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In launching a new project to identify precision medicine approaches for glioblastoma patients, researchers at the New York Genome Center are anticipating "an absolute gusher" of information from the sequencing and RNA analysis they will perform on approximately 20 study particip

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An analysis of genome-wide data suggests that genes from west Eurasian sources flowed into southern African populations through eastern African populations, according to a study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.

A week after Illumina announced its new high-throughput sequencing platform, the HiSeq X Ten, the New York Genome Center said it has purchased one of

Kevin Shianna has left the New York Genome Center, where he was most recently deputy scientific director of sequencing operations.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York Genome Center and the University of Buffalo have received $105 million in state funding to work together in pursuing genomic medicine advances and computational biomedical research, NYGC and UB said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York Genome Center officially launched at its new facility in downtown Manhattan today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that featured statements by NYGC President and Scientific Director Robert Darnell and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The New York Genome Center has begun to move into its new home in downtown Manhattan and plans to have its sequencing operations up and running next month, prior to a "ribbon-cutting ceremony" in mid-September.

The New York Genome Center has a number of new hires (

Gina Costa is now senior director of genomic applications at Illumina. She joins Illumina from Life Technologies, where she was senior director of genetic analysis, working on development of the Ion Torrent and SOLiD sequencing technologies.

Nancy Kelley has stepped down from her post as founding executive director of the New York Genome Center. Kelley had been the driving force behind the center's creation and last November had also taken on the role of chief operating officer.

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Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.