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neuromuscular disorder

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.

A startup wants to match customers to wine based on their DNA and one critic calls the idea 'silly,' Stat News reports.

Researchers trace the origins of brown rats using genetic analysis to China, the New York Times reports.

In Science this week: gene flow between ancient chimpanzees and bonobos, and more.

In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.