Mary-Claire King delivers address at HudsonAlpha

November 17, 2014

King advocates BRCA gene testing for women 30 years old and older, challenges Huntsville to lead the way World-renowned geneticist Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., known for discovering the BRCA1 gene and its link to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, told nearly 1,000 people in Huntsville today that she wants to see […]

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Alabama life science educators present at national conference

November 14, 2014

Educators from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and Alabama high schools presented hands-on workshops this week at the National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The National Association of Biology Teachers conference brings together leaders in biology and life science education for four days of renowned […]

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HudsonAlpha scientists: Mental disorders have genetic underpinnings

November 13, 2014

Mental health disorders, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are biological diseases with genetic underpinnings just like cancer or other genetically linked diseases, according to scientists at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. “The disorders have environmental influences and environmental factors, just like cancer or any other disease, but they also have […]

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Educational Outreach leaders discuss importance of Mary-Claire King discovery

November 7, 2014

Educational Outreach leaders discuss importance of Mary-Claire King discovery HudsonAlpha welcomed Tie the Ribbons guests into the Jackson Center on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, to hear Educational Outreach leaders Kelly East and Neil Lamb, Ph.D., share the significance of ground-breaking genetic discoveries by Mary-Claire King, Ph.D. In 1990, King demonstrated […]

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HudsonAlpha Investigator Discusses NGS’ Impact on Biomanufacturing

November 6, 2014

“The elegance of NGS is parallelization,” says Shawn Levy, Ph.D., faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Parallelization introduces the ability to generate enough individual sequencing reads to allow counting-type applications, such as CHiP-Seq (chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing) or, more relevant to bioprocessing, RNA-seq, also known as whole transcriptome shotgun […]

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Blue-ribbon Scientific Advisory Board convenes on campus

November 4, 2014

The HudsonAlpha Scientific Advisory Board met at the Institute this week for its annual discussion about current and future research at HudsonAlpha. The board, comprised of world-renowned leaders in genomics and biology, establishes and governs the scientific direction of the Institute. “We are honored to have such dedicated colleagues and […]

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HudsonAlpha Analyzing Samples from Space

October 28, 2014

New research into the effectiveness of antibiotics in space may also help scientists determine how to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria here on Earth Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and the HudsonAlpha Genomic Services Lab will soon be analyzing samples of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that returned from space this […]

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Breast Cancer Survivor Shared Story at Tie the Ribbons

October 27, 2014

Theresa Bayer lost her mother to breast cancer in 2011, and during her mother’s illness she made a promise to her mom that she would always have an annual mammogram. A year after losing her mother, Bayer saw her doctor for her annual checkup. “I had my mammogram, went on a […]

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Ovarian Cancer Survivor To Share Story at Tie the Ribbons

October 27, 2014

Many individuals dread going to the doctor and will think of any excuse not to keep an appointment. But regular checkups lead to earlier diagnosis of anything out of the ordinary, as was the case for Judy Berkowitz. “I went for my annual physical and because of that, it saved […]

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Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

October 16, 2014

The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is […]

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