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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – By combining systems biology and cell biology approaches, Columbia University researchers identified a molecular pathway that connects an APOE gene variant to the development of late

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A large international team has uncovered unexpected genetic diversity in the miniscule marine algae Emiliania huxleyi, a species now known to have the type of variable 'pan genome' previously described in some bacterial species.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen today announced two exclusive licensing deals aimed at developing companion diagnostic tests for glioblastoma, lymphoma, and other cancers.

Columbia University's Laboratory of Personalized Genomic Medicine has launched a whole-exome sequencing test for inherited genetic disorders, likely the first such test with conditional approval from the New York State Department of Health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Bats can carry a wide range of viral representatives resembling hepatitis C virus, a new study suggests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a special issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association out today, researchers presented a set of studies, editorials, and viewpoint articles centered on a genomics theme.

Lawrence Livermore National Security has been awarded US Patent No. 8,354,514, "Multiplex detection of agricultural pathogens."
Thomas Siezak, Shea Gardner, Clinton Torres, Elizabeth Vitalis, and Raymond Lenhoff are named as inventors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Microarrays can provide more clinically relevant information than traditional karyotyping, and should become the standard approach in prenatal diagnostics going forward, according to a paper appearing tod

A Columbia University-led team recently secured nearly $1.5 million in National Human Genome Research Institute funding to develop integrated sensor systems that can be coupled with both solid-state and protein-based nanopore sequencing systems — work that they hope will speed up

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Elevated schizophrenia risk appears to stem from a preponderance of deleterious de novo mutations, including recurrent mutations to a handful of potential risk genes, according to an exome sequencing study appearing online today in Nature Genetics.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: FreeHi-C approach simulates Hi-C data from interacting genome fragments, and more.