Brain initiatives galore, smiles aplenty

 At 2014-02-15 11:52:43 AM  |   38

The brain is hot. Despite dismay about the recent 16-day US government shutdown, the impact of automatic budget cuts–the sequester–taking effect in light of federal budget disagreements in Washington, and the general economic malaise, there is palpable excitement. New large-scale initiatives are getting underway around the world to develop technologies to empower neuroscientists. Read more

Genetic and functional properties of uncultivated MCG archaea assessed by metagenome and gene expression analyses

 At 2014-03-18 02:05:18 AM  |   95

The Miscellaneous Crenarchaeota group (MCG) Archaea is one of the predominant archaeal groups in anoxic environments and may have significant roles in the global biogeochemical cycles. However, no isolate of MCG has been cultivated or characterized to date. In this study, we investigated the genetic organization, ecophysiological properties and evolutionary relationships of MCG archaea with other archaeal members using metagenome information and the result of gene expression experiments. Read more

Genome hacker uncovers largest-ever family tree

 At 2013-10-29 10:05:07 AM  |   152

Using data pulled from online genealogy sites, a renowned ‘genome hacker’ has constructed what is likely the biggest family trees ever assembled. The researcher and his team now plan to use the data — including a single uber-pedigree comprising 13 million individuals, which stretches back to the 15th century — to analyse the inheritance of complex genetic traits, such as longevity and facial features.  Read more

Genomic Medicine Conference - Print and post the conference flyer at your institution/university

 At 2015-04-20 02:14:43 PM  |   97

Genomic Medicine Conference, July 20-22, 2015, Vietnam. Program Committee, Invited Speakers: Ron Shamir, Serafim Batzoglou, Pavel Pevzner, Mike Brudno, Vineet Bafna, Ben Raphael, Paul Medvedev, Michael Beer,...  Read more

Genomic Medicine Conference - Paper and abstract submission deadline

 At 2015-04-20 01:47:05 PM  |   76

Genomic Medicine Conference, July 20-22, 2015, Vietnam. Program Committee, Invited Speakers: Ron Shamir, Serafim Batzoglou, Pavel Pevzner, Mike Brudno, Vineet Bafna, Ben Raphael, Paul Medvedev, Michael Beer,... Read more

Genomic Medicine 2015 - From 20 - 23 July 2015, HoChiMinh City, Vietnam

 At 2015-02-26 08:38:05 PM  |   456

Genomic Medicine 2015! 20 - 23 July 2015, HoChiMinh City Genomic Medicine Conference is devoted to the latest advances in the use of omics data in medical practice. Read more

Networks Reveal the Connections of Disease

 At 2015-02-24 01:32:49 PM  |   190

Enormous databases of medical records have begun to reveal the hidden biological missteps that make us sick. Read more