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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Phase Genomics said today that it has received a $200,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a computational platform for extracting genomic information from microbiome samples.

Seattle-based Phase offers research services and kits based on its Hi-C and proximity-ligation technologies, which enable chromosome-scale genome assembly, metagenomic deconvolution, and the analysis of structural genomic variation and genome architecture.

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An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.

Jun
17
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.