Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Victorian Clinical Genetics Services is one of two partners in Acute Care Genomics, which is testing DNA from critically ill infants and kids across Australia.

The institute is seeking a bioinformatics chief who will oversee MCRI's transformation of the unit from a core service facility to an independent research center focused initially on analysis of high-throughput or second-generation sequencing data.

Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Parkville, Australia, investigated the feasibility of replacing "time-consuming, locus-specific testing for specific microdeletion and microduplication syndromes with microarray analysis." Study co-author Howard Slater spoke with BioArray News about the paper.

In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.