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New version of genetics software

Technidata launches latest version of TD-Genet software, aimed at simplifying DNA sequencing



Simplifying complex genetics workflows

Easy PCR set-up with Tecan’s TouchTools PCR Wizard



Scientists search for mutations at Chernobyl

A new study will see scientists studying fish living in lakes surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor to find out whether the radiation is causing genetic mutations in fish and aquatic invertebrates.



Genetics and Genomics Conference

LabRoots, a leading social networking site for scientists, engineers and technical professionals, has announced the next phase of its ongoing series of BioConference Live virtual events. The virtually hosted Genetics and Genomics conference will be held August 21-22, 2013, and takes places entirely online.



The future of UK life science research

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), provider of innovative genetics research and biomarker solutions to advance molecular medicine, is proud to announce the achievements of placement student David Blaney.



Insight into our 50-plus lifespan still evolving, genetic study shows

The scientific reasons why people live beyond the age of 50 are more complex than thought, according to a new genetic study



If radiotherapy hurts your skin, it’s genetic

New gene discovery could mean more personalised cancer care



Genetic mutation could increase understanding of ADHD

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that a mutation in a single gene involved in the functioning of the brain’s nervous system can lead to hyperactivity symptoms that are characteristic of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).



Molecular confirmation of genetic disorders: DiaSorin add extra value

End-of-year savings to be made on DiaSorin Blood DNA extraction kits for molecular confirmation of genetic disorders.



Fisheries-induced evolution adds a bonus to good management

A new study published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first to determine whether genetic changes resulting from fishing pressure have any significant economic effects for the case of Atlantic cod.



To feed the future, we must mine the wealth of the world’s seed banks today

With fewer than a dozen flowering plants out of 300,000 species accounting for 80 percent of humanity’s caloric intake, people need to tap unused plants to feed the world in the near future, claims Cornell University plant geneticist Susan McCouch in the Comment feature of the July 4 issue of Nature.



Genetic studies lead to clinical trial of new treatment for type 1 diabetes

A clinical trial is underway for a potential new treatment for type 1 diabetes that could eventually mean patients are able to reduce insulin treatment from several times a day to only once or twice a week.



Eurofins MWG Operon extends its gene synthesis business through the acquisition of Entelechon

Eurofins MWG Operon, the genomics division of Eurofins Scientific, the global leader in bio-analytical testing, announces the acquisition of Entelechon GmbH.



‘Junk DNA’ plays active role in cancer progression

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have found that a genetic rogue element produced by sequences until recently considered ‘junk DNA’ could promote cancer progression.



Selective breeding and diet changes could produce low methane cows

The possibility of selective breeding to produce cattle that are consistently low methane emitters is being explored by an international team of scientists led by the University of Aberdeen.



Genetics increase risk cardiac arrhythmia

An international research team has identified a common gene variant associated with a form of the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.



Researchers get personal with genetics

Two recent studies use individual genetic data to reveal the powers and limits of our current understanding of how the genome influences human health and what genes can reveal about the ancestry of the people of New Hampshire.



Genetics: How stem cells make skin

An international team of researchers have discovered two proteins that control when and how these stem cells switch to being skin cells.



Genetics: Missing protein leads to brain disorder

Researchers have successfully used protease inhibitors to restore to normal levels a key protein involved in early brain development.



Genetics: Risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

An international team of scientists has identified two more genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.



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