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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of Canadian research institutes, universities, and funding partners have launched a C$8.2 million (US$8 million) effort to conduct molecular and genomic studies of glioblastoma tumors and develop targeted, personalized treatments for the deadly brain cancer, th

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.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.