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Unchartered territory in the human genome

18-Jul-2022

An international consortium brings together 7,200 segments of the human genome that are virtually unexplored and presents a roadmap for integrating them into genome databases in “Nature Biotechnology”. They could hold information about what sets humans apart from other animals. When researchers ...

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Tapping the ocean as a source of natural products

New species and new molecules discovered

24-Jun-2022

Using DNA data, ETH researchers have examined seawater to find not only new species of bacteria, but also previously unknown natural products that may one day prove beneficial. The oceans are teeming with countless forms of life, from the world’s largest creature – the blue whale– to miniscule ...

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Speeding up sequence alignment across the tree of life

A sequence search engine for a new era of conservation genomics

09-Apr-2021

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institutes of Developmental Biology in Tübingen and the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility in Garching develops new search capabilities that will allow to compare the biochemical makeup of different species from across the tree of life. Its ...

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Bioinformatics platform for the genome-based taxonomical classification of bacteria and archaea

Researchers develop Type Strain Genome Server (TYGS)

23-May-2019

"TYGS is an automated high-throughput platform for state-of-the-art genome-based taxonomy", is the title of the paper published in the current issue of the internationally journal Nature Communications. In this paper, Dr. Jan P. Meier-Kolthoff and Ass. Prof. Dr. Markus Göker, both of the ...

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Looking deeper into brain function

New concept to discover the "operational functions" of brain areas

29-Mar-2018

As neuroscience enters the era of big data bases, a new approach could offer a deeper and more systematic understanding of brain function, HBP scientists argue. To uncover connections between brain regions and specific cognitive functions, neuroscientists have long made extensive use of ...

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Computer program finds new uses for old drugs

20-Nov-2017

Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a computer program to find new indications for old drugs. The computer program, called DrugPredict, matches existing data about FDA-approved drugs to diseases, and predicts ...

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State-of-the-art text mining technologies for chemistry

23-Jun-2017

The Biological Text Mining Unit at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) together with with researchers at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), of the University of Navarra, in Pamplona, and the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC-CNS) have published the first exhaustive ...

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New procedures to authenticate foods as a step towards standardisation

06-Dec-2016

Whether it is olive oil from Apulia, Pata Negra ham from Spain or 12-year-old single-malt whisky from the Scottish Orkney Islands - all these products are characterised by their quality and their high price. These properties also make a number of other foodstuffs including fish, honey and meat ...

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Big data processing enables worldwide bacterial analysis

New bioinformatics tool for searching sequencing data

12-Oct-2016

Sequencing data from biological samples such as the skin, intestinal tissues, or soil and water are usually archived in public databases. This allows researchers from all over the globe to access them. However, this has led to the creation of extremely large quantities of data. To be able to ...

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Rare disease patients share info on MyGene2 web tool to assist with gene discovery

04-Mar-2016

A new web tool, MyGene2, will enable patients and their families to join clinicians and scientists in the search for genes underlying rare disorders. The sharing of health information also will improve knowledge about how gene variants influence symptoms and other clinical features of Mendelian ...

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