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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – RNA sequencing is able to accurately measure relative expression levels, irrespective of sequencing platform and user site, but no gene expression technology provides accurate absolute measurements, according to a new study by the SEQC/MAQC-III consortium.

Looking to explain the discordance sometimes observed in the results of independent genome-wide association studies, a team of researchers from multiple government, academic, and corporate entities recently assessed the ability of laboratories to obtain similar genotypes using di

Accurate phenotypic definitions and experience in bioinformatics are among the most essential prerequisites for the development of accurate classifiers, according to leaders of the second phase of the Microarray Quality Control project.

According to Tillinghast, the consortium's results should be useful for clinicians who are looking to overcome uncertainty associated with microarrays in order to introduce the technology into medical practice.

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.