A Single Blood Test For All Cancers? Illumina, Bill Gates And Jeff Bezos Launch Startup To Make It Happen
What if a simple blood test could detect any cancer early, when it was still easy to treat? It sounds like science fiction. But Illumina, the $24 billion (market cap) biotechnology company that has pi...
Oxford Nanopore Technologies
Brief explanation of Oxford Nanopore's Sequencing Technology. This technology will be used for Human Microbiome Analysis ,especially in relation to cancer.
DNA Reveals The Origins Of Modern Europeans
Now we have another layer of information to help us reveal the history of European peoples: DNA sequencing. Along with our colleagues, we have been using genome sequencing technology to analyse the va...
Nanopore DNA Sequencing and Raspberry Pi Combine for Real-Time Environmental Studies
The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norwich, England has been using a nanopore-sensing technology called the MinION, a product introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, a U.K.-based startup com...
MinION: A complete DNA sequencer on a USB stick
We are getting wind that the developers of the MinION DNA sequencer have been able to work out early issues in reliability, and intend to bring a device market later this year. Having a device like th...
DNA sequencing
DNA sequencing is the process of determining the precise order of nucleotides within a DNA molecule. It includes any method or technology that is used to determine the order of the four bases—adenine,...
DNA sequencing - Wikipedia
A Single Blood Test For All Cancers? Illumina, Bill Gates And Jeff Bezos Launch Startup To Make It Happen
What if a simple blood test could detect any cancer early, when it was still easy to treat? It sounds like science fiction. But Illumina, the $24 billion (market cap) biotechnology company that has pi...
Craig Venter
John Craig Venter (born October 14, 1946) is an American biochemist, geneticist, and entrepreneur. He is known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome and the first to transfect a cell...
Craig Venter - Wikipedia
Walter Gilbert
Walter Gilbert (born March 21, 1932) is an American physicist, biochemist, molecular biology pioneer, and Nobel laureate.
Walter Gilbert was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 21, 1932, the s...
Walter Gilbert - Wikipedia
History of polymerase chain reaction
The history of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has variously been described as a classic "Eureka!" moment, or as an example of cooperative teamwork between disparate researchers. Following is a l...
History of polymerase chain reaction - Wikipedia
Graham Richards
Professor William Graham Richards C.B.E., M.A., D.Phil, D.Sc, C.Chem, FRSC was born 1 October 1939 in Hoylake, Cheshire and was Head of Chemistry (1997-2006) at the University of Oxford. He is a Fello...
Hamilton O. Smith
Hamilton Othanel Smith (born August 23, 1931) is an American microbiologist and Nobel laureate.Smith was born on August 23, 1931, and graduated from University Laboratory High School of Urbana, Illino...
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Islam A. Siddiqui
Islam A. Siddiqui is the former Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Prior to this, he was Vice President for Science and Regulatory Affairs a...
Islam A. Siddiqui - Wikipedia
Hugo Van Heuverswyn
Hugo Van Heuverswyn (born 1948) is a Belgian molecular biologist, biotech pioneer, entrepreneur and businessman. He has been the chairman of the VIB, Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, since its in...
Hugo Van Heuverswyn - Wikipedia
Paired-end tag
Paired-end tags (PET) (sometimes "Paired-End diTags", or simply "ditags") are the short sequences at the 5’ and 3’ ends of a DNA fragment which are unique enough that they (theoretically) exist togeth...
Paired-end tag - Wikipedia
Christian Karsten Hansen
Christian Karsten Hansen, PhD, MBA (born 18 August 1966) is a Danish biotechnology entrepreneur, investor and inventor, with work in new drugs, molecular biology and biochemistry.
Originally from ...
Sydney Brenner
Sydney Brenner, CH FRS FMedSci (born 13 January 1927) is a South African biologist and a 2002 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate, shared with H. Robert Horvitz and John Sulston.Brenner mad...
Sydney Brenner - Wikipedia
Gordon Binder
Gordon M. Binder (born 1935) is an American businessman.
Gordon Binder was born in Missouri. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and received a...
David Botstein
David Botstein (born 8 September 1942) is an American biologist serving as the Chief Scentific Officer of Calico. He served as the director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Pr...
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List of sequenced eukaryotic genomes
This list of sequenced eukaryotic genomes contains all the eukaryotes known to have publicly available complete nuclear and organelle genome sequences that have been assembled, annotated and published...
Deep sequencing
Depth (coverage) in DNA sequencing refers to the number of times a nucleotide is read during the sequencing process. Deep sequencing indicates that the total number of reads is many times larger than ...
Herbert Boyer
Herbert W. Boyer (born July 10, 1936) is a researcher and entrepreneur in biotechnology. Along with Stanley N. Cohen and Paul Berg he discovered a method to coax bacteria into producing foreign protei...
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Single molecule real time sequencing
Single molecule real time sequencing (also known as SMRT) is a parallelized single molecule DNA sequencing by synthesis technology developed by Pacific Biosciences. Single molecule real time sequenci...
David Baltimore
David Baltimore (born March 7, 1938) is an American biologist, university administrator, and Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine. He served as president of the California Institute of Technology ...
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