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.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.