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Researchers use loop-seq technology to decipher the mechanical code of DNA

A new study has deciphered the mechanical code of DNA to reveal previously unknown ways in which nature encodes biological information in DNA sequence. Led by Durham University, UK, an international team of researchers used a next-generation DNA-sequencing based technology called loop-seq, which they had developed, to show that the…

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B.Tech Bioinformatics Jobs, Scope, Salary in India 2022

B.Tech Bioinformatics is a course that gives the students a variety of job roles. The private and public sectors are demanding for B.Tech Bioinformatics Graduates. Some of the job roles of B.Tech Bioinformatics Graduates include; Research Scientists, Bioinformatics software developers, Bioinformaticians, Laboratory Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Clinical Research coordinators, Bioinformatics Analyst,…

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New study finds that CRISPR/Cas9 leads to unexpected genomic changes

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The widely used gene scissor (CRISPR/Cas) can modify the genetic content in cells to study the molecular roles of genes and has gained great clinical relevance in gene therapy to treat genetic diseases. A new study performed by Claudia Kutter’s research group at the Department of…

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Bioinformatics Programmer 3 – 119617

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Genome-wide identification of disease-causing copy number variations in 450 individuals with anorectal malformations

CNV analysis After the application of quality filter step I (gender mismatch), two patients were excluded. Through step II (call rate <98%), 40 patients were discarded and after step III (exceeded double of standard deviation), 12 more patients were excluded. In the remaining 396 individuals with ARM, a total of…

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Genomic signatures associated with maintenance of genome stability and venom turnover in two parasitoid wasps

Genomic features of two Anastatus wasps, A. japonicus and A. fulloi We employed PacBio high-fidelity (HiFi) long-read sequencing and Illumina short-read sequencing technologies to generate high-quality contigs for two Anastatus wasps, A. japonicus and A. fulloi (Supplementary Tables 1 and 2). These contigs were further scaffolded using Hi-C libraries to…

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GWAS, MWAS and mGWAS provide insights into precision agriculture based on genotype-dependent microbial effects in foxtail millet

GWAS identifies genetic variations associated with agronomic traits in foxtail millet A total of 827 foxtail millet cultivars collected from China were sequenced and genotyped using common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) based on a ~423 Mb Setaria italica cv. Zhanggu reference genome (v.2.3)27. In total, 161,562 SNPs were detected after stringent steps…

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Seeing antibiotics in action inside pathogenic bacterium

Every living cell relies on proteins in order to function and the process of protein synthesis – translation – is critical for survival. Bacteria are no exception, with molecular machines involved in translation being one of the most common targets for antibiotics. Now, for the first time, scientists led by…

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Ten challenges for clinical translation in psychiatric genetics

Pardinas, A. F. et al. Common schizophrenia alleles are enriched in mutation-intolerant genes and in regions under strong background selection. Nat. Genet. 50, 381–389 (2018). CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Article  Google Scholar  Stahl, E. A. et al. Genome-wide association study identifies 30 loci associated with bipolar disorder. Nat. Genet. 51,…

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biomedical research: A database of 200 million-plus protein shapes is hypercharging biomedical research

On July 28, DeepMind, an artificial intelligence (AI) subsidiary of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, published a free, online database of the likely shapes of more than 200 million proteins known to science. This has set off a virtual carnival of biomedical research, which will transform healthcare as well as research…

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CRISPR – INSIGHTSIAS

GS Paper  3 Syllabus: Biotechnology   Source: Indian Express  Direction: Biotechnology is one of the favourites for UPSC mains as well as prelims. CRISPR has reached a decade of development this year. Those giving mains this time, plz don’t ignore this topic.  Context: Over the last 3 years, gene-editing technology…

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Human hg38 chr7:73,678,750-73,740,129 UCSC Genome Browser v435

Use drop-down controls below and press refresh to alter tracks displayed.Tracks with lots of items will automatically be displayed in more compact modes.    Custom Tracks H3K27ac Meta NeuN SCZhidedensesquishpackfull H3K27ac NeuN SCZ del_CRDhidedensesquishpackfull H3K27ac NeuN SCZ del_CRD_del_peakshidedensesquishpackfull H3K27ac Tissuehidedensesquishpackfull H3K27ac Tissue BDhidedensesquishpackfull H3K27ac Tissue BD del_CRDhidedensesquishpackfull H3K27ac Tissue BD…

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Which is a stop codon?

A stop codon is a sequence of three nucleotides (a trinucleotide) in DNA or messenger RNA (mRNA) that signals a halt to protein synthesis in the cell. There are 64 different trinucleotide codons: 61 specify amino acids and 3 are stop codons (i.e., UAA, UAG and UGA). What are the…

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DeepMind just uncovered the 3D structure of almost every protein known to science

Researchers have deciphered the three-dimensional structures of almost every protein known to science, which could lead to major advances in a wide range of research areas including the treatment of diseases, sustainability and food insecurity. The findings were announced on Thursday by artificial intelligence (AI) technology company DeepMind, which said…

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Researchers Discover Novel Light-Gated Potassium Channel in Neurons

Summary: Researchers report they have identified the first natural light-gated potassium channel-rhodopsins. Source: Baylor College of Medicine A key approach to understanding the brain is to observe the behavioral effects of turning on specific populations of neurons. One of the most popular approaches to controlling neuronal activity in model systems…

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Three families of Asgard archaeal viruses identified in metagenome-assembled genomes

Liu, Y. et al. Expanded diversity of Asgard archaea and their relationships with eukaryotes. Nature 593, 553–557 (2021). CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar  Dombrowski, N., Teske, A. P. & Baker, B. J. Expansive microbial metabolic versatility and biodiversity in dynamic Guaymas Basin hydrothermal sediments. Nat. Commun. 9, 4999 (2018). PubMed  PubMed…

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A*STAR RESEARCH ENTITIES hiring #SGUnitedJobs Bioinformatics Specialist, Laboratory of Computational Cancer Genomics, GIS in Singapore, Singapore

Why do cancer treatments work in some patients, but not in others? How can we use genomics data to discover new drug targets? We seek an energetic and team-oriented Data Scientist with expertise in software development (especially web-based data visualisation) to join a multi-disciplinary effort to discover new biomarkers and…

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rprimer: an R/bioconductor package for design of degenerate oligos for sequence variable viruses | BMC Bioinformatics

Case study To illustrate and evaluate the functionality of rprimer, two assays targeted at norovirus GI were designed. Assay A: RT-qPCR for quantitative detection of norovirus GI The first task was to design a broadly reactive RT-qPCR assay for quantitative detection. For this, we decided to use the ‘ambiguous’ primer…

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Global CRISPR/Cas9 Market In- Depth Research, Industry Statistics 2022

Global “CRISPR/Cas9 Market” Reports 2022 provide key industry studies for CRISPR/Cas9 manufacturers with specific statistics, significance, definition, SWOT analysis, expert opinion and the latest developments in the world. The research report also covers market size, price, sales, revenue, market shares, gross margin, growth rate and cost structure. The report aims…

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Mitogenome-wise codon usage pattern from comparative analysis of the first mitogenome of Blepharipa sp. (Muga uzifly) with other Oestroid flies

Outcome of DNA sequencing, assembly, and validation In this study, initially total DNA was isolated from the finely chopped, full-grown pupa of Blepharipa sp. The NanoDrop spectrophotometer (1294 ng/μl) and the Qubit fluorometer (732.8 ng/μl) both found that the concentration of total DNA in the sample at an optimum level for mitochondrial DNA enrichment. The Tape Station profile showed…

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Human genome: they manage to decipher its “grey zone”

An international research consortium published the first complete sequence of the human genome that reveals new genes and will shed light on hereditary diseases and human evolution, scientific sources reported yesterday. Until now, all genomic studies were based on and used as a reference the human genome sequence produced more…

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Identification of potentially functional circular RNAs hsa_circ_0070934 and hsa_circ_0004315 as prognostic factors of hepatocellular carcinoma by integrated bioinformatics analysis

Rawla, P., Sunkara, T., Muralidharan, P. & Raj, J. P. Update in global trends and aetiology of hepatocellular carcinoma. Contemp. Oncol. (Poznan, Poland) 22, 141–150 (2018). CAS  Google Scholar  Kong, D. et al. Current statuses of molecular targeted and immune checkpoint therapies in hepatocellular carcinoma. Am. J. Cancer Res. 10,…

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When proteome meets AI, what is accelerated

What meaningful or interesting information can an ordinary person obtain by performing mass spectrometry detection of the whole blood proteome? Who will be the 23andMe (DNA identification company) in the proteome space? In July last year, when 98.5% of the protein structure of the human proteome was deciphered by the…

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How To Use Kaggle for Data Science

Kaggle is the largest platform for data scientists and machine learning experts, offering aspirants with the most hands-on experience in the complicated field of data science. Due to this, experts have high praise for the Kaggle community for its role in data scientist upskilling.  The winners of each competition post…

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r – Displaying BIC and AICs from MSA nucleotide multisequence fasta file

I am trying to replicate MEGA (models/find best DNA protein models) using R. After reading R AICs and BIC documentation I can’t understand how I can implement it. How can I implement AICs and BICs without having to especify the number of sequences in the fasta file (in case that…

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Postdoctoral Fellow job with EMBL

We are offering a 2-year postdoc position in the group of Dr. Marco Marcia (www.embl.org/groups/marcia/) at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), one of the highest-ranked scientific research organisations worldwide. The group is based in Grenoble, France. We are carrying out an exciting pioneering project that will decipher the molecular…

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Molecular biologists: let’s reconnect with nature

Charles Darwin’s voyage on HMS Beagle led to a treasure trove of observations: the behaviour of cuttlefish, a parasitic ichneumon wasp feasting inside live caterpillars, fossils of extinct giant sloths and ‘mastodons’. The result, of course, was his theory of natural selection. Darwin needed the complex natural world to inspire…

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Phospholipase A2 inhibitor and LY6/PLAUR domain-containing protein PINLYP regulates type I interferon innate immunity

Significance Interferon (IFN)-mediated antiviral responses serve as the first line of the host innate immune defense against viral infection. Here we identify a previously uncharacterized protein designated phospholipase A2 inhibitor and LY6/PLAUR domain-containing protein (PINLYP), which is essential for embryonic development and plays an important role in type I IFN…

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48 Postdoctoral and Academic Positions at The European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany

Postdoctoral and Academic Positions at The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), a molecular biology research institution, Germany Scientific Officer – Protein Expression and Purification Core Facility Staff Member at EMBL Heidelberg Closes 14 February 2022 |  Grading: Grading: 4, 5 or 6; depending on experience and qualifications (monthly salary starting from 3.1k – 3.8k EUR…

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GeneTonic: an R/Bioconductor package for streamlining the interpretation of RNA-seq data | BMC Bioinformatics

1. Van den Berge K, Hembach KM, Soneson C, Tiberi S, Clement L, Love MI, Patro R, Robinson MD. RNA sequencing data: Hitchhikers guide to expression analysis. Annu Rev Biomed Data Sci. 2019;2(1):139–73. doi.org/10.1146/annurev-biodatasci-072018-021255. Article  Google Scholar  2. Conesa A, Madrigal P, Tarazona S, Gomez-Cabrero D, Cervera A, McPherson A,…

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BioSpace hiring Bioinformatics Scientist in Bethesda, Maryland, United States

We are currently searching for a Bioinformatics Scientist to provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias, National Institute on Aging. The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of support services. This opportunity is full-time, and it…

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Establishment of sunitinib-resistant CDX model of ccRCC

Introduction Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 2–3% of all malignant tumors, and its prevalence is rising. Metastatic RCC accounts for 25–30% of all RCC cases, and has an exceedingly poor prognosis.1 In 2020, among approximately 430,000 newly discovered cases of RCC, 179,000 died.2 Clear cell renal cell carcinoma…

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Classifiers for predicting coronary artery disease

Introduction Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a complex pathology associated with behavioral and environmental factors.1–3 CAD shows high prevalence and is associated with a high fatality rate among cardiovascular diseases. The main manifestations of CAD are stable or unstable angina pectoris and identifiable or unrecognized myocardial infarction.4 The main risk…

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Four-color DNA sequencing by synthesis using cleavable fluorescent nucleotide reversible terminators

volume 103, issue 52, P19635-19640 2006 J. Ju, D. H. Kim, L. Bi, Q. Meng, X. Bai, Z. Li, X. Li, M. S. Marma, S. Shi, J. Wu, J. R. Edwards, A. Romu, N. J. Turro Abstract: DNA sequencing by synthesis (SBS) on a solid surface during polymerase reaction offers…

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Sequenced quoll genome a new tool for conservation

European colonists mistakenly labelled quolls as “native cats” when in fact they are among Australia’s last living carnivorous marsupials. Often overshadowed by their better-known cousins the Tasmanian Devils and the extinct Tasmanian Tiger (thylacine), quolls have a 15 million year history in Australia, successfully balancing shifting ecosystems by suppressing prey…

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Rare barley mutation with potential

Seven-day-old barley roots of mutant egt2: It grows strictly downwards (hypergravitropic). Credit: Gwendolyn Kirschner The importance of the root system for agricultural yields is often underestimated. Whether roots can access water and nutrients effectively also determines the resilience of important crops to drought and climate change. Researchers from the Universities…

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Predicting and characterizing a cancer dependency map of tumors with deep learning

INTRODUCTION The development of novel cancer therapies requires knowledge of specific biological pathways to target individual tumors and eradicate cancer cells. Toward this goal, the landscape of genetic vulnerabilities of cancer, or the cancer dependency map, is being systematically profiled. Using RNA interference (RNAi) loss-of-function screens, Marcotte et al. (1),…

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Finding sequence family specific primers using DECIPHER

Hello, I am trying to find PCR primers that are specific to a family of repetitive elements in the human genome. For this, I found the R package DECIPHER, which seemingly can do exactly this using its TileSeqs and DesignPrimers functions as described in one of their vignettes. After getting…

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Why do I get a big log fold change but small mean change in b value when plotting differential methylation?

Why do I get a big log fold change but small mean change in b value when plotting differential methylation? 0 Hello I am doing differential methylation analysis using limma. I use the m values for testing and b values for plotting. I plotted a volcano plot visualizing the p…

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