A meta-analysis based on genotyping data for more than 400,000 people with or without the disease led to 17 new risk loci mined for candidate genes

The nanopore ZMW can enable lower starting amounts of DNA for PacBio sequencing, and may eventually enable direct RNA sequencing.  

23andMe said it plans to use the money raised to grow its customer base, expand its therapeutics group, and invest in its genetic research platform.

Researchers have argued that the facial prediction claims are overblown and serve Human Longevity's financial interests in proprietary genomic databases.

A new genome-wide association study involving data from thousands of 23andMe customers implicated six loci in gestational duration or preterm birth risk.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.

Popular Mechanics reports that Caltech researchers have built a prototype nanobot using DNA.

The Sacramento Bee writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing connected a woman to sperm donor-conceived half siblings.

In PLOS this week: gene expression catalog for sheep, viral diversity among respiratory samples from camels, and more.

This white paper describes a benchmarking study of 30 whole-exome sequencing cases in which Diploid's Moon software outperformed another variant interpretation algorithm in ranking causal variants.