The new Pediatric Center for Personal Cancer Genomics and Therapeutics plans to routinely sequence every new patient that comes into the Texas Children's Cancer Center and hopes eventually to begin sequencing all new pediatric cancer cases in the state of Texas.
Ion Torrent produced a low-coverage draft of Gordon Moore's genome in about 1,000 runs on the PGM. Opinions among researchers differ on how useful the platform might be for human genome sequencing in the future.
Using a combination of whole-exome sequencing and expression, methylation, and copy number analyses, members of The Cancer Genome Atlas have characterized hundreds of high-grade serous ovarian cancer samples.
The 316 chip, which represents a 10-fold increase in throughput over the current 314 chip, is scheduled for launch in early July. Early-access users have already generated more than 250 megabases of data per run on the new chip.
A Baylor College of Medicine team that sequenced the coding regions of hundreds of ion channel genes in individuals with or without idiopathic epilepsy has found evidence for complex genetic interactions contributing to epilepsy risk.
By sequencing the genomes of a pair of non-identical twins with a movement disorder known as dopa-responsive dystonia, a Baylor College of Medicine-led team found mutations in a related gene that led to improved treatment for their condition.