Molecular Trigger for Drug Delivery

July 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Quoting directly from the abstract of this piece, “. . . here we report the rational design of a modular [MORE]

Automating Rare Genetic Disease Diagnosis

June 20, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Computational biologists at Cambridge University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have written an algorithm called “PHenomeNET Variant [MORE]

Single Cell Electroporation

May 9, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

A lab team at Rutgers has combined a microfluidics device with electroporation apparatus to open cells as they flow through [MORE]

Genomics Using DNA Storage and Retrieval

April 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Computer scientists have long marveled at DNA’s information storage capacity, and consequently have imagined how DNA itself might be used [MORE]

Tunable DNA

July 12, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA can conduct an electrical charge, but as electrons move along a sequence, their pace is faster or slower according [MORE]

A Beneficial Mutation Against Heart Attack

April 26, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

In a DNA sequencing study that involved 54,000 SNPs, in 13,715 genes, among almost 73,000 patients with coronary artery disease [MORE]

Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques

April 5, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Barth syndrome, Glutaric aciduria, Leigh disease, Pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (et al) are rare metabolic disorders, usually inborn, that result from [MORE]

An App Store for Personal Genomics

April 5, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

The “industry” of consumer genomics has been slow to get off the ground, but that hasn’t stopped companies from trying. [MORE]

CRISPR meets the Digenome

March 29, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Multiplex Digenome Seq
Thinking about the prospects of CASPR-Cas9 gene editing might bring to mind the title of Irving Stone’s biography [MORE]

High Fidelity DNA/Gold Particle Nanostructures

February 16, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gold Nanoparticles
Chemical engineers at McGill University in Montreal have reported a means for making nanoparticles that have high fidelity targeting [MORE]

Gene Sequencing through a Graphene Nanopore

February 9, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Sequencing through a Graphene Pore
Twenty years ago, the National Institute of Science and Technology originated the technology of passing [MORE]

Proteomics of DNA Repair

January 26, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Break
Last year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to three scientists for their work in discovering how DNA repair mechanisms [MORE]

Advantages of Hand-Held Nanopore Sequencers

December 8, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

MinION Setup
We’re seeing more and increasingly favorable reports about Oxford Nanopore’s “MinION” hand-held DNA sequencer. This piece says: “As a [MORE]

Finding Small Chromosome Abnormalities with DNA Sequencing

December 1, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Sequencing
In July 2012, researchers at Stanford University announced that they had sequenced the entire genome of a fetus using [MORE]