Why Not Use Both?

At Albin Paul's microarray blog, he announces that NimbleGen Systems and 454 Life Sciences have teamed up with Baylor College of Medicine to create “sequence capture” technology. The technique combines chips with next-gen sequencing, the end goal being to create a whole-genome human exome microarray that is faster and cheaper than using PCR for selective resequencing.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.