marine genomics

BGI will work with researchers in Australia on agricultural and human health projects, and will seek new partnerships across the region. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Patterns in the Pacific bluefin tuna genome suggest the fish may owe some of its predatory prowess to adaptations involving visual pigment genes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online this week in Nature Genetics, researchers described findings from an effort to sequence and scrutinize the genome of platyfish, Xipho

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Aqua Gen, the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIGENE), and Affymetrix today announced they have partnered to successfully genotype more than 900,000 biomarkers per sample from the Atlantic salmon.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Government and private foundation partners in British Columbia have joined together in an effort to use genomics technologies to find out why so many salmon die in the open ocean before they can make it back to their freshwater spawning beds, Genome BC said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium of European research partners will use €9.5 million ($12.3 million) from the EU to trawl the trenches of the deep seas in search of organisms that could be used to develop bioactive compounds for treating diseases and for nutritional and cosmetic applicati

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic features in coral from Australia's Great Barrier Reef may help to foretell the types of environmental conditions that these organisms can withstand and adapt to, a new study suggests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Blue Genomics Consortium Chile is providing $17 million in funding to perform genomics-based research into why some Atlantic salmon and trout seem resistant to Caligus and Salmon Rickettsial Syndrome (SRS).

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – With three new animal genomes in hand, an international team led by investigators at Rice University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute is getting a clearer picture of genomic features found in the earliest

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international project with funding from the European Commission has been launched to identify and use the genetic blueprints of marine organisms to produce biomedical substances.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.