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Advanced Copy Number Variant Analysis with qbasePLUS 2
Barbara D’haene, Jo Vandesompele and Jan Hellemans

Copy number changes under the form of deletions and duplications are known to be involved in numerous human genetic disorders. Moreover, each individual’s genome embodies several copy number polymorphisms of various sizes which are thought to contribute to normal phenotypic variation and susceptibility to multifunctional disease.

ChIP-qPCR and qbasePLUS Jointly Identify a MYCN Activated miRNA Cluster in Cancer
Barbara D’haene, Pieter Mestdagh, Daniel Muth, Frank Westerman, Frank Speleman and Jo Vandesompele

This study applies ChIP-qPCR tp assess binding of transcription factor MYCN to miRNA cluster 17-92, to positive control target MDM2, and to a negative control target region.

Development of an Automated Platform for HT Cloning and Expression
Stefano Bonacci; Sara Iozzi; Scilla Buccato; Manuele Martinelli; John Telford; Domenico Maione; Roberto Petracca

Biomolecular protocols covering the whole cloning process were implemented in liquid handler robots. When compared to the manual approach, it was found that automation significantly speeds up HT cloning.

Volume-Related Inhibitors Standardization for Reverse Transcription Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction Experiments
Pascal Pugniere, Sebastien Banzet, Thomas Chaillou, Catherine Mouret and Endre Peinnequin

This poster addresses the reliability of qPCR data and its dependence on technical variations. The proposal is that constant volume of RNA extract can improve reliability of RT-qPCR.

Defining off-target cleavage in a pair of Zinc Finger Nucleases
K. Mukherjee, D. Carroll

This study looks at off-target cleavage of Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZNFs) in Drosophila in an attempt to analyze potential cleavage spots, with a view to designing more efficient ZFNs.

Gene Expression Profiling: qPCR Toolkit for Quality Control
Švec D., Jacobsson J., Sjöback R., Kubista M.

TATAA Biocenter explain how they developed and optimized high-throughput gene expression qPCR with ValidPrime quality control, compensating for inter-run variations.

Cytotoxicity Screen of Mangiferin and its Major Metabolite Norathyriol in Human Tumor Cell Lines
Souza, J.R.R., Feitosa, J.P.A., Ricardo, N.M.P.S, Trevisan, M.T.S., Frei, E., Ulrich C.M., Owen, R.W.

Many natural products are available worldwide as potential chemoprotective agents against commonly occurring cancers, for example Mangiferin which has low bioavailability and is thought to be mainly available in the colon.

Effect of Liquid Handling Quality Control on Biological Assay Performance
Nathaniel Hentz, Ph.D and Tanya Knaide

High quality assays are required in order to take forward potential drugs, post screening. Therefore the liquid handling must be accurate and precise, as demonstrated in this experiment.

Why Is My Assay Failing? An Approach to Assay Equipment Optimization
Tanya R. Knaide, John Thomas Bradshaw, Kevin Khovananth, Keith Albert

Assays can produce unexpected or failing results for a multitude of reasons. Variability may be introduced at any point within the assay process.

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Study Links Deficiency of Cellular Housekeeping Gene with Aggressive Forms of Breast Cancer
Research team studies genes involved in the autophagy process and their roles in cancer, aging, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.
New Method For Identifying Most Aggressive Childhood Cancers
A research group at Lund University in Sweden has found a new way to identify the most malignant tumours in children. The method involves studying genetic ‘micro-variation’, rather than the presence of individual mutations.
“Unprecedented Sensitivity and Specificity” in Ovarian Cancer
Study of the use of the Parsortix system as a clinical application in the detection and treatment of ovarian cancer patients.
Study Uncovers Range of Molecular Alterations in Head and Neck Cancers
TCGA tumor genome sequencing analyses offer new insights into the effects of HPV and smoking, and find genomic similarities with other cancers.
Gene Changes That Affect Brain Size Identified
The identity of eight common mutations may one day reveal more about Alzheimer’s, autism and other neurological disorders.
Major Study Links Gene to Drug Resistance in Testicular Cancer
Researchers used a genetic technique called whole-exome sequencing to examine tumour samples.
New 'Systems Genetics' Study Identifies Possible Target For Epilepsy Treatment
A single gene that coordinates a network of about 400 genes involved in epilepsy could be a target for new treatments, according to research.
First Major Analysis Of Human Protein Atlas Published
A research article published in Science presents the first major analysis based on the Human Protein Atlas, including a detailed picture of the proteins that are linked to cancer, the number of proteins present in the bloodstream, and the targets for all approved drugs on the market.
New Blood Test For Aggressive Bone Cancer
Researchers at the University of East Anglia are developing a simple blood test to diagnose bone cancer thanks to funding from the Big C.
NIH Researchers Tackle Thorny Side of Gene Therapy
Pre-clinical studies in mice reveal ways to reduce cancer risk with modified treatment.
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