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Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
BGI Tech, DLF-Trifolium A/S, and Aarhus University applying genomic selection methods
BGI Tech Solutions Co., LTD., is providing sequencing service to Denmark-based DLF-Trifolium and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University in an effort to develop a series of new high-yielding forage grass varieties by employing genomic selection methods.

Contact: Press Office
huwen@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Genetics
Want to link genes to complex traits? Start with more diversity
Life is rarely simple. From crop yields to disease risks, the biological characteristics people care most about are considered 'complex traits,' making it hard to identify the genes involved. Standard methods for tracking down such genes usually only implicate a broad genomic region, and the identities of the crucial gene/s remain a mystery. Now, geneticists are embracing a powerful approach that pinpoints more precise areas of the genome.

Contact: Raeka Aiyar
press@genetics-gsa.org
202-412-1120
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Biodiversity Data Journal
Contributions on Fauna Europaea: Data papers as innovative model on expert involvement
Fauna Europaea started in 2000 as an EC-FP5 four-year project, delivering its first release in 2004. After 14 years of steady progress and successful participation in several EC projects to increase the general awareness of the work done by the contributors and to extend the general dissemination of the Fauna Europaea results, the Biodiversity Data Journal has applied its novel e-Publishing tools to prepare data papers for all 56 major taxonomic groups.

Contact: Yde de Jong
mail@yjong.net
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
eLife
Parts of genome without a known function may play a key role in the birth of new proteins
Researchers in Biomedical Informatics at IMIM and at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have recently published a study in eLife showing that RNA called non-coding plays an important role in the evolution of new proteins, some of which could have important cell functions yet to be discovered.

Contact: Marta Calsina
mcalsina@imim.es
34-933-160-680
IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute)

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Cell Stem Cell
Scientists create therapy-grade stem cells using new cocktail to reprogram adult cells
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new cocktail that coaxes adult cells to become pluripotent stem cells of a high enough quality to be used in therapeutic applications. Their research showed that using a different combination of reprogramming factors can produce a much higher quality result, delivering fewer colonies of iPSCs of which 80 percent passed the toughest pluripotency test.
Israeli Centers of Research Excellence Program, Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Chapman Foundation, Florence Brill Graduate Student Fellowship

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
How learning to talk is in the genes
Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.

Contact: Philippa Walker
philippa.walker@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-8086
University of Bristol

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
eLife
Decoding virus-host interactions in the oxygen-starved ocean
In certain coastal areas, severe reductions in oxygen levels in the water destroy food web structure. Over the past 50 years, such oxygen minimum zones have expanded due to climate change and increased waste run-off. Reported in the journal eLife, a collaboration between researchers from the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, the University of British Columbia, and University of Arizona studied how viral infection influences a microbial community in one such OMZ.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Slow to mature, quick to distract: ADHD study finds slower development of connections
A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those without. Kids and teens with ADHD, a new study finds, lag behind others of the same age in how quickly their brains form connections within, and between, key brain networks.
National Institutes of Health, University of Michigan, John Templeton Foundation

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014
Re-publication of 'Flora of Northumberland and Durham' (1831): A dramatic account of change
The classical botanical work 'Flora of Northumberland and Durham' published by Nathaniel John Winch in 1831 is re-published through the innovative Advanced Books platform as an example of combining modern information technology together with historical scholarship to create a new sort of resource. This publication will be supporting ongoing research on the botany of the region, which can be seen as a model for other regions in Europe.

Contact: Quentin John Groom
qgroom@botanicalkeys.co.uk
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
RNAcentral station
RNAcentral, the first unified resource for all types of non-coding RNA data, has been launched today by the RNAcentral Consortium.

Contact: Mary Todd Bergman
contactpress@ebi.ac.uk
44-122-349-4665
University of Manchester

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
BGI Tech launches 2 major NGS service options to suit customers' specific needs
BGI Tech is launching two new ranges of next generation sequencing (NGS) services -- X bio and Intelligen -- to celebrate 15 years of successful genomic service provision. Covering a comprehensive and cutting-edge range of NGS service offerings, X bio and Intelligen have been optimized for different requirements so customers will find it even easier to select best and most cost-effective service for their particular needs.

Contact: Press Office
huwen@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
TGen and Dell provide critical tools for child-cancer research to NCI
Dell, Terascala and the Translational Genomics Research Institute are installing state-of-the-art computing and programing specialized for human genome investigations at the National Cancer Institute.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
Entomology 2014
ESA names winners of AFRI student travel grants
The Entomological Society of America is pleased to announce that ten entomology students are recipients of travel grants awarded by the US Department of Agriculture's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The grants will provide financial support to graduate students for new networking, presentation, and research opportunities at Entomology 2014, the Entomology Society of America's 62nd Annual Meeting this November in Portland, Ore.

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Rutgers receives $10 million pledge to advance treatment of cancer patients
A $10 million pledge to Rutgers University will help advance the treatment of patients with rare and virulent cancers that don't respond to standard therapies. The gift will strengthen the university's research and clinical practice of identifying genetic abnormalities that make tumors cancerous and using those details to fine-tune treatment. This rapidly growing approach to research and care is known as precision medicine.

Contact: Carl Blesch
cblesch@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0550
Rutgers University

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
InSilico Medicine salutes Calico and AbbVie partnership, paves way for Basel conference
InSilico Medicines honors the recent Calico and AbbVie collaboration, paving a pathway in aging research and development.

Contact: Michael Petr
michael.petr@insilicomedicine.com
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Journal of Insect Science
New parasitoid wasp species found in China
For the first time, wasps in the genus Spasskia have been found in China, including a species that is new to science.

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
American Journal of Botany
Thousands of nuclear loci via target enrichment and genome skimming
A new approach in next-generation sequencing, called Hyb-Seq, uses targeted sequence capture via hybridization-based enrichment and makes it possible to sequence hundreds of genes at one time. The new protocol is poised to become the standard for efficiently producing genome-scale data sets to advance our understanding of the evolutionary history of plants, and is available in the September 2014 issue of Applications in Plant Sciences.
US National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
American Journal of Botany

Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
Glanville fritillary genome sequenced at the University of Helsinki
The Glanville fritillary is now the third species of butterfly in the world for which the full genome sequence and a high-resolution genetic map are available.

Contact: Ilkka Hanski
ilkka.hanski@helsinki.fi
358-407-342-788
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
FEBS-EMBO 2014 Conference
InSilico Medicine to present GeroScopeTM at the FEBS-EMBO 2014 Conference
InSilico Medicine's Director of Aging Research, Alexander Aliper, is able to present the company's new technology and platform, GeroScopeTM. This will mark the first presentation of GeroScopeTM to the public. It is a system for evaluating the age-related changes in the tissue of humans and other model organisms, and furthermore predicts the geroprotective efficacy of a multitude of drugs with known molecular targets.
InSilico Medicine, Deep Knowledge Ventures

Contact: Michael Petr
michael.petr@insilicomedicine.com
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
TGen receives approval for patient enrollment in brain cancer clinical trial
In 2012, The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation awarded $10 million in grants for two groundbreaking brain cancer research projects at the Translational Genomics Research Institute. One of those projects has officially received the final regulatory approval from University of California, San Francisco, which means patient enrollment for the trial can begin.
Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
American Journal of Botany
Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world
Recent research applying bioinformatics and biometrics to the study of plant form and function is presented in a special issue on Bioinformatic and Biometric Methods in Plant Morphology, published in Applications in Plant Sciences. The methods presented in the issue include automated classification and identification, a new online pollen database with semantic search capabilities, geometric morphometrics, and skeleton networks, and present a picture of a renaissance in morphometric approaches that capitalize on recent technological advances.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
American Journal of Botany

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
Nature
Worms, flies and humans... Our common genomic legacy, key to understanding cell biology
CRG researchers contribute to a project that pointed out key sets of co-expressed genes that may be fundamental for animal cells. Scientists compared the transcriptome of three very evolutionarily distant, yet well studied model organisms: the worm C. elegans, the fly D. melanogaster and the human H. sapiens. They found sets of genes that are co-expressed in each of the three species, all of them mainly involved in development.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Laia Cendrós
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-933-160-237
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference
Study shows promise in automated reasoning, hypothesis generation over complete medical literature
With approximately 50 million scientific papers available in public databases -- and a new one publishing nearly every 30 seconds -- scientists cannot know about every relevant study when they are deciding where to take their research next. A new tool in development by computational biologists at Baylor College of Medicine and analytics experts at IBM research and tested as a 'proof-of-principle' may one day help researchers mine all public medical literature and formulate hypotheses that promise the greatest reward when pursuing new scientific studies.

Contact: Glenna Picton
picton@bcm.edu
713-798-4710
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Aging Cell
APOB, a gene involved in lipid transport, linked to cases of familial extreme longevity
In a recent report in Aging Cell, a multidisciplinary team of Spanish scientists, led by Tim Cash and Manuel Serrano at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, identify rare variants in the APOB gene in several families where exceptional longevity (>100 years of age) appears to cluster.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
nnoriega@cnio.es
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Revolutionary handheld DNA diagnostic unit allows lab-quality analysis in the field
A revolutionary handheld and battery-powered DNA diagnostic device invented at New Zealand's University of Otago is poised to become a commonly used field tool for rapidly detecting suspected viruses or bacteria in samples while also determining the level of infection.

Contact: Dr. Jo-Ann Stanton
jo.stanton@anatomy.otago.ac.nz
University of Otago

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