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Sren Brunak, John Sulston, Anna Tramontano, Martin Vingron, Gunnar von Heijne, Christopher Yoo

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EMBL has established a Bioinformatics Advisory Committee. Members of the committee include Søren Brunak (Chairman) of the Technical University of Denmark, John Sulston of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Anna Tramontano of the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Martin Vingron of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, and Gunnar von Heijne of Stockholm University.


Christopher Yoo has joined Applied Biosystems as worldwide director of marketing for ABI’s molecular biology division. Yoo was previously head of strategy for IBM’s Information Based Medicine business unit.

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Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.