Four related studies out today describe preliminary findings from whole-genome sequences for more than 2,600 Icelanders, offering a glimpse at rarer forms of genetic variation, including loss-of-function mutations affecting both alleles of a gene.

Led by David Baltimore and Jennifer Doudna, a multi-disciplinary group of experts has called for steps to evaluate the possible consequences of the genome engineering technology.

By focusing on girls with severe autism, Johns Hopkins researchers uncovered four candidate genes for the disorder, including one involved in neuronal development and chromatin biology.

Reanalysis of a prior study found no interaction between Interleukin's PST test and preventive visits or association with the patient outcome of tooth extraction.

Two executives of the Regeneron Genetics Center discuss the company's strategy for employing sequencing-based human genetics in drug discovery and development.

The investment from the UK will create an integrated biology research complex with lab space for 350 researchers and establish the Centre for Tissue Repair.

In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.

Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.

Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.

Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.

Apr
29
Sponsored by
Covance

This online seminar will review case studies demonstrating the clinical utility of CTCs and cfDNA to define and characterize a variety of dynamic genomic changes throughout the course of cancer detection and treatment. 

Apr
15
Sponsored by
WaferGen

This live online seminar will highlight recent trends in applying next-generation sequencing in the clinical setting, with a particular focus on oncology and rare disease. 

Mar
05
Sponsored by
SomaLogic

In this archived webcast, Robert Gerszten of Massachusetts General Hospital will describe an ongoing project that is integrating metabolic and proteomic profiling to gain a better understanding of cardiometabolic disease.