Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Princeton Science Education Center Offers Basic Bioinformatics Lessons

Premium

PRINCETON, NJ--A new scientific education center in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University here will give visitors hands-on lessons in how bioinformatics tools can facilitate gene discovery. The center was established this month by the Boulder, Colo., bioinformatics company Genomica. Arnold Levine, a Princeton professor and a member of Genomica's board of directors, will direct the center, the goal of which is to help pharmaceutical executives, scientists, and students understand how researchers apply bioinformatics tools. "It is very important for everyone involved in gene discovery and drug development to understand this new technology," Levine said.

Thomas Marr, president and chief scientist for Genomica, explained, "Bioinformatics is an abstract concept for most people. We want to give people a concrete understanding of the technology."

Genomica's bioinformatics software, Discovery Manager Product Suite, which includes a comprehensive database of genetic information collected from the major international genome centers, will be used. The company said it plans to set up additional centers in other strategic locations around the country.

Filed under

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.