Friday, November 26, 2010

Human genome: The first synthetic species

Steve Kroft profiles famous microbiologist J. Craig Venter, whose scientists have already mapped the human genome and created what he calls "the first synthetic species."
J. Craig Venter: Designing Life
November 21, 2010 5:02

Hepatitis C
Duke Institute for Genome
The Center for Human Genome Variation (CHGV) was formed in 2005 as a Center within the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, and in February 2010 was named an independent Center under the Duke University School of Medicine. Under the direction of Dr. David Goldstein, the CHGV is undertaking bold projects, with cutting-edge technologies, and a vibrant team of researchers with the goal of changing how genetics informs patient care
Current Projects
1. We plan to follow-up the success of the previous findings and investigate the functional mechanism underlying the observed genetic associations.
2. We also plan to extend our research to patients infected with various strains of Hepatitis C and patients being treated with novel drug regimes under development.

Additional Publications
Thomas et al.
Nature, 2009 Oct8;461(7265)798-801.
Thompson et al.
Gastroenterology, 2010.
Rallón et al.
AIDS, 2010.Researchers discover areas in human genome that may help find causes of certain disorders

Links Of Interest


Researchers discover areas in human genome that may help find causes of certain disorders
By Thomas H. Maugh II

Nov. 4, 2010 Only 10 years after scientists laboriously unraveled the first sequence of a human genome, an international team said Wednesday they have sequenced the bulk of the genomes from more than 800 people in the pilot stage of the so-called 1000 Genomes Project that aims to complete 2,500 sequences by the end of 2012 at a cost of $120 million.


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