Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Research showed the gut microbiome of the giant panda is more similar to the microbiome of a carnivore and lacks bacteria needed to break down cellulose.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from China and the US used a combination of whole-exome sequencing and targeted gene sequencing to track down frequent mutations to the ErbB signaling pathway in gallbladder carcinoma tumors —

The goal of the partnership is to increase knowledge of the impact of ethnic diversity on the genetics of drug-induced serious adverse events.

By sequencing the exomes of a dozen acute myeloid leukemia samples from the M5 subtype and screening nearly 100 more, Chinese researchers have identified recurrent mutations in the DNA methyltransferase gene DNMT3A with potential ties to patient outcomes.

Zhimin Wang, a professor in the School of Agriculture and Biology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, is working on a sequencing approach that uses an exonuclease to cleave off single nucleotides from a DNA molecule and detects them by one of two different types of sensors.

Patent awarded to Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.