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Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Richard Wilson and Elaine Mardis plan to use comprehensive sequencing to transition genomic discoveries into clinical assays for pediatric cancer and germline disorders.

Elaine Mardis, Richard Wilson

The recruitment of Rick Wilson and Elaine Mardis from Washington University in St. Louis was made possible by a new $10 million gift from the Nationwide Foundation.

The team has been monitoring changes in host gene expression patterns due to different types of infections, and hopes to develop a diagnostic test.

The funding will support work identifying the mechanisms underlying the differential responses among pediatric and adult ALL patients to therapy.

The gift to the Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund at Nationwide Children's Hospital will primarily help the genomics research center acquire new equipment.

Focus Diagnostics, a Quest Diagnostics subsidiary, is aiming to receive US Food and Drug Administration approval in 2014 for a number of direct-from-specimen Simplexa-branded molecular diagnostic tests for the 3M Integrated Cycler, a company official said recently.

This story was originally posted on June 17.

Medical Diagnostics Laboratories has been awarded US Patent No. 8,206,930, "Compositions and methods for detecting Borrelia afzelii."
Melanie Feola, Martin Adelson, Eli Mordechai, and Lisa Novak are named as inventors on the patent.

Researchers at Signature Genomic Laboratories and three other labs independently identified a total of seven individuals with nearly identical-sized deletions on one of their two copies of chromosome 17.


In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Genomics may help the Cavendish banana from succumbing to fungal infections, a trio of researchers writes at the Conversation.