Applied Biosystems has sequenced a human genome for just $60,000 in
a project that significantly undercuts the $100,000 milestone
achieved by the industry and setting the scene for a price war
between DNA sequencing tool specialists.
According to a recent report, pharmacogenetics is unlikely to
become a reality within the next 15-20 years having been 'hyped' by
the media, who are unaware of the many gaps in current
understanding of how genetics relates...
Vitra Bioscience and IDBS have entered into an agreement that
merges IDBS' MathIQ software with Vitra's CellCard System. The
combination of such technologies is an attempt to accelerate the
identification of lead compounds...
A pioneering research project could pave the way for more effective
drug treatments for diseases including cancer, parasitic, bacterial
and viral diseases by visualising, in detail, membrane proteins
that have the potential to be...
An international consortium of scientists has sequenced the genome
of the Brown Norway rat, which many predict will deliver a boost
for medical science by alowing the development of better models of
Amersham Biosciences has launched its AKTAxpress system for
high-throughput protein purification, claiming that it can process
samples at four- to eight-times the rate of any other system on the
market, writes Phil Taylor.
The first draft sequence of the genome of the chimpanzee has been
completed, providing a tantalising first glimpse of the genetic
differences that separates man from one of its closest cousins in
the animal kingdom.
The first grants have been awarded in the ENCODE program,an
extension of the Human Genome Project which is hoping to develop an
encyclopedia of function for all the sequences in the human genetic
map. A $35m pilot project aimed at...
Researchers have now completed the sequencing of the human genome,
to an accuracy of 99.999 per cent, nearly three years after the
first 'working' draft was published to great fanfare in June 2000.
The achievement comes...