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An international effort using SNP genotyping chips to study the genetics of cholesterol and other blood lipids has turned up 21 new gene variants associated with lipid levels.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and BGI will work together on a sequencing-based project to discover genetic variants involved in 1,000 rare diseases, the partners said today.

This story was originally posted on May 17.
Lineagen plans to launch an upgraded version of its FirstStepDx test for autism spectrum disorders.

By Julia Karow
This is the first in a series of profiles of centers awarded grants under the NHGRI's new Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Project program. In our next issue, we plan to profile Brigham and Women's Hospital.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and BGI are partnering to conduct large-scale sequencing and bioinformatics studies of rare and common pediatric diseases at a newly established Joint Genome Center at the hospital, the organizations said this week.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.