Feinberg School of Medicine

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.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.