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Under the PIPseq program, Columbia University researchers sequenced the exome, transcriptome, or a gene panel in tumors of 101 high-risk pediatric cancer patients.

The funding is part of the NHGRI Genome Technology Program, which promotes new methods, technology, and instruments for sequencing and functional genomics.

Seeq has much in common with DNA.Land, launched last year, but targets individuals who have not used services from direct-to-consumer testing companies

The Irving Institute, a CUMC partnership with New York-Presbyterian, will fund its precision medicine program and the development of new therapies.

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Columbia University settles a civil fraud lawsuit that said it improperly used its on-campus indirect cost rate when seeking reimbursement for more than 400 grants.

Through exome sequencing, researchers have uncovered a new neurodevelopmental syndrome and the gene behind it.

Researchers sequenced and analyzed the negative-sense RNA tilapia lake virus, implicated in large die-offs of farmed and wild tilapia in Israel and Ecuador.

Researchers identified a common variant in a long non-coding RNA that may contribute to inflammation seen in patients diagnosed with celiac disease. 

The collaboration between Columbia University and The Hebrew University suggests some surprising biology could improve loss-of-function genetic screening.

The study hints that iPSCs derived from patients with the hereditary disease could be edited ex vivo and reintroduced to fix damaged retinas.

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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.