AUDIO: Prashant Nagpal on how DNA sequencing advances could enable faster, cost-effective genetic screening

first_img CU Boulder researchers are developing advanced single-molecule DNA sequencing techniques that could radically impact genetic screening, paving the way for advances in vaccine development, early cancer detection and organ transplants. According to Prashant Nagpal, an assistant professor in CU Boulder’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the new testing methods can quickly and inexpensively sequence any genome. CUT 1 DNA Sequencing Published: Nov. 28, 2017 • By Dirk Martin CUT 3 DNA Sequencing CUT 2 DNA Sequencing center_img Downloads Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail DNA Sequencing Scriptlast_img

Sources: Jamie Cryan to be named new West New York business…

first_img 8 COMMENTS Resume? March 16, 2016 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm Sources: Jamie Cryan to be named new West New York business administrator Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say TAGSjamie cryanwest new york parking authority SHARE Facebook Twitter Bayonne March 16, 2016 7:31 pm at 7:31 pm Fed Up March 16, 2016 6:06 pm at 6:06 pm Hey Mel B, how is Campos doing since the arrest? Or how about Bajardi since he started getting his checks garnished? You kicking in to help? Mel B RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsWest New York Angel March 16, 2016 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm March 17, 2016 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm janimon March 16, 2016 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction What is his background? What are his qualifications? Honest questions. West New York Parking Authority Executive Director Jamie Cryan is poised to be named the town’s new business administrator at tonight’s board of commissioners meeting, according to multiple sources. John Heinis/Hudson County ViewCryan, who currently earns about $90,000 a year as the head of the town’s parking authority, is expected to receive a contract worth $120,000 a year to serve as West New York’s new business administrator, multiple sources confirmed to Hudson County View.The sources, who spoke under the condition of anonymity since they were not authorized to speak on the matter, added that Cryan’s current agreement with the parking authority would have entitled him to a significant raise for the next fiscal year.A former Hoboken Democratic Committee chair, Cryan had his contract at the parking authority renewed back in July, and in a one-on-one interview, expressed enthusiasm for introducing a phone app that allows people to pay for parking – also noting that West New York has the lowest parking rates in Hudson County.Cryan would potentially replace Matthew Watkins, a former director of the New Jersey Division of Local Government Services, who earned $196,000 a year.Watkins left West New York on October 2 to accept the same job with the Township of Bloomfield, where he lives.While there has been no interim business administrator in Watkins absence, many have consider Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner to be filling that void as a special projects consultant.As of this writing, no one has been selected to fill in as the parking authority executive director if Cryan is appointed as the new B.A.Multiple town officials did not immediately return calls seeking comment, but a copy of this evening’s agenda has the appointment of a new business administrator as the first item. Ed Mel B, here’s his resume: Friends with your friend Anthony “Stick” Romano, HudCo Freeholder.Friends with your friend Terry Castellano, former decades long Hoboken councilwoman.Friends with your friend Beth Mason, former Hoboken councilwoman.Friends with Sen. Bob Menendez via his cousin, Union County’s Joe Cryan.Are you getting a clue yet?Oh and get as much loot as you can over to Lane Bajardi and Kim Cardinal Bajardi.They need you to back up your money commitment. Sounds like Ricky is fed up with the legal bill for the SLAPP suit. Time is now to abolish the Parking Authority! March 16, 2016 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Crime janimon So what is known about Jamie Cryan? Is he just another crony who will put up with all the B*S* at Town Hall and look the other way? What are his qualifications? Did they even do a search for the new BA outside of WNY? The only honest person this administration ever hired couldn’t even stand it for more than a year, even with a fat salary and lots of perks. By John Heinis – March 16, 2016 2:00 pm 8 Previous articlePolice: 65-year-old man caught dealing cocaine to 61-year-old man in BayonneNext articleFulop: Healy admin put Croson study ‘on the shelf,’ wouldn’t deal with it John Heinis News Comments are closed. Lisa Thorn Veteran Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus The agenda now says:“R-1 RESOLUTION – Re: Authorizing the appointment of James Cryan as theMunicipal Administrator for the Town of WNY”. March 16, 2016 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm Jamie Cryan is a good, decent, and very capable administrator.last_img read more

Many US Cities Still Thriving Despite the Economy

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreNewsweek rated American cities on their job creation, sustainability, livability and transportation-infrastructure, to cull a list of the nation’s top performing metropolises.Of the 20 cities topping the list, the highest rated were these ten which represented diverse areas of the country — west coast, east coast, south, center and northeast: El Paso, Oakland, Riverside, San Antonio, Omaha, Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Atlanta, Buffalo and Austin (pictured here).(SEE the Newsweek list at the Daily Beast)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Police engage man with gun across the street from Highlands Elementary, shots fired as students leave school

first_imgA man is in custody after a confrontation with police following a report of shots fired in the vicinity of Highland Elementary that led to a lockdown at the school this afternoon.KCTV5 was on the scene and reports that an officer involved shooting led to the injury of the suspect, who was then arrested. Video taken by the news station shows a man burst through the front door of the home at the corner of Roe Avenue and 62nd Street with a gun drawn. Subsequent audio captured gunfire, and the officers instructing the man to get down.A man named Dylan Christopher Ruffin, whose address is listed as the home where the gunfire took place, was booked into Johnson County Jail for suspicion of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer after being arrested at 3:15 p.m. Friday.The Shawnee Mission School District confirmed that no students or staff were injured in the event. Shawnee Mission Chief Communications Officer David Smith said Highlands staff outside monitoring students on the playground thought they heard gunfire sometime around 1:20 p.m. They quickly escorted all of the students who were outside back into the building and alerted Shawnee Mission School District police, who in turn requested neighboring police departments respond to the scene as well. The school was placed on lockdown at that point, as officers began to try to identify the source of the gunfire.Around 3 p.m., Smith said, the determination was made to proceed with dismissal as normal because the situation appeared to be stable. The dismissal was done in a “controlled manner,” Smith said, with children being escorted by staff to waiting cars. During the dismissal process, however, the suspect came out of the house and there was an exchange of gunfire. Officers from the Mission Police Department, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and responders from Consolidated Fire District No. 2 were on the scene.The incident prompted a response from Sen. Barbara Bollier, who has been an advocate of gun violence legislation for several years:An active shooter near Highlands Elementary shot by police. Anti-gun violence legislation must get priority!— Barbara Bollier (@BarbaraBollier) March 1, 2019And Superintendent Mike Fulton issued the following statement to parents via email Friday evening:Dear Shawnee Mission School District patrons, I am writing to let you know about an incident that took place earlier this afternoon at Highlands Elementary. While you may have heard about it on the news, we want to make sure you understand what happened. First, I want to emphasize that no one was hurt during this incident and that students and staff responded as trained.Per the event, Highlands Elementary was placed on external lockdown this afternoon after staff, who were on the playground, heard the sound of gunfire. During a lockdown, all students and staff are brought inside and no one is allowed in or out until the lockdown is lifted. Both district and city police were called. They responded immediately and made sure that students and staff were safe.Once the situation was under control, and in coordination with police who were on-site, we began to dismiss students to their parents. Dismissal was handled in a controlled environment, as an extra precaution, to ensure student, parent and staff safety. While dismissal was taking place, police engaged with an individual at a house across from the school. That engagement resulted in gunfire between that individual and police. We immediately brought everyone back into the school, until police announced that they had arrested that individual.I want to emphasize that students, staff and parents were kept safe. Students and staff acted exactly as we have trained during our safety drills. I also want to thank both our local police department and our SMSD police officers for their guidance. This was a stressful situation, and everyone handled it professionally. Safety is our first priority and we will continue to do everything in our power to keep students and staff safe.We will have social workers and counselors at the building on Monday to provide additional support to students and staff. While no one ever wants to experience something like this, I am proud of the way it was handled by our students, staff, and parents and grateful all were safe.Sincerely,Dr. Mike FultonSuperintendentlast_img read more