NYGC

The group has filed a patent on the method and is interested in teaming up with an industry partner to commercialize it. 

The team said the resource allows for single-target or combinatorial genetic screens to be carried out at scale in a multiplexed or arrayed format.

New York Genome Center, Rockefeller University, and IBM researchers combined whole-genome sequencing with Watson to analyze a glioblastoma sample.

The company, Gencove, was founded by the developers of a consumer-focused, smartphone-accessible genetic testing program launched in beta as Seeq.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: analytical method for assessing shared variants, treatment targets in hereditary pancreatic cancer, and more.

The scientists aim to better understand a phenomenon where the severity of effects of a particular genetic mutation differs among individuals who carry it.

PlayDNA Pilot Project

The New York Genome Center spinout has been conducting a pilot project involving Oxford Nanopore's MinIon with a Manhattan middle school.

The Israeli institute will share its expertise on translating research into commercially viable applications with the goal of advancing personalized medicine.

The centers are using the standardized pipeline to help streamline data sharing and data analysis to achieve their larger research goals.

The researchers applied their so-called GWAX approach to study 12 common diseases in almost 120,000 individuals, confirming known and uncovering novel disease risk loci.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.