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Maize genome mapped in 34 hours

11 May, 2015

Genomic analysis company NRGene has mapped the maize W22's genome in 34 hours. The milestone marks the successful mapping of five species of corn, four of which have been enabled by NRGene technology.


Human embryos genetically modified - but is it ethical?

28 April, 2015 by Lauren Davis

In a controversial case of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, Chinese scientists are claiming to have genetically modified human embryos for the very first time.


You weren't that smart - you just had the right epigenetic marks on your HES1 gene

27 April, 2015

Research led by the University of Southampton, UK, provides evidence that epigenetic processes influence brain development enough to have an impact on a child's later ability to learn and their cognitive performance.


Thermo Fisher Scientific Oncomine Solid Tumour Fusion Transcript kit

24 March, 2015

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released its CE-IVD Oncomine Solid Tumour Fusion Transcript kit for next-generation sequencing (NGS), designed to aid clinical decision-making and enable multiplexed sequencing of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumour samples.


ToolGen licenses CRISPR/Cas9 technology to Thermo Fisher Scientific

16 March, 2015

Korean biotechnology company ToolGen will license its CRISPR/Cas9 intellectual property portfolio to Thermo Fisher Scientific. Thermo Fisher will utilise the technology to develop and market CRISPR reagent kits.


ToolGen licenses CRISPR/Cas9 technology to Thermo Fisher Scientific

16 March, 2015

Korean biotechnology company ToolGen will license its CRISPR/Cas9 intellectual property portfolio to Thermo Fisher Scientific. Thermo Fisher will utilise the technology to develop and market CRISPR reagent kits.


Agilent Technologies ClearSeq Comprehensive Cancer research panel

04 March, 2015

Agilent Technologies has launched the ClearSeq Comprehensive Cancer research panel, designed to improve the speed and accuracy of clinical cancer research. The product will enable researchers to rapidly and accurately identify disease-associated variants in tumour samples - information that can be vital to research in cancer treatments.


Agilent Technologies ClearSeq Comprehensive Cancer research panel

04 March, 2015

Agilent Technologies has launched the ClearSeq Comprehensive Cancer research panel, designed to improve the speed and accuracy of clinical cancer research. The product will enable researchers to rapidly and accurately identify disease-associated variants in tumour samples - information that can be vital to research in cancer treatments.


Genetically modified E. coli dependent on synthetic nutrients

28 January, 2015

While genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have imparted many benefits on society, they also have the potential to upset natural ecosystems if they were to escape. Physical containment of GMOs is not foolproof, so attention has since turned to biocontainment.


The gene genie: controlling genes with your thoughts

18 November, 2014

Researchers at ETH Zurich have created the first gene network to be operated via brainwaves. Depending on the user's thoughts, it can produce various amounts of a desired molecule.


'Frankenstein' DNA keeps tumours alive

11 November, 2014

Australian researchers have discovered how the massive DNA molecules that appear in some tumours are stitched together from other parts of the genome, making them similar to Frankenstein's monster.


Thermo Fisher Scientific Ion PGM Dx System for next-generation sequencing

20 October, 2014

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced the Ion PGM Dx System, developed using Ion Torrent next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. The product enables clinical laboratories to more easily develop and implement next-generation sequencing diagnostic assays.


Malaria is shaping the human genome

20 October, 2014

Researchers from the Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network have found that malaria has been a major force of evolutionary selection on the human genome. Small genetic changes have resulted in improved survival against malaria, and children carrying these genes have a better chance of passing them on.


NanoString Technologies nCounter PanCancer Immune Profiling Panel

13 October, 2014

The nCounter PanCancer Immune Profiling Panel is a novel gene expression panel that enables researchers to develop profiles of the human immune response in all cancer types.


African skeleton throws light on our origins

01 October, 2014

The DNA of an African skeleton, belonging to a man who lived over 2000 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa, has thrown light on humanity's earliest common genetic ancestry.


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