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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, researchers from Sweden, the UK, and the US explored the potential risks of losing the Y chromosome from a subset of cells circulating in peripheral bl

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Plasmodium vivax parasite species behind most human malaria cases in Asia and Latin America can be traced back to Africa, where some ape species are still frequently afflicted with the parasite, according to a Nature Communications

For a little over a year, doctors at Columbia University have been testing clinical exome sequencing to help diagnose patients with suspected genetic disorders of unknown origin.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genomic and other analyses indicate that two newly identified bat coronaviruses are highly similar to the coronavirus behind the 2002 to 2003 outbreak of severe acute

A team of collaborating researchers from Columbia University, Harvard Medical School, Genia, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology has shown proof of principle for a tag-based single-molecule nanopore sequencing approach they have been developing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A three-gene signature can distinguish indolent from aggressive prostate cancers, researchers led by Cory Abate-Shen, a professor of urological oncology at Columbia University Medical Center, reported

Though recent studies have established chromosomal microarrays as a higher-yield tool for detecting constitutional abnormalities, geneticists continue to work to link copy number variations with specific phenotypes.

After developing its strategy with a handful of initial patients, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are planning to raise money to expand a program using whole-genome, deep exome, and RNA sequencing to build models of regulatory networks driving an individual pati

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The International Serious Adverse Events Consortium has finished enrolling two studies investigating genetic markers linked to drug-induced liver injury and hypersensitivity reactions, and it has launched a new study focused on finding markers of treatment-related inf

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center uncovered a new gene linked with pulmonary arterial hypertension, and as the group reported in The New England Journal of Medicine

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Stephen Hahn, the nominee to lead the US Food and Drug Administration, underwent a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, the Washington Post reports.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an RNA interference drug to treat acute hepatic porphyria.

Gizmodo looks over the past decade of consumer DNA testing to find the field to be lacking.

In Nature this week: native RNA sequencing and analysis of a human poly(A) transcriptome, nanopore sequencing-based method to analyze short tandem repeat expansions, and more.