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Scientists Can Now Assemble Entire Genomes On Their Personal Computers In Minutes

Researchers have developed a technique for reconstructing whole genomes, including the human genome, on a personal computer. "This technique is about a hundred times faster than current state-of-the-art approaches and uses one-fifth the resources," reports Phys.Org. From the report: The study, published September 14 in the journal Cell Systems, allows for a more compact representation of genome data inspired by the way in which words, rather than letters, offer condensed building blocks for lang...
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San Dimas biotech startup Curative captures large slice of coronavirus test market

In less than a year, a once-obscure biotech startup in San Dimas, headed by a 26-year-old Oxford dropout, captured a large slice of the coronavirus test market – manufacturing and processing 14 million tests nationwide to date. Fueled by dollars from venture capitalists, Curative Inc. developed, at lightning speed, a self-administered oral-swab test with a turnaround time of 48 hours. Last spring, the company found itself within the circle of more than 100 federally approved companies from acros...
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A scientific measure of dog years

How old is your tail-wagging bundle of joy in human years? According to the well-known "rule of paw," one dog year is the equivalent of 7 years. Now, in a study published July 2, in the journal Cell Systems, scientists say it's wrong. Dogs are much older than we think, and researchers devised a more accurate formula to calculate a dog's age based on the chemical changes in the DNA as organisms grow old.
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Princeton researchers find fundamental mechanism of isobutanol’s toxic effect

In New Jersey, in a study published in the journal Cell Systems, researchers from Princeton University revealed a fundamental mechanism of isobutanol’s toxic effect. They found that in the presence of isobutanol, yeast behave like they are starving, even though they are in rich nutritious broth, causing them to slow their growth and metabolism. The team found a key gene that orchestrates this starvation response. Simply deleting this gene enabled the yeast to stave off the chemical’s poisonous ...
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System helps protect privacy in genomic databases

In the latest issue of the journal Cell Systems, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Indiana University at Bloomington describe a new system that permits database queries for genome-wide association studies but reduces the chances of privacy compromises to almost zero.
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Short-lived killifish reveals link between gene expression and longevity

It's well known that genetic differences among individuals influence lifespan, but a new study appearing Feb. 24 in Cell Systems suggests that differences in patterns of gene expression in youth may also predict longevity. Researchers of the shortest-lived vertebrate -- the African turquoise killifish -- found that when genes involved in a cell's energy production are less active at a young age, the animals tend to live longer.
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