Recent research has implicated a variation in the gene that codes for a protein called RAC-alpha serine/threonine-protein kinase (Akt1) in the risk for cannabis psychosis.
While many intellectual disabilities are caused directly by a genetic mutation in the protein coding part of genes, genetics researchers at the University of Adelaide have found a case where the cause is actually outside the gene, in the regulation of proteins.
Common assumptions employed in the generation and interpretation of data from global gene expression analyses can lead to seriously flawed conclusions about gene activity and cell behaviour, according to Whitehead Institute researchers.
In what is akin to finding a needle in a haystack, a genetic discovery has helped medical researchers in Newcastle take a further stride towards predetermining the risk factors for stroke.
Life Technologies Corporation has announced that the New York Genome Center (NYGC) has purchased four Ion Proton Sequencers for its new Innovation Center. The sequencers will be used to accelerate research on the genetic mechanisms of cancer.
Scientists say they have assembled more completely the string of genetic letters that could control how well parrots learn to imitate their owners and other sounds.
Researchers have shown how a mutation found in half of all prostate cancers may lead to disease development and other cancers.
The St Jude Children’s Research Hospital - Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has announced the largest-ever release of comprehensive human cancer genome data for free access by the global scientific community.
A new technique allows precise mapping of all 5-hydroxymethylcytosine and 5-methylcytosine sites in a mammalian genome using well-established, next-generation DNA sequencing methods. These modified cytosines have been found to play major roles in fundamental life processes.
Researchers have found genetic evidence that turtles are more closely related to birds than lizards and snakes.
DNASTAR has announced the release of Lasergene 10 as a Sanger and next-generation sequence analysis and assembly software upgrade, with major enhancements to its flagship desktop software suite for molecular biologists. Among other improvements, the product introduces SeqNinja, a tool for manipulating and modifying large or complex sets of genomic data or editing sequence data and annotations across large data sets very quickly.
Genomics organisation BGI has announced that a Roche GS FLX+ System has been successfully installed at its facility in Shenzhen, China. The goal is to complement the existing array of short read sequencing technologies and enhance BGI’s long read sequencing capability.
Roche has announced the availability of a software upgrade, and further upcoming sequencing performance and workflow improvements, to the company’s benchtop next-generation sequencing platform, the 454 GS Junior System.
SPRIworks HT, from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, is a high-throughput solution for fragment library preparation on Illumina next-generation sequencers. The product allows researchers to process libraries with greater speed and sample reproducibility and decrease processing costs.
Researchers at the University of Western Australia (UWA) have launched the Hi-Seq Illumina Deep Sequencer, the most powerful platform worldwide for next-generation sequencing. In a single day of use, at the cost of a few thousand dollars, this technology will allow researchers to obtain the sequence equivalent of the entire human genome project.