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December 13, 2014

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9:38 PM | A 3D Map of the Human Genome at Kilobase Resolution Reveals Principles of Chromatin Looping: Cell
A 3D Map of the Human Genome at Kilobase Resolution Reveals Principles of Chromatin Looping: Cell
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6:27 PM | Biotech Tweets of the Week (December 1-5, 2014)
Sorry for the delay, but the Tweets of the Week feature returns this weekend (maybe a newborn baby and a sick big brother is an acceptable excuse?). Hopefully you enjoy reliving the past couple weeks in the world or biotech, pharmaceuticals and drug development. Thanks as always to @23aloha for assistance in curating these blog entries. Here's my first video blog, and the rationale for 'why video'. Hope you like it. http://t.co/Wg5JnEcxvv— Brad Loncar (@bradloncar) […]
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4:01 PM | How to kickstart a controversy
To my shame I was, until today, unaware of the large controversy surrounding the well-publicised Glowing Plant project on  Kickstarter . It turns out that the offer from the people at Glowing Plant of proving seeds to grow glowing Arabidopsis to every supporter giving more than $40 met with quite a backlash. I thought this project […]
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12:35 PM | Fernando Mañé Garzón
Alguien a quien considero uno de mis maestros.Reproduzco comunicado de la SUHM:La Sociedad Uruguaya de Historia de la Medicina comunica con alegría y emoción, que el Acad. Prof. Em. Dr. Fernando Mañé Garzón será distinguido con un nuevo galardón en la larga y merecida lista de reconocimientos que su fecunda vida y profusa labor le han ganado.En este caso, el Consejo de la Facultad de Medicina le entregará el Título de Doctor Honoris […]

December 12, 2014

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10:13 PM | Off-patent GMO soybeans: What happens now?
Farmers can save these Roundup Ready seeds The development, testing, and regulation of genetically engineered crops usually takes a significant investment of time and resources, and it comes as no surprise that these crops are patented so that their developers can recoup their investments. Farmers who grow these crops usually pay licensing fees for the use of the technology, and sign license agreements that restrict their ability to save the seeds. Now, a variety of GMO herbicide-tolerant […]
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8:29 PM | Daydreaming: The Benefits of a Little Mental Break
Scott Barry Kaufman earned a doctorate in cognitive psychology from Yale University in 2009, preceeded by a masters degree in experimental psychology from Cambridge University in 2005.  This after he spent grades 1-8 in special education. Multiple early childhood ear infections caused him setbacks both education-wise  and socially. Continual bullying by a special education classmate may have further […]
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7:56 PM | Poll: your opinions about the new anti-cancer Gardasil-9 vaccine
I just wrote a couple of articles about the HPV vaccine (known as Gardasil and Silgard, while a bivalent form is known a Cervarix)–one discussing risky sexual behavior after receiving the vaccines, and the other discussing the new Gardasil-9, which protects against 9 different subtypes of the human papillomavirus. This new vaccine can protect against […]Continue reading «Poll: your opinions about the new anti-cancer Gardasil-9 vaccine»
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5:30 PM | Pharma must 'get on-board with digital health' to be more patient-focused
But it's not about us - it's about what patients want, says BMI Healthcare
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4:51 PM | Novo Nordisk launches US community healthy lifestyle programme
Community Health Collaborative initiative will be run in New Jersey
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4:42 PM | EC: Search for Rasi's replacement could take six months
Commission tells PMLiVE process could still be impacted by the procedure's complexity
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3:46 PM | Book Review: Fred Sanger's biography
Fred Sanger - Double Nobel Laureate: A Biography.Author: George G. Brownlee.Publisher: Cambridge University Press (2014) ISBN: 9781107083349Fred Sanger's biography has been written by his one-time PhD student, and long time collaborator, George Brownlee. Fred (I'll refer to him by his first name as I think he'd have been happy with the lower level of formality) is revealed to be a very modest individual who was happy to recognise the contributions of others around him. He refused a […]
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3:38 PM | P&G signs bioinformatics deal to speed new product research
Will use Eagle Genomics' software platform Eaglecore
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2:26 PM | Friday SNPpets
Welcome to our Friday feature link collection: SNPpets. During the week we come across a lot of links and reads that we think are interesting, but don’t make it to a blog post. Here they are for your enjoyment… RT @genetics_blog: A universal genomic coordinate translator for comparative #genomics http://t.co/LSZ2YgB8cG #bioinformatics RT @Blogozoic: Mudskipper genome […]
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1:13 PM | Right Turn: Video primer on stem cells better than a “Ruff” cut
. The Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH), part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, is holding its IHDCYH Talks competition to feature research that falls within its mandate of improving knowledge translation and demonstrating the value of reproductive, child and youth health research in Canada. For this competition, participants were...Read more
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11:00 AM | Ebola vaccine halt 'a precaution' say researchers
Some patients have reported joint pains
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10:39 AM | Roche's early development head Richard Scheller to retire
Will be replaced by Michael Varney from the company's Genentech business
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10:15 AM | Novartis' Cosentyx beats Stelara in psoriasis study
Cosentyx achieved clearance in 70% of patients
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12:15 AM | A difficult journey
The pursuit of excellence in key account management

December 11, 2014

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10:00 PM | Gardasil prevents cancer–does not lead to risky sexual activity
There are really few ways to keep your children from contracting cancer. Make sure they don’t smoke. Keep them out of the sun. Watch their weight and maintain it at healthy levels. Don’t let them near radiation. And vaccinate them against human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes over 5% of the cancers world wide. Gardasil, which is now […]Continue reading «Gardasil prevents cancer–does not lead to risky sexual activity»
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8:20 PM | More powerful cancer-preventing Gardasil vaccine cleared by FDA
Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the USA. There are more than 40 HPV sub-types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. Additionally, some HPV types can also infect the mouth and throat. HPV is generally transmitted from personal contact during vaginal, anal or oral sex. HPV is linked to cancers […]Continue reading «More powerful cancer-preventing Gardasil vaccine cleared by […]
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7:06 PM | A History of Birds, Crocodilians… and Dinosaurs
It appears that today, thanks to the power of whole genome analysis and as published in Science magazine, we gain a knowledge about the ancient history of birds as never before. “An international team of scientists has completed the largest whole genome study of a single class of animals to date. To map the tree of life for birds, the team sequenced, assembled and compared full genomes of 48 bird species representing all major branches of modern birds including ostrich,... Read more
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6:47 PM | A Misplaced Concern about an Apple
Apples growing in British Columbia As a consumer and as an agricultural scientist, I’m looking forward to the introduction of the Arctic® apple. It is possibly nearing approval by regulators in the US and Canada which could mean that supplies might finally be available in a few more years.  These apples could give consumers the possibility of buying apples that maintain their flavor, appearance and vitamin content after cutting, and which can also be used to make beautiful dried […]
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6:43 PM | Scoop You!
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4:35 PM | Cancer Drugs Fund is not NICE replacement
Malcolm Qualie, pharmacy lead for specialised services within NHS England, speaks to PMLiVE
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4:00 PM | Plastics and the Epigenome
In recent years, there has been growing concern regarding the negative effects of compounds found in plastic products. BPA, the most widely publicized, is only one of many compounds, known to be endocrine disruptors, which are used in plastics. Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals has been linked to many diseases ... The post Plastics and the Epigenome appeared first on EpiBeat.
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2:39 PM | What’s the Answer? (tidy data format)
Biostars is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions and issues. We are members of the community and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at Biostars that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Every Thursday we will be highlighting one of those items or discussions here […]

Wickham H.W. (2014). Tidy Data, Journal of Statistical Software, 59 (10) Other:

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1:36 PM | Sequencing Kids’ Exomes: More Good News
“Exome” hasn’t yet entered the normal lexicon, like genome has. Yesterday, for example, I wore my clinical exome T-shirt from Ambry Genetics to Zumba class, and a woman came up and peered at my chest. “What the heck is that? What … Continue reading »The post Sequencing Kids’ Exomes: More Good News appeared first on DNA Science Blog.
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1:10 PM | The value of a cure
. With contributions from David Brindley. We recently discussed the role that consortia could play in accelerating the timeline of discovering and implementing new treatments, covering the ‘partnering’ aspect of the ‘Partnering for Cures’ conference held in New York City that was referenced. It, therefore, seems appropriate to devote some time to the ‘other half:’...Read more
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12:55 PM | Is your protein sumoylated? Top tips to improve your SUMO IPs.
Sumoylation of proteins has been associated with a whole host of cellular processes; transcription, replication, DNA repair, RNA metabolism, translation and transport and consequently interest in this modification is growing. Sumoylation of proteins usually occurs through binding of this moiety to lysine residues within the target protein or through non-covalent interactions. Four Sumo paralogues haveRead More
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12:19 PM | Studio: sviluppata pelle sintetica capace di avvertire temperatura e pressione
Da sempre per i portatori di protesi alla mano, la possibilità di avvertire il calore o il freddo è stato un desiderio impossibile da realizzare. Ma forse le cose stanno cambiando, grazie alla ricerca condotta dall’università coreana di Seul. Lo…Read more →
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