Rutgers

The LOHGIC algorithm is currently being used to analyze tumor sequencing assay results as part of the Rutgers Cancer Institute's precision medicine program.

LASSO probes

The approach, published earlier this week in Nature Biomedical Engineering, uses long-adapter single-strand oligonucleotide (LASSO) probes.

The researchers uncovered four Tourette disorder risk genes through exome sequencing of parent-child trios, and estimated there could be hundreds more.

Two researchers devised a protocol to sequence DNA from ancient samples and tested it on 100-year-old museum specimens.

The agency is funding genome sequencing and analysis centers to research the genomic basis of common diseases, as well as ongoing rare disease research.

A study in Molecular Cell shows CRISPR-Cas9-like genome editing in human cells and suggests one protein could be an RNA-guided, RNA-cleaving endonuclease.

With the award, the Rutgers University's Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey unit will provide pluripotent stem cell derivation and quality control services.

The new workflow, which was validated across three separate laboratories in New Jersey, is a critical step toward standardizing the use of RNA-seq in clinical genomics.

The oncology data warehouse started by the Moffitt Cancer Center and Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center now has nine members.

The award will go to David Alland to create an Ebola test using the same technology as a TB assay marketed by Cepheid.

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Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.

In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.