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A Washington University and Baylor College of Medicine-led team reported that they have sequenced the reference genome of a Sumatran orangutan and re-sequenced a handful of the animals from Sumatra and Borneo.

The money will be used to create centers that "will advance our work toward creating a personal 'fingerprint' for each patient," the president of Baylor College of Medicine said.

A team of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas at Austin have described their strategy for forensically determining the direction of HIV transmission between individuals and identifying index cases.

University of Iowa and Baylor College of Medicine researchers reported that they have developed and tested a method that uses target enrichment and massively parallel sequencing to find variants behind non-syndromic hearing loss.

An opinion paper in Science argues that using a risk-based classification system and post-market surveillance would be the best approach for regulating direct-to-consumer genomics firms.

The funding will go toward a new high performance computing facility to help carry out better-quality genome assembly computation.

The researchers evaluated four commonly used methyl-seq techniques for accuracy, cost, concordance, and how CpG density and genomic content influenced the results.

The test is the latest of several Alzheimer's biomarker panels developed on Rules-Based Medicine's DiscoveryMAP platform. The company plans to develop a specialized assay for research use by next year with a lab-developed test potentially following shortly thereafter.

A team led by Jacques Banchereau, director of the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, will use microarray technology to perform a systems analysis of vaccine responses in healthy and hyporesponsive subjects.

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has given a nearly $500,000 grant to the Texas Children's Cancer Center and Baylor to identify glioma-causing genetic mutations.

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The European Medicines Agency recommends that a warning about the possibility of blood clots be added to the product information.

According to Agence France Presse, astronauts who are to arrive soon at the International Space Station are to study the effect of microgravity on brain organoids and more.

A new study finds that farmed fish have led to a decline in genetic diversity among Atlantic salmon, the Guardian reports.

In Cell this week: analysis of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 introductions to the US, increased horizontal gene transfer higher in gut microbiomes linked to industrialization, and more.