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28-Jun-2005 Press Release

Major New Policy Study Will Explore Risks, Benefits of Synthetic Genomics

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Major New Policy Study Will Explore Risks, Benefits of Synthetic Genomics ROCKVILLE, MD - June 28, 2005 — Today three organizations, the J. Craig Venter Institute (Venter Institute),...[more]

27-Jun-2005 Press Release

Genome Study of Beneficial Microbe May Help Boost Plant Health

In a study expected to greatly benefit crop plants, scientists have deciphered the genome of a root- and seed-dwelling bacterium that protects plants from diseases. The research provides clues to better explain how the helpful...[more]

06-Jun-2005 Press Release

TIGR President Wins ASM's Promega Biotechnology Research Award

TIGR President Claire M. Fraser has been awarded the 2005 Promega Biotechnology Research Award at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology for her "outstanding contributions to the application of biotechnology...[more]

09-May-2005 Collaborator Release

The Inner Life of Sea Squirts

In a project that could have far-reaching implications for natural-product drug development, scientists have shown how a microbe that lives inside sea squirts could be used to biosynthesize a chemical compound that may help fight...[more]

21-Mar-2005 Press Release

Scientists Gather for Microbial Genomics Conference

A decade after the dawn of the genomics era, some of the world's top scientists in the field of microbial genomics are gathering in Halifax, Canada, for the International Conference on Microbial Genomes. Speakers will discuss...[more]

07-Mar-2005 Press Release

Venter Institute Studies Microbes Living in Air

Air Genome Project to Sample Air Using Whole Genome Shotgun Sequencing[more]

02-Mar-2005 Press Release

Sifting Through Fruitfly Sequences, Scientists Discover New Wolbachias

Finding the genomic equivalent of gold nuggets in the rough ore of a much larger set of data, TIGR scientists and collaborators have discovered the genomes of three new types of the microbe Wolbachia in fruitfly sequence data.[more]

24-Feb-2005 Press Release

Venter Institute to Sequence More Than 100 Key Marine Microbes in One Year

Data To Help Scientists Study Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolution, and Health[more]

23-Feb-2005 Press Release

Genome of Deadly Amoeba Shows Surprising Complexity; Study Reveals Evidence for Lateral Gene Transfer from Bacteria

The genome sequence of the parasitic amoeba Entamoeba histolytica, a leading cause of severe diarrheal disease in developing countries, includes an unexpectedly complex repertoire of sensory genes as well as a variety of...[more]

13-Jan-2005 Press Release

Scientists Decipher Genome of a Fungus That Causes Life-Threatening Infections in Persons With Impaired Immunity

The study deciphered and compared the genomes of two closely related strains of Cryptococcus neoformans, a fungus that has emerged as an important pathogen worldwide as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the increasing use of...[more]

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