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The Hospital for Sick Children and the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center are conducting a whole-genome sequencing study of 1,000 pediatric brain cancer tumors.

The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has reeled in C$5.1 million (US$5 million) from the Ontario Genomics Institute to support its operations, OGI said today.

Researchers from the Genome Institute of Singapore and elsewhere used a genome-wide RNA interference screen to find previously undetected genes involved in human embryonic stem cell regulatory networks.

US patents awarded to University of California, Hospital for Sick Children, Thermo Fisher, Fujifilm, Abbott, and Novartis.

The CNV assays are the latest effort by NanoString to ferret out new applications for its nCounter platform, which the company initially developed as an alternative to both qPCR and microarrays for gene expression studies.

An international consortium has identified rare copy number variants that are more common in individuals on the autism spectrum.

The studies surmise that multiplex PCR respiratory virus assays, such as those offered by EraGen, Seegene, Luminex, and Qiagen, perform as well or better than traditional fluorescent antibody tagging and cell culture methods at detecting respiratory viruses in clinical specimens.

The company's most recent deal to apply its technology for assay development is "part of a broad program we have embarked on to exploit our unique ability to apply mass spectrometry to FFPE tissue," a company official said.

A "unique aspect" of the project will be to couple SickKids' existing microarray-detected autism-related copy number variants with the smaller sequence-level variants detected by sequencing.

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A genetic genealogy analysis helped secure the release of a California man from prison after getting his murder conviction overturned, the Guardian reports.

Technology Review discusses the concerns that come along with the ability to quickly synthesize viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

Researchers have uncovered large bacteriophages whose genomes include translational machinery, Live Science reports.

In PNAS this week: role for Myc in alternative splicing regulation in prostate cancer, variation in methylation in Arabidopsis, and more.