Knome said this week that it has been contracted by Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine to provide informatics services and software tools for a JHU-led study focused on finding genetic variants linked to asthma in African American and African Caribbean populations.

Knome will use its platform to annotate data from 1,000 genomes contributed by 15 academic research centers across the United States, the Caribbean, and South America as well as from four research sites in Western Africa as part of the study.

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In PNAS this week: co-evolutionary signatures of insect hosts and bacterial symbionts, distinct transcript isoforms of high-grade ovarian cancer, and more.

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