One paper involving experts from Myriad Genetics and another from Invitae added fresh data to a contentious debate over the use of public variant databases.
By combining in vivo and in vitro proximity ligation technologies, highly accurate and contiguous genomes can help accelerate more traditional, genetic-marker based crop breeding.
Contrary to Illumina's reports that index switching is rare, the Stanford team found the issue occurred in more than 5 percent of sequence reads.
Targeted profiling of more than 100,000 cancers by Foundation Medicine suggests mutation-rich tumors occur quite frequently, perhaps opening the door to broader immunotherapy application.
A pair of studies also uncovered atrial fibrillation risk loci specific to East Asian populations, particularly near SH3PXD2A.
Penn State University has established a new program to train graduate students to apply data science to biomedical sciences, including genomics.
Developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the method is an improved version of electron transfer dissociation that fragments peptides more thoroughly.
Israel-based Best Medical Opinion and South Korea-based Dow Biomedica/Biodiscovery will distribute Oncimmune's EarlyCDTLung cancer test in those countries.
The team's assembly represents 95 percent of the genomic sequence of barley, the most complete version of that genome to date.
A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.
Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.
Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.