A member of Henrietta Lacks says he is seeking compensation from Johns Hopkins University and will be filing a lawsuit, according to the Baltimore Sun.
The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.
In Genome Research this week: American alligator genome assembly, microbiome of premature infants, and more.
Preliminary results from the NASA Twins Study indicate changes in DNA methylation and gene expression due to life in space, Nature News says.
A subset of mutation-associated neoantigens appeared to be lost from lung or head and neck tumors that became resistant to anti-PD1 or anti-PD1 and anti-CLTA4 therapy.
A Johns Hopkins University team developed a framework to evaluate approaches to predicting cancer driver genes.
In PNAS this week: transcriptional control enables malaria parasite to get around disease control efforts, DNA methylation patterns in the Norway spruce, and more.
The technology, which is patent pending, can be used to help identify cancer patients who would respond to immune checkpoint inhibition treatment.
In Nature this week: modern European bison analysis, phased diploid genome assembly algorithms, and more.
Researchers from Pacific Biosciences and elsewhere tested their approach on Arabidopsis thaliana before applying it to wine grape and coral fungus genomes.
At a meeting this week, researchers and others discussed the regulatory oversight needed for germline genome editing.
The US Food and Drug Administration has asked questions about Myriad Genetics' GeneSight test, according to Bloomberg.
Researchers report that neutrophil extracellular traps appear to binds gallstones together, according to New Scientist.
In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.