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The effort, called SPHERES, aims to monitor changes in the virus to support public health research and diagnostic and therapeutic development.
The funding, provided by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, will help test and study the Bay Area population in general as well as healthcare workers in particular.
The San Diego-based genome mapping firm's share price fell below $1.00 for 30 consecutive days, triggering a noncompliance notification from Nasdaq.
Data collected from volunteers will be used in a genome-wide association study to better understand COVID-19.
The researchers studied the admixture of humans and Neanderthals using 14 million archaic chromosome fragments detected in whole genomes from 27,566 Icelanders.
Researchers described ancestry patterns, apparent population interactions, and genetic turnover during the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age.
With the help of Bionano Genomics, Genoox, Rescale, and Amazon, the investigators aim to study 1,000 patients with SARS-CoV-2 to better understand the disease.
An error in the chromosome bridge formation process can trigger mutational events leading to gene amplification and genome instability.
The biobank will collect samples and data from Biogen employees who contracted and have recovered from COVID-19, as well as their family members and close contacts.
The team also found that the proportion of infected people didn't change substantially during the screening period, consistent with beneficial containment.
Both studies emerged from the ongoing Human Cell Atlas project and could help scientists decide on the best approaches to use in various contexts.
The company will use the funds to scale operations with the aim of generating human genetics insights that may result in discoveries that improve human health.
The researchers said a functional investigation of the virus' unknown transcripts and RNA modifications will elucidate its life cycle and pathogenicity.
The protein-protein interactions tallied in the project are expected to inform future studies of biology and disease in various tissue and cell types.
The NIGMS repository holds and distributes over 11,700 unique cell lines, as well as more than 6,300 DNA samples, representing over 1,000 heritable diseases.
The approach deconvolutes admixed individuals' ancestries and develops polygenic risk scores based on each component that can then be combined.
The researchers identified rare germline loss-of-function variants across the ELP1 gene in 14 percent of pediatric patients in a medulloblastoma subgroup.
Protein profiling on ancient dental enamel samples suggests Homo antecessor was part of a lineage that split from that leading to modern humans and Neanderthals.
The company will use the funds to expand its clinical genomic testing efforts into additional towns and cities in India, and accelerate its drug discovery programs.
GenomeWeb asked a number of prominent researchers in the field via email about their top picks for notable developments or achievements in genomics during the 2010s.
Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.
Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.
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