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Tag: Genome

March 29, 2020
This month the Journal Club returns with a double helping of science! Dr. Oliver Medvedik will be hosting the Journal Club this month and covering not one, but two scientific publications. The first is the 2014 "A three-dimensional map of the human genome at kilobase resolution reveals principles of chromatin looping" paper [1]. We use...
March 05, 2020
Earlier this year, the CEO of Illumina gave a presentation in which he reaffirmed his company's intention to drive the cost of human genome sequencing down to a mere hundred dollars. This has ramifications for every branch of medicine, including rejuvenation biotechnology. Drastically declining costs In 2001, the year when the Human Genome Project was...
December 10, 2019
DNA damage, which results in genomic instability, is one of the primary hallmarks of aging. Today, we want to highlight an recent open access review that explores the DNA damage response during aging. The role of DNA damage Some researchers have long suggested that damage to our DNA is a major reason why we age...
December 06, 2019
After experiencing financial issues, DNA testing company Veritas Genetics has announced the suspension of its U.S. operations in an unexpected announcement on December 4th 2019. The company is perhaps best known for being co-founded by renowned Harvard University geneticist George Church and has been working towards reducing the costs of genome sequencing so that it...
May 16, 2018
Today, we want to bring your attention to a new review that takes an in-depth look at genomic instability, senescent cell accumulation, and its role in aging. DNA damage as a driver of aging Genomic instability, otherwise known as DNA damage, is thought by many researchers to be a primary reason why we age. Damage...
May 08, 2018
On May 1, around 200 scientists from the Genome Project-write (GP-write) met in Boston and announced the first target of their project: the creation of cells that cannot be infected by viruses. What is the Genome Project-write? GP-write includes sub-projects like the Human Genome Project-write (HGP-write), which was formally announced on June 2, 2016, and...