Genetics, Genomics & Molecular Diagnostics News

Using genome sequence data from almost 65,000 individuals, researchers identified 39.2 million SNPs that can be applied to improved genotyping imputation.

The email, which claimed the Broad Institute did not deserve key CRISPR patents, is one of several attention-grabbing items in newly released documents.  

Meeting organizer Jennifer Doudna explained how CRISPR has become an everyday research tool and how next year's meeting will feature more diverse applications.

The study confirmed 17 previously identified loci, and uncovered 14 new ones that researchers hope can improve understanding of BCC pathogenesis and inform strategies for prevention.

The method works by adding noise to database search results to confound algorithms that try to access private details about contributing individuals.

In PNAS this week: chromosome instability in S. cerevisiae, structural differences and sequence divergence in rice, and more.

The San Diego Union-Tribune takes a look at the work to be done in personalized medicine.

An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calls for the establishment of a patent court staffed by judges and experts with science backgrounds.

In PLOS this week: variants that affect COPD biomarkers, high genetic diversity of Cryptococcus gattii in Brazil, and more.

Sep
30

This webinar highlights important features and demonstrates the practical aspects of using the NCBI BLAST service.

Jun
23
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This on-demand webinar demonstrates how automated liquid handling workstations can reduce bottlenecks in library preparation for next-generation sequencing, enabling scientific advances in genomics research that were not possible five years ago. 

May
28
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This online seminar demonstrates how RNA-seq analysis in a model organism can provide insights into human disease.