Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy

Duke University researchers developed the method to help identify candidate RT-qPCR control genes for their research comparing tissue-specific human and primate gene expression, but said the method may serve as a useful general tool for normalizing RT-qPCR experiments.

The university will use WaferGen's SmartChip system to validate SNPs associated with breast cancer.

NEJM last week published a quartet of perspectives offering a range of opinions on the value of GWAS and DTC testing, but two critical articles in particular caused financial analysts and the American news media to conclude that the perspectives could negatively impact companies that provide tools for these studies.

In Pursuit of a Great Idea

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Aravinda Chakravarti is one genomics trailblazer who has always kept a keen sense of history while carving out his own path. He's also a mentor who puts ideas ahead of data.

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.