The consortium is collecting data from different omics streams for a cohort of individuals with autism spectrum disorders with the long-term goal of improving treatment.
A multi-region analysis of medulloblastoma and other tumor types highlighted the dramatic somatic alteration differences that can crop up within a single tumor.
Speakers at the conference's opening plenary showed how their work in cancer research fit into the broad theme of 'Discover, Predict, Prevent, Treat.'
One team examined single-nucleotide variation, indels, and copy-number variations in ASD, while the other focused on large structural variations.
The researchers will use genomics to address challenges facing Canada's forestry, healthcare, agricultural, and aquacultural industries.
Researchers reported on the impact sequencing projects have already had on participants, as well as the challenges, particularly in data interpretation and storage.
The recommendations resulted from two meetings that brought together physicians, lab workers, researchers, genetic counselors, and patient families from the US and Canada.
Researchers have found that mutations present in medulloblastoma tumors at relapse differ substantially from those present at diagnosis.
Removing exon duplications is just one way in which the genome editing technology could be applied to treat hereditary genetic diseases.
Researchers found that array-based testing and exome sequencing contributed uniquely to ASD diagnosis, and that the diagnostic yield of testing was higher in complex autism cases.
Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.
Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.
Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.
In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.