Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments > Genomics

NHS awards cytogenetics tender to OGT

10 February, 2014

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), a provider of innovative genetics research and biomarker solutions to advance molecular medicine, has been awarded a tender by the UK National Health Service (NHS) for the supply of oligo-based arrays for cytogenetics.

The $1000 genome

16 January, 2014

Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research has been chosen as one of the first facilities in the world to acquire machines that can sequence a whole human genome at a base cost below US$1000.

Excessive alcohol-drinking gene mutation discovered

03 December, 2013 by Tahlia Mathieson

A gene that regulates alcohol consumption - and, when faulty, can cause excessive drinking - has been discovered by researchers.

Wine's microorganisms analysed through metagenomics

02 December, 2013

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) and UNSW's Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics have entered into a research partnership to analyse the microorganisms in their ferments.

Ancient viruses in modern humans

21 November, 2013 by Lauren Davis

Researchers at Oxford and Plymouth Universities have discovered ancient viruses from Neanderthals in the DNA of modern humans. Their research was supported by the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council (MRC) and published in the journal Current Biology.

Measuring age of human tissues reveals breast tissue ages faster than the rest of the body

21 October, 2013 by Elaine Schmidt

A biological clock embedded in our genomes may shed light on why our bodies age and how we can slow the process.

Strategic research collaboration into skin cancer treatment

09 October, 2013

The University of Queensland (UQ) has entered a three-year collaboration with Denmark-based pharmaceutical company LEO Pharma with the aim of delivering new treatment options to patients suffering from skin cancer.

NanoString Technologies nCounter Panel-Plus and CodeSet-Plus

02 October, 2013

The nCounter Panel-Plus and CodeSet-Plus products add flexibility to nCounter experiments. Researchers can now customise any off-the-shelf panel kit or add genes to any custom CodeSet by using up to 30 Reporter Codes exclusively formulated for use in the products.

New hepatitis virus or glassware contaminant?

27 September, 2013

The sensitivity of next-generation sequencing can be fantastic and also problematic as the system can easily pick up contaminants and lead researchers into false conclusions.

Insect resistance and transgenic crops

23 September, 2013

Many transgenic crops synthesise their own pesticides, usually a toxic protein is synthesised in stems and leaves. Pests attempting to eat the crop are killed while those not attacking the crop are completely unaffected. A pretty nifty solution but now examples are emerging of pests developing resistance to the toxin as a dominant trait.

Genes are linked to handedness

18 September, 2013

A genetic study - carried out by scientists at the Universities of Oxford, St Andrews and Bristol and the Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics - has identified a biological process that influences whether we are right- or left-handed.

Link found between sugary drinks, gene variant and gout

13 September, 2013

University of Otago and Auckland scientists have discovered a human gene variant that can 'turn bad' when affected by sugary drinks. This raises the risk of developing the arthritic disease gout.

Major genetic breakthrough in understanding schizophrenia

05 September, 2013

An international consortium of scientists, including researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA), has made a major breakthrough in understanding the genetic basis of schizophrenia - a complex mental disorder which affects about 1% of people over their lifetime.

Life Technologies Ion Reporter Software CNV data analysis workflow

30 August, 2013

Life Technologies Corporation has announced an end-to-end sequencing solution for exon-level copy number variation (CNV) analysis, which combines the Ion Reporter CNV data analysis workflow, the Ion AmpliSeq Exome Kit and the Ion Proton System.

Uncovering the best cab sav clones

30 August, 2013

The local wine industry and consumers will both benefit following research to identify differences in the top cabernet sauvignon grape clones.

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