Genome & Genetics News from GenomeWeb

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

Digital PCR can better detect low levels of chronic myeloid leukemia in patients than other PCR-based approaches, according to Imperial College London researchers.

Two separate studies concluded that in most SEO cancer cases what they are seeing are two separate early-stage tumors, instead of late-stage cancer.

The agency will genotype existing extracted DNA samples from individuals with substance abuse disorders, with data being made public after six months.

In Science this week: experts say race is not a sufficient proxy for studying human genetic diversity and more.

Technology Review writes that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing firm Editas' success may hinge on a patent case.

Researchers unearthed a bioinformatics error in the Science paper reporting the first ancient African genome, and the authors are seeking an erratum.

A boy's cystic fibrosis carrier status was revealed by a teacher to the parents of children with CF who then sought the boy's transfer to another school, leading to a lawsuit.

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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