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A new gene manipulation technique that hopes to restore sight to the visually impaired will be tested on humans in the next three years.
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Annette Kapple
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A recap of a Genetic Genealogy discussion last Sunday. http://annettekapple.blogspot.com/2016/04/recap-of-sundays-sl-discussion-working.html
We've been having DNA discussions in the virtual world of Second Life (just consult the "Genealogists In Second Life" page at Facebook for more details). Our next discussion will be on Sunday May 1, 2016. Here is a recap of o...
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How Bacteria make Grappling Hook for Propulsion- Transportation through Blood Vessels in Tumor Cells
For more information watch the video on youtube https://youtu.be/SuX3dDtQODw and read description.
Scientists have devised a triple-stage "cluster bomb" system for delivering the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, via tiny nanoparticles designed to break up when they reach a tumor.
Subscribe: https://goo.gl/UU6Zpz
Details of the particles’ design and their potency against cancer in mice were published this week in PNAS. What makes these particles distinctive is that they start out relatively large -- 100 nanometers wide – to enable smooth transport into the tumor through leaky blood vessels. Inside tumor cells, a second chemical step activates the platinum-based cisplatin, which kills by crosslinking and damaging DNA.
#newest  #inventions  #microbiology  #science  #bacteria #nanoparticles  #cisplatin  #blood  #vessels  #acidic  #tumor #dna  #drugs
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Annette Kapple
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No, I don't think we do need to be scientists to work with our segment data. We don't have access to actual data to scientifically analyze our own results as far as coming up with IBD statistics anyway. We can look at populat...
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Annette Kapple
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We've been discussing endogamy in the ISOGG group. I took a poll at ISOGG a few weeks ago and learned that first cousin marriage was not uncommon in earlier times. This is true of certain groups. People living in isolated pla...
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Kolberg Art & Science Club
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The Y-Chromosome in Human History 
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Natkritta Panprasert
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Access to Spain’s Altamira caves containing Paleolithic paintings may soon be out of reach for the average art lover, as Spain considers an auction system to grant access to the caves.
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Natkritta Panprasert
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Archaeologists began excavating an ancient "lost city" in Honduras. What have they found so far?
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Welcome to the Genetic Genealogy Community at Google+. Reconnect with lost close relatives. Learn about the migration paths your ancestors took. Make new friends worldwide by testing your own DNA, and those of your parents, and comparing the test results to those of others. Everybody is welcome to post constructive entries, for example: what have you learned so far? Want to discuss the history of a specific haplogroup? Have technical questions? Share a relevant news story? Please feel free to promote the group, invite your G+ & (still at) FB friends to join it.
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Kolberg Art & Science Club
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Archaeologists uncover extraordinary remains of mother looking down at infant in her arms
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no dna testing? wondering what the haplogroups may be..
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Natkritta Panprasert
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Neanderthals’ parting gifts to Homo sapiens were disease-causing genes
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Scientists in Poland have discovered the world’s oldest preserved fossilized blood vessels inside the bones of reptiles that became extinct millions of years ago.
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Leonardo Castro

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I'm curious about how different the results of full siblings could be. Do someone have real results for siblings that could be shown here?
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Ethnicity. I wonder how different my sisters' results can be from mine (they don't plan to do such tests soon).
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Jorge Luis Blanco Santos

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dear cousin hears these to arrive in Cuba and I would like to know when you come comunicate with me or my sister Nadia, ok greetings to you and yours
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Leonardo Castro

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+Leonardo Castro I'm also glad that you helped me learn that National Geographic is offering dna testing :-)
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Kolberg Art & Science Club
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Novogene Partners With Full Genomes to Offer Whole-Genome Sequencing Ancestry Test 
Jan 29, 2016
"NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Novogene said this week that it has inked an agreement to offer Rockville, Maryland-based Full Genomes' whole-genome sequencing-based ancestry test in China. Novogene, which is headquartered in Beijing, will run the $895 test, GenomeGuide, on its Illumina HiSeq X Ten. Customers will get back the raw data BAM file, variant summary reports from SnpEff and VEP that are compatible with third-party tools, autosomal and X-chromosomal variant identification VCF files, and mitochondrial and Y chromosome reports. GenomeGuide is sold as a research-use-only test. According to +Justin Loe, CEO of Full Genomes, GenomeGuide will be "the most comprehensive ancestry test on the market today." Full Genomes entered the ancestry testing market in 2013 with a Y chromosome sequencing service. The firm now also offers RUO whole-genome sequencing at varying levels of coverage in addition to its Y-chromosome sequencing test and GenomeGuide." 
https://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing-technology/novogene-partners-full-genomes-offer-whole-genome-sequencing-ancestry-test @ +GenomeWeb 
Novogene will run the GenomeGuide RUO ancestry test on its Illumina HiSeq X Ten in Beijing. 
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Kolberg Art & Science Club
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New discoveries concerning Ötzi's genetic history

The Iceman's maternal genetic line originated in the Alps and is now extinct

A study was published 08 Jan 2016 on the DNA of Helicobacter pylori, the pathogen extracted from the stomach of Ötzi, the ice mummy who has provided valuable information on the life of Homo Sapiens; new research at the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC) further clarifies the genetic history of man who lived in the Eastern Alps over 5,300 years ago. In 2012 a complete analysis of the Y chromosom (transmitted from fathers to their sons) showed that Ötzi’s paternal genetic line is still present in modern-day populations.
In contrast, studies of mitochondrial DNA (transmitted solely via the mother to her offspring) left many questions still open. 

[...] Ötzi's paternal lineage, G2a, is part of an ancient genetic substrate that arrived in Europe from the Near East with the migrations of the first Neolithic peoples some 8,000 years ago. Additional migrations and other demographic events occurring after the Neolithic Age in Europe then partially replaced G2a with other lineages, except in geographically isolated areas such as Sardinia. In contrast, the Iceman's maternal branch originated locally in the eastern Alps at least 5,300 years ago. The same migrations that have replaced only in part his paternal lineage caused the extinction of his maternal lineage that was inherited in a small and demographic stationary population. The groups from the eastern Alps in fact significantly increased in size only from the Bronze Age onwards, as evidenced by archaeological studies conducted in the territory inhabited by the Iceman.[...]
Read the full story>>
http://www.eurac.edu/en/news/news/Pages/newsdetails.aspx?entryid=115141

► Read the study "Whole mitochondrial DNA sequencing in Alpine populations and the genetic history of the Neolithic Tyrolean Iceman", published in Scientific Reports, an online open access journal of the Nature group. >>
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep18932

► Image: The Iceman's hand is pictured.
Credit: South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology/EURAC/M.Lafogler

#biology, #Ötzi, #research, #Ötzi_genetic_history, #EURAC, #Iceman, #first_Neolithic_peoples, #science, #EasternAlps, #HomoSapiens;
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