Genome & Genetics News from GenomeWeb

The rate of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation testing among young women with breast cancer is on the rise, according to a JAMA Oncology study.

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.

In Nature this week: weighting scheme increases GWAS power, and more.

Marc Tessier-Lavigne is to be the next president of Stanford University.

Walgreens has given Theranos 30 days to fix its lab issues, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Journals and research funding agencies pledge to enable the sharing of Zika virus research.

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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