Prader-Willi syndrome

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A survey of families coping with Prader-Willi Syndrome finds that many need support services, the Irish Times reports.

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have published a study in which Complete Genomics' whole-genome sequencing and long-fragment read analysis revealed a mutation in MAGEL2 as the likely cause of a child's Prader-Willi-like symptoms.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas, and elsewhere described point mutations that can truncate an imprinted gene called MAGEL2,

BioArray Briefs

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Baylor College of Medicine, Illumina, Aushon Biosystems, SciGene, Invitrogen

Baylor will use the arrays for studying genomic imprinting and its role in developmental diseases.

The Quest For Function

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Small RNA research continues to heat up as scientists deploy experimental and new computational tools to elucidate function. Plus, a peek at new findings in snoRNAs and moRs.

Quest plans to develop and sell a diagnostic for prostate cancer based on the biomarker.

The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.