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Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A tale of 2 data sets: New DNA analysis strategy helps researchers cut through the dirt
Researchers from Michigan State University, the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have published the largest soil DNA sequencing effort to date in PNAS. What has emerged in this first of the studies to come from this project is a simple, elegant solution to sifting through the deluge of information gleaned, as well as a sobering reality check on just how hard a challenge these environments will be.
Department of Energy Office of Science, US Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Contact: David Gilbert
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 9-Mar-2014
Nature Biotechnology
New bioinformatics tool to visualize transcriptomes
ZENBU, a new, freely available bioinformatics tool developed at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technology in Japan, enables researchers to quickly and easily integrate, visualize and compare large amounts of genomic information resulting from large-scale, next-generation sequencing experiments.

Contact: Juliette Savin

Public Release: 7-Mar-2014
ASCO 50th Annual Meeting
TGen and Scottsdale Healthcare cancer expert Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff is honored by ASCO
In association with its 50th anniversary, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff one of ASCO's 50 Oncology Luminaries, celebrating 50 doctors who over the past half-century have significantly advanced cancer care.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 7-Mar-2014
Slovak Republic becomes EMBL Prospect Member State
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) welcomes the Slovak Republic as the first country to join its new Prospect Member scheme. In a Statement of Intent signed last month, the Slovak Republic and EMBL agree to explore the possibilities for long-term cooperation, with a view to the country becoming a full Member State within three years.

Contact: Sonia Furtado Neves
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
The genome of sesame sheds new lights on oil biosynthesis
Researchers from Oil Crops Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, BGI, University of Copenhagen and other institutes have successfully cracked the genome of high oil content crop sesame, providing new lights on the important stages of seed development and oil accumulation, and potential key genes for sesamin production.

Contact: Jia Liu
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
American Naturalist
Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?
Plants are also able to make complex decisions. At least this is what scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research and the University of Goettingen have concluded from their investigations on barberry, which is able to abort its own seeds to prevent parasite infestation. The results are the first ecological evidence of complex behavior in plants.

Contact: Tilo Arnhold
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
System-wide analyses have underestimated the importance of transcription in animals
Over the last decade, a number of studies have suggested that, in animal cells, translation and protein turnover play a larger role in determining the different levels at which proteins are expressed than transcription. This new study suggests that the major reason why protein and mRNA abundance measurements are poorly correlated is because of various types of measurement error in the protein and mRNA abundance, rather than transcription having minimal impact on protein expression levels.

Contact: Mark Biggin

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
A bird's eye view of cellular RNAs
A team at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with the Allen Institute for Brain Science, has developed a new method that allows scientists to pinpoint the location of thousands of working copies of genes called mRNAs at once in intact cells -- while simultaneously determining the sequence of letters, or bases, that identify them and reveal their cellular function.

Contact: Dan Ferber
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
Genome Research
New advances in the chronic lymphocytic leukaemia genome
The Chronic Lymphatic Leukaemia (CLL) Genome Consortium moves closer to the functional study of the genome and its application for improving the treatment of the disease. Researchers from the Spanish CLL Consortium identify functional differences in leukaemia cells. Their findings are published in the journal Genome Research and provide a new classification of the disease that could, eventually, improve predictions of the best time for starting treatment.
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain and the International Cancer Genome Consortium

Contact: Juan Manuel Sarasua
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 25-Feb-2014
Nature Biotechnology
'How well did you sequence that genome?' NIST, consortium partners have answer
The NIST-hosted Genome in a Bottle consortium has announced the first of a planned suite of reference materials that will measure the performance of equipment, reagents and mathematical algorithms used for clinical human genome sequencing.

Contact: Michael E. Newman
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 21-Feb-2014
Self Regional Healthcare, Clemson, Genetic Center create national genetics research hub
A new partnership will establish formal collaboration among genetic researchers and Clemson University faculty at the Greenwood Genetic Center and Self Regional Healthcare, expanding an already successful working relationship.

Contact: Peter Hull
Clemson University

Public Release: 21-Feb-2014
3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
3-D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: Preview issue of groundbreaking peer-reviewed journal now available
Mary Ann Liebert Inc. publishers has released an exclusive preview issue of our new peer-reviewed journal 3-D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

Contact: Sophie Mohin
914-740-2100 x2254
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 21-Feb-2014
Virginia Tech scientist proposes revolutionary naming system for all life on Earth
A new naming structure moves beyond the Linnaeus system to one based on the genetic sequence of each individual organism.

Contact: Zeke Barlow
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
American Journal of Botany
Sequencing hundreds of nuclear genes in the sunflower family now possible
Researchers have developed an efficient approach for sequencing hundreds of nuclear genes across members of the Compositae (sunflower family) to better-resolve phylogenetic relationships within the family, as well as a bioinformatic workflow for processing and analyzing the resulting sequence data. This method, available in the February issue of Applications in Plant Sciences, can be applied to any taxonomic group of interest and could serve as a model for phylogenetic investigations of other major plant groups.
National Science Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, Genome BC, Genome Canada

Contact: Beth Parada
Botanical Society of America

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
PLOS Genetics
CNIO team explains lower cancer incidence rate in patients with central nervous system disesase
Alfonso Valencia, researcher and Vicedirector of Basic Research at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, today publishes the first evidence of a molecular relationship between cancer and central nervous system diseases in the journal PLOS Genetics. Specifically, the work identifies almost a hundred genes which could explain this relationship.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 19-Feb-2014
Whole genome analysis, stat
Although the time and cost of sequencing an entire human genome has plummeted, analyzing the resulting three billion base pairs of genetic information can take months. Researchers working with Beagle -- one of the world's fastest supercomputers devoted to life sciences -- report they can analyze 240 full genomes in 50 hours.
National Institutes of Health, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Contact: John Easton
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Feb-2014
EMBO Reports
Molecular aberration signals cancer
Several scientists, including one at Simon Fraser University, have made a discovery that strongly links a little understood molecule, which is similar to DNA, to cancer and cancer survival. EMBO Reports, a life sciences journal published by the European Molecular Biology Organization, has just published online the scientists' findings about small non-coding RNAs.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 19-Feb-2014
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
The nose knows in asthma
Nasal tissue samples may make genetic profiles of asthmatic patients more a more common and valuable tool to personalize therapy and guide research.
National Institutes of Health, and others

Contact: William Allstetter
National Jewish Health

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers propose a better way to make sense of 'Big Data'
Big data is everywhere, and we are constantly told that it holds the answers to almost any problem we want to solve. But simply having lots of data is not the same as understanding it. New mathematical tools are needed to extract meaning from enormous data sets. Two researchers at CSHL now challenge the most recent advances in this field, using a classic mathematical concept to tackle the outstanding problems in big data analysis.
Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Contact: Jaclyn Jansen
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
Nature Biotechnology
Research team establishes benchmark set of human genotypes for sequencing
Scientistis from Harvard University and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute of Virginia Tech have presented new methods to integrate data from different sequencing platforms, thus producing a reliable set of genotypes to benchmark human genome sequencing.

Contact: Tiffany Trent
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 17-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Kidney cancer reveals its weak link
A team of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology has found that kidney cancer cells have a quite different metabolism than other types of malignancies. The findings pave the way for new methods of diagnosing kidney cancer at an early stage, a feat that had eluded researchers earlier, and thereby fresh approaches to treatment.
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Chalmers Foundation

Contact: Christian Borg
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 17-Feb-2014
EMBO reports
Small non-coding RNAs could be warning signs of cancer
Small non-coding RNAs can be used to predict if individuals have breast cancer conclude researchers who contribute to The Cancer Genome Atlas project.

Contact: Barry Whyte

Public Release: 13-Feb-2014
TGen Physician-in-Chief Dr. Daniel Von Hoff inducted today into Joshua Lederberg Society
Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-in-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, will be inducted today into the Joshua Lederberg Society for his work in developing the drug Abraxane for advanced pancreatic cancer patients.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Feb-2014
Science: Cortical convolutions controlled in sections
Researchers have tied a particular gene to the development of cortical convolutions -- the prominent but enigmatic folds covering the surface of the human brain. Their discovery should shed some light on these characteristic contours, which have been the subject of wild speculation for ages, and perhaps also provide a better understanding of how such brain ridges form, how they evolved from our pre-human ancestors and, ultimately, how they influence brain function.

Contact: Natasha Pinol
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 12-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Environment change threatens indigenous know-how
Traditional medicine provides health care for more than half the world's population, but no one has really looked at how the environment affects traditional medicine. Studying 12 ethnic groups from Nepal we found that plant availability in the local environment has a stronger influence on the make-up of a culture's medicinal floras. This means that the environment plays a huge role in shaping traditional knowledge. This is very important, especially when you think of the risks that these cultures are already facing.
John Spedan Lewis Fellowship, European Research Council, Royal Society

Contact: ANU Media Office
Australian National University

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