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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has found links between the binding sites of an Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) protein and genomic risk loci for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other autoimmune diseases.

As the researchers reported in Nature Genetics today, they also found associations between hundreds of other transcription factors and risk loci for various diseases, including prostate cancer and breast cancer.

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The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.

Apr
30
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Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.

May
01
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Illumina

This webinar will discuss the benefits of virus-specific target capture combined with next-generation sequencing (NGS) to identify viral infections and conduct comprehensive genomic and transcriptomic interrogation.