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Like many other omics-based research projects, the Personal Genome Project aims to get a better understanding of the genetic bases for disease and a desire to use that knowledge to improve public health.

This story was originally published May 23.

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to give aging Illumina Genome Analyzer II sequencers a second wind by running the lanes of a flow cell separately.

Regulus Therapeutics has named William Rastetter as a member of its board.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study suggests a significant proportion of long, non-coding RNAs, or lncRNAs, are transcribed in cahoots with neighboring messenger RNAs in mammalian stem cells.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Cambridge, Mass., has received US Patent No. 8,367,001, "Emissive sensors and devices incorporating these sensors." The patent claims sensors and methods for sensing analytes based on the sensors' luminescent properties.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new approach is using an engineered peroxidase enzyme called ascorbate peroxidase, or APEX, to help label and catalog proteins within specific compartments of living cells.

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last week reported on the development of a new microfluidic-based approach to delivering macromolecules, including functional siRNAs, into cells without the need for a vector.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies that appeared online today in Science demonstrated that repeats found in bacterial genomes that act as a sort of bacterial immune system can be repurposed as a tool to enable genome editing.

A four-year-old patent-infringement suit brought by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and E8 Pharmaceuticals against Affymetrix and its customer Navigenics is certain to carry on following a new legal move.

Despite its relatively low profile since it kicked off its third phase last spring, the Broad Institute's RNAi Consortium is proceeding apace, although its mission has expanded beyond its initial focus of just RNAi.

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Nature News reports on how meeting cancellations and related costs are affecting scientific societies.

In a new ruling, Canada's Supreme Court upheld the country's genetic non-discrimination law, the Canadian Press reports.

COVID-19 vaccine developers aim to avoid a complication that has affected efforts to develop vaccines for other diseases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In PLOS this week: analysis of insertions throughout Shigella genomes, antigen production in malaria parasites, and more.