Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Penn Researcher received $1.5 Million to Reduce Gene Sequencing Costs

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A collaboration between researchers at Columbia University and Marija Drndi? of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant for a project aimed at reducing the cost of genome sequencing. The grant was made by the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. Drndi? is an More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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Researchers present a metagenome-wide association study of gut microbiota in type 2 diabetes

BGI announces the online publication in the international journal Nature of a novel metagenomic study Continue reading “Researchers present a metagenome-wide association study of gut microbiota in type 2 More...

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By BioNews On Monday, September 24th, 2012
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GnuBIO Awarded $4.5 Million to Develop Lower Cost Genome Sequencing Technology

GnuBIO announced today that it has been awarded a $4.5 million Phase II SBIR grant over the next three years Continue reading “GnuBIO Awarded $4.5 Million to Develop Lower Cost Genome Sequencing Technology” More...

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By BioNews On Monday, September 24th, 2012
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NIH awarded grants to expand the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE)

Grants totaling $30.3 million in fiscal year 2012 will expand the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Continue reading “NIH awarded grants to expand the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE)” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, September 20th, 2012
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Oyster Genome Uncover the Stress Adaptation and Complexity of Shell Formation

An international research team, led by Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy of Sciences and BGI Continue reading “Oyster Genome Uncover the Stress Adaptation and Complexity of Shell Formation” More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
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Complete Genomics to be acquired by BGI-Shenzhen for $117.6 million

Complete Genomics, Inc. , an innovative leader in whole human genomic sequencing, Continue reading “Complete Genomics to be acquired by BGI-Shenzhen for $117.6 million” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, September 16th, 2012
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NIH/NHGRI awarded $19 million to harness nanoscale technologies to cut DNA sequencing costs

Grants of almost $19 million will help to develop technologies to dramatically reduce the cost of DNA sequencing Continue reading “NIH/NHGRI awarded $19 million to harness nanoscale technologies to cut DNA More...

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By BioNews On Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Genes invest you with unique facial identity

Scientists have isolated genes that shape our facial form and structure, besides explaining why twins and siblings have Continue reading “Genes invest you with unique facial identity” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, July 7th, 2012
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Zebrafish to give insight into causes and treatment of human diseases

Researchers including one of Indian origin are now using Zebrafish, which are popular as aquarium fish Continue reading “Zebrafish to give insight into causes and treatment of human diseases” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 6th, 2012
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Yak genome sheds new light on high altitude adaptation

An international team has completed the genomic sequence and analyses of a female domestic yak, which provides important insights into understanding mammalian divergence Continue reading “Yak genome sheds More...