News: National Institute of Health

Life in the Hands of a DEAD-Box Protein

Friday, July 29th, 2011

If one thinks of DNA – stored in the nucleus – as the “master blueprint” for building functional cells, then the RNA copy of each gene can be considered the “instruction sheet” for each individual job. Many RNAs, after being carefully copied from the DNA, must move out into the cell cytoplasm to serve their […]

VUMC Debuts New DNA Sequencers

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Since the first of the year, one cutting-edge sequencer, the Illumina HiSeq 2000, has been installed in a lab in the Preston Research Building, and another has been delivered. More than 30 Vanderbilt investigators have submitted samples for sequencing by the machines, which are not much bigger than half-size refrigerators.“The access to this technology allows […]