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Scientists Discover the Genes for Supersizing Fruit

When Spanish explorers first brought domesticated tomatoes to Europe 500 years ago, the fruit was already gigantic compared with its olive-sized wild counterparts. Researchers trying to understand the genetic basis of this girth have uncovered a way to make other fruits larger as well.

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Gene Amplification Technologies Market Share, Forecasts 2015 To 2022: Grand View Research, Inc.

The market for gene amplification technologies is extremely competitive, driven by rapid technological advancements and aggressive price wars. Key drivers supporting the growth of the market include large quantity of genetic molecules for purpose of testing, diagnosis, research, identity detection, drug discovery and production along with monitoring. 25 more words

Work, lunch, and friends

This long weekend has been fairly eventful for me.

Saturday. In the morning I went in to work to help the elementary girls’ basketball championship. 646 more words


Scientists fault gene mutation for inflammation

A new mouse model study has identified a faulty “brake” within immune cells, one that should control inflammation, and points to a potential target for developing new therapies to treat multiple sclerosis. 161 more words

International group creates better gene map for men with mCRPC

A new article in the journal Cell is being said to “clarify the genetic backgrounds of men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer” (mCRPC). It also suggests that most cases of prostate cancer are “sensitive to drugs already available or under development.” 548 more words


Large-scale human trials validates the use of genomic-based test for lung cancer detection.

A new test co-developed by a Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researcher will allow patients suspected of having lung cancer to be subjected to fewer and less-invasive tests to determine if they have the disease.  479 more words