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The funds from the Sohn Conference Foundation will allow the university to provide sequencing analysis and expertise to kids with cancer to hospitals in the city.

The researchers looked at the first 10,030 consecutive patients referred to GeneDx for germline hereditary cancer panel testing by next-generation sequencing.

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.

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According to Gizmodo, researchers have developed a list of a million nucleic acid-like polymers that could store genetic information.

An opinion piece in the Washington Post argues that golden rice could save the sight and lives of many children.

US National Institutes of Health has issued a new draft data-sharing policy, ScienceInsider reports.

In Cell this week: analysis of immune microenvironment in hepatocellular carcinoma, proteogenomic analysis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma, and more.