cleft lip and palate

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: genomic and transcriptomic effects of immunotherapy for melanoma, non-syndromic cleft palate, and more.

Scientists will look for genetic causes of craniofacial asymmetries and loss of skin pigmentation in a cave-dwelling fish that could shed light on similar conditions in humans.

A University of Iowa-led team performed targeted sequencing on 1,400 trios to follow up on regions linked to cleft lip by genome-wide association or candidate gene studies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investigators at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center-Houston and the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine will use a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify genes that may cause familial cleft lip and palate (CLP).

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA Genotek and BioServe Biotechnologies announced today their participation in a genomic study into craniofacial anomalies in Ethiopia.

The newly named Washington University Genome Institute intends to move beyond research-oriented sequencing projects and toward those with a clinical bent.

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.