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.

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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.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.