Rockefeller University Vertebrate Genomes Project Presents High-Quality Genomes for 25 Species In a series of new papers, researchers from the project describe their sequencing pipeline and how the new assemblies have fueled additional studies. Psychiatric Disorder Risk Affected by Dysregulation of RNA-Binding Proteins Using a deep learning approach to study mutations in target sites of RNA-binding proteins, researchers identified DDHD2 as a candidate schizophrenia risk gene. New Methods Boost Scale of Single-Cell Gene Expression Dynamics Studies Premium Labs are finding cheaper, higher-throughput ways to determine the inflection points in gene expression within a particular cell. Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare-Up Clues Found in Blood Transcriptomes Tested Over Time A pre-flare-up transcriptional profile in the blood led the team to a group of "pre-inflammation mesenchymal," or PRIME, cells in rheumatoid arthritis. Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Awards $1.9M in Grants for Diagnostic Research The charity also announced a partnership with Sage Bionetworks to establish an online repository for biomarker data generated by grant recipients. Mar 26, 2020 Rockefeller-Led Team Launches Initiative to Study COVID-19 Genetic Vulnerability Sep 24, 2019 NIH Awards $29.5M to Two Centers for New Human Genome Reference Program Aug 28, 2019 Vertebrate, Earth Genome Projects Provide Updates, Stress Impact on Conservation May 28, 2019 Autism Whole-Genome Analysis Reveals Regulatory Consequences of Noncoding Variants Nov 14, 2018 Pregnancy-Related Immune Changes Revealed by Single-Cell Placenta Sequencing Nov 14, 2018 New Mosquito Genome Expected to Serve as Infectious Disease Resource Sep 13, 2018 Vertebrate Genomes Project Releases First Assemblies; Describes Challenges, Plans Premium May 22, 2018 Envisagenics Wins $1.5M NIH Grant to Advance Alternative Splicing Analysis Tech Apr 26, 2018 ABRF Speakers Outline Disaster Prep for Core Facilities Apr 12, 2018 Rockefeller Researchers Link Genetic Mutations to Infectious Disease Susceptibility Premium Feb 12, 2018 Search of Soil Microbiome Turns Up New Class of Antibiotics Called Malacidins Jan 26, 2018 Bionano Genomics Prepares to Launch New Chemistry for Improved Optical Genome Maps Premium Jan 17, 2018 Rockefeller, Broad Settle CRISPR IP Dispute; EPO Denies Broad European Patent Jan 17, 2018 Vertebrate Genomes Project Plans to Combine Technologies for 'Near Gapless' Assemblies Oct 9, 2017 Congenital Heart Disease Exomes Lead to Risky Rare Inherited Variants, De Novo Mutations Jul 12, 2017 Genome Sequencing, Artificial Intelligence Quickly ID Clinically Actionable Cancer Mutations Dec 17, 2015 Rockefeller University Researchers Find Skewed Expression of mRNA Components Jul 9, 2015 Team Pins Susceptibility to Innocuous Bacteria, Fungi on Mutations in Single Gene Jun 16, 2014 Two Research Teams Detail Use of CRISPR-Cas9 Editing to Analyze Drug Targets Feb 27, 2014 Whole-Transcriptome Study Finds Chimeric Transcript in Rare Liver Cancer Load More Breaking News Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: CDC, Bio-Rad, 10x Genomics, PerkinElmer, and More InterVenn Biosciences Closes $201M Series C Round Abcam to Acquire Life Science Research Tool Firm BioVision for $340M Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More The Scan And Back The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database. Lacks Family Hires Attorney A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports. For the Unknown The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona. PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.