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Human genetics: Genomes on prescription

Human genetics: Genomes on prescription | science | Scoop.it

Many researchers say that genome sequencing could be used in diagnosis and therapy of cancer more easily than in rare diseases. Clinicians are already doing sophisticated analyses of some tumours in order to tailor therapies to the patient's genetic characteristics; a genome sequence provides even more molecular detail. For example, an individual's cancer genome sometimes reveals defects in a pathway that might point to use of a known drug, but were not apparent from standard tests.

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GSK/NIAID Ebola vaccine Phase I Clinical trial to start in September.

GSK/NIAID Ebola vaccine Phase I Clinical trial to start in September. | science | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - A clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is set to start shortly, according to British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, which is co-developing the product

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Krishan Maggon 's curator insight, August 10, 2014 1:16 PM

NIAID was previously licensed to GSK before the current Ebola outbreak. GSK has been collaborating with NIAID.

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Scientists try to explain evolution, extinction of rangeomorphs from 600 ... - Tech Times

Scientists try to explain evolution, extinction of rangeomorphs from 600 ... - Tech Times | science | Scoop.it
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Using a computer program, researchers were able to determine how the ancient organisms known as rangeomorphs managed to live and evolved.
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How Evolution works

The mechanisms of evolution explained in one video. The theory of evolution explains how the enormous variety of life could come into existence. How it is po...
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Evolution - The evolution of jaws HD

Sharp, menacing and more than an eating apparatus the jaws of many animals are key to their survival. Go back among evolutionary time to discover how various...
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Genetics 101 (Part 1 of 5): What are genes?

In this video collaboration from Khan Academy and 23andMe, you'll learn about the basics of cells, chromosomes, and the genes contained in your DNA.
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Advanced Genetics

030 - Advanced Genetics Paul Andersen explains important concepts that can not be explained by simple Mendelian genetics. He begins with a discussion of poly...
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The Most Exciting Physics (and more!) to Happen at National Laboratories in 2014 - PhysicsCentral.com (blog)

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Dog-Gone Genetics: A Few Genes Control Fido's Looks : NPR

Dog-Gone Genetics: A Few Genes Control Fido's Looks : NPR | science | Scoop.it
Humans have complicated genetic structures — not so dogs. Almost every physical trait in canines is controlled by just a few genes, which means custom-breeding a dog is only a matter of flipping a few genetic switches.

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Kate Richmond's curator insight, June 10, 2013 10:38 AM

A very short, but interesting article discussing dog genetics. Could be a good tool to get students interested in genetic processes such as selective breeding, and to explain how these can interfere with genes. 

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How Ebola Affects The Immune System

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Doctors have figured out how Ebola shuts down the body's natural immune system, which could offer hope for shutting down Ebola.

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Robert sukosky's curator insight, August 15, 2014 1:22 PM

This is good news.

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Competition for ecological niches limits evolution of new species - The Guardian

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Competition for ecological niches limits evolution of new species
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According to a recent study, competition for ecological niches limits the evolution of new species.
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EVOLUTION - THE LINK TO OUR PAST (Documentary) History/science/Darwin

EVOLUTION - THE LINK TO OUR PAST (Documentary) History/science/Darwin Evolution is the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over...
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The Genographic Project - Human Migration, Population Genetics, Maps, DNA - National Geographic

The Genographic Project - Human Migration, Population Genetics, Maps, DNA - National Geographic | science | Scoop.it

Where do you really come from? And how did you get to where you live today? DNA studies suggest that all humans today descend from a group of African ancestors who—about 60,000 years ago—began a remarkable journey.

The Genographic Project is seeking to chart new knowledge about the migratory history of the human species by using sophisticated laboratory and computer analysis of DNA contributed by hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. In this unprecedented and of real-time research effort, the Genographic Project is closing the gaps of what science knows today about humankind's ancient migration stories.

The Genographic Project is a multi-year research initiative led by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Spencer Wells. Dr. Wells and a team of renowned international scientists and IBM researchers, are using cutting-edge genetic and computational technologies to analyze historical patterns in DNA from participants around the world to better understand our human genetic roots. The three components of the project are: to gather field research data in collaboration with indigenous and traditional peoples around the world; to invite the general public to join the project by purchasing a Genographic Project Public Participation Kit; and to use proceeds from Genographic Public Participation Kit sales to further field research and the Genographic Legacy Fund which in turn supports indigenous conservation and revitalization projects. The Project is anonymous, non-medical, non-profit and all results will be placed in the public domain following scientific peer publication.


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How Nutrition In One Generation Can Change The Genetics Of The ...

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A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.
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Epigenetics! Very exciting- read all about it.

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Gold nanoparticles help to develop a new method for tracking viruses - Biology News Net (press release)

Gold nanoparticles help to develop a new method for tracking viruses - Biology News Net (press release) | science | Scoop.it
Gold nanoparticles help to develop a new method for tracking viruses
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The method was developed at the NSC as a wide cross-disciplinary collaboration between chemists, physicists and biologists.
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