McGill University Canadian Consortium Launches COVID Cloud to Support Molecular Research Led by DNAstack and supported by Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster, COVID Cloud looks to build a nationwide bioinformatics infrastructure to address the pandemic. Glioblastoma, Developing Brain Cell Populations Show Similarities in Single-Cell RNA-Seq Study Researchers saw similar cell hierarchies and progenitor cell clusters when comparing single-cell RNA sequencing data for cells from glioblastoma tumors and developing brains. Genomic Study Reveals Recurrent Cutaneous Melanoma Alterations, Male-Specific Mutations Along with significantly mutated genes across cutaneous melanoma cases, researchers saw loss-of-function mutations in the X chromosome gene DDX3X in tumors from male patients. COVID-19 Host Susceptibility Studies Ramp Up Internationally Investigators worldwide are sharing data to search for features in the human genome that might contribute to COVID-19 susceptibility or progression. Blood Vitamin D Levels Tied to Dozens of Genetic Variants in UK Biobank GWAS A large genome-wide association study that included more than 400,000 UK Biobank participants led to 69 new or known loci associated with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels. Nov 25, 2019 Pediatric Brain Cancer Clues Drawn From Developing Brain Cell Transcriptomes Mar 14, 2019 Cardiometabolic Risk Epigenetic Variants Emerge From Obesity Study Dec 7, 2018 Genealogy Data Helps Track Back Rare Disease Alleles to Quebec Founder Families Nov 2, 2018 Negative HPV DNA Test Result Could Lessen Need for Cervical Cancer Screening Aug 30, 2018 Bone Mineral Density at Forefront in Genetic Fracture Risk Meta-Analysis May 1, 2018 CanSeq150 Sets Out to Sequence 150 Diverse Species Premium Mar 22, 2018 Pap Smear Liquid Biopsy for Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer Screening Makes New Strides Premium Feb 1, 2018 Newly Funded Genome Canada Projects Focus on Proteomics, Rare Disease, Crop Genomics Premium Nov 13, 2017 Aortic Stenosis Risk Linked to Variants in LPA Gene Oct 4, 2017 McGill University Software Identifies Molecular Links in Tumor, Blood Transcription Profiles Premium Apr 4, 2017 Researchers Debate Merits of Population-Wide Genetic Testing at AACR Nov 18, 2016 Three Tools Aim to Increase Access to, Analysis of Epigenomic Data May 27, 2016 Genetic Makeup of African-American Populations Influenced by Ancestry-Biased Migrations May 5, 2016 C Diff Molecular Screening Strategy Reduces Incidence, Saves Money in Canadian Study Premium Apr 7, 2016 CRISPR/Cas9 Excises HIV From T Cells But May Cause Virus to Develop Resistance to Editing Premium Oct 20, 2015 Study Suggests High TB Rate in Inuit Populations Not Due to Enhanced Virulence Jun 5, 2015 McGill Team Develops Epigenetic Panel for Population-Scale Disease Studies Premium Mar 30, 2015 Single-cell Genomics Studies Enable Detailed Look into Tumor, Immune Cells, ABRF Speakers Say Feb 18, 2015 McGill Team Describes Novel, Antibody Array Method for Lower-cost Protein Detection Premium Oct 9, 2014 Genomics in the Journals Oct 9, 2014 Load More Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.