NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Johns Hopkins University Medical Center researchers have developed a sequence-based computational method that they say is better able to predict the effects of variants in regulatory regions than current approaches.

As they reported today in Nature Genetics, the researchers developed a tool called deltaSVM to predict the effect that SNPs have on regulatory elements like DNase I sensitivity sites and gene expression.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.