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Paired Ends: Oct 26, 2010


Pierre Meulien, Paul Ventura, Marie-Claire King, David Gelfand, Joan Cronin

An ASHG task force has issued a white paper urging stakeholder cooperation in addressing the vague and confusing nature of ancestral genetic information presented in consumer services.

At the American Society of Human Genetics meeting yesterday, members of the 1000 Genomes Project described their progress so far and the rationale for the main phase of the study.


Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.