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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – NextCode Health and the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) said today they have formed a partnership to help speed sequencing-related autism research.

Under the partnership, the Simons Simplex Collection (SSC), sequence and phenotypic datasets from nearly 2,600 families, will be available on NextCode Exchange, a newly launched genomic data analysis and collaboration service.

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The Hastings Center's Erik Parens argues in a Scientific American opinion piece that the current pandemic underscores the need to reconsider the hope placed in genomic medicine. 

The Los Angeles Times writes that Operation Warp Speed has an ambitious timeline for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia is launching its trial of preconception carrier testing Tuesday.

In PNAS this week: autosomal genes commonly affected by loss-of-function variants, variants implicated in testis development disorders, and more.

Jul
09
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In this webinar, Dr. Charlie Johnson, founder of the Texas A&M AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service, will share how his team is utilizing Illumina’s DRAGEN informatics platform in its high-throughput agrigenomics research program.