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Investigators identified candidate protein markers from aptamer-based proteomic profiles of samples from women with or without late-onset preeclampsia.

The panels will select genes and genomic variants associated with diseases of interest to the agency, and determine their significance and utility.

The funding will support further data curation and integration, an expanded database infrastructure, and enhanced data displays and query tools, among other things.

Guttmacher to Retire

Alan Guttmacher, the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, is retiring.

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The study appears to be the only one of four that has launched 15 months after the awards were made, which may or may not be related to FDA oversight of the projects.

The FDA's regulation of lab tests and devices used in clincial investigations is impacting federally funded study protocols involving advanced sequencing tests.

Researchers from the US, Belgium, and elsewhere described a chromosome X microduplication and related recurrent gene mutation that can cause gigantism and acromegaly.

Scientists have identified patterns of gene expression that can diagnose endometriosis, using machine learning to analyze transcriptome data obtained from microarray testing of uterine tissue.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health will award up to $2.3 million next year to fund research centers that will join the Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium, an initiative that targets the genetic causes of human congenital heart disease and seeks to connect genetic variants

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium of three teams of researchers spread across several US universities and hospitals have won more than $25 million in National Institutes of Health funding to create a clinical genomics resource of human DNA variants that are relevant to diseases and patient

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The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.