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One cell is all you need

One cell is all you need | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
Scientists at Harvard have pioneered a breakthrough technique that can reproduce an individual’s entire genome from a single cell.
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Genetic test quickly profiles brain tumors

Genetic test quickly profiles brain tumors | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it

Genetic test quickly profiles brain tumors - A new gene sequencing test could help doctors decide how to treat brain tumors. “The diagnosis of brain....

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NGS analysis of known bain tumoour variants detects 100% of variants tested by other diverse methods

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University of Exeter - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Genomic Medicine

University of Exeter - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Genomic Medicine | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it

Taking free online course on #genomics of #diabetes? See @DanKoboldt's @MassGenomics blog 4 background #ExGenomics https://t.co/o54d4EQirT

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Looks like an interesting (if focused) course!

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Genome Study Links Misfolded DNA to Brain Tumors

Genome Study Links Misfolded DNA to Brain Tumors | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it

Changes in the packaging of DNA in the cell nucleus may activate growth-promoting genes that cause cancer.

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Intriguing insight into how genome organisation changes influence cancer...

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Genomics, Cannabidiols Drive Epilepsy Research

Genomics, Cannabidiols Drive Epilepsy Research | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it

Genomics, Cannabidiols Drive Epilepsy Research

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Using Exome sequencing to discover new (and old) candidate genes!

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M. Taylor - Big Hearts and Bigger Exomes: Next Generation DNA Sequencing in Cardiomyopathies

Matthew Taylor, Adult Clinical Genetics, Department of Medicine UCHSC, Cardiovascular Institute, University of Colorado, USA speaks on " Big Hearts and Bigge...

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Accessible video seminar covering both the genetics and the bioinformatics...

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Synthetic Biology: Technical Challenges in Synthetic Biology - Vivek Mutalik

http://www.ibiology.org/ibioeducation/taking-courses/synthetic-biology-course.html In this talk, Dr.

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A nice video, with a great overview!

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Why Science Needs to Publish Negative Results | SciTech Connect

Why Science Needs to Publish Negative Results | SciTech Connect | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
Emma Granqvist, a journal Publisher for Elsevier’s plant sciences, explains why publishing negative results is fundamentally important in science.
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NIH Director Hails “Stunning Case” as Example of Genomic Revolution | Xconomy

NIH Director Hails “Stunning Case” as Example of Genomic Revolution | Xconomy | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
A pregnant mom who got a non-invasive prenatal test because she knew at age 40 that her baby was a higher risk for Down syndrome has become a case study in
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I had my DNA tested, here’s what I found out

I had my DNA tested, here’s what I found out | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
Consumer genetic tests can be reassuring — or not — so think carefully before you learn your risk of developing an awful disease If you have a potentially life-altering genetic defect — but no symptoms — do you want to know?
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Two Strains of HIV Cut Vastly Different Paths - New York Times

Two Strains of HIV Cut Vastly Different Paths - New York Times | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
Researchers traced the origins of two subtypes of H.I.V.-1. One subtype stayed in Cameroon; the other spread throughout the world.
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Finished Drosophila Genetics Wall-hanging

Finished Drosophila Genetics Wall-hanging | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
Kellie and I have now finished and hung the hanging wall pockets that describe the Drosophila hox genes. I think it looks awesome!
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Unified Representation of Genetic Variants

Unified Representation of Genetic Variants | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
Unified Representation of Genetic Variants: http://t.co/BX2R6FkFib
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Wiring the Brain: What do GWAS signals mean?

Wiring the Brain: What do GWAS signals mean? | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it

.@dgmacarthur Yes, partly. But more general problem is in relating pop'n-level signals to effects in individuals https://t.co/OdMKCQRlM9

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A great primer on interpreting GWAS results!

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RNA Sequencing 1: Intro & Workflows

RNA Sequencing workshop presented by Dr. Matthew Scholz.

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Just an introduction - but good on WHY use RNA-seq over microarrays!

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Computational Modeling, Formal Analysis, and Tools for Systems Biology

Computational Modeling, Formal Analysis, and Tools for Systems Biology | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it

As the amount of biological data in the public domain grows, so does the range of modeling and analysis techniques employed in systems biology.

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Nice to have a summary of what can be a confusing array of approaches!

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The Muscular Dystrophy Patient and Olympic Medalist with the Same Genetic Disorder

How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.

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Wow, just wow - read this and reflect on the times we live in!

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D. Studholme - Exploiting high-throughput sequencing to tackle emerging plant-pathogens

David Studholme, Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK speaks on "Exploiting high-throughput sequencing t...

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Includes a quick overview of the falling cost of NGS sequencing...

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George Church - A Short Course In Synthetic Genomics - Engineering humans

Part 5 Engineering humans, pathogens and extinct species

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George Church being a bit controversial!

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Oldest Neanderthal DNA found in Italian skeleton

Oldest Neanderthal DNA found in Italian skeleton | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
The calcite-encrusted skeleton of an ancient human, still embedded in rock deep inside a cave in Italy, has yielded the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever found
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A conversation with George Church on Genomics & Germline Human Genetic Modification

A conversation with George Church on Genomics & Germline Human Genetic Modification | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
I recently interviewed leading genomics scientist George Church on the ways that trends in genomics are changing our world and the possibility of heritable human genetic modification. His answers s...
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DNA Clears Nevada Woman Imprisoned 35 Years for Murder

DNA Clears Nevada Woman Imprisoned 35 Years for Murder | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
After the case was dropped against a Nevada woman who spent 35 years in prison for a 1976 murder she did not commit, both sides agreed on one point: justice was finally served thanks to new technology in DNA testing.
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The human pancreas proteome defined by transcriptomics and antibody... - PubMed - NCBI

PLoS One. 2014 Dec 29;9(12):e115421. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115421. eCollection 2014. Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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DNA documents ancient mass migration

DNA documents ancient mass migration | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago.
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Illumina Plans to Tap Consumer Market for its Smartphone-Ready DNA Chip: Will This Create Diagnostic Consulting Opportunities for Pathologists? | Dark Daily

Illumina Plans to Tap Consumer Market for its Smartphone-Ready DNA Chip: Will This Create Diagnostic Consulting Opportunities for Pathologists? | Dark Daily | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
In the field of next-generation gene sequencing, San Diego, California-based Illumina, Inc., (NASDAQ: ILMN) is moving expeditiously to expand into related markets.
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The Body's Transformers: Some Proteins Can Alter Their Configuration

The Body's Transformers: Some Proteins Can Alter Their Configuration | BS2040: Bioinformatics | Scoop.it
Santa Barbara, CA (Scicasts) — Like the shape-shifting robots of "Transformers" fame, a unique class of proteins in the human body also has the ability to alter their configuration.
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