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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a blood-based biomarker assay of clinical depression.

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago have demonstrated in a new study that droplet-based digital PCR offers the ability to detect BCR-ABL1 fusion transcripts with a lower limit of detection and quantification than currently used quantitative PCR

A new study that used the resources of the eMERGE consortium found electronic medical records can be used to identify patients by phenotype for use in genetics research.

The researchers found that genetic ancestry could provide a better method of assessing potential lung function than current standard benchmarks, such as self-reported race or ethnicity.

The ontology will facilitate the connection of genetic, clinical, and genomic data from multiple databases and datasets from the perspective of human disease.

Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.