Osaka University

A Japanese-led team has performed a theoretical analysis suggesting it may be feasible to use temperature to both denature DNA and to translocate the resulting single-stranded molecule through solid-state nanopores at speeds approaching those needed for sequencing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a pair of studies online yesterday in Nature Genetics, two international research teams described the genome sequencing strategies they're using to study the human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax and a closely related monkey malaria species,

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 from Japan and the US have identified non-retroviral RNA virus elements in several primate and non-primate mammalian genomes.

According to the scientists, who published their results online in Nature Nanotechnology last week, the results are "a step towards the realization of electronic-based single-molecule DNA sequencing."

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.