Cosmos – Episode 2: Some of the things that Molecules Do
Movies / Thursday August 24th, 2017

In 2014 Netflix released a new series of documentaries called Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. It has wonderful pictures and lots of interesting information. This series is presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and has 13 episodes, which can be considered a second part of the series of documentaries Cosmos presented by Caril Sagan in 1980. The whole series is wonderful, but specifically the second episode is about evolution and coding, which is linked to the topic covered in this blog. Although it does not deal deeply with the genome issue, the episode is at least interesting, especially for people who do not have so much knowledge on the subject.     Resume from wiki: The episode covers several facets of the origin of life and evolution. Tyson describes both artificial selection via selective breeding, using the example of humankind’s domestication of wolves into dogs, and natural selection that created species like polar bears. Tyson uses the Ship of the Imagination to show how DNA, genes, and mutation work, and how these led to the diversity of species as represented by the Tree of life, including how complex organs such as the eye came about as a common element. Tyson describes…

Pittsburgh Genomics Hackathon assisted by NCBI
Events / Thursday August 10th, 2017

From September 25-27,2017, NCBI will help with a bioinformatics hackathon at the University of Pittsburgh. The hackathon will focus on advanced bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequencing data, proteomics and metadata.    

Genomais – A new and important genomic analysis company
Bioinformatics , Genome / Friday August 4th, 2017

Approaching Genomics and Bioinformatics of everyday life   A new and important genomic analysis company will soon be on the market: GENOMAis. GENOMAis is a provider of services and products in the post-next-gen sequencing (NGS) market that aims to bring genomics and bioinformatics closer to the lives of Brazilian users (be they patients, physicians, professionals / health agents or the general public) Who want to get accurate information about their DNA, as well as being a genomic services provider and a developer of direct genomic tests (the so-called genomic self-tests). GENOMIC MEDICINE (diagnosis and therapy), PERSONAL GENOMICS (direct consumer testing), GENOMIC FORENSICS PREVENTIVE (expert support to public authorities and security and justice) and other possible applications (food safety, precision farming, etc.) Being a “Frontier Company of Support to (Bio) Personalized Medicine in Ceará”, GENOMAis offers services and products of high quality in analyzes of the human genome (besides animal, environmental and alimentary) through technologies of sequencing of new generation (NGS ) Of DNA / RNA. Providing easy (fast and simple) access to genomic features via well-generated, analyzed and interpreted DNA / RNA data is the innovative contribution of this company that promises to bring Personalized Medicine within reach of all social…

Gattaca
Movies / Friday August 4th, 2017

Wikipédia:Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, with Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan Arkin appearing in supporting roles.[2] The film presents a biopunk vision of a future society driven by eugenics where potential children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents.[3] The film centers on Vincent Freeman, played by Hawke, who was conceived outside the eugenics program and struggles to overcome genetic discrimination to realize his dream of traveling into space.  

It’s time!!
Uncategorized / Friday August 4th, 2017

  It is a great enthusiasm and motivation that, from this moment, August 2017, we inaugurate the activities of the blog Master Genome (Mestre Genoma). This blog is the first step of an important goal that is to contribute to POPULARIZING THE GENOMICS. The idea of creating this blog is to bring the theme closer to everyone by adding different content on the subject in an easy and enlightening way, demystifying the genome. Through this blog, we will share information so that genomics is treated with naturalness. Popularizing genomics is our goal !!!!