The Simons Foundation and the Carson Family Charitable Trust will match every dollar raised by the NYGC over the next three years up to $100 million.
As part of a course this fall, 20 undergraduate and graduate students used the MinIon in two hands-on "hackathon" sequencing projects.
New York Genome Center-led researchers have found that short tandem repeats may regulate gene expression rather than representing neutral variation.
Illumina's BaseSpace cloud will host 5,000 genomes of individuals with autism and their families from the National Institute of Mental Health's genetics repository.
The center has already sequenced and analyzed 1,500 human genomes for the TOPMed program and will expand this effort with the new funding.
The site, introduced at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting last week, supports genotyping data generated by 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and FamilyTreeDNA.
The repository will provide phenotypic, proteomic, metabolomic, genomic datasets, treatment protocols, and more from, potentially, 10,000 autism patients and families.
The New York Genome Center will sequence genomes of patients who died of ALS and who have donated tissue samples to Target ALS.
The Journal of the American Medical Association catches up with Harold Varmus on the next stage of his career.
The NYGC is currently preparing to submit a number of additional clinical tests to the state including assays for cancer and constitutional disorders.
A UK woman is suing three National Health Service Trusts for not telling her about her father's Huntington's disease diagnosis, the BBC reports.
LiveScience reports that a novel mutation in the LPL gene was uncovered in three siblings with very high triglyceride levels.
The president of Nankai University is embroiled in a data manipulation scandal, the South China Morning Post reports.
In PNAS this week: cytotoxic CD4 T cell signature in supercentenarians, evolutionary history of beetles, and more.