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Illuminating the dark side of the genome
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Illuminating the dark side of the genome

29.7.2014: Almost 50 percent of our genome is made up of highly repetitive DNA, which makes it very difficult to be analysed. In fact, repeats are discarded in most genome-wide studies and thus, insights into this part of the genome remained limited. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg now succeeded in examining this dark side of the genome. Their analyses revealed that repeat-associated heterochromatin is essential to repress retrotransposons and thereby protects the genomic integrity of stem...

Newly on Gate2Biotech

17.7.2014: New Iam CMV provides speed and accuracy for the diagnosis and monitoring of CMV infection in immunocompromised patients. DiaSorin strengthens its infectious disease diagnostic portfolio with the...

International cooperation

24.6.2014: A research group from an Andalusian university and the medical Andalusian health service, have recently demonstrated that there is an altered Redox state in the serum of patients with early...


VBC Summer School - Open for Applications Now!
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26.12.2013: The Vienna Biocenter Summer School provides a unique opportunity for 25 undergraduate students to work side by side with leading researchers in a dynamic scientific environment. Our program aims to...


Gate2Biotech - Biotechnology portal introduction


Having the status of the official portal for Czech biotechnology, Gate2Biotech serves to biotechnology companies, suppliers, investors, institutions, students and general public interested in biotechnology.
The portal is dedicated to the following subjects: plant and animal ...

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  • produces biotechnology report
  • completes biotech database
  • monitors latest news in biotechnology
  • encourages innovative ideas
  • searches investors
  • facilitate worldwide awareness of biotechnology

BioTechnology Report

Biotechnology Report 2013