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Re: Genetic Discoveries

Postby pcslim » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:17 am

Genome Of A Man Born In 1784 Recreated From The DNA Of His Descendants
The guy who wrote this article seems to be alarmed by this technology, but as I see it there is much more potential for good than for evil.
As DNA sequencing becomes cheaper and more accurate, it will be possible to carry out DNA profiling and collection faster and more economically. Similarly, as computational power increases, chromosome fragments can be analyzed and stitched together more easily. In due course, these kinds of genomic reconstructions will probably become more common. Already, deCODE's research confirms how DNA can establish the connections not just between present-day members of a family, but also with those long dead.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180118/08580639031/genome-man-born-1784-recreated-dna-his-descendants.shtml
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Re: Genetic Discoveries

Postby drdesert » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:50 am

Scientists discover unique protein in platypus milk that could save lives
Cute platypus and interesting science make for a captivating news clip!
CSIRO molecular biologists working with Deakin University researchers have isolated the monotreme lactation protein structure for the first time, identifying a novel three-dimensional fold that the researchers say could lead to the creation of a new type of antibiotics.

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Re: Genetic Discoveries

Postby wildrose » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:17 am

In-depth genomic analysis of 33 cancer types
Using a data set of molecular and clinical information from over 10,000 tumors representing 33 types of cancer, researchers have extracted a lot of useful clues about the nature of cancer. Eventually this information might lead to more effective and targeted treatments.
The PanCancer Atlas, published as a collection of 29 papers across a suite of Cell journals, sums up the work accomplished by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) -- a multi-institution collaboration initiated and supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), both part of NIH.

LINK: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180405183629.htm
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Re: Genetic Discoveries

Postby pcslim » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:28 am

Group plans to build genetic Noah's Ark with 66,000 species
This is the kind of project I don't mind seeing my tax dollars being spent on!
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Re: Genetic Discoveries

Postby cactuspete » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:32 pm

How Big Data Is Changing Genetic Research
Excellent article even for people with little or no knowledge of this field of research. Biological research is very dependent on computer tools nowadays. The day of wet labs being the main driver are gone. Computer programming skills are a necessity!
When the Human Genome Project neared completion, people were excited, believing that many diseases would fall quickly as their genetic components were revealed. But most of them turned out to be complex, polygenic, impossible to understand by looking at single genes. Now, though, it is possible to look at those diseases through the power of next-generation sequencing and tools that can sift the data it provides.

LINK: http://digg.com/2018/big-data-science-genetics
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Re: Genetic Discoveries

Postby CrustyOldFart » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:34 pm

Why Cockroaches Are So Hard To Kill
All sorts of info about the genomes of cockroaches in this clip and a few hints to help reduce the number that get into your house.
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