News tagged with genome sequencing

CDC highlights achievements of 2013, goals for 2014

(HealthDay)—The top five gains made in improving health security at home and around the world in 2013, and the top five areas for improvement in 2014 have been highlighted in an end-of-year report from ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Sequencing tuberculosis strain genomes

(Medical Xpress)—The use of whole genome sequencing to identify different strains of bacteria which cause tuberculosis may unlock the door to improved treatments and more accurate clinical trials, according to a new international ...

Dec 06, 2013
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Easy access to genetic testing

Frederick Sanger, who died recently at the age of 95, won two Nobel prizes in chemistry for his methods for sequencing proteins and DNA. Proteins were of more direct interest to many people because many ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Dawn of the genome era

The Human Genome Project concluded in 2003, but many of its benefits are only now being realized, according to Alan Guttmacher, director of the National Institutes of Health's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Supercomputing human immunology

Larry Smarr began his scientific career as an astrophysicist studying billions of stars in far-off galaxies. More recently, he's been studying much larger numbers of units closer to home—his own body.

Nov 25, 2013
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Researching the roles of rare genetic variants in disease

As scientists work toward further personalizing medical treatment through genomics, heritability—the proportion of observed variation in a particular trait that can be attributed to inherited genetic factors—is key to ...

Nov 15, 2013
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Genetic errors identified in 12 major cancer types

Examining 12 major types of cancer, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified 127 repeatedly mutated genes that appear to drive the development and progression of ...

Oct 16, 2013
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