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.
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.
A gene that regulates alcohol consumption - and, when faulty, can cause excessive drinking - has been discovered by researchers.
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.
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.
A biological clock embedded in our genomes may shed light on why our bodies age and how we can slow the process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The local wine industry and consumers will both benefit following research to identify differences in the top cabernet sauvignon grape clones.