The researchers used the ligase to detect Ebola transcripts and suggest it could be applied to in vitro diagnostics and sequencing.
Considering the widespread use of the cell line, these findings could have significant implications for the research community.
A genome-wide association and fine-mapping study of Samoans led to a missense mutation in the CREBRF gene that seems to correspond with increased fat storage.
The new center will focus on supporting and mentoring junior faculty researchers as well as on building bioinformatics infrastructure for projects.
The National Institutes of Health grant will allow the university to build a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence to advance computational biology research.
After closing its doors last September, Nabsys has resumed operations, refocusing on its core technology.
The method simplifies previous techniques, and preliminary testing using a microfluidic device indicates it could ultimately be used in low-resource settings.
According to local news reports, the company recently closed its facility in Providence, Rhode Island.
The researchers described in a pre-print publication a modified sample prep process that enabled them to increase read lengths to over 100 kb.
Researchers used the algorithm to analyze mutated gene networks in multiple cancers and identify rare somatic mutations in subnetworks of pathways and protein complexes.
Immunotherapy might treat cancer, but it also appears to come with a risk of a number of side effects, the New York Times reports.
In PLOS this week: RNA-seq, ChIP-seq to determine metformin response; array-based approach to detect protozoa in blood; and more.
Fast Company takes a look at startups in the nutrigenomic space that aim to offer personalized diet advice.
In a glamorous event, the Breakthrough Foundation gave out more than $25 million in prizes to researchers.