Radboud University Medical Centre

Using genotyping profiles for nearly 256,000 individuals, researchers uncovered more than 100 new loci involved in nearsightedness.

The partners have agreed to codevelop targeted sequencing kits based on single-molecule molecular inversion probes.

Funded with €15.4 million from the EU's Horizon 2020 program, the researchers plan to reanalyze almost 20,000 patient exomes and conduct additional tests on selected subgroups.

The partners are planning to conduct meta-analyses of shared exome datasets from patients with inherited neurological disorders.

A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

One group pointed out differences between study group characteristics, while the other wondered about the role of patient preference.

Researchers identified some 1.9 million structural variants using whole-genome sequence data from 250 families profiled for the Genome of the Netherlands project.

A team from Radboud University in the Netherlands performed a new detailed and transparent cost analysis for sequencing based on both static costs, and factors that may differ from institution to institution.

Exome sequences from thousands of parent-child trios led to 10 new genes in which de novo mutations are over-represented in individuals with intellectual disability. 

The firm's SelectMDx prostate cancer test will be used in conjunction with MRI to evaluate their combined effectiveness in nominating patients for prostate biopsy.

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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.