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Backed by €15 million in EU funding, the Ubiquitous Pharmacogenomics Consortium seeks to implement preemptive testing at seven healthcare systems by 2020.

One group pointed out differences between study group characteristics, while the other wondered about the role of patient preference.

Through exome and targeted sequencing, researchers identified de novo mutations in at least two genes involved in a condition called Möbius syndrome.

Three individuals in a 17th century burial carried genetic signatures associated with Bantu- and non-Bantu speaking populations in parts of Cameroon, Nigeria, and Ghana.

The panel may prove useful in clinical trials of drugs interfering with mutant gene expression, the researchers said.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Autoimmune molecular diagnostics firm Ignyta today said it is working with Leiden University Medical Center to evaluate epigenetic signatures of patients with early synovitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

FlexGen of the Netherlands said last week that China's BGI and Leiden University Medical Center will use its target enrichment technology to validate variants for the Genome of the Netherlands, or GoNL, project.

The partners plan to co-develop fluorescent in situ hybridization probes for genetic targets in bone and soft tissue tumors.

The sale follows a collaboration between Helicos and Leiden University Medical Center's forensic laboratory, which provided the company with DNA from human remains for analysis, a project the partners plan to publish.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.