Oxford Ancestors Ltd Company Profile

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Oxford Ancestors was founded by Prof Bryan Sykes following press coverage of his genetic research and the publication of his first book “The Seven Daughters of Eve”. Bryan had been using DNA analysis to trace important events in human evolution and to show that everyone on Earth has common ancestry. When this information appeared in the press, he was overwhelmed by requests from the public for personal DNA analysis services.The DNA that he was using for his research was a specific type called mitochondrial DNA (or mtDNA, for short), which is inherited solely down the maternal line. In other words, your mtDNA is inherited exclusively from your mother, who inherited it from her mother (your grandmother), who inherited it from her mother (your great grandmother), and so on back through time. The analysis of the mtDNA formed the basis of our first service, the MatriLine™ analysis.


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News Articles [339 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Gene Mutation Made Our Ancestors Better Long Distance Runners

Humans aren’t as strong as lions, can’t run as fast as cheetahs and don’t see as well as owls. But there is one thing we are pretty good at: endurance running. Between 2 and 3 million years ago...

Medical News Today: Our ancestors were enjoying cocoa over 5,000 years ago

Cocoa was very important to our ancestors, and a new study reveals just how early they started to relish this treat, and where it really originated.

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC: Oxford Immunotec to Present at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

OXFORD, United Kingdom and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (Nasdaq:OXFD), a global, high-growth diagnostics company, today announced that Dr. Peter...

Nitric Oxide conference gets under way in Oxford

Delegates from round the world have descended on Oxford for the 10th international conference of the Nitric Oxide Society, which has got under way. This year, the NIHR oxford Biomedical Research Centr...

Oxford Endovascular in GLP phase with its brain aneurysm treatment device

Oxford Endovascular Limited CEO Mike Karim spoke with Proactive Investors at the Biotech Showcase in San Francisco. Oxford Endovascular Limited is a spin out from The University of Oxford. The com...

Having stressed out ancestors improves immune response to stress

(Penn State) Having ancestors who were frequently exposed to stressors can improve one's own immune response to stressors, according to Penn State researchers. The results suggest that family history ...

Amgen Invests $66 Million in Oxford Nanopore Technologies

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and OXFORD, England, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. today announced Amgen’s equity investment of £5...

Human ancestors not to blame for ancient mammal extinctions in Africa

(University of Utah) New research disputes a long-held view that our earliest tool-bearing ancestors contributed to the demise of large mammals in Africa over the last several million years. Instead, ...

Drugs and Medications [1 Associated Drugs and Medications listed on BioPortfolio]

Cyclobenzaprine hcl [Oxford Pharmaceuticals, LLC]

Cyclobenzaprine HCl Tablets, USP 5 mg and 10 mg Rx Only

PubMed Articles [650 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

The universal ancestor, the deeper nodes of the tree of life, and the fundamental types of primary cells (cellular domains).

I have analyzed the deep nodes of the topology of the tree of life as supported by Castelle and Banfield (2018). My arguments imply that the last universal common ancestor (LUCA) and the ancestors of ...


Towards an accurate and efficient heuristic for species/gene tree co-estimation.

Species and gene trees represent how species and individual loci within their genomes evolve from their most recent common ancestors. These trees are central to addressing several questions in biology...

Common genetic variants contribute to incomplete penetrance: evidence from cancer-free BRCA1 mutation carriers.

The presence of pathogenic germline mutation in BRCA1 gene is considered as the most penetrant genetic predisposition for breast cancer. However, a portion of BRCA1 mutation carriers never develops br...

BulkVis: a graphical viewer for Oxford nanopore bulk FAST5 files.

The Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) MinION is used for sequencing a wide variety of sample types with diverse methods of sample extraction. Nanopore sequencers output FAST5 files containing signal ...

Clinical Trials [102 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Oxford Partial Knee Replacement. A Randomized Clinical Trial of Three Implant Types

The purpose of this scientific study is to clarify whether there is a relationship between the appearance of radiolucent lines in bone-cement interphase of the tibial component of the diff...

Comparison of Oxford UKA and Sigma UKA With RSA.

Comparison of two unicompartmental knee arthroplasties (UKA), to see if Sigma UKA performs equally good as the Oxford UKA. The study focuses on how well the arthroplasty is fixated to the ...

A Clinical Investigation of the Oxford® Meniscal Unicompartmental Knee System

The purpose of this study is to collect information on complications and survivorship of patients implanted with the Oxford™ Meniscal Unicompartmental Knee System at multiple sites in th...

Oxford® Partial Knee Kinematics Gait Analysis Study

The objective of this study is to compare the effect on gait of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), using the Oxford® Partial Knee, versus total knee arthroplasty (TKA), using the V...

Outcome Analysis of the Oxford Partial Knee Arthroplasty

Prospectively monitor the patients receiving the Oxford Partial knee arthroplasty

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Oxford Ancestors

harnesses the precision of modern genetics in the service of genealogy.

Oxford Ancestors Ltd

Oxford Ancestors was founded by Prof Bryan Sykes following press coverage of his genetic research and the publication of his first book “The Seven Daughters of Eve”. Bryan had been using DNA analy...

Oxford Resource Partners, LP

Oxford Resource Partners, LP is a low cost producer of high value steam coal in Northern Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. Oxford markets its coal primarily to large electric utilities with coal-fir...

Oxford Healthcare Technology

Oxford Healthcare Technology is a staffing firm that leverages their recruiting expertise to deliver experienced healthcare professionals and project teams for consulting engageme...

Oxford Lasers, Inc.

Since 1977, Oxford Lasers has been supplying laser solutions to science and industry. Oxford Lasers was founded in 1977 by physicists from Oxford University whose research had been directed towards th...

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