Category Archives: biology

Pacific Biosciences Buzz

This was an interesting video about Pacific Biosciences (PacBio), a third-generation DNA sequencing company, that I recently came across in the Wall Street Journal.  It profiles their upcoming sequencing device, the PacBio RS, from a business perspective. Advertisements

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sff2fastq

The basic premise of genetic sequencing involves preparing a DNA sample into a form suitable for use on a DNA sequencer.  Afterwards, the sequencer ascertains the sequences of bases on the preapred sample and stores these results into a digital … Continue reading

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A Gentle Overview of miRNA and Epigenetics

I recently came across some nifty overviews of topics that are of recent interest in genetics research.  The cool thing was, that they were in video form.  Being a TV addict, this was all too good to be true. microRNAs … Continue reading

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HIV: The Cellular Movie

This is an interesting video showing how a HIV virus infects an individual cell, and how the virus eventually spreads to the other remaining host cells.

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