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Tags results for 'genome'

Butterflies show origin of species as an evolutionary process

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The evolution of new species might not be as hard as it seems, even when diverging populations remain in contact and continue to produce offspring.

Turning back time: ageing reversed in mice

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2013 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery has implications for understanding age-related diseases including cancers, neurodegenerative disorders and diabetes.

Computer algorithm identifies genes that could be transformed to stop or slow the aging process

Posted in Software on 5th Jan, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A computer algorithm that predicts which genes can be "turned off" to create the same anti-aging effect as calorie restriction.

Science enters $1,000 genome era

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2014 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The ability to sequence a human genome for just $1,000 has arrived, a US genetic technology company has announced.

Gene therapy 'could be used to treat blindness'

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2014 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in Oxford have used a gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

DNA Studies Topple the Ladder of Complexity

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists saw signs of increasing complexity in evolution, but new DNA studies are ruining that idea. Amoebas have big genomes; evolution stumbles forward like a drunk.

Modified Bacteria Enable Weight Loss In Mice

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2014 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Mice given genetically-tweaked E. coli in their water gained less weight than controls when placed on a high-fat diet for 8 weeks.

New gene discovered that stops spread of deadly cancer:

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists identify gene that fights metastasis of a common lung cancer.

Google takes on the human body in a new project to find out what a healthy person looks like

Posted in Business on 26th Jul, 2014 04:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The new project out of Google X, called Baseline Study, will collect genetic and molecular data from 175 anonymous people.

DNA project 'to make UK world genetic research leader'

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2014 02:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.

Cancer experts predict the end of chemotherapy in 20 years

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2014 04:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have declared that more effective cancer treatments will soon replace chemotherapy thanks to a world-first project to find the genes responsible for cancers.

Telomerase can be turned off with a genetic switch which could be an antiaging breakthrough

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Sep, 2014 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off “switch” in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging.

PTN interviews Austen Heinz, CEO of Cambrian Genomics:

Posted in Interviews on 6th Nov, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Austen has ambitions to create artificial life forms: We dig deeper into the future of synthetic biology.

Google Wants to Store Your Genome

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
For $25 a year, Google will keep a copy of any genome in the cloud.

Why I'd Let Google Put My Genome in the Cloud

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2014 01:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Genomics could one day have millions of genomes on its servers, available at a click of a button to researchers. Are there legitimate privacy concerns here? Definitely.

Whole-genome sequences of 17 of the world’s oldest living people published

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2014 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers unable to find genes significantly associated with extreme longevity.

Machine learning reveals genetic roots of cancers and autism

Posted in Software on 20th Dec, 2014 08:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers from engineering, biology and medicine teach computers to read the human genome and rate likelihood of mutations causing disease, opening vast new possibilities.

New NHS centres to bring in era of DNA-medicine

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The NHS is setting up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and develop tests and drugs to target cancer and genetic disease. DNA project 'to make UK the world leader'

Guardant Health takes another $50M for 'liquid biopsy' cancer test

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2015 01:58 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test that can detect changes in the genetic structure of cancer cells over time. The test has become known as a 'liquid biopsy' because it requires no tissue excision.

Software analyzes human genome in as little as 90 minutes

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2015 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
New software can take raw sequence data on a person's genome and search it for disease-causing variations in a matter of hours.

New map of human genetics contains clues for Alzheimer's and cancer

Posted in Medicine on 18th Feb, 2015 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Whether or not a gene is expressed in your body is the product of two layers of biology: the genome and the epigenome.

Mining millions of genomes and health records to crack radical life extension

Posted in Business on 18th Jun, 2015 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
HLI (Human Longevity Inc) is building the world’s largest human genome sequencing center in the world.

Google-Backed Calico Partners With Ancestry to Beat the Specter of Aging

Posted in Business on 27th Jul, 2015 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Calico will look for genetic patterns in people who have lived exceptionally long lives, then make drugs to help more of us do that.

The CRISPR craze: gene editing poised to change medicine and industry

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
CRISPR/Cas for gene editing has the ability to make targeted changes in DNA sequences in living cells with ease and affordability.

Researchers map a protein 'tree of life' for species across the animal kingdom

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Roughly 20,000 unique proteins are synthesized by our genes, and work together in combination to execute complex processes.

The Genomics Revolution:

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2015 04:33 AM
by AlexMuller
From evolution by natural selection to evolution by intelligent direction.

'Designer cells' reverse one-year-old's leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2015 01:19 PM
by AlexMuller
'The technology is moving very fast, the ability to target very specific regions of the genome have suddenly become much more efficient'

Whole-genome sequencing test for under $1,000

Posted in Science on 8th Mar, 2016 01:20 PM
by AlexMuller
For $999, Veritas Genetics Will Put Your Genome on a Smartphone App. If the claim is true, it would shatter a long-held barrier in genetic medicine.

No evidence that genetic tests change people’s behavior

Posted in Medicine on 16th Mar, 2016 01:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Genetic tests that provide an estimate of an individual’s risk of developing diseases do not appear to motivate a change in behavior to reduce the risk.

First happiness genes have been located

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2016 12:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Genetic overlap between happiness, depression discovered.

Stanford Scientist: We'll Have A Century of Medical Advances in the Next Decade

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2016 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
With tech giants tackling medical science ventures, focus has shifted from treatment to the total eradication of disease.

Google Has Released an AI Tool That Makes Sense of Your Genome

Posted in Medicine on 5th Dec, 2017 03:39 PM
by Alex Muller
AI tools could help us turn information gleaned from genetic sequencing into life-saving therapies.

Genome Sequencing of Apes Provide Insights into Evolution

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2018 12:39 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have reported on improved orangutan and chimpanzee genomes, built from scratch using long-read PacBio sequencing and long-range mapping technology.

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