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Friday SNPpets | The OpenHelix Blog

Friday SNPpets | The OpenHelix Blog | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Latest Tweet. Testify RT @BioMickWatson: Bioinformatics training is essential, but always unfundable. Everyone wants it, noone wants to pay for it.Monday, 09.17.12 18:14 ...
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Human Prehistory 101: Prologue

Award winning video introduces human prehistory starting over 200000 years ago. Who were our first human ancestors? Where did they live?
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GenoCon2 Basic Science for Challenge A – Eukaryotic promoter structure

GenoCon2 Basic Science for Challenge A – Eukaryotic promoter structure | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

In eukaryotes (including humans, animals and plants), transcription is initiated by the following steps. 

1. Proteins termed transcription factor bind the specific regulatory DNA sequence located near or within the gene region

2. RNA polymerase binds DNA

 

A Eukaryote has 3 types of RNA polymerase, each of which is involved in the transcription of genes, as follows. 
・RNA polymerase I: is involved in the transcriptions of the genes encoding ribosomal RNA (18S, 5.8S, 28S rRNA). 
・RNA polymerase II: is involved in the transcriptions of the all genes encoding proteins and of a part of genes encoding snRNA. 
・RNA polumerase III: is involved in the transcription of ribosomal RNA (5S rRNA), transfer RNA (tRNA), and small nuclear RNA(7SL RNA, snRNA).

 

A Promoter, which is composed of several short sequences, takes an important role in initializing gene transcription. The promoter that is involved in the transcription by RNA polymerase II is divided into the following parts...... http://genocon.org/assignment-2012/assignment-a/basic-science-a-eukaryotic-promoter/


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Hans Rosling's shortest TED talk

This talk 'happened' during a spontaneous interview with Hans Rosling, the famous TED speaker. Hans joined us at the TEDxSummit 2012 in Doha, April 15 -- 20,...
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Instructional Games: A Framework

Instructional Games: A Framework | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Abstract In the last few years, there has been a lot of excitement about games in E-Learning. While everyone understands the concept of games (didn’t we all grow up playing games?), we see differen...
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MGH Plans to Convert SNaPshot Genotyping Assay to NGS as First Step in ... - GenomeWeb

MGH Plans to Convert SNaPshot Genotyping Assay to NGS as First Step in ... - GenomeWeb | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
MGH Plans to Convert SNaPshot Genotyping Assay to NGS as First Step in ...GenomeWebMassachusetts General Hospital's Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory and Translational Research Laboratory are planning to implement next-generation sequencing...
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Facebook photo tagging: A crowdsourced success story | Socialbrite

Facebook photo tagging: A crowdsourced success story | Socialbrite | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Tweet This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported.
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23andWe Research Findings - 23andMe

23andWe Research Findings - 23andMe | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

A summary of research findings made possible, directly or indirectly by the results that 23andMe has captures.

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Turning a new phage

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Lauren Gravitz

"The idea of using bacteria-fighting viruses as a weapon against hard-to-treat infections is making a surprising comeback, but with a twist on how it has been attempted for nearly a century. Researchers and companies are now tweaking and deconstructing these bacteria killers in an effort to develop a new arsenal against antibiotic-resistant superbugs—one with more potency and a better likelihood of regulatory approval....."

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Illumina announces five NGS content sets - Equities.com

Illumina announces five NGS content sets - Equities.com | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Illumina announces five NGS content setsEquities.comSep 16, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Illumina, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of life science tools and integrated systems, has announced five initial TruSight content sets for use in...
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Illumina's New Deal in NGS - Analyst Blog - NASDAQ

Illumina's New Deal in NGS - Analyst Blog - NASDAQ | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Illumina's New Deal in NGS - Analyst BlogNASDAQWith an aim to develop improved infrastructure and networking tools for the interpretation and reporting of genetic sequencing data, Illumina Inc.
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How to print 3D microstructures in seconds | KurzweilAI

How to print 3D microstructures in seconds | KurzweilAI | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Printing three-dimensional blood vessels in seconds out of soft, biocompatible hydrogels (credit: Biomedical Nanotechnology Laboratory, Chen Research Group, UC...
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Foundations of synthesis and design in Synthetic Biology

Great video!

 

Lecture by

J. Chris Anderson
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
University of California, Berkeley

 

"The advent of next-generation sequencing and emerging technologies for DNA fabrication will provide lower-cost solutions to the limiting problem of reading and writing genetic programs. To capitalize on this technological potential, new approaches to design, analysis, and debugging are required. Ultimately, the combination of these developments will enable new applications in genetic engineering such as cellular therapeutics, new materials, and sustainable bioenergy and chemical production. I will describe our efforts to identify new design principles in synthetic biology, construct therapeutic bacteria and genetic manipulation systems, and computationally encapsulate engineering knowledge to predict better genetic designs and quantify risk."

 

 

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Genetics 101 Part 1: What are genes?

Find out about the basics of cells, chromosomes, and the genes contained in your DNA.
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The Story of You: ENCODE and the human genome

Ever since a monk called Mendel started breeding pea plants we've been learning about our genomes. In 1953, Watson, Crick and Franklin described the structure of the molecule that makes up our genomes: the DNA double helix.
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Speeding Up Genome Analysis: MIT Algorithms for Direct Computation on Compressed Genomic Datasets

Speeding Up Genome Analysis: MIT Algorithms for Direct Computation on Compressed Genomic Datasets | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN A New Approach Uses Compression to Speed Up Genome Analysis Public-Domain Computing Resources Structural Bioinformatics  Genomics  Systems Biology  Other Structural...
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PHG Foundation | US court upholds human gene patents

PHG Foundation | US court upholds human gene patents | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld the validity of the human gene patents held by the company Myriad Genetics.

The three judge panel ruled in a 2-1 decision that “each of the claimed molecules represents a non-naturally occurring composition of matter”. The court also upheld Myriad’s patent on a technique for identifying potential cancer therapies by monitoring effects on cell growth, but denied their claim on assessing cancer risk by comparing DNA sequences because the method is based on “abstract, mental steps” of logic that are not “transformative”.

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Illumina Granted FDA Contract For NGS Tech To Identify Foodborne Pathogens - RTT News

Illumina Granted FDA Contract For NGS Tech To Identify Foodborne Pathogens - RTT News | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Illumina Granted FDA Contract For NGS Tech To Identify Foodborne PathogensRTT NewsIllumina Granted FDA Contract For NGS Tech To Identify Foodborne Pathogens. E-MAIL · SHARE. FONT-SIZE. 9/18/2012 12:56 PM ET (RTTNews) - Illumina Inc.
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New platform for online courses stresses team-based, experiential learning | School of Engineering

New platform for online courses stresses team-based, experiential learning | School of Engineering | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

A new online course on a new online platform at Stanford succeeds not only in joining people from dozens of countries but enabling them to directly collaborate on group projects: A group of women in Iran put together a tourism project; three men in India devised a way of connecting Indian musicians, audiences and venues; a pair of men in Trinidad and Tobago figured out how to ease road transportation; a team with members in Germany, the United Kingdom and Russia developed a mobile app for buying and selling locally designed products; and four Americans and a Pakistani created a search engine to find online classes.

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Infosecurity - Quantum Key Distribution takes to the air

An aircraft in flight has successfully transmitted quantum encryption keys to a ground station, bringing closer the time when satellites can be used to provide a theoretically (allegedly) secure communications network.
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NGS in Clinical Research "Results and Lessons Learned"

Dr. Andreas Kremer from ERASMUS Medical Center, discusses the next generation sequencing data analysis tool and how Genome Trax is able to transform the NGS ...
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Startup Genalice Releases Benchmarks for NGS Alignment Software Ahead of ... - GenomeWeb

Startup Genalice Releases Benchmarks for NGS Alignment Software Ahead of ... - GenomeWeb | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Startup Genalice Releases Benchmarks for NGS Alignment Software Ahead of ...GenomeWebHoping to drum up interest in its software tools ahead of a full launch in November, Dutch software startup Genalice is releasing the results of benchmark tests...
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New technology can print 3D blood vessels in mere seconds

New technology can print 3D blood vessels in mere seconds | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Washington, September 14 (ANI): Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a novel technology that can fabricate, in mere seconds, microscale three dimensional (3D) structures out of soft, biocompatible hydrogels.

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Digital badges show students' skills along with degree

Digital badges show students' skills along with degree | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Digital badges are becoming a popular way to acknowledge professional skills, and Purdue University has released the Passport application to allow instructors to create badges for their students. The creator tool in Passport offers a variety of templates on which instructors or advisers can base their own badges.

 

"Typically in courses, we have a number of very broad learning goals, and grades are given out on student assignments tied to these broad goals," Watson says. "But really, it is more a comparison of students rather than a focus on student learning and attainment of desired learning outcomes.

 

"Badges help instructors encourage students to demonstrate how they have met very specific learning objectives through actual performance."

 

Purdue's Passport platform consists of two apps: The Passport app allows instructors to set the steps, or challenges, a student must achieve to earn the badge. The app also allows an instructor or adviser to create a badge by choosing from several templates.

 


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