The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) DNA Sequencing Core Facility (DSCF) has found a temporary home on the second floor of the National Institute of Molecular Biology in UP Diliman, but is already opening its doors to research projects that will directly impact the nation’s economy.
New DNA facility can keep PH scientists ‘at home’
The series of disease outbreaks the country experienced in 2009 such as the A(H1N1) influenza virus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and dengue has turned out to have a silver lining as they led to the establishment of a state-of-the art facility devoted to genomics and biotechnology on the University of the Philippines (UP) campus in Diliman, Quezon City.
PGC unveils its DNA Sequencing Core Facility
The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) officially opens its DNA Sequencing Core Facility to provide sequencing and genotyping services to academic research groups in the country and to the wider scientific community.
What is a Filipino? Looking at our DNA for the answers
Excerpt from the article that came out at GMA News Online on January 28, 2013.
What’s your mix? Remember that infamous advertising campaign a few months ago, which raised the ire of the Philippine public? Extolling the virtues of Filipinos who were “mixed” —part-Filipino, part something else— it was really meant to be a celebration of diversity, but many saw it as praising the part-foreign among us.
DNA evidence could free the innocent -if it were available
Dr. Maria Corazon de Ungria, director of the Philippine Genome Center’s Forensics and Ethnicity program shared with Ms. Jessica Zafra of InterAksyon.com the significance of DNA tests, and the Innocence Project Philippines.
Brave new world
The Philippine Star editor-in-chief, Ms. Ana Marie Pamintuan through her Sketches column wrote about the Philippine Genome Center, the Biotek-M Dengue Kit and its inventor Dr. Raul Destura.