As part of a course this fall, 20 undergraduate and graduate students used the MinIon in two hands-on "hackathon" sequencing projects.
The performance of WES for genetically heterogeneous disorders improves significantly when testing is performed on the proband and two or more family members.
Both tests analyze tumor and normal samples by next-generation sequencing to help doctors make therapy decisions for cancer patients.
Independent analyses on dozens of tumor-normal Sézary syndrome pairs points to frequent alterations in signaling, cell cycle, and epigenetic pathways.
The site, introduced at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting last week, supports genotyping data generated by 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and FamilyTreeDNA.
The session included perspectives from three clinical researchers from the US and Europe and a representative of the US Food and Drug Administration.
The group will eventually look to license the technology for its VirCapSeq-VERT assay to a partner for commercialization.
Columbia runs the 467-gene test on the Illumina HiSeq 2500 out of its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited Laboratory of Personalized Genomic Medicine.
Researchers found a handful of individuals whose post-transfusion blood samples contained a new virus resembling hepaciviruses and pegiviruses.
RNA sequencing on samples from three New England seals revealed a new picornavirus that appears to share a common ancestor with human hepatitis A virus.
According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.
A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.
The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.
In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.