Mount Sinai

The researchers used nasal swabs, RNA sequencing, and machine learning algorithms to identify 90 genes linked to mild to moderate asthma in patients.

Researchers found that individuals with unexplained neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital anomalies had an enrichment of de novo epivariations.

BGI will study pancreatic cancer with a group at Johns Hopkins and develop a diagnostic test for preterm birth detection with Mount Sinai Hospital researchers.  

An Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-led team further reported that RNA repeats could be used as biomarkers for immunotherapy.

Wider Screen

Sema4 announces a new test to look for more diseases among newborn's genes, Technology Review reports.

New research suggests that some risky and protective variants in the LRRK2 gene have shared genetic effects in Crohn's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Sema4, spun out of Mount Sinai earlier this year, will standardize its two major labs on the Core Informatics Platform for Science as it looks to grow.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Tasmanian tiger genome sequence, and more.

With RNA sequencing on blood samples taken before, during, and after peanut exposure, investigators searched for acute allergy-related genes and cell types.

Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

Pages

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.