The latest research news in genetics and genomics.
Scientists from the UK and China discussed two new NIPT that include single-gene disorders and a study to estimate disease recurrence risk in families.
New instrumentation, reagents, and methods, as well as increasing interest in small and single-cell samples, could prove a boon for the technology.
The Genes for Good Project has engaged 80,000 Facebook users via its online application and genotyped 27,000 people to date.
Regeneron is covering the cost of the sequencing and genotyping, and both partners will have access to the data for research purposes.
The researchers are aiming to find molecular signatures in blood that identify previous exposures to materials associated with weapons of mass destruction.
Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.
Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.
Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.
In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.
This webinar will outline a project that performs large-scale and integrative single-cell genome and transcriptome profiling of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases at diagnosis, during drug treatment, and in case of relapse.