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Using exome sequences from individuals with developmental delays, heart defects, and limb abnormalities, investigators identified four TRAF7 mutations.

The partners will use whole-genome sequencing to investigate the molecular pathways involved in GNE myopathy, a progressive muscle-wasting disease.

A curation working group established a framework that considers the nature and strength of the available evidence when evaluating gene-disease associations.

Name: Madhuri Hegde
Title: Executive director, Emory Genetics Laboratory

Isis Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has teamed with Biogen Idec to develop antisense-based drugs for neurological and neuromuscular disorders.

A consortium of 18 European and Australian institutions and industry partners will spend five years sequencing the exomes of 1,100 patients with neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases to create diagnostic panels and uncover novel therapeutic targets.

Researchers in the Neuromuscular Disorder-Chip Consortium will use custom-designed NimbleGen Human CGH 12x135K microarrays and Human Sequence Capture 385K arrays to study the genetic underpinnings of a range of neuromuscular disorders.

A European consortium involving more than a dozen research institutions will use NimbleGen arrays in their study of neuromuscular disorder genetics.

The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.