neuromuscular disorder

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 ancestors of the Arizona bark scorpion and other scorpions and spiders underwent whole-genome duplication, KJZZ reports.

A cryptographic approach could help researchers keep genomic data private while researchers analyze it, Scientific American reports.

Andy Page, the former president of 23andMe, has joined a diabetes-management startup, according to CNBC.

In Cell this week: regulatory changes in pancreatic cancer, metabolic shifts in Alzheimer's disease, and more.