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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Germline variants in the IKZF1 gene can increase the risk for familial and sporadic childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to new research by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and collaborators.

The results of the study, led by co-senior authors and St. Jude researchers Jun Yang and Charles Mullighan, were published in Cancer Cell today.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.

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Roche

Ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) accounts for up to 99 percent of the total RNA depending on the cell type. 

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Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.