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.

Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.