Scientists Announce HGP-Write, Project to Synthesize the Human Genome

  • DNA sequencing is now routinely used for medical diagnoses , crop breeding and scientific research.
  • Science | Scientists Announce HGP-Write, Project to Synthesize the Human Genome
  • The effort is being called Human Genome Project – Write, because it is aimed at writing the DNA of life.
  • The organizers of the HGP-Write project hope to do much the same with DNA synthesis, reducing the cost more than 1,000-fold in a decade.
  • Scientists on Thursday formally announced the start of a 10-year project aimed at vastly improving the ability to chemically manufacture DNA, with one of the goals being to synthetically create an entire human genome.

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@NYTScience: “Scientists launched a project that could one day allow the creation of babies without biological parents”


The formal announcement of the plans, which leaked last month, seeks to raise $100 million this year. The total price tag could exceed $1 billion.


Scientists Announce HGP-Write, Project to Synthesize the Human Genome

Scientists Announce HGP-Write, Project to Synthesize the Human Genome

Really?

  • DNA sequencing is now routinely used for medical diagnoses , crop breeding and scientific research.
  • The organizers of the HGP-Write project hope to do much the same with DNA synthesis, reducing the cost more than 1,000-fold in a decade.
  • The effort is being called Human Genome Project – Write, because it is aimed at writing the DNA of life.
  • Science | Scientists Announce HGP-Write, Project to Synthesize the Human Genome
  • It would be the largest genome synthesized to date, though still much smaller than the human genome.

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@PlantEvolution: “Really? “Gel image of DNA sequence” @NYTScience”


The formal announcement of the plans, which leaked last month, seeks to raise $100 million this year. The total price tag could exceed $1 billion.


Scientists Announce HGP-Write, Project to Synthesize the Human Genome

Battling the Big C: Alex gave up university to care for a girl he’d been dating for six weeks. Theirs is just one of the awe-inspiring stories in a series that charts the tumultuous lives of cancer patients from the moment of diagnosis 

BBC's The Big C And Me stars share their experiences with battling cancer #healthnews

  • My mum had cancer five years before my first diagnosis, and she remembers friends actually crossing the street and neighbours scurrying inside so they didn’t have to face her.
  • Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together ‘It made my kids grow up fast’: News presenter Sian Williams…
  • It’s just part of the deal.’
  • For 52-year-old Yvette Cowles from London, allowing the cameras to follow ‘every up, down and in-between bit’ was the latest step in accepting that her cancer is ‘just part of my life’.
  • It throws open the doors of cancer units and sufferers’ homes in the UK

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@DrSarahBHealthy: “BBC’s The Big C And Me stars share their experiences with battling cancer #healthnews”


Still only 18 himself, Alex had started to go out with Phoebe, a fellow pupil at his Brighton boarding school, just six weeks before she received her diagnosis.


Battling the Big C: Alex gave up university to care for a girl he’d been dating for six weeks. Theirs is just one of the awe-inspiring stories in a series that charts the tumultuous lives of cancer patients from the moment of diagnosis 

Biophysicists at the University of Leipzig are shooting lasers at cancer cells to measure their strength

Laser beams can determine the strength of cancer cells

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  • Laser beams can determine the strength of cancer cells
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  • The study investigates the process of cancer metastasis and how it is connected to the mechanical properties of cancer cells, she explains.

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@WiredUK: “Laser beams can determine the strength of cancer cells”


Biophysicists at the University of Leipzig are using lasers to discover the physical properties of cancer cells


Biophysicists at the University of Leipzig are shooting lasers at cancer cells to measure their strength

Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

Rowing is still my fav. #GlobalRunningDay #ChiroNeuro #Chiropractic #Carrick #BalancedBrain

  • There were far fewer new neurons in the brains of the animals that had completed high-intensity interval training.
  • Some forms of exercise may be much more effective than others at bulking up the brain, according to a remarkable new study in rats.
  • Their hippocampal tissue teemed with new neurons, far more than in the brains of the sedentary animals.
  • But weight training and high-intensity intervals probably lead to different types of changes elsewhere in the brain.
  • As for high-intensity interval training, its potential brain benefits may be undercut by its very intensity, Dr. Nokia said.

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@freddysxg: “Rowing is still my fav. #GlobalRunningDay #ChiroNeuro #Chiropractic #Carrick #BalancedBrain”


For the first time, scientists compared the neurological impacts of different types of exercise in rats: running, weight training and high-intensity interval training.


Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

How Much Do You Want to Know About Your Cancer?

How Much Do You Want to Know About Your Cancer?  via @nytimes

  • We’re meeting you for the first time, soon after your primary care doctor, or surgeon, has sat down with you, or called, to tell you some terrible news: You have cancer.
  • One of us conducted a study in 348 patients with bone marrow cancers in which 35 percent of those patients reported never having discussed prognosis with their doctors.
  • The doctors who never talk to their patients about likely outcomes, or life expectancy, and who don’t prepare them for the inevitable.
  • Two months ago you felt fine, and now you have a life expectancy of one to two years.
  • In another study , 74 percent of a similar group of patients estimated their chance for cure to be greater than 50 percent, while their doctors estimated the chance for cure in that same set of patients to be less than 10 percent.

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@DanaFarber: “How Much Do You Want to Know About Your Cancer? via @nytimes”


One of the biggest problems we face as oncologists is that we often can’t figure out what our patients would like to know about their prognosis. Even when we ask.


How Much Do You Want to Know About Your Cancer?

Genetics Of Sea Creatures: One Researcher Uses Her Science Training To Help The Environment

Lauren Liddell on how her training in genetics helps her study #climatechange in the sea:

  • So we use sea anemones in the lab to study coral, similar to how scientists use mice to study human processes.
  • We’re studying Aiptasia sea anemones as a model for coral reef bleaching, because sea anemones are easier to work with in the lab and they have the same gut algae, Symbiodinium , as coral reefs.
  • The gut algae collect energy from the sun and turn it into food that supports the life of the coral host.
  • Filed Under: Research Tagged With: genetics , News Home , Stanford Medicine
  • As ocean temperatures rise and the ocean acidifies, the algae leave the coral host and the coral starves and bleaches – bleached coral reefs are basically the skeletons.

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@StanfordMed: “Lauren Liddell on how her training in genetics helps her study #climatechange in the sea:”


Lauren Liddell, PhD, developed a passion for genetics early at a girls science day at her Michigan middle school, when she extracted the DNA of a banana


Genetics Of Sea Creatures: One Researcher Uses Her Science Training To Help The Environment