COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb News) – Different formation mechanisms may underlie differences in structural variation seen in primate genomes, said Verena Tischler, a graduate student at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany during a presentation at the Biology of Genomes meeting here.

In humans, structural variations have been linked to a number of disease states, including autism and schizophrenia. But their extent, formation mechanisms, and impact on other primates have not been as clear.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.

In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.