genetics Tag

CRISPR has been the belle of the scientific research ball for over a decade. While there are many other gene editing methods (TALENS, zinc fingers, meganucleases…), none have been hailed as so quick and easy as CRISPR-Cas9. With its increased adoption and integration in research labs, CRISPR gene editing has gained importance as a research...

The 6th Annual Genetics and Genomics virtual conference is coming up May 9-10! The free, two-day event will cover the most recent and exciting advances in genetics research. You can learn from renowned experts like Dr. Sigrid Reinsch from NASA's GeneLab Project; Dr. Christopher Amos from Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine; and Dr. Fritz Sedlazeck...

We at LabRoots are happy to present the winner of the Spring 2017 LabRoots Scholarship! This scholarship supports undergraduate or graduate students with funding for research projects, travel expenses, and training supplies associated with their academic pursuits in one of the STEM fields. The LabRoots Scholarship funds one student for one year, providing $3,000 in...

With a consistently increased understanding of the genome and its integration with human biology comes the opportunity to apply this knowledge to medicine. Clinical genomics, gene therapy, and precision medicine have been able to take information and technological advances from current research and develop treatments targeted for specific disease types and to unique individual needs. The...

For four years running, the Genetics and Genomics virtual conference has attracted some of the most prevalent experts in the field of genetics and genomic technologies. Participants comprise a worldwide combination of scientists and researchers, each bringing their knowledge and the desire to learn to each presentation. The success of the Genetics and Genomics Virtual Conference...

Genetics plays a crucial role in the constantly growing and challenging fields of diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders, infectious diseases and acquired diseases. The LabRoots 4th Annual Genetics and Genomics free virtual conference was a successful event that brought research scientists, post docs, principal investigators, lab directors and other genetics professionals together to learn...

Genetics and Genomics 2016 is scheduled for May 11th and 12th this year. We are excited to bring in some of the world's top experts to present the latest research! This year, the theme of the conference is "Biology to the Clinic," focusing on innovative new tools and technologies in genomics and how these and...

The male-sex defining Y chromosome, has only 19 of the approximately 600 genes it once shared with the female-defining X chromosome over 200 million years ago, making it much smaller than the X and our 21 other chromosome pairs. In fact, the Y has so few genes left that there was some concern that the...

IBM recently announced that its Watson supercomputer, which grew to fame on the TV game show Jeopardy, will be teaming up with the New York Genome Center (NYGC) to help doctors develop personalized treatments for cancer patients based on their genetic makeup. Genetic information obtained though genome sequencing has the potential to help clinicians tailor treatment...

What would be a dream come true to many people has proven to be a reality in mice. An article in Science News reports on how mice have the ability to shed a gene, FAT10, to help them lose body fat. Even more amazing, those mice that dropped weight in this way were also shown...