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Hospital for Sick Children

The Toronto hospital for children will use the funding to perform genomic sequencing research on autism spectrum disorder patients in order to develop new screening and diagnostic tools.

With a $2.7 million grant, the genetics and imaging studies will pursue genes linked to OCD.

Agilent's Human CNV Association 2x105K microarray, based on a design by the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, is the company's second catalog CNV chip and was designed for studying associations between genomic CNVs and disease.

Genomics vs. Cancer

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Recent advances in the battle against cancer have come from sequencing, microRNAs, barcode arrays, disease stratification, pathway analysis, and more.

Speakers at the Future of Genomic Medicine conference tempered their enthusiasm about the field by highlighting a number of obstacles standing in the way of making whole-genome studies a standard part of medical care.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.