Genome & Genetics News from GenomeWeb

The White House said the money would fund a range of biomedical initiatives including ones in precision medicine, cancer treatment and diagnosis, and brain research.

The company's Confidence assays are designed to detect if a woman has a high-risk HPV subtype and, if so, determine her risk of developing cervical pre-cancer or cancer.

NextGxDx estimates more than 60,000 genetic test products would come under FDA oversight, which, if accurate, industry players fear would overburden test developers.

The company reported Q4 revenues of $478.2 million and organic revenue growth of nearly 3 percent as currency effects negatively impacted revenues by 8 percent.

Sure Genomics begins to offer direct-to-consumer genome sequencing for $2,500.

Intelligence officials in the US have added gene editing to a list of weapons of mass destruction.

In Cell this week: characterization of functional genomic features in breast cancer cell lines, epigenetic pattern linked to obesity, and more.

President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes an increase for NIH, but seeks some of it as mandatory funding.

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

Lucigen has developed an NGS library technology that generates 20 kb mate pair reads that jump across repetitive elements found in microbial genomes (www.lucigen.com/matepair), which dramatically improves the success of assembly de novo by resolving repeat elements and ordering contigs. Six microbial genomes have been assembled de novo and completely closed and finished using Lucigen’s NxSeq® 20 kb mate pair library kit, a companion fragment library, and SPAdes assembly software.

Developments in scientific research are outpacing the IT infrastructure lifecycle. Avere Systems worked with Cambridge HealthTech Institute to survey 100 professionals responsible for storage in research environments. This report looks at the results of this unique survey and shares insights into the challenges expressed by respondents, like:

  • What respondents felt were their biggest issues
  • What is needed
  • Benchmarks for comparison