lung disease

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: AKT1 mutations in pulmonary sclerosing hemangioma, genomic study of hyper-virulence in Campylobacter jejuni, and more.

Found the Talent

This year's winners of the Intel Talent Search developed software to help in drug development, a smartphone-based tool to detect lung disease, and more.

The center has already sequenced and analyzed 1,500 human genomes for the TOPMed program and will expand this effort with the new funding.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of 200 bird species, and more.

The group hopes to find biomarkers as a first step toward identifying or developing targeted therapeutics to avoid serious and life threatening outcomes of early lung disease in these newborns.

Data for tens of thousands of UK Biobank participants revealed an overlapping set of variants involved in airflow obstruction in heavy and never smokers. 

Researchers now have access to 300 pluripotent stem cell lines to study disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Children's Hospital Colorado and SomaLogic today announced a collaboration aimed at the discovery of protein biomarkers for diagnosing and managing childhood diseases.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF) and MRM Proteomics announced today that they will partner on proteomic-based diagnostic tests for patients with chronic organ diseases.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure, or PROOF Centre, and IO Informatics today announced a deal to develop a web-based software application addressing chronic heart, lung, and kidney disease.


Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.