA was first used to convict criminals in 1985. Is this the same thing as gel electrophoresis? I take AP bio but I obviously forget. Best answer: Answer by CryBabiesShouldntCry A short history from http://www.dna.gov/basics/analysishistory ‘DNA fingerprinting’ or DNA typing (profiling) as it is now known, was first described in 1985 by an English geneticist named Alec Jeffreys. Dr. Jeffreys found that certain regions of DNA contained DNA sequences that were repeated over and over again next to each other. He also discovered that the number of repeated [more...]

Date: 2010-10-03 04:23:14


Moar on the Smithsonian's human evolution exhibit « Why Evolution ...

But since each gene comprises many nucleotide sites, the probability that a given gene has identical DNA sequences in humans and chimps is much lower.  In WEIT, I show that about 80% of all the proteins shared by the two species differ by at least one amino acid.  Depending on how you calculate the statistics, then, you can make humans and chimps look either 99% identical or only 20% identical.  The Smithsonian exhibit isn’t clear on this point. For me, the most annoying part of the exhibit was this purported explanation of how evolution works.  It simply equates evolution to natural [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 10:47:31


New on DVD: The Human Centipede, Splice, The Oxford Murders, A ...

Clive and Elsa then decide to tamper in God's domain and toss a soupçon of human DNA into their recipe. What winds up in the incubator is a massive spermatozoon ending in an obscene glans, which hatches a walking skinned rabbit, which develops into an increasingly humanoid girl with a wicked harelip. Though he'll more than accept their adoptee in time, Clive is understandably creeped out at first by his wife's coddling treatment of the thing, now christened "Dren." (Polley's glowing reaction shots while nestling her mutant toddler make a deadpan joke of parents' indifferent pride over [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 21:00:22


FDA Approves Roche's Hepatitis B Viral Load Test | InfoGrok

The new Roche test provides a fully automated solution for the quantitative detection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in human plasma or serum for patients on HBV antiviral therapy. The Roche COBAS AmpliPrep / COBAS TaqMan HBV Test v2.0 has been validated to quantify diverse samples from genotypes A-H and pre-core mutants across a broad linear dynamic range of 20 IU/mL to 1.7E+08 IU/mL. The new assay uses a reduced sample input volume of 650 uL of either serum or plasma specimens and is standardized against the World Health Organization (WHO) standard for hepatitis B. This test is designed for [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 14:10:06


Pleiotropy: Some more junk DNA shown to have function

It shows a function for some "junk DNA" - DNA that does not serve any function for the developing organisms - namely in coding for micropeptides (very short proteins), which have now been shown to have a regulatory function in Drosophila. The first lines of the abstract readsA substantial proportion of eukaryotic transcripts are considered to be noncoding RNAs because they contain only short open reading frames (sORFs). Recent findings suggest, however, that some sORFs encode small bioactive peptides. Here, we show that peptides of 11 to 32 amino acids encoded by the polished rice (pri) sORF [more...]

Date: 2010-07-19 07:00:00


Seed of Human-Chimp Genomes Diversity

B) “Can we now provide a DNA-based answer to the fascinating and fundamental question, “What makes us human?” Not at all! Comparison of the human and chimpanzee genomes has not yet offered any major insights into the genetic elements that underlie bipedal locomotion, big brain, linguistic abilities, elaborated abstract thought, or any other unique aspect of the human phenome.” C) “What makes us human? This question may be answered by comparison of human and chimpanzee genomes and phenomes, and ultimately those of other primates. To this end, we need to understand how genotype [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:59:04


All about Spiritual Healing | Zinn : Transforming the Quality of Life.

It is a well known fact that there is an invisible power that  provides a lifetime experience of joy, inspiration, security, peace of mind, success and guidance. These factors prove the falseness of the conviction that God doesn’t really exist Spirituality can be referred as a source of energy. According to experts, this invisible external power can be used for healing certain illnesses. This method of using the invisible external power for healing is called “Spiritual Healing”.  Spiritual healing is done by transferring the energy to a person who needs it for a stable and healthy [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:26:22


Genetic Testing at Walgreens – the First Wave of Personalized ...

Soon you may be able to buy genetic testing kits at your local Walgreens, Pathway Genomics announced this week. The kits include directions on how to send a sample of your saliva back to the company for testing. The initial products will include “individualized Genetic Insight™ Report for Drug Response ($79), Pre-Pregnancy Planning ($179), Health Conditions ($179) or a combination of all three ($249)” according to the company. Are these kits reliable? What do you do with the information? The reliability of such tests depends upon the depth of understanding of our genetic “blueprint” [more...]

Date: 2010-05-14 14:21:42


Preventing Substance Abuse Home test hiv pregnancy test testing kits

There are over 100 ingredients that they include but the amount of each ingredient was determined by my DNA assessment. What was really revealing was that home test kits my DNA indicated that I had the propensity to have have high blood pressure. I went from 15 bottles in my cabinet to just one package that is delivered to my door every month. Basically, it is a guessing drug testing game when we horton out hundreds of dollars a month on supplements. Nutritional Supplements is a multi billion dollar industry. The idea that now through a simple home DNA test you can find out what your body [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 18:35:26


Reduce the Chances of a Global Catastrophe | 2012 Blog

4. Send human DNA to the moon in the stable time capsule. Several tens of millions of dollars. You can also send cryo-preserved human brains. The idea here is that if mankind would perish, then someday the aliens arrive and revive people based on these data. Expense of 20-50 million dollars, the probability of success of 0.001%. 7. The creation of a scientific court for the Hadron Collider and other potentially dangerous projects, in which a theoretical physicist could be paid large sums of money for the discovery of potential vulnerabilities. The underlying problem for most of his ideas is [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 11:15:28



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