Obstacles to measuring gene expression have hindered the impact of genomics on drug discovery and the life sciences.
Researchers have published a genome sequence of an individual that covers both sets of chromosomes that were inherited from each parent. This represents the first time a true diploid genome from one individual ahs been published.
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An international collaboration has performed the first-ever atomic-detail computer simulation of how proteins vibrate in a crystal.
In addition to the growing amount of genomic data, the diversity of data types in the bioinformatics domain are also increasing, and systems biology efforts emerge to integrate genomic data with proteomic, ionomic, metabolomic, biochemical, and pharmacological data to study various fundamental aspects of living systems.
Researchers discovered that hair shafts provide an ideal source of ancient DNA—a better source than bones and muscle for studying the genome sequences of extinct animals.
A biochemistry research team has discovered that the RecA family of recombinases function as a new type of rotary motor proteins to repair DNA damages.
A nonviral gene delivery systems using transposons, or "jumping genes," provides a safer alternative than viruses and more efficient delivery than plasmids.
After a decade of being restricted to the laboratory, biological microarrays are being sent into the field.
High variability in gene expression studies often prevents differences from being noticed. To increase power and improve precision of such experiments, special attention should be given to each source of variation functioning in the system.
Nuclear magnetic resonance now rivals X-ray crystallography for protein and RNA structure studies. NMR's capabilities enable the investigation of dynamic properties of molecules, particularly protein-small molecule interactions, that cannot be observed by other methods.
The European Commission has approved smaller child-sized Tamiflu (oseltamivir) capsules of 30mg and 45mg doses from Roche. The lower dose Tamiflu capsules were previously approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July.
Cardium Therapeutics announced that positive findings from pooled by-patient analysis of the AGENT-3 and AGENT-4 Phase 2b/3 clinical trials will be published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Discovered almost two decades ago, PCR has retained its place as the top technique for cyclic amplification of DNA segments. Despite improved methodologies, it remains a confounding process for many researchers. Here are some key questions still surrounding PCR.
As part of its Roadmap for Medical Research, NIH is embarking on a sweeping series of initiatives to equip academic researchers with the same toolset available to most pharmaceutical companies. The effort, called the Molecular Libraries Initiative, is likely to have a profound influence on our understanding of biological pathways.