Bioinformatics Services

Contract research organizations (CROs) offer comprehensive functional genomics laboratory services. Such laboratory services often depends on bioinformatic analysis of the data.

As further development of functional genomics applications and associated laboratory services a number of bioinformatics software applications were developed for gene and genome sequencing applications, genetic and genomic data analysis, high through data analysis, whole-genome library screening experiments, etc. For example, Sanger sequencing has been utilized for conventional sequencing applications as well as to evaluate positive RNAi screening results, while the microarray hybridization assays are commonly used as a means of evaluating large expression data sets and negative selection screens.

These methods are relatively costly and time consuming, therefore an alternative Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has been recently developed. Using massive parallel sequencing provide advantage both in terms of range and input library flexibility, as well as scaling up applications.

Bioinformatics Services (Company):

Forensic Bioinformatics – Link

NCBI Genbank – Link

EMBL-EBI Tools, Services, Datatases – Link

Q2 Genomic Testing and Expression Analysis – Link

Sequentix Bioinformatics Services – Link

Craic Computing – Link

BaseClear Bioinformatic Services – Link

 

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Nature Cell Biology - Issue - nature.com science feeds

Articles and research papers on cell division, cell structure, animal and plant cell biology and cell cycles.

Cellular senescence, a cell-autonomous growth arrest program, also executes pleiotropic non-cell-autonomous activities through the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). The innate cGAS–STING DNA-sensing pathway is now shown to regulate senescence by recognizing cytosolic DNA and inducing SASP factors, uncovering an unexpected link between these two previously unrelated pathways.
Author: Marina Ruiz de Galarreta
Posted: August 31, 2017, 12:00 am
Induced pluripotent stem cells derived from aged donors (A-iPSCs) usually show genomic instability that affects their utility and raises concerns about their safety. Now, a study highlights the importance of ZSCAN10-dependent recovery of glutathione–ROS homeostasis in counteracting the genomic defects in A-iPSCs.
Author: Clea Bárcena
Posted: August 31, 2017, 12:00 am
Brown adipose tissue is a key metabolic organ that oxidizes fatty acids and glucose to generate heat. Through epigenomic analyses of multiple adipose depots, the transcription factor nuclear factor I-A (NFIA) is now shown to drive the brown fat genetic program through binding to lineage-specific cis-regulatory elements.
Author: Suzanne N. Shapira
Posted: August 31, 2017, 12:00 am
Three-dimensional brain organoid models have come into the spotlight as in vitro tools to recapitulate complex features of the brain. Four recent papers now leverage current technologies to generate new flavours of brain organoids and address aspects of brain biology which, to date, have been challenging to explore.
Author: Lin Yang
Posted: August 31, 2017, 12:00 am
Cancer treatments often focus on killing tumour cells through apoptosis, which is thought to typically require mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP) and subsequent caspase activation. A study now shows that MOMP can trigger TNF-dependent, but caspase-independent cell death, suggesting a different approach to improve cancer therapy.
Author: Brent E. Fitzwalter
Posted: August 31, 2017, 12:00 am
Peer review is a key element of scientific publishing. Here we discuss what constitutes the ideal referee report.
Posted: August 31, 2017, 12:00 am
Skamagki et al. show that pluripotency factor ZSCAN10 is poorly expressed in iPSCs derived from aged donors, and its addition during reprogramming restores the DNA damage response and genomic stability through normalization of ROS–glutathione levels.
Author: Maria Skamagki
Posted: August 28, 2017, 12:00 am
Tait and colleagues show that caspase-independent cell death induced by mitochondrial permeabilization stimulates NF-κB activity through downregulation of inhibitor of apoptosis, and enhances anti-tumour effects.
Author: Evangelos Giampazolias
Posted: August 28, 2017, 12:00 am
Schalbetter et al. show by Hi-C and modelling that mitotic chromosome compaction in budding yeast occurs by cis-looping of chromatin, and reveal distinct roles for cohesin and condensin depending on chromatin context.
Author: Stephanie Andrea Schalbetter
Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:00 am
Zihni et al. discover a role for Cdc42–MRCK signalling in establishing contractility at the apical pole, which in turn controls epithelial polarity in mammalian cells and Drosophila photoreceptors.
Author: Ceniz Zihni
Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:00 am
Horton et al. show that early Crebbp loss in haematopoietic progenitors results in a defective p53-mediated DNA damage response, leading to the accumulation of epigenetic and genetic alterations, which promote the onset of lymphoid malignancies.
Author: Sarah J. Horton
Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:00 am
Grelet et al. find that hnRNP E1 release from PNUTS pre-RNA in response to TGFβ generates a lncRNA that acts as competitive sponge for miR-205, promoting epithelial–mesenchymal transition in cancer.
Author: Simon Grelet
Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:00 am
Hiraike et al. identify nuclear factor I-A (NFIA) as a transcriptional regulator of brown fat. NFIA activates cell-type-specific enhancers prior to differentiation and facilitates PPARγ binding to regulate the brown fat gene program.
Author: Yuta Hiraike
Posted: August 14, 2017, 12:00 am
Flores et al. show that hair follicle stem cells rely on the production of lactate via the LDHA enzyme to become activated. Inducing Ldha through Mpc1 inhibition or Myc activation successfully reactivates the hair cycle in quiescent follicles.
Author: Aimee Flores
Posted: August 14, 2017, 12:00 am
Schell et al. demonstrate that inactivation of the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier in mouse and fly intestinal stem cells (ISCs) locks the cell into a glycolytic metabolic program and promotes the expansion of the stem cell compartment.
Author: John C. Schell
Posted: August 14, 2017, 12:00 am
Glück et al. find that the DNA-sensing component cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) recognizes cytosolic chromatin fragments produced in senescent cells leading to STING-mediated production of SASPs, which promotes paracrine senescence.
Author: Selene Glück
Posted: July 31, 2017, 12:00 am