Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments > Genomics

Multiple genes for eye colour

05 March, 2007

An Australian study has been the first to prove conclusively that there is no single gene for eye colour.


Viral invasion of the koala genome

11 July, 2006

University of Queensland researchers may have discovered why the koala is susceptible to certain infections and cancers.


Collaboration to accelerate biomedical discovery using siRNA library

25 May, 2006

An alliance between Dharmacon and 14 international research centres have announced their progress towards their fundamental goal of developing internationally accepted standards for conducting research using the first complete siRNA library.


Sex keeps your genome clean

08 May, 2006

When sexual species reproduce asexually, they accumulate bad mutations at an increased rate, report two Indiana University evolutionary biologists. The researchers used the model species Daphnia pulex, or water flea, for their studies


Gene knockout vectors

07 April, 2006

Sigma-Aldrich has introduced TargeTron vectors designed for use with the TargeTron gene knockout system. The vectors enhance the capabilities and increase the flexibility of the system providing researchers with a targeted method to knock out multiple genes in prokaryotic organisms, to generate knockouts without using selection or by using removable selection and to produce knockouts in organisms lacking a source of T7 RNA polymerase.


Viruses may be key to animal background

07 March, 2006

The University of Auckland's Faculty of Science's Dr Alexei Drummond has been part of a global research team analysing the genetic sequences of viruses in animals.


Gene knockout vectors

08 February, 2006

Sigma-Aldrich has introduced TargeTron vectors designed for use with the TargeTron gene knockout system. The vectors enhance the capabilities and increase the flexibility of the system providing researchers with a targeted method to knock out multiple genes in prokaryotic organisms, to generate knockouts without using selection or by using removable selection and to produce knockouts in organisms lacking a source of T7 RNA polymerase.


Genome-wide RNAi library with cellular screening system

16 January, 2006

Xantos Biomedicine AG and Qiagen have announced their partnership for co-marketing Qiagen's proprietary TOM-amidite chemistry-based genome-wide RNAi products with Xantos' automated cell-based screening platform, XantoScreen. By combining the capabilities of both companies' platforms users will be able to rapidly perform gene analysis and unravel the function and role of genes that are relevant to their area of interest.


New gene discovered

28 June, 2005

A new gene suspected to contribute to autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and lupus – a condition in which the body’s own immune system attacks organs such as the kidneys and skin – has been discovered by immunologists at the Australian National University.


Gene analysis

13 May, 2005

The DualChip Microarray System is for differential gene expression analysis. Simple because it is economical, robust and safe, both in terms of handling and analysis.


Bacterial genomes found lurking

30 April, 2005

When scientists finished sequencing the genomes of seven species of fruit fly last year, little did they know that they had also sequenced the genes of several bacteria that dwell undetected inside fruit fly embryos.


Automated genomic DNA isolation

16 March, 2005

BioSprint 15 and BioSprint 96 workstations and kits provide rapid and cost-efficient automated sample preparation - whatever the throughput needs. BioSprint 15 can process 1 to 15 samples or up to 96 samples can be processed with the BioSprint 96.


Blowing in the wind: gene patents

30 September, 2004

The victory of biotechnology giant Monsanto over Canadian farmer Mr Percy Schmeiser in the Supreme Court of Canada has sent a powerful message to Australian farmers - not just about GM crops, but about all plant technologies, according to ANU law expert Dr Matthew Rimmer.


Secrets of chromosome 13 revealed

17 June, 2004

Researchers have completed the sequencing of human chromosome 13 - with some surprising results. Among the genes identified using the sequence of chromosome 13 are those that can dispose to breast cancer (BRCA2) as well as regions associated with schizophrenia and one containing a gene implicated in asthma.


Fighting sheep worms with genomics

18 May, 2004

Leading-edge technology is being used by two CSIRO Livestock Industries' research teams to identify genes that enable sheep to resist intestinal parasites.


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